CHICAGO (AP) Tyler Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to hold off No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night.
Kentucky forced 16 turnovers and outscored Duke 18-4 in fast-break points. Jamal Murray scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half, and Isaiah Briscoe added 12 points as the Wildcats (3-0) placed four players in double figures.
Amile Jefferson led the Blue Devils (2-1) with 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Marshall Plumlee finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots.
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Grayson Allen, who scored 54 points in Duke's first two games, was held to six points on 2-for-11 shooting. He got his first basket on a 3-pointer from the corner with 12:08 left in the second half.
No. 3 MARYLAND 75, GEORGETOWN 71
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Rasheed Sulaimon hit a 3-pointer with 1:18 left to break a tie, and No. 3 Maryland got 24 points from Melo Trimble in a rousing 75-71 victory over neighborhood rival Georgetown on Tuesday night.
Maryland (2-0) was stretched to the finish against Georgetown, which led by seven in the second half before wilting. The Hoyas looked much sharper than in their season-opening, double-overtime loss to Radford but fell to 0-2 for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
With the score tied at 68, Sulaimon made his only basket of the second half to put the Terrapins ahead to stay. Two free throws by Trimble upped the margin to five points with 12 seconds left, assuring Maryland a victory.
Bradley Hayes had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas, and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 14.
Jake Layman scored 15 for the Terrapins and Robert Carter added 12.
No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 79, No. 4 KANSAS 73
CHICAGO (AP) - Denzel Valentine had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists and the senior guard took over the game for Michigan State in the second half as the Spartans beat Kansas at the Champions Classic.
Kansas (1-1) had a 13-point lead twice in the first half, the last time at 28-15 with 6:16 to go. Michigan State (2-0) was within 41-35 at halftime but the Jayhawks again opened the lead to double figures at 61-50 with 9:42 to go on a long layup by Frank Mason III.
Valentine, who had career-highs in points and assists, then scored seven points in a 12-1 run to tie the game at 62 with 6:08 to play.
There were six lead changes the rest of the way and it was Valentine who put the Spartans ahead for good at 72-71 on a drive with 1:29 left.
Valentine's understudy in the comeback was freshman guard Matt McQuaid, who scored six of his nine points on two 3s in the final 3:54 and then he came up with a huge blocked shot of Mason in the final minute.
Perry Ellis led the Jayhawks with 21 points, Mason added 14 and Wayne Selden Jr. had 12.
TULSA 77, No. 9 WICHITA STATE 67
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Shaquille Harrison scored 20 points and Marquel Curtis added 16 to help Tulsa upset Wichita State, overcoming three years of frustration against the Shockers, who had won a school record seven straight in the long-running series.
The Shockers (1-1) were led by Ron Baker with 23 points and Anton Grady with 18. All-conference guard Fred VanVleet, hobbled by a sprained ankle and sore hamstring, added 11.
A four-point play by junior college transfer Pat Birt at 9:18 gave Tulsa a 57-51 advantage and the Hurricane slowly built on the advantage until it reached 69-57 with 4:02 left on two free throws by Harrison. WSU never came closer than nine points down the stretch.
Birt finished with 14 points and James Woodard had 13 for Tulsa, 2-0, which outrebounded Wichita State 38-32 and shot 46 percent to WSU's 36.4 percent (20-for-55).
No. 11 VILLANOVA 87, NEBRASKA 63
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Josh Hart scored 19 points, Daniel Ochefu had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Villanova rolled past Nebraska.
Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 points and Phil Booth scored 11 for the Wildcats (2-0), who shot 49.2 percent from the field.
The game was part of the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, which pits teams from the Big East against Big Ten squads.
Andrew White led Nebraska (1-1) with 18 points for the second straight game while Shavon Shields and Glynn Watson Jr. scored 12 apiece.
Trailing 23-16 with 7:43 left in the first half, Villanova reeled off the game's next 22 points before Watson ended Nebraska's seven-minute scoring drought with a basket right before halftime.
Arcidiacono and Hart kicked off the game-changing spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers and Darryl Reynolds capped it with a thunderous dunk.
No. 18 NOTRE DAME 86, MILWAUKEE 78
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points, and V.J. Beachem tied a career high with 19 while adding a career-best eight rebounds in Notre Dame's win over Milwaukee.
The Irish (2-0), who moved up one spot in the poll this week, had all five starters score in double figures, including Zach Auguste, who hit 7 of 8 from the field and scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half.
Akeem Springs matched his career high with 21 points for Milwaukee, and Matt Tiby added 16 points and 13 rebounds. The Panthers (3-1) saw their seven-game winning streak, which dated back to Feb. 19 of last season, come to an end, marking their longest winning streak since 2011.
The Irish opened up a 20-point lead with just over 12 minutes to play by hitting 10 of their first 11 second half shots. Milwaukee shot 14-for-21 from 3-point range, including 8-for-12 in the second half to get the final margin into single digits.
No. 19 UCONN 85, NEW HAMPSHIRE 66
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Sterling Gibbs scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half and UConn routed New Hampshire.
Rodney Purvis added 20 points for the Huskies (2-0). He and Gibbs each made five of the Huskies 13 3-point baskets.
Sophomore Daniel Hamilton had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the sixth double-double of his career. He also led the Huskies with six assists.
Tanner Leissner had 20 points to lead New Hampshire (1-1) and Pat McNamara chipped in 14 points.
UConn led by 10 points at halftime, opened the second half on a 12-5 run and extended the lead from there.
The Huskies have won 92 of the 117 meetings between these New England schools.