- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 19, 2008

From combined dispatches

No. 1 N. CAROLINA 77, KENTUCKY 58: Deon Thompson scored a career-high 20 points to help the Tar Heels beat the Wildcats on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., despite playing yet again without national player of the year Tyler Hansbrough.

Wayne Ellington had 16 points for North Carolina(2-0), which led by double figures barely four minutes into the game and never looked back in a matchup of the winningest programs in men’s college basketball.

Patrick Patterson had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Kentucky (0-2), which finished with 28 turnovers in its second straight mistake-prone performance.

No. 7 TEXAS 76, TULANE 51: Damion James scored 16 points as the Longhorns (2-0) cruised to a victory against the Green Wave (1-1) in Austin, Texas.

No. 9 GONZAGA 80, IDAHO 46: Micah Downs scored 18 points and Austin Daye added 16 as the host Bulldogs (2-0) blasted the Vandals (1-2) in Spokane, Wash., for their ninth straight victory against Idaho.

No. 11 PURDUE 78, LOYOLA (ILL.) 46: E’Twaun Moore scored 14 points as the host Boilermakers (3-0) defeated the Ramblers (1-2) in West Lafayette, Ind., to advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals.

No. 12 OKLAHOMA 82, No. 21 DAVIDSON 78: Blake Griffin scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds, freshman Willie Warren added 20 points and the Sooners (3-0) overcame a career-high 44 points by Stephen Curry to beat the Wildcats (2-1) in Norman, Okla.

No. 14 TENNESSEE 91, TENN.-MARTIN 64: Reserve forward Brian Williams scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the host Volunteers (2-0) beat the Skyhawks (0-2) in Knoxville, Tenn.

No. 19 SOUTHERN CAL 73, NEW MEXICO ST. 60: Taj Gibson tied his career high with 22 points and had a career-best 10 rebounds as the host Trojans defeated the Aggies (1-1) in Los Angeles for their first 2-0 start in eight years.

No. 24 KANSAS 85, FLA. GULF COAST 45: Sherron Collins had a career-high 25 points and the Jayhawks (2-0) raced away from the Eagles (0-1) in the CBE Classic after raising their 2007-08 national championship banner in Lawrence, Kan.

No. 25 WISCONSIN 88, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 58: Reserve Jon Leuer scored 19 points to lead the host Badgers (2-0) to a victory against the Cougars (1-3) in Madison, Wis.

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