College basketball roundup

No. 1 IU rolls past No. 14 N. Carolina

2012-11-27T21:00:00Z 2012-11-28T04:31:03Z No. 1 IU rolls past No. 14 N. CarolinaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 27, 2012 9:00 pm  • 

Cody Zeller had 20 points and eight rebounds, leading No. 1 Indiana to a stunning 83-59 rout of No. 14 North Carolina on Tuesday night in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points for the Hoosiers (7-0), who have won 34 consecutive November games at home.

The Tar Heels (5-2) were led by Dexter Strickland with 14 points and Marcus Paige with 11 — not nearly enough when North Carolina managed three points and one field goal — a tip-in that Indiana may have gotten a hand on — in the first 8½ minutes of the second half.

For 16 minutes, the college powerhouses battled to a 31-31 draw.

But Zeller scored six points in a 15-6 run to close the first half and played a key role in the Hoosiers' 13-0 spurt to open the second half that turned the game.

No. 3 Michigan 79, No. 18 North Carolina State 72: Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and Michigan held off a late rally by North Carolina State (4-2).

Freshman Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines (6-0) with 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16, but it was Burke who controlled the game, equaling his previous career high of nine assists in the first half and going the whole game without a turnover.

No. 21 Minnesota 77, Florida State 68: Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14, and Minnesota (7-1) beat defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State (4-2) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Butler 97, Hanover 73: Rotnei Clarke and Khyle Marshall scored 19 points each, and hot-shooting Butler never trailed in a victory over Division III program Hanover.

Clarke, the reigning Atlantic 10 Conference player of the week, was 6 of 8 from the field, including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers. Marshall made seven of his 12 shots as the Bulldogs (4-2) shot 59 percent from the floor.

Andrew Smith added 13 points and Kellen Dunham had 12 for Butler. Roosevelt Jones scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Ryan Nowicki and Michael Van Kleunen led the Panthers (3-1) with 15 points apiece.

Butler improved to 13-2 against Hanover, which has not beaten the Bulldogs since the 1909-10 season.

Illinois-Chicago 58, Northern Illinois 46: Hayden Humes, a Valparaiso High School graduate, scored 18 points, and Daniel Barnes added 11 points and eight rebounds to lead Illinois-Chicago (5-1) to a victory against Northern Illinois (1-4).

DePaul 85, Fairfield 78: Cleveland Melvin matched a career high with 30 points and Brandon Young added 20 as DePaul held off a late Fairfield rally.

Melvin scored 24 first-half points — including 13 points in the opening 4 minutes — as DePaul (3-3) snapped a two-game losing streak.



Western Illinois 69, Valparaiso 55: Gina Lange led Valparaiso with 16 points and eight rebounds, but the Crusaders (2-4) fell to the Leathernecks.

Western Illinois (2-4) received a game-high 23 points from Saule Kontautaite, while Michelle Maher chipped in 14 points.

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