TUCSON, Ariz. — Allonzo Trier made eight of nine shots, including all three 3-point attempts, for 28 points and No. 3 Arizona coasted to its third straight victory, 91-59 over Cal State-Bakersfield on Thursday night.
Freshman Deandre Ayton added 18 points, 16 in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds — his third double-double to start his college career — for Arizona (3-0). Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and Parker Jackson-Cartwright 11 for the Wildcats, who led by as many as 18 in the first half and 38 in the second.
Jarkel Joiner scored 14 points, Moataz Aly 12 and Shon Briggs 11 for the Roadrunners (1-2).
No. 8 Florida 108, North Florida 68
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Behind a balanced effort and six double-figure scorers, Florida dominated.
Junior KeVaughn Allen was Florida’s top scorer with 18 points. The balanced scoring helped the Gators (2-0) dismantle the Ospreys (0-4) from the beginning, with Keith Stone, Gorjok Gak and Allen contributing some emphatic dunks along the way.
Stone was next on Florida’s balanced scoring sheet with 14 points. He was followed by Jalen Hudson with 13 and Egor Koulechov, Deaundrae Ballard and Gak with 12 each.
Trip Day’s 14 points led the Ospreys.
No. 11 Miami 90, Florida A&M 59
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Highly touted Miami freshman Lonnie Walker IV limped off the court in the first half after twisting his left ankle, but coach Jim Larranaga said he didn’t think the injury was serious.
Larranaga said he didn’t expect Walker to miss any games. The Hurricanes are scheduled to play La Salle next Wednesday in Walker’s hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.
“We won’t know for a couple of days, but I think he’s fine,” Larranaga said. “I’m sure he’ll be ready.”
Walker, who underwent surgery in July for torn meniscus in his right knee, stepped on another player’s foot after missing a 3-point attempt. The freshman guard collapsed to the court and immediately was assisted to the locker room.
Bruce Brown had 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Hurricanes, who shot 59 percent and had six players in double figures.
Miami (3-0) has outscored opponents by an average of 32 points, while A&M (0-3) has been outscored by an average of 30.
Marcus Barham scored 22 points for the Rattlers.
No. 12 Cincinnati 97, Coppin St. 54
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Jarron Cumberland led Cincinnati’s opening blitz of 13 made shots.
The Bearcats (3-0) piled up 107 and 102 points while beating Savannah State and Western Carolina, and were trying to reach triple digits in three straight games for the first time in school history. They came up short, failing to make a field goal in the final 4 minutes.
They made quick work of the Eagles (0-3), who have yet to score more than 54 points in a game. Cincinnati made its first 13 shots — five from beyond the arc — while racing ahead 35-13. Cumberland had 12 of his 17 points in the Bearcats’ perfect opening spurt.
Karonn Davis scored 10 points for Coppin State, which is playing three road games in four days.
No. 13 Notre Dame 105, Chicago St. 66
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Sophomore guard T.J. Gibbs survived a scary second-half fall to score a career-high 23 points for Notre Dame.
Gibbs hit the court hard with 11:59 remaining in the second half but stayed in the game for the Irish (3-0). He finished 8 of 11 from the field, including 4 of 7 from beyond the 3-point arc, and added three assists before taking a seat on the bench with 5:47 remaining.
Bonzie Colson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and fellow senior Matt Farrell added 18 points and four assists.
Fred Sims Jr. led Chicago State (1-3) with 19 points and Jelani Pruitt had 16.
No. 15 Xavier 80, Wisconsin 70
MADISON, Wis. — Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in a decisive run over the final 1:47, to help Xavier pull away late in one of the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
J.P. Macura added 20 points for the Musketeers (3-0).
Ethan Happ led Wisconsin (2-1) with 21 points and eight assists.
Bluiett took control in the closing minutes, scoring 10 of Xavier’s final 14 points. His 3 with 1:47 left bounced high off the rim before falling through the hoop to put Xavier up for good, 69-66.