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Gamecocks bounce back with rout of UTEP

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(TSX / STATS) -- Chris Silva scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and South Carolina blew past UTEP 80-56 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-off at Myrtle Beach in Conway, S.C.

Silva led four Gamecocks in double-figures, helping South Carolina bounce back from a loss to Illinois State to open the tournament on Thursday.

The tournament was relocated to The HTC Center in South Carolina due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.


Rose leads Temple by shorthanded Auburn

(TSX / STATS) -- Quinton Rose scored 19 points and fueled a Temple spurt late in the second half as the Owls pulled away from Auburn for an 88-74 win Friday at the Charleston Classic at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.

Rose hit three of his five 3-pointers during a four-minute stretch in the second half that allowed Temple to put away the shorthanded Tigers (2-1).


Trier has 28, No. 3 Arizona coasts again

(TSX / STATS) -- TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 3 Arizona went into Thursday night's game hitting 60 percent of its shots for the young season.

It came close to that against Cal State Bakersfield in its 91-59 win against the Roadrunners at McKale Center.


No. 11 Miami breezes by Florida A&M

(TSX / STATS) -- CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- His team had just won by 31 points, blowing out Florida A&M 90-59 Thursday night, but Miami coach Jim Larranaga was not a happy man.

"I didn't think we were very good start to finish tonight," he said after his No. 11 Hurricanes (3-0) posted their third double-digit win of the young season. "We need to play a whole lot harder and better defensively.


Missouri falls at Utah with Porter out

(TSX / STATS) -- SALT LAKE CITY -- David Collette scored 17 points and Tyler Rawson added 12 to lead Utah to a 77-59 victory over Missouri on Thursday night.

Donnie Tillman had his first career double-double for the Utes, adding 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Utah (3-0) led from start to finish by clamping down on defense. Missouri (2-1) shot just 5-of-27 from the perimeter and committed 14 turnovers, leading to 17 points for the Utes.


Bluiett lifts No. 15 Xavier by Wisconsin

(TSX / STATS) -- MADISON, Wis. -- The raucous atmosphere of No. 15 Xavier's 80-70 win on Thursday night over Wisconsin had a post-season feel to it.

But the victory boiled down to veteran players taking over.


No. 12 Cincinnati eases past Coppin St.

(TSX / STATS) -- CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bearcats seemed well on their way to scoring 100 or more points in three straight games for the first time in program history. Falling short of that accomplishment was the only negative aspect of their performance on Thursday night.

Jarron Cumberland scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and Justin Jenifer added 16, lifting the 12th-ranked Bearcats to a 97-54 victory over Coppin State at BB&T Arena.


Gibbs has 23 as No. 13 Notre Dame rolls

(TSX / STATS) -- Guard Temple Gibbs scored a career-high 23 points and guard Matt Farrell had 18 as No. 13 Notre Dame overwhelmed Chicago State 105-66 on Thursday night at the Edmund Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind.

Freshman D.J. Harvey had 16 points and forward Bonzie Colson added 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots as the Fighting Irish (3-0) posted the second consecutive lopsided victory after stopping Mount St. Mary's by 26 on Tuesday.


No. 8 Gators blow out No. Florida 108-68

(TSX / STATS) -- Florida's offense turned in a strong performance in the team's season opener on Monday in a rout of Gardner-Webb and its attack did not slow down in the second game.

Junior guard KeVaughn Allen scored a game-high 18 points as No. 8 Florida jumped out to a big early lead and never looked back en route to a 108-68 victory over North Florida on Thursday in Gainesville, Fla.


Saint Louis gets by Hokies in 2K Classic

(TSX / STATS) -- Javon Bess made six free throws in the final 46 seconds, and Saint Louis overcame foul trouble to beat Virginia Tech 77-71 on Thursday in the first round of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York.

After trailing by as many as 12 in the second half, the Hokies got within four on an Ahmed Hill layup with 3:48 to go. The teams traded baskets for the next three minutes, and Saint Louis led 69-64 with 39 seconds left.

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