- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Freshman Stanley Johnson matched his season high with 18 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures and the No. 3-ranked Wildcats wrapped up their nonconference home schedule with a 101-64 rout of Oakland on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats (11-0) shot out to a 26-4 lead and were up by 33-8 with 7:14 left in the first half.

Brandon Ashley added and Gabe York added 15 points apiece for the Wildcats.

Kahlil Felder scored 20 for Oakland (4-7).

Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe was ejected after drawing a second technical with 11 1/2 minutes to play, arms flailing as he stormed out the tunnel at McKale Center.

NO. 9 LONGHORNS 106, BISONS 61

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Myles Turner scored a season-high 26 points to help lead No. 9 ranked Texas to a rout of Lipscomb.

Turner, a highly-recruited 6-foot-11 freshman, had and outstanding all-around performance as he also grabbed nine rebounds and had six blocked shots.

Turner did most of his damage in the first half when he scored 19 points, and had seven rebounds and five blocks. He matched his season-high with a sixth block in the second half.

Jonathan Holmes scored 17 for the Longhorns (9-1). Junior guard Demarcus Holland made a career-best eight assists. Sophomore Kendal Yancy also had a career-best seven assists.

Malcolm Smith led Lipscomb (4-6) with 17 points.

Turner has been working as a reserve. Texas coach Rick Barnes hasn’t decided if Turner will be elevated to starter.

NO. 11 SHOCKERS 53, CRIMSON TIDE 52

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Darius Carter had a game-high 16 points and the go-ahead slam with 11.9 seconds remaining to lead No. 11 Wichita State over Alabama.

The Shockers (8-1) trailed by 11 with five minutes to play but rallied behind Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, who finished with 14 and nine points.

Levi Randolph and Shannon Hale each scored 13 points for Alabama (6-3). The Tide managed just one point in the game’s final 5:50.

Alabama took a one-point halftime lead and built on it. Consecutive baskets from Hale were followed by a Randolph 3-pointer with 13:41 remaining, giving the Crimson Tide a 36-28 lead.

Wichita State tried to rally. Alabama would not rattle. Randolph answered a VanVleet 3-pointer with a patient take to the basket for a three-point play and 39-31 lead.

NO. 15 SOONERS 85, GOLDEN EAGLES 53

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 16 points to help No. 15 Oklahoma defeat Oral Roberts.

TaShawn Thomas, a senior transfer from the University of Houston, followed up his 25-point outing against Tulsa last Saturday by scoring 14 points for the Sooners. He got up holding his right wrist after going after a loose ball with 15:17 to play and did not return.

Ryan Spangler had 13 points and 10 rebounds, Isaiah Cousins scored 13 points and Jordan Woodard added eight points and eight assists for Oklahoma (7-2), which shot 54 percent from the field to win its third straight.

Bobby Word led Oral Roberts (4-5) with 19 points. Oral Roberts’ Obi Emegano, a guard who entered the game leading the Golden Eagles with 16.9 points per game, went scoreless and missed all three of his shots in 26 minutes.

NO. 24 TAR HEELS 79, SPARTANS 56

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points to help No. 24 North Carolina beat UNC Greensboro.

The Tar Heels (7-3) regrouped from a weekend loss at top-ranked Kentucky with an easy win against an instate opponent. They shot 49 percent and had a 20-point lead midway through the first half, cruising in the same arena where they’ll play in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in March.

Preseason Associated Press All-American Marcus Paige struggled with his shot again for the Tar Heels, finishing with five points on 1-for-8 shooting. He came in shooting just 37 percent on the season.

Kayel Locke scored 17 points for the Spartans (4-7), coached by former Tar Heels player Wes Miller. UNCG (4-7) got off to a terrible start and never recovered, trailing by 27 points in the first half and 40-19 at the break before falling to 2-52 all-time against ACC opponents.


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