AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tyrese Hunter scored 26 points and led a 3-point shooting spree for No. 11 Texas that led the Longhorns to a 93-74 win over No. 2 Gonzaga on Wednesday night.
Hunter, last season’s Big 12 freshman of the year at Iowa State, was 9-of-14 shooting and made five of Texas’ 13 3-pointers. He made a three from range in the opening minutes of the second half as the Longhorns took control.
Texas (3-0) knocked out Gonzaga All-American forward Drew Timme for long stretches, largely incapacitating him while the game was still close. Two of his first four shots were airballs versus changing doubles defense.
Marcus Carr added 16 points for Texas. Timme led Gonzaga (2-1) by 18 points.
NO. 3 HOUSTON 83, TEXAS SOUTH 48
HOUSTON (AP) — Marcus Sasser scored 20 points and Jarace Walker added 19 as Houston beat Texas Southern.
J’Wan Roberts had 10 points for Houston that scored 52%. The Cougars (4-0) forced 18 turnovers that they converted into 21 points.
Zytarious Morlte scored 15 points and Von Barnes and PJ Henry added nine points each for Texas Southern (1-4). The Tigers shot 37%.
#9 ARKANSAS 71, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 56
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ricky Council scored 19 points in Arkansas’ win over South Dakota State.
Devo Davis scored 13 points for the Razorbacks (3-0) and Jordan Walsh added 10 more. Trevon Brazile had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Luke Appel and Zeke Mayo led the state of South Dakota (2-2) with nine points each.
#20 MICHIGAN 91, PITTSBURGH 60
NEW YORK (AP) — Jett Howard scored 17 points as Michigan beat Pittsburgh in the second half of the Legends Classic semifinals.
After getting past East Michigan on Friday, the Wolverines (3-0) struggled at times in the first half before taking control early in the second half.
Joey Baker and Kobe Bufkin each added 14 for Michigan. Hunter Dickinson averaged 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists as Michigan went 72% and 58.3% overall in the second half.
Jamarius Burton led Pittsburgh (1-2) by 14 points and Blake Hinson added 13.
No. 22 TENNESSEE 81, FGCU 50
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Olivier Nkamhoua and Josiah-Jordan James each scored 18 points to lead Tennessee past the Florida Gulf Coast.
The Volunteers (2-1) rebounded from a weekend loss to Colorado by focusing on defense and limiting the Florida Gulf Coast to 30% shooting (14 of 46).
Zach Anderson led the Eagles (2-2) with 11 points.
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