|HENSON (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer)|
Harrison Barnes also had 18 points in UNC’s home opener. North Carolina (3-0) never trailed, led by 14 at halftime then blew the game open in the final 10 minutes.
#25 FLORIDA STATE 80, South Alabama (South Paws, 15,007 students, Mobile, AL) 39 -- The No. 25 Seminoles clamped down on South Alabama’s outside shooters Sunday and cruised to an 80-39 win while holding the Jaguars without a 3-pointer (0 for 24).
Luke Loucks scored 18 points—one shy of his career high—and Terrance Shannon had 13 of his 15 points in the first half.
Iona (Gaels, 3,100 students, New Rochelle, NY) 89, MARYLAND 63 -- Sean Mosley led the Terrapins (2-2) with 21 points. Terrell Stoglin added 17 points and Ashton Pankey had a game-high 11 rebounds for Maryland, which shot 61 percent in the first half but just 35 percent after that to finish at 46 percent.
|LOUCKS AND LEONARD HAMILTON CHAT (Phil Sears/AP)|
LSU (Tigers, 28,871 students, Baton Rouge, LA) 59, GEORGIA TECH 50 -- Georgia Tech shot 40% from the field and made just 5 of 16 three-pointers. Mfon Udofia led the Yellow Jackets with 14 points.
WAKE FOREST 93, N.C. Central (Eagles, 8,612 students, Durham, NC) 79 -- Travis McKie scored 25 points to lead five Wake Forest players in double figures, and the Demon Deacons pulled away in the second half to beat North Carolina Central.
C.J. Harris added 22 points, Nikita Mescheriakov 15, Tony Chennault 13 and Chase Fischer 10 for the Demon Deacons (3-0), who shot 60.6 percent (20 of 33) in the second half to break open a 35-35 tie at halftime.