TUCSON, Ariz. — Aaron Gordon scored 21, Nick Johnson added 17 and Arizona opened its second week at No. 1 with a 69-43 rout over Southern on Thursday night.
Arizona (12-0) had no trouble with the Jaguars early on, racing out to a 15-point halftime lead while playing without injured center Kaleb Tarczewski. The second half wasn't quite as smooth and the Wildcats were 22-of-37 from the free-throw line, but it was good enough to get them to 12-0 for the second straight season.
Brandon Ashley had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona, which dominated Southern from the start, building a 12-point by the midpoint of the first half.
Southern (3-8) fought back after a miserable first half but fell in too deep of a hole to make a game of it. Malcolm Miller and Calvin Godfrey had 11 points each for the Jaguars.
Arizona moved to the top of the Associated Press poll last week for the first time since 2003.
No. 8 Duke 80, UCLA 63: Jabari Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Duke used a patient offensive attack to beat UCLA 80-63 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Blue Devils (9-2) poked and prodded UCLA's 2-3 zone from the perimeter, making 11 3-pointers in a season-high 32 attempts from beyond the arc. Parker went 4-for-8 from long range while scoring more than 20 points for the ninth time in his 11 college games. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is 8-1 against UCLA.
Indiana gifted $40M: Indianapolis philanthropist Cindy Simon Skjodt donated $40 million to renovate Assembly Hall. The gift is the largest in IU athletics history, and university president Michael McRobbie said the facility would be renamed the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall once renovations are complete as early as 2016. Skjodt is the daughter of late Pacers co-owner and mall magnate Melvin Simon.
Miami 68, Savannah St. 51: Donnavan Kirk scored 15 to go with his nine rebounds and three blocks as the visiting Hurricanes (6-5) beat the Tigers. Kirk has a block in 11 straight games and has 24 for the season.
No. 2 Duke 80, Albany 51: Haley Peters scored 17 as the host Blue Devils (11-1) shot 59 percent from the floor in their first game since an 83-61 home loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday.
No. 13 Oklahoma St. 63, Michigan St. 57: Tiffany Bias hit all four of her free throws in the final seconds and the Cowboys improved to 9-0 with a victory over the Spartans at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan.
No. 23 SYRACUSE 80, NIAGARA 44: Brittney Sykes scored 20 and the host Orange (10-1) opened with a 22-6 run in a rout.