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Add social life to K-State's struggles

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jacob Pullen scored 15, and No. 3 Kansas State struggled for a 76-67 victory over overmatched Presbyterian on Thursday night.

"I told the guys after the game I hope they have a good social life," Kansas State coach Frank Martin said, "because I'm getting ready to ruin it."

What was supposed to be an easy game before playing Gonzaga on Monday and either Duke or Marquette on Tuesday turned out to be a tough test for Kansas State.

Up 14 at the half, Kansas State (3-0) couldn't shake Presbyterian, which lost its opener by 41 to Vanderbilt.

"You saw the ugly head of youth and lack of leadership," Martin said. "Presbyterian deserved to win."

The home crowd never relaxed until Rodney Magruder hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds remaining to make it 74-65.

boston college falls to yale: Austin Morgan was 6-of-9 on 3-pointers and scored 25 to carry Yale to a 75-67 upset of Boston College. This is the third straight season a visiting Ivy League team has stunned the Eagles out of the Big East. Harvard beat BC the other two times. The Bulldogs (1-2) were 12-of-21 on 3-pointers. Reggie Jackson led BC (1-1) with a career-high 30 points.

no. 5 pitt 79, maryland 70: Freshman Talib Zanna had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers (4-0) in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Zanna took over when Pitt's backcourt of Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker barely combined to match the 19.3 average they both came in with. Pitt plays in the final tonight against Texas, which beat No. 13 Illinois 90-84 in overtime late Thursday.

No. 8 UNC 107, Hofstra 63: Freshman Harrison Barnes scored 19, all in the first half when he went 4-for-4 on 3-pointers, and the Tar Heels (2-0) rolled in the opener of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan. "It was outrageous how well we shot it early," coach Roy Williams said. Former Sickles standout John Henson had 12 points and 11 rebounds. UNC plays tonight against Minnesota, which beat Western Kentucky 95-77 behind 22 points from Ralph Sampson III.

No. 15 Mizzou 66, W. Illinois 61: Laurence Bowers had nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, and the host Tigers won their opener despite 14 of 27 free-throw shooting.

No. 17 Baylor 63, Jackson St. 49: Perry Jones had 20 points and eight rebounds and the host Bears (3-0) never trailed.

No. 20 G'town 80, Coastal Carolina 61: Jason Clark hit five 3-pointers and scored 22 as the Hoyas (3-0) won easily in the opening round of the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

N.C. State 85, E. Carolina 65: Lorenzo Brown had 16 points as the Wolfpack (2-0) went on a 42-10 run in a Charleston Classic opener. N.C. State is 19-1 against the Pirates (2-1).

vandy 59, nebraska 49: John Jenkins scored 22 to lead the Commodores (2-0) past the Cornhuskers (2-1) in a Puerto Rico Tip-Off opener.

Arkansas 75, Grambling State 52: Rotnei Clarke scored 20 points, hitting five 3-pointers, as the host Razorbacks won their opener, holding the Tigers (0-3) to 34.9 percent shooting.

LSU 79, Tenn.-Martin 56: The host Tigers (2-1) outrebounded the Skyhawks by 20 and outscored them in the paint 42-12.

west va. 84, davidson 70: Darryl "Truck" Bryant scored 22 and Dan Jennings grabbed 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers (2-0) in a Puerto Rico Tip-Off opener. The Wildcats shot 2-for-22 on 3-pointers. The game had 67 fouls and one technical. Seven players fouled out, including West Virginia's Deniz Kilicli in six minutes.

Providence 77, Morgan St. 55: Marshon Brooks had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Kadeem Batts, one of nine Friars freshmen, added 14 points for host Providence (3-0).

Famu 64, Savannah St. 53: Amin Stevens scored 15 to lead the host Rattlers (2-1).

izzo deal: Michigan State coach Tom Izzo's contract was amended to give him a $500,000 raise, increasing his annual compensation to $3.49 million. Kentucky's John Calipari averages $4 million a year. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was paid more than $3.6 million two years ago, and Florida's Billy Donovan averages $3.5 million.

Women: FSU rolls

TALLAHASSEE — Cierra Bravard had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 16 FSU to a 63-52 win over Colorado State.

Colorado State (0-2) trailed 33-9 at halftime. FSU (3-0) has a school-record 12 straight home victories.

UF CAN'T BEAT BUZZER: Florida lost 74-73 to DePaul in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT when Kayla Lewis' tip-in occurred just after the buzzer. The Gators (2-1) were trying to end the Blue Demons' 58-game home-winning streak against nonconference opponents.

No. 4 Tennessee 85, UVa 73: Angie Bjorklund made six 3-pointers and scored 26 as the host Vols (3-0) switched to a zone defense to overcome the speedy Cavaliers.

No. 6 Duke 75, Auburn 62: Jasmine Thomas scored 16, one of five players in double figures for the visiting Blue Devils (3-0). The Tigers got 12 points each from Alli Smalley and Morgan Toles.

no. 15 ucla 86, no. 12 notre dame 83, 2 OT: Darxia Morris scored five in the second overtime and came up with a big steal for the host Bruins (3-0). Skylar Diggins led the Irish (2-1) with 22 points.

No. 21 Maryland 72, Towson 47: Diandra Tchatchouang had 12 points and nine rebounds and the Terrapins (2-1) never trailed. The Tigers committed 28 turnovers.

No. 23 Vandy 70, Samford 60: Redshirt freshman Stephanie Holzer scored 19 of her 26 in the second half for the host Commodores (2-1).

Kentucky: Coach Matthew Mitchell agreed to an extension worth $600,000 annually. Last season's SEC coach of the year is 63-40 in three seasons.

Add social life to K-State's struggles 11/18/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 19, 2010 12:31am]
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