Indiana opens Big Ten play with win over Iowa
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
1/01/13 at 5:34 AM
Cody Zeller had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and fifth-ranked Indiana opened Big Ten play by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday night in Iowa City, Iowa.
Victor Oladipo scored 14 points for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City and have now won four straight since losing to Butler two weeks ago.
Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with 1:04 left to put the Hoosiers ahead 65-60. He also made two key free throws with 26 seconds to go to make it a two-possession game.
Aaron White had 15 points to lead Iowa (11-3, 0-1), which might have pulled off the upset had it shot better than 3-of-17 from 3-point range.
No. 7 Syracuse 96, Central Connecticut State 62: In Syracuse, N.Y., Michael Carter-Williams scored a career-high 18 points and added 13 assists, as Syracuse beat Central Connecticut State to give coach Jim Boeheim his 902nd career win.
Boeheim tied Bob Knight for second all-time in victories among Division I men's coaches. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski leads with 939.
Syracuse (12-1) completed its nonconference schedule with its 32nd straight home win, the longest active streak in the nation.
No. 14 Cincinnati 70, No. 24 Pittsburgh 61: In Pittsburgh, Cashmere Wright scored 18 points and Sean Kilpatrick added 16 to help Cincinnati surged past Pittsburgh in Big East play.
The Bearcats (13-1, 1-0) bounced back from a loss to New Mexico last Thursday by dominating the Panthers over the final 20 minutes. Cincinnati trailed by as much as eight early but used a 14-2 run midway through the second half to take control.
St. Louis 60, No. 20 New Mexico 46: In St. Louis, Cory Remekun scored a career-high 15 points and Cody Ellis had 13 to lead Saint Louis to an upset of New Mexico.
Kendall Williams led New Mexico (13-2) with 15 points and Alex Kirk added 13. Lobos coach Steve Alford was ejected after receiving back-to-back technicals with 9:26 left in the game.
No. 23 N.C. State 89, Unc Greensboro 68: In Raleigh, N.C., C.J. Leslie scored 21 points and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to beat UNC Greensboro.
Scott Wood and Lorenzo Brown added 15 points apiece, and the Wolfpack (11-2) kept UNC Greensboro off the boards after halftime while using a timely run to break open a surprisingly tight game.
No. 25 Kansas St. 70, South Dakota 50: In Manhattan, Kan., Nino Williams scored 16 points to help Kansas State beat South Dakota.
Rodney McGruder added 15 for the Wildcats (11-2).
Original Print Headline: Indiana gets win at Iowa