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COL BKB: Ohio St. 85, W. Carolina 60

Columbus, Ohio -- Jared Sullinger struck for 17 points and second-ranked Ohio State stayed hot Sunday with an 85-60 victory over Western Carolina.

Sullinger grabbed five rebounds and Dallas Lauderdale and Deshaun Thomas both added 13 points for the Buckeyes (8-0).

Ohio State added to its streak of winning each of its games by double digits with its latest triumph.

The Catamounts (4-8) were led by Mike Williams with a game-high 22 points and Trey Sumler contributed 12 points off the bench in the loss.

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COL BKB: Georgetown 89, Appalachian St. 60

Washington -- Jason Clark and Austin Freeman combined for 29 points Sunday and No. 10 Georgetown rolled to an 89-60 victory over Appalachian State.

Clark pumped in 15 points, Freeman donated 14 and Hollis Thompson and Nate Lubick each added 11 points for the Hoyas (9-1).

Georgetown jumped off to a 16-5 lead and never looked back in the one-sided affair. After the Mountaineers moved to within nine points at 41-32, the Hoyas scored the first seven points of the second half to ice the win.

Jeremi Booth and Donald Sims each popped in 14 points for Appalachian State (3-4).

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COL BKB: San Diego St. 77, San Diego 49

San Diego -- Malcolm Thomas pumped in 20 points and D.J. Gay added 16 Saturday in No. 15 San Diego State's 77-49 rout of San Diego.

After playing a tight first 20 minutes, the Aztecs (10-0) outscored their crosstown rivals 43-21 in the second half.

Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 13 points and 13 rebounds for San Diego State, which is off to the best start in school history.

The Toreros (1-8) were led by Ken Rancifer and Trevor Fuller, who each scored 12 points in the setback.

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COL BKB: Kansas 76, Colorado State 55

Kansas City, Mo. -- Markieff Morris and Tyshawn Taylor each scored 12 points for No. 4 Kansas Saturday and the Jayhawks cruised to a 76-55 victory over Colorado State.

Morris grabbed 11 rebounds and Tyrel Reed added 11 points for the Jayhawks (9-0).

Markieff Morris's twin brother Marcus returned from a minor knee injury to score eight points for the victors.

The Rams (4-3) were led by Andy Ogide's 12 points. Dorian Green and Travis Franklin each contributed 10 points in the loss.

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COL BKB: Syracuse 100, Colgate 43

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Rick Jackson and Dion Waiters teamed up to score 35 points Saturday, fueling No. 7 Syracuse's 100-43 dismantling of Colgate.

Jackson popped in 18 points and Waiters added 17. Brandon Triche had 14 and Scoop Jardine contributed 13 for Syracuse (10-0).

The Orange were so dominating, they were up 46-8 halftime lead.

Colgate (0-8) got 14 points from Joe Hoban in the resounding loss.

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COL BKB: Purdue 77, North Florida 57

West Lafayette, Ind.-- JaJuan Johnson poured in 25 points and E'Twaun Moore added 21 more Saturday, pacing No. 18 Purdue to a 77-57 victory over North Florida.

Purdue took the lead for good with a 16-4 run early in the first half, during which Johnson hit two jumpers and Moore connected on a pair of 3-pointers for the Boilermakers (9-1) on the way to a 20-8 lead.

Terone Johnson's basket with 1:22 remaining in the first half gave Purdue a 41-21 lead at the break and the Boilermakers cruised from there.

Jerron Granberry donated 14 points for the Ospreys (4-5) and Brad Haugabrook chipped in 12 with four assists.

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COL BKB: Notre Dame 83, Gonzaga 79

South Bend, Ind. -- Tim Abromaitis scored 21 points and Ben Hansbrough made four key free throws down the stretch Saturday, allowing No. 23 Notre Dame to edge Gonzaga 83-79.

Abromaitis collected eight rebounds, Carleton Scott scored 23 points and Eric Atkins contributed 12 points and seven boards for the Fighting Irish (9-1).

Mangisto Arop's 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining pulled Gonzaga to within two at 79-77. But Hansbrough responded with a pair of foul shots and repeated the feat after Marquise Carter's layup with 6 seconds left made it two-point game again.

Elias Harris led the Bulldogs (4-5) with 19 points and Steven Gray added 18 points and eight assists.

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COL BKB: Kentucky 72, Notre Dame 58

Lexington, Ky. -- Terrence Jones bounced back from a sub-par effort to score 27 points Wednesday and No. 16 Kentucky pulled away to defeat 23rd-ranked Notre Dame 72-58.

The Fighting Irish battled the Wildcats to a 40-40 halftime tie and were still within five points with 4 minutes to go. Kentucky then closed the game on a 12-3 run.

Jones had 17 rebounds while hitting 9-of-18 shots from the field. The freshman had made just 3-of-17 in Kentucky's loss to North Carolina last Saturday.

Brandon Knight added 20 points for Kentucky (6-2), which held Notre Dame to 18 points over the final 20 minutes.

Notre Dame (8-1) was led by Ben Hansbrough with 21 points.

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COL BKB: Florida 67, American 48

Washington -- Erving Walker hit four 3-pointers en route to 16 points Sunday, powering No. 16 Florida to a 67-48 victory over American University.

Chandler Parsons chipped in 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Gators (6-2).

Florida allowed American to pull within 50-42 with just over 8 minutes on the clock, but Parsons responded by pulling down an offensive rebound, drawing a foul and hitting the first of two free throws.

He missed the second shot but grabbed his own rebound and put it back in for a 2-pointer, giving Florida a double-digit lead again.

Alex Tyus scored 14 points and Vernon Macklin added 12 more for the victors.

Troy Brewer led the Eagles (5-3) with 17 points.

COL BKB: Baylor 68, Arizona State 54

Waco, Texas -- LaceDarius Dunn scored 24 points and ignited a surge early in the second half that carried No. 10 Baylor to a 68-54 win over Arizona State.

Dunn made 6-of-12 shots from 3-point range to keep the Bears unbeaten in their six games this season.

Arizona State scored the first six points of the second half to forge a 33-33 tie, but Dunn put Baylor in front for good by hitting a 3-pointer 1:13 into the period.

A.J. Walton added 13 points and five rebounds for the Bears.

Arizona State (3-3) was led by Rihards Kuksiks with 13 points. A key to the Baylor victory was its dominance on the backboards, where the Bears held a 36-20 advantage.

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