Men's basketball roundup: No. 2 Louisville tops Manhattan
BY Associated Press
Monday, November 12, 2012
11/12/12 at 5:30 AM
Russ Smith scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Louisville pulled away from Manhattan for a season-opening 79-51 victory on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.
Chane Behanan had nine rebounds and eight points for the Cardinals. They won their ninth straight season opener and beat the Jaspers in the first meeting between the schools since 2002.
The Cardinals won despite continuing woes with their 3-point shooting.
No. 4 Ohio State 82, Albany 60: In Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas scored 13 of his 19 points in a 17-2 run to end the first half, leading Ohio State to a victory over Albany.
They were supposed to play on Friday night against Marquette aboard the USS Yorktown but condensation on the court led to that game being canceled.
Aaron Craft had a career-high 20 points to lead the Buckeyes with Lenzelle Smith Jr. adding 18 and LaQuinton Ross 10.
No. 9 Syracuse 62, No. 20 San Diego State 49: In San Diego, C.J. Fair and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 16 points and Syracuse blew past San Diego State on the flight deck of the decommissioned USS Midway.
No. 10 Florida 84, Alabama State 35: In Gainesville, Fla., Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and Florida cruised.
The Gators led Alabama State 47-9 at halftime, the fewest points Florida has allowed in the first half since the implementation of the shot clock.
No. 11 North Carolina 80, Florida Atlantic 56: In Chapel Hill, N.C., James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and 11 rebounds to help North Carolina beat Florida Atlantic.
No. 12 Arizona 82, Charleston Southern 73: In Tucson, Ariz., Mark Lyons scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half of his debut for Arizona and the Wildcats escaped with a season-opening victory over Charleston Southern.
No. 19 Baylor 78, Jackson State 47: In Waco, Texas, Pierre Jackson had 25 points and seven assists for Baylor, and the Bears rolled to a victory over Jackson State.
No. 23 Wisconsin 87, Southeastern Louisiana 47: In Madison, Wis., Junior Ben Brust had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Wisconsin scored the first 19 points in a rout of Southeastern Louisiana.
No. 24 Cincinnati 80, Tennessee-Martin 57: In Cincinnati, Cashmere Wright scored 16 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 14 as Cincinnati cruised to a win.
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