Oklahoma State upsets No. 6 N.C. State in Puerto Rico

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BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Le’Bryan Nash has 23 points and Marcus Smart added 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and Oklahoma State earned a 76-56 win over No. 6 North Carolina State in the title game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Sunday.

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart goes up for the basket against N.C. State's Scott Wood (left) and Lorenzo Brown. Smart scored 20 points in the upset win Sunday.  RICARDO ARDUENGO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart goes up for the basket against N.C. State's Scott Wood (left) and Lorenzo Brown. Smart scored 20 points in the upset win Sunday.

Phil Forte had 17 points for the Cowboys (4-0), who outrebounded the Wolfpack 45-34.

NO. 2 LOUISVILLE 80, MIAMI (OHIO) 39

In Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith had a game-high 23 points and Wayne Blackshear added 14 points and six rebounds and Louisville rolled.

NO. 4 OHIO STATE 77, WASHINGTON 66

In Uncasville, Conn., Deshaun Thomas tied a career high with 31 points and led Ohio State to a win over Washington and the championship of the Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament.

NO. 8 SYRACUSE 88, WAGNER 57

In Syracuse, N.Y., Brandon Triche had 21 points and seven rebounds, James Southerland added 15 points, and Syracuse beat Wagner.

NO. 9 DUKE 88, FLORIDA GULF COAST 67

In Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee scored a career-high 28 points, and Duke routed Florida Gulf Coast for its school-record 96th consecutive nonconference win at home.

NO. 10 FLORIDA 66, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 45

In Tampa, Fla., Kenny Boynton had 20 points and Will Yeguete scored 11 and grabbed 13 rebounds Sunday to help Florida pull away for the victory.

NO. 15 CREIGHTON 87, PRESBYTERIAN 58

In Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half and Creighton defeated Presbyterian.

NO. 16 BAYLOR 97, ST. JOHN’S 78

In Charleston, S.C., Brady Heslip had a career-high 29 points on eight 3-pointers, Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson had double-doubles to lead Baylor past St. John’s.

NO. 19 GONZAGA 96, SOUTH DAKOTA 58

In Spokane, Wash., Elias Harris scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and Gonzaga cruised to a win over South Dakota.

NO. 21 MICHIGAN STATE 69,
TEXAS SOUTHERN 41

In East Lansing, Mich., Gary Harris scored 19 points, including 14 in a lopsided first half, to lead Michigan State past Texas Southern.

NO. 22 WISCONSIN 73, CORNELL 40

In Madison, Wis., Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 18 points to help Wisconsin beat Cornell.

NO. 24 CINCINNATI 93,
NORTH CAROLINA A&T 39

In Cincinnati, Sean Kilpatrick scored a career-high 29 points, hitting eight shots from behind the arc, and Cincinnati dominated North Carolina A&T from the outset.


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