STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling had 14 to help No. 5 Michigan State beat Penn State 79-63 on Tuesday night.
Gary Harris added 13 points and Travis Tice had 12 for the Spartans (12-1, 1-0) in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Dawson led a second-half charge to help the Spartans rally from a halftime deficit and win their fifth straight game.
The Spartans were in total control in the second half, hitting 10 of 20 3-pointers overall to turn this one into a rout.
Brandon Taylor had 18 points for the Nittany Lions (9-5, 0-1) and D.J. Newbill scored 17.
No. 2 SYRACUSE 70, EASTERN MICHIGAN 48: In Syracuse, N.Y., Jerami Grant scored 15 points in his first start of the season, Rakeem Christmas matched his career high with 15 points, and the Orange (13-0) routed the Eagles (7-5) in the final nonconference game for both teams.
No. 7 DUKE 86, ELON 48: In Greensboro, N.C., Andre Dawkins scored 15 points for the Blue Devils (11-2) in the blowout.
No. 14 LOUISVILLE 90, UCF 65: In Orlando, Fla., Russ Smith hit six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points and nine assists as the Cardinals ran past the Knights (8-4) in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Luke Hancock had 16 for the Cardinals (12-2), and Montrezl Harrell added 15.
No. 19 NORTH CAROLINA 84, UNC WILMINGTON 51: In Chapel Hill, N.C., James Michael McAdoo had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Tar Heels (10-3) became the third program to reach 2,100 victories.
INDIANA TECH 92, OSU-LIMA 48: In Lima, Ohio, guard Jeremy Wohltman was perfect in the game (9 for 9 on field goals, 1 for 1 on 3-pointers, 4 for 4 on free throws) with 23 points in 31 minutes as the Warriors rolled in a nonconference game.
Forward Rontray Chavis was 5 for 5 from the field for 15 points as Indiana Tech (11-4) shot 65 percent from the field. Guard Jeff Hoskins added 14 points, and Tanner Watkins came off the bench for 11.
Trey Schroeder led OSU-Lima (1-15) with nine points.
TRINE 57, MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE 47: In Mount Vernon, Ohio, the Thunder defense held the host Cougars scoreless for a 10:16 span between the first half and second half as Trine turned a tie game into a 17-point lead to win the nonconference game.
Nick Tatu led the Thunder with a season-high 20 points and connected on a season-high six 3-pointers. Bryan Redic was the lone Cougar to reach double figures with 11 points. Trine improved to 6-4 while Mount Vernon Nazarene fell to 3-11.
Will Dixon scored 14 points and added six rebounds for the Thunder. Tyler Good added 12 points, six boards and five assists.
SAINT FRANCIS 104, TRINITY CHRISTIAN 65: At the Schaefer Center, Akyah Taylor scored 16 of her 25 pts in the first half as the NAIA Division II No. 1 Cougars rolled in the SportOne Classic.
Saint Francis (15-0) is off to its best start since it went 14-0 to begin the 2012-13 season. The Cougars 15 consecutive wins is the third-longest winning streak in the programs 40-year history.
For Taylor, it was her 12th consecutive double-figure scoring game and was her ninth game with 20 or more points. Brooke Ridley scored all 17 of her points in the first half.
SPRING ARBOR 70, INDIANA TECH 63: At the Schaefer Center, Kybacklie Townsley hit a jumper with 3:10 remaining to give the Cougars a lead they never relinquished in the SportOne Classic.
Townsley led Spring Arbor (7-7) with 28 points on 9-of-21 shooting. Carlie Newman scored 13 points and Karly Bender had 12.
Chelsea Carradine led the Warriors (9-6) with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added 11 rebounds. Ulyssia Richmond scored 14 points while Rayana Villalpando had 13.