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Associated Press

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 1:07 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat Ball State 101-53 on Sunday.

Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller scored 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0).

It was Indiana's largest victory margin in a 21-game series that began in 1934. The Hoosiers' previous largest victory margin against the Cardinals was 43 points in 1946 and 1983.

It was Indiana's first game since winning the Progressive Legends Classic with victories over Georgia and Georgetown in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Majok Majok scored 18 points and Jauwan Scaife added 11 for Ball State (2-2).

NO. 6 SYRACUSE 87, COLGATE 51

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — James Southerland scored 18 points, Michael Carter-Williams had eight points and a career-high 13 assists, and the Orange beat Colgate.

It was the 165th meeting between the upstate New York foes, and the Orange (4-0) won their 47th straight against Colgate (3-4).

Brandon Triche finished with 15 points, freshman Dajuan Coleman had a career-high 12 points, and Rakeem Christmas had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange.

Murphy Burnatowski, Pat Moore and John Brandenburg each had eight points to lead Colgate.

CAL POLY 70, NO. 11 UCLA 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dylan Royer scored 18 points and Kyle Odister came off the bench and added 15 points, including the game-winning free throws and the Mustangs upset the Bruins.

Chris Eversley had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Mustangs (2-2), who erased an 18-point deficit in the second half and earned their first win against UCLA in six tries.

Down 51-33, Cal Poly went on a 34-14 run.

Eversley tipped in a miss for a 67-65 lead and Cal Poly didn't trail the rest of the way.

Odister made free throws for a 68-65 lead and 70-68 edge with 14.2 seconds remaining.

Jordan Adams missed a 3-point attempt and time expired for the Bruins (4-2), who needed overtime to defeat another Big West opponent, UC Irvine, earlier this month.

UCLA made only one field goal in the final three minutes, on Adams' layup underneath to tie it 68.

Freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad led UCLA with 15 points and 10 rebounds in his debut at Pauley Pavilion. Travis Wear had 14 points and Adams scored 13.

NO. 15 MICHIGAN ST 63, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 60

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Keith Appling scored 19 points to help the Spartans survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette.

Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the Spartans (5-1).

He also had help from several teammates. Branden Dawson scored 11 points and Brandan Kearney had a career-high 10 off the bench. Adreian Payne had 10 rebounds.

Elfrid Payton had 20 points for the Ragin' Cajuns (2-4).

NO. 17 GONZAGA 81, DAVIDSON 67

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Elias Harris scored 24 points, Kevin Pangos added 23 and Gonzaga beat Davidson in the Old Spice Classic championship game.

Kelly Olynyk added 14 points for Gonzaga (6-0), which also won the 2008 Old Spice Classic. The Bulldogs are undefeated in six overall games at the tourney.

Davidson (3-3) got 17 points from Nik Cochran. Jake Cohen had 13 and De'Mon Brooks finished with 12.

NO. 20 OKLAHOMA ST. 81, PORTLAND ST. 58

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Markel Brown scored a season-high 23 points, Le'Bryan Nash added 20 and Oklahoma State cruised over Portland State in its first game as a Top 25 team in five years.

Phil Forte chipped in 15 points and Marcus Smart had eight points and nine assists, the third most for a freshman in Cowboys' history.

Already up by 18, Oklahoma State (5-0) put the game away with a 13-2 run to start the second half, giving the Cowboys a 53-24 lead. Brown connected on a runner and a 3-pointer and then punctuated the spurt by driving for a two-handed reverse dunk. Portland State (1-3) was never closer than 20 after that.

NO. 21 CONNECTICUT 73, STONY BROOK 62

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Niels Giffey had a career-high 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help the Huskies rally for a victory over Stony Brook.

Shabazz Napier had 15 of his 19 points in the second half for UConn (5-1), and Omar Calhoun added 14.

Dave Coley led Stony Brook (4-2) with 15 points and Tommy Brenton added 14.

The game was tied at 39 when Connecticut found its stroke from outside, making its final eight attempts from behind the arc. A four-point play by Napier put UConn up 61-47 with just over 4 minutes left and sealed the win.

The Huskies finished 10 of 22 from behind the arc.

NO. 23 COLORADO 89, AIR FORCE 74

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Freshman Josh Scott helped break open a tight game by scoring 13 of his 20 points in the second half, and the Buffaloes handed the Falcons their first loss of the season.

Andre Roberson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Spencer Dinwiddie and Askia Booker added 15 points apiece for Colorado (5-0), which is off to its best start since also opening 5-0 in 1989-90.

The Buffaloes improved to 9-1 at home against Air Force (5-1), which fell one win shy of matching its only 6-0 start in 1982-83.

Michael Lyons scored 20 points for the Falcons.

NO. 25 SAN DIEGO STATE 66, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 60

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Rahon and Jamaal Franklin had 17 points apiece, and the Aztecs edged the Trojans.

Franklin scored six points down the stretch as the Aztecs (4-1) earned their fourth consecutive win since dropping their opener against Syracuse on the USS Midway. Rahon was 6 for 7 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts.

Xavier Thames scored 14 points and JJ O'Brien added 12 for San Diego State.

Eric Wise led USC (3-3) with 14 points, and Dewayne Dedmon grabbed 10 rebounds.

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