By The Associated Press
Frank Kaminsky scored a school-record 43 points, and No. 12 Wisconsin shot a blistering 59 percent from the field to beat pesky North Dakota 103-85 in Madison, Wis.
Kaminsky, a junior who became a starter this season, got the record with about a minute left after driving the lane and splitting two defenders for an easy layup.
Sam Dekker added 19 for the Badgers (4-0), who overcame a career-high 37 points – 26 in the first half – from athletic sharpshooter Troy Huff.
Kaminsky’s dunk helped Wisconsin gradually turn its 10-point halftime lead into a 76-59 advantage on North Dakota (1-1) with 10:32 left.
The Badgers came out victorious after Kaminsky and Huff traded buckets much of the night. Kaminsky finished 16 of 19 shooting, hitting all six of his 3s.
Minnesota 82, Coastal Carolina 72:Andre Hollins helped the Gophers overcome a sluggish performance, scoring 19 points in a win in Minneapolis.
Hollins, the Big Ten’s leading scorer entering the night, shot 6-for-14 from the floor, and chipped in five rebounds and four assists for Minnesota (4-0). The junior is averaging 21.8 points per game. He scored eight straight for the Gophers, and followed that stretch with a fast-break assist on their final basket of the first half for a 39-33 lead.
Freshman Elijah Wilson led Coastal Carolina (1-3) with 25 points on 10-for-14 shooting, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range. Colton Ray-St. Cyr contributed 15 points and six assists, but he also had five of 20 turnovers for the Chanticleers.
DeAndre Mathieu scored 17 points with six assists, Austin Hollins added 15 points, and Oto Osenieks had a career-high 13 points for the Gophers.
Penn State 79, La Salle 72:Donovan Jack scored a career-high 18 points to lead all scorers and pace Penn State at home.
Penn State (3-1) got double-digit scoring from five players as it pulled away in the second half. Brandon Taylor, D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier scored 15 each. Ross Travis added 13.
Jack put Penn State in front with a bucket midway through the half. Then, 30 seconds later, he helped the Nittany Lions pad the lead to 61-56 with a 3-pointer from the top of the circle. They didn’t trail again.
For LaSalle (2-2), a Sweet 16 team a year ago, four players scored in double figures. Tyrone Garland led the way with 18 points. Tyreek Duren added 16, Steve Jack 12, and Jerrell Wright 10 for the Explorers.
DePaul 80, Milwaukee 71: Cleveland Melvin scored 20 points, and Brandon Young 19 to lead the Blue Demons past the Panthers in Milwaukee.
Jamee Crockett added 10 points for DePaul (3-1), which pulled away from a 32-all halftime tie.
Matt Tiby led the Panthers (4-2) with 20 points.
Austin Peay 72, S. Illinois 70:The Salukis fell short against the Governors in Clarksville, Tenn.
Desmar Jackson scored 27 points to lead Southern Illinois (0-3).
Austin Peay (2-1) got 17 points from Will Triggs, and 16 from Travis Betran.
Loyola 83, Rockhurst 65: Milton Doyle scored 24 points, and Christian Thomas added 18 as the Ramblers (2-2) rolled past the Hawks in Chicago.
Brandon McCann’s 15 points led the way for Rockhurst.