WICHITA, Kan. — Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 10 Wichita State to extend the best start in school history with an 81-70 victory over Davidson on Sunday.
Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.
Tyler Kalinoski had 17 points for Davidson (4-9), while Tom Droney added 12 and De’Mon Brooks scored 10.
Wichita State was able to salt away the victory at the free throw line. The Shockers were 28 of 41 on free throws while Davidson was just 11 of 16. Three Wildcats fouled out.
Wichita State also had a significant advantage in points off turnovers, converting Davidson’s 15 turnovers into 18 points. The Shockers had nine turnovers, which the Wildcats turned into seven points.
No. 12 OREGON 97
MORGAN ST. 76
EUGENE, Ore. — Joseph Young scored 24 points and Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons.
Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07.
Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15.
Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and were a 3-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.
Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7 for 15 from 3-point range and 22 for 26 from the free throw line.
Young, who had three 3-pointers, was 9 for 13 from the field and Amardi made all but one of his nine shots.
No. 13 FLORIDA 76
SAVANNAH ST. 34
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s Pat Young scored 15 points, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career.
Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced. Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play.
Michael Frazier II had 11 points for the Gators (10-2). Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin chipped in 10 points each.
Jyles Smith led Savannah State (2-11) with eight points and eight rebounds. The Tigers have lost nine straight.
It was Florida’s 22nd consecutive home win, two shy of the school record set in 2007.