Syracuse, NY (World Wide Gamble) - Brandon Triche scored 21 points to power eighth-ranked Syracuse to an 88-57 victory over Wagner in the Orange's home opener at the Carrier Dome. James Southerland and Baye Moussa Keita each chipped in 15 points for the Orange (2-0), who played for the first time since last Sunday's 62-49 win over San Diego State aboard the USS Midway. Jonathon Williams scored 14 to lead Wagner (0-2), while Kenneth Ortiz added 11. The Seahawks dropped their opener on Wednesday in overtime against Delaware State.
Final Score: (15) Creighton 87, Presbyterian 58
Omaha, NE (World Wide Gamble) - Doug McDermott posted 24 points and seven rebounds as No. 15 Creighton thumped Presbyterian, 87-58, in the Las Vegas Invitational. Ethan Wragge posted 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from 3- point range while Austin Chatman added nine points and 11 assists for the Bluejays (3-0), who have posted double-digit victories in all three wins this season. Jordan Downing had 25 points and five boards while Khalid Mutakabbir added 12 points for the Blue Hose (0-3), who shot 40.4 percent in their third straight double-digit loss.
Final Score: (21) Michigan State 69, Texas Southern 41
East Lansing, MI (World Wide Gamble) - Gary Harris scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and the 21st-ranked Michigan State Spartans cruised past the Texas Southern Tigers, 69-41, on Sunday. Branden Dawson added 13 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Spartans (2-1), who have won two in a row since opening the season with a loss to Connecticut. Fred Sturdivant had 10 points and 12 boards for the Tigers (1-3), who shot just 21.1 percent from the field. Raymond Penn also tallied 10 points.
Final Score: (24) Cincinnati 93, North Carolina A&T 39
Cincinnati, OH (World Wide Gamble) - Sean Kilpatrick scored a game-high 29 points for the No.24 Cincinnati Bearcats, who crushed North Carolina A&T, 93-39, as part of the 2012 Global Sports Classic play on Sunday. Kilpatrick also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists while coming away with two steals in the victory. 11 other Bearcats scored in the game, but Cashmere Wright was the only other player in double-figures, scoring 13 points. The Aggies (1-3) shot a miserable 15.2 percent for the game, making only 10 shots in dropping their third straight contest. Lamont Middleton led them with 11 points and six rebounds, but shot a terrible 4-of-17 from the field in the loss.