Nwora helps No. 4 Louisville roll past Indiana State
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jordan Nwora scored 21 points, Dwayne Sutton added 14 and No. 4 Louisville shot 59% from the field to run past Indiana State 91-62 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals (3-0) made 14 of their first 17 shots for a 16-point lead through 11 minutes on the way to a 47-26 advantage at the break. Nwora’s 14 points, including a pair of 3s got Louisville going, and Sutton had 10 before the break.
Nwora, a junior forward, finished 5 of 10 shooting for his third consecutive game of 20 points or more.
NO. 18 OHIO STATE 76, NO. 10 VILLANOVA 51
Washington opened the game with a pair of 3-pointers to set the tone as the Buckeyes moved to 3-0 with a significant early-season victory.
NO. 11 TEXAS TECH 103, HOUSTON BAPTIST 74
The Red Raiders (3-0) had four players score in double figures while shooting 60% overall from the field (40 of 67).
Jalon Gates had 21 points with five 3-pointers to lead Houston Baptist (0-3), which jumped out to a 9-0 lead before Texas Tech took over.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Santos-Silva had 17 points and 11 rebounds and VCU turned 26 turnovers by LSU into 37 points.
The Rams (3-0), whose contract with former coach Will Wade mandated he bring his new team to the Siegel Center or have his school pay $250,000, improved to 5-2 against ranked opponents on their home court.
The Tigers (1-1) had a chance after Santos-Silva made one of two free throws with 4.9 seconds left, but Mays raced up court and lost control of the ball.
De’Riante Jenkins and Marcus Evans added 15 points each for VCU.
Mays led the Tigers with 23 points, but also had seven turnovers.