Men's basketball roundup

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LAHAINA, Hawaii --- Luke Harangody had 29 points and 13 rebounds and No. 8 Notre Dame hung on to beat No. 6 Texas 81-80 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

Harangody, the Big East Player of the Year last season as a sophomore, was his usual force inside in a game that saw both teams combine for 49 3-point attempts. Notre Dame won that battle as well, hitting 11 from beyond the arc while the Longhorns made eight.

It wasn't all great for Harangody, however, as he missed two free throws with 3.5 seconds left and the Fighting Irish leading 81-80. A.J. Abrams, Texas' top 3-point shooter, got off a shot from just before halfcourt but it bounced off the rim.

NO. 4 PITTSBURGH 74, BELMONT 60

In Pittsburgh, Sam Young scored 33 points despite not getting his first basket until more than 11 minutes into the game and the Panthers' tight defense shut down Belmont's outside shooting.

Young scored all but two points during a 12-2 Pittsburgh run that put the Panthers up 51-37 with 14:11 remaining, following up on a similar burst in the first half in which he scored 13 of Pitt's 14 points in less than 41/2 minutes.

The Panthers (5-0) won despite being without sophomore center DeJuan Blair due to right knee inflammation.

NO. 17 FLORIDA 86, WASHINGTON 84

In Kansas City, Mo., Nick Calathes scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Florida held off a late rally to beat Washington in the consolation game of the CBE Classic.

Florida (4-1) had been in a bit of a slump from the perimeter, shooting 8-for-39 from 3-point range the previous two games. The Gators were much better against Washington, working the ball around for open looks, hitting 11 of 22 from beyond the arc, shooting 52 percent overall.

Calathes and Allan Chaney each hit one of two free throws to put the Gators up 86-83, and Washington couldn't get the rebound when Thomas purposely missed his second free throw after making the first with 2.5 seconds left.

NO. 20 VILLANOVA 71, MONMOUTH 48

In Villanova, Pa., Dante Cunningham scored 19 points, Corey Stokes added 18 and Villanova extended its season-opening winning streak to four games.

Shane Clark added 10 points for the Wildcats (4-0).

NO. 24 DAVIDSON 78, LOYOLA (MD.) 48

In Davidson, N.C., no points for Stephen Curry, no problem for Davidson.

In a bizarre game that saw the nation's leading scorer go scoreless and attempt only three shots because of constant double teams, the Wildcats overwhelmed Loyola (Md.) in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Curry came in averaging 35 points a game, but got into early foul trouble and then seemed more than happy to defer to his teammates. With coach Jimmy Patsos deciding to drape Curry with two defenders nearly the entire game, Curry often stood in the corner and let his teammate dominate in a 4-on-3 game.

Andrew Lovedale provided the muscle inside with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Davidson (5-1).


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