Top 25 Capsules
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Freshman Brandon Ingram had season highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 7 Duke beat Georgia Southern 99-65 on Tuesday night.
Grayson Allen added 18 points, Matt Jones had 16 and Derryck Thornton finished with 15 for the Blue Devils (9-1) in their first game without high-energy forward Amile Jefferson. He averages a double-double but is out indefinitely with a right foot injury.
Playing for the first time in 10 days due to final exams, Duke wasn't always crisp but still had little trouble pulling away for its seventh straight win. The Blue Devils shot 57.6 percent in the second half and held a 55-29 rebounding advantage.
Tookie Brown scored 20 points and Mike Hughes added 14 for Georgia Southern (3-5), which has lost two straight and five of seven.
NO. 22 UCLA 89, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 80
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bryce Alford scored a season-high 27 points, and short-handed UCLA posted its fifth consecutive victory.
UCLA (8-3) was without starting center Thomas Welsh, out with a stomach virus, and reserve Prince Ali, who bruised his left knee against Gonzaga on Saturday night.
Tony Parker and Isaac Hamilton each added 19 points for the Bruins.
Shawn Long had 26 points and 16 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette (3-5), which fell to 0-5 on the road this season.
It was Long's fifth double-double of the season. The 6-foot-11 senior is the NCAA Division I active leader in double-doubles (57) and total rebounds (1,117).
NO. 23 CINCINNATI 75, NORFOLK STATE 59
CINCINNATI (AP) – Farad Cobb matched his season high with 20 points for Cincinnati, and Gary Clark added 19.
The Bearcats (9-2) had dropped two of three, including a home-court loss to Butler and a 65-55 defeat at No. 10 Xavier on Saturday. They were sloppy in the first half before pulling away.
D'Shon Taylor had 14 points for Norfolk State (4-6), which trailed by only four points late in the first half.
Norfolk State's Jeff Short came into the game averaging 18.7 points in the last six games, but had a tough time finding shots against one of the country's toughest defenses. He missed all four of his shots in the first half and his first one in the second half before hitting a 3-pointer. He finished with five points on 1-of-10 shooting.
- Amile Jefferson
- Brandon Ingram
- Cincinnati Bearcats
- Derryck Thornton
- Duke Blue Devils
- Farad Cobb
- Gary Clark
- Grayson Allen