No. 1 Indiana pulls away from Georgia

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NEW YORK — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 63-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.

Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0) and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3).

Hulls hit 3s on consecutive possessions to make it 51-42 and Oladipo scored down low with 7:00 left for the first double-digit lead of the game by either team, 53-42.

NO. 9 NORTH CAROLINA 95, MISSISSIPPI STATE 49

In Lahaina, Hawaii, Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five players in double figures and North Carolina (4-0) rolled over Mississippi State (1-2) at the Maui Invitational.

P.J. Hairston had 18 points in 15 minutes, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10.

Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

GEORGETOWN 78, NO. 13 UCLA 70

In New York, Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown (3-0) beat UCLA (3-1) in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic, spoiling the college debut of Shabazz Muhammad.

Muhammad finished with 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting and was 2 of 4 from 3-point range in 25 minutes of playing time.

SOUTH CAROLINA 88, RIDER 76

In Columbia, South Carolina hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to cruise past Rider.

Junior Brenton Williams made five 3-pointers to lead the way as he scored a career-high 22 points to pace four Gamecocks in double figures.

Freshman Mindaugas Kacinas added a career-best 18 points, Lakeem Jackson finished with 14 and LaShay Page chipped in with 12 points.

South Carolina improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.

The Gamecocks connected on 13 of 27 attempts from the 3-point arc. Seven came in the second half, when they pulled away with a 10-4 run highlighted by 3-pointers from Page and Kacinas.

Rider (2-2) was led by Nurideen Lindsey with 26 points. Jonathon Thompson added 14 points and Anthony Myles 13 for the Broncs (2-2).


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