- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From combined dispatches

AP TOP 25 MEN

No. 10 N. CAROLINA 89, No. 9 MICHIGAN ST. 82: Ed Davis scored a career-high 22 points Tuesday night to help the Tar Heels (7-1) beat the Spartans (5-2) in Chapel Hill, N.C., in a rematch of last season’s national championship game won by North Carolina.

Larry Drew II had a career-best with 18 points for the Tar Heels, who led most of the game before having to hold off a rally in the final minutes. North Carolina shot 58 percent and led by as many as 19 points early in the second half, beating Michigan State for the second straight year in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

Raymar Morgan scored 18 points to lead the Spartans, who were 2-for-20 from 3-point range.

No. 4 PURDUE 69, WAKE FOREST 58: E’Twaun Moore scored 22 points to help the Boilermakers (6-0) beat the Demon Deacons (4-2) in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in West Lafayette, Ind.

JaJuan Johnson had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Robbie Hummel added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Purdue, which is enjoying its highest AP ranking since 1996.

C.J. Harris and Ishmael Smith each scored 14 points, and Al-Farouq Aminu added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Wake Forest.

No. 13 FLORIDA 80, FLORIDA A&M; 59: Dan Werner scored 16 points, Alex Tyus added 15 and the Gators (7-0) beat the Rattlers at home in Gainesville.

Vernon Macklin finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for Florida, which improved to 7-0 for the first time since 2005.

Christopher Walker led Florida A&M; with 19 points and six rebounds.

No. 22 CINCINNATI 94, TEXAS SOUTHERN 57: Rashad Bishop scored 14 points in a balanced offense, and the host Bearcats (5-1) rolled to a victory over the Tigers (3-5) in their first game as a ranked team in nearly four years.

Fresh off its impressive showing in the Maui Invitational, Cincinnati took another step in resurrecting its program. Cincinnati was ranked for the first time since the middle of the 2005-06 season, when it was digging out from coach Bob Huggins’ ouster.

Texas Southern was led by 19 points apiece from Travele Jones and Junior Treasure.

AREA MEN

VIRGINIA TECH 70, IOWA 64: Malcolm Delaney scored 18 points, Terrell Bell added 13 and the Hokies held on to beat the Hawkeyes in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge in Iowa City.

The Hokies (5-1) committed just five turnovers and finished a four-game road swing with three wins.

Iowa cut Virginia Tech’s lead to 63-59 with just under two minutes left. But Dorenzo Hudson nailed a long 3 with 1:33 left and the shot clock set to expire, and Bell sealed the victory with a dunk following a fight for a loose ball with 17 seconds remaining.

AMERICAN 59, HOWARD 53: Riley Grafft scored 13 points, and the host Eagles (1-7) held off the Bison (0-8) at Bender Arena in a game between winless teams.

American snapped its worst losing streak to open a season since the 1994-95 team began 0-11 and finished 9-19.

After Howard pulled within 53-51 with 1:11 left, the Eagles were 6-for-6 from the foul line.

Calvin Thompson led the Bison with 14 points, and Dadrian Collins and Paul Kirkpatrick had 13 apiece.

AREA WOMEN

No. 6 TENNESSEE 93, GEORGE WASHINGTON 53: Alyssia Brewer scored a career-high 23 points, Glory Johnson had 16 points and 12 rebounds and the host Volunteers (6-0) beat the Colonials (2-4) in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee was without starting center Kelley Cain, who suffered a concussion Saturday against UCLA.


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