NEW YORK — Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 64-41 victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 18 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.
NO. 3 MICHIGAN 73,
WESTERN MICHIGAN 41
In Ann Arbor, Mich., Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and Michigan eased past Western Michigan for a victory.
The Wolverines (8-0) had actually lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago.
NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 80,
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 38
In Charleston, S.C., Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and Louisville used its stifling defense to take control in a victory over College of Charleston
The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.
NO. 12 MISSOURI 81,
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 65
In Columbia, Mo., Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri State.
The Tigers trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left.
NO. 13 ILLINOIS 72,
WESTERN CAROLINA 64
In Champaign, Ill., Brandon Paul scored 14 points and Illinois earned a win over Western Carolina.
Western Carolina tied the game at 54-54 with 5:53 left.
Illinois guard D.J. Richardson hit 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions for a 62-56 lead.
NO. 14 MINNESOTA 88,
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 64
In Minneapolis, Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and Minnesota breezed to a victory over a South Dakota State team missing its starting point guard.
NO. 6 GEORGIA 80, MERCER 38
In Athens, Ga., Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James and Erika Ford scored 12 points each to lead Georgia to a victory over Mercer.
Khaalidah Miller added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who are 10-0 for the eighth time in program history.