PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Caleb Grill hit seven 3-pointers for a career-high 31 points, and Iowa State rallied in the final five minutes to take part in the semifinals of Friday’s Phil Knight Invitational.
Iowa State (5-0) earned just its third win against a No. 1 team on the AP Top 25.
The Cyclones are 3-22 against the No. 1 teams, the other wins coming against Kansas in 1957 and Oklahoma in 2016.
The Cyclones can now add North Carolina (5-1) to the list. Jaren Holmes added 22 points and the Cyclones. RJ Davis led North Carolina with 15 points, Armando Bacot added 14 and Caleb Love scored 12 points.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jeremy Roach posted a season-high with 21 points, Mark Mitchell added 16 and No. 8 Duke withstood Xavier’s second-half comeback to win 71-64 in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.
The Blue Devils advanced into the championship game thanks to the play of their outstanding guard and another strong defensive performance.
Roach fell a point short of his career high, and the Blue Devils rallied after an unexpectedly narrow win over Oregon State in the event’s opening round.
Xavier was held at two points in the last five minutes. Souley Boum scored 23 points for the Musketeers.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lou Lopez-Senechal scored 23 points and UConn No. 3 beat Duke 78-50 in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament.
Aaliyah Edwards added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Azzi Fudd scored 14 points to help the Huskies (4-0) go undefeated this season.
Shaeyann Day-Wilson led the Blue Devils (5-1) with 15 points and Elizabeth Balogun contributed 14 from the bench.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — River Baldwin had 18 points with 11 rebounds, Diamond Johnson had 16 points with four 3-pointers and the No. 13 North Carolina state beat 78-40 at Friday’s Cancun Classic West Virginia.
The Wolfpack led West Virginia 19-12 after one quarter and dominated the second, beating the Mountaineers 24-6 to take a 48-18 lead.
Johnson had five points in a 15-0 run that made it 34-14.
NC State finished the game 52% from the field, had a 57-31 rebound advantage and had 18 assists — at least one out of every 10 players who saw action — while the Mountaineers had just one assist.
Ja’Naiya Quinerly had 16 points to lead West Virginia, who went 3 of 29 from 3-point range and shot 23% overall.
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