PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Andrew Wiggins scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half Thursday and No. 2 Kansas moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis, downing previously unbeaten Wake Forest 87-78.
Frank Mason scored 12 points and Joel Embild added 10 for the Jayhawks (5-0), who had a 14-point halftime lead trimmed to four before hanging on in the final minutes.
Kansas will play Villanova on Friday night for a spot in the title game.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half for Wake Forest (5-1). The Demon Deacons held Kansas to a season-low 47 percent from the field but lost forward Devin Thomas after he was ejected for two technical fouls with 7:28 remaining.
Tyler Cavanaugh scored 11 points, and Madison Jones and Coron Williams each had 10 for Wake Forest.
(5) OKLAHOMA STATE 97, PURDUE 87: Marcus Smart scored 30 points, and Oklahoma State (6-0) nearly blew a big lead before beating Purdue (5-1) in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Markel Brown added 25 points for the Cowboys, who came in averaging 100.2 points and had defeated their first five opponents by an average of 37.8.
Oklahoma State led 52-29 at halftime.
(19) UCLA 105, NEVADA 84: Jordan Adams and Zach Lavine each scored 21 points to lead UCLA (6-0) over Nevada (3-4) in the opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational.
Five players scored in double figures for the Bruins, who quickly erased an early five-point deficit and built a double-digit lead less than 10 minutes into the game.
UCLA’s lead got as high as 19 in the first half, when the Bruins shot 16 of 25 (64 percent) from the field and 17 of 18 at the free-throw line. They finished at 60.7 percent from the floor, including 10 of 20 from 3-point range.
(21) MEMPHIS 87, SIENA 60: Joe Jackson scored 18 points, Shaq Goodwin had 17 and Memphis (3-1) advanced to the semifinals of the Old Spice Classic by beating Siena (2-5) at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Michael Dixon Jr. added 16 points for Memphis.
The Tigers’ lone loss this season came against No. 5 Oklahoma State, a game the Cowboys won handily 101-80 on Nov. 19. Memphis could get a rematch in the championship game of this event Sunday if both teams win Friday.
(23) IOWA 77, XAVIER 74: Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and Iowa (6-0) rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit to beat Xavier (5-1) in overtime at the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The Hawkeyes never led in regulation but never trailed in overtime.
Zach McCabe scored 11 points, and Gabriel Olaseni had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawkeyes. Aaron White’s 10-point night ended with a clutch tip-in with 1:40 left in overtime.
(25) MARQUETTE 86, CAL STATE FULLERTON 66: Jamil Wilson scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Marquette (4-2) routed tournament host Cal State Fullerton (2-4) in the first round of the Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, Calif.
Reserves Davante Gardner and Jajuan Johnson each had 18 points for the Golden Eagles, who quickly squashed any hope the Titans had of pulling an upset. Marquette grabbed a double-digit lead just 10 minutes into the game and cruised from there.
The Golden Eagles shot 55.7 percent from the field and outrebounded Cal State Fullerton 40-20. They led by as many as 26, allowing backups to play the majority of the second half.
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(2) DUKE 81, XAVIER 54: Tricia Liston scored 22 points and Elizabeth Williams added 18 to help Duke (6-0) beat Xavier (2-3) at the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Williams also had eight rebounds and four blocks for the Blue Devils. Chelsea Gray had eight points, nine assists and nine rebounds.
Duke led by three 7½ minutes in before scoring 20 of the final 29 points of the half to take a 40-26 lead at the break. Liston had nine points during the burst. Liston has gone over 20 points in three of Duke’s games this season.
(3) TENNESSEE 76, VIRGINIA 67: Meighan Simmons scored 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, to lead Tennessee (6-0) over Virginia (3-3) in the opening game of the Junkanoo Jam at Freeport, Bahamas.
Simmons, who hadn’t scored more than 14 points in a game this season, finished two short of her career high.
Tennessee got off to another slow start and trailed by four at the half before the Vols took over. They scored the first six points in the second half and led by as many as 12.
(6) STANFORD 80, SOUTH DAKOYA STATE 60: Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead Stanford (7-1) over South Dakota State (4-3) at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Mikaela Ruef had 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Amber Orrange added 13 points and five steals for the Cardinal, who captured all three games of the round-robin tournament. Stanford had a 40-19 halftime lead.
(11) NORTH CAROLINA 93, ARKANSAS STATE 60: Freshman Diamond DeShields scored a career-high 24 points as North Carolina (5-1) easily beat Arkansas State (4-2) at Cancun, Mexico.
The Tar Heels entered the game ranked second in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents only 27.8 percent shooting in its first five games.
(12) TEXAS A&M 69 MEMPHIS 59: Tori Scott scored a career-high 19, and Karla Gilbert added 18 points and 14 rebounds as Texas A&M (4-0) defeated Memphis (3-3) in the Paradise Jam tournament at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
The career nights – Gilbert’s double-double was her first – came as Memphis refused to go quietly. Mooriah Rowser scored 21 for the Tigers and Ariel Hearn scored 19 on 5-of-8 3-pointers. Rowser hit a pair of buckets and Hearn a 3-pointer as the Tigers cut a six-point halftime gap to 37-36 in about two minutes.
(16) PURDUE 75, TEXAS CHRISTIAN 68: Courtney Moses scored four second-half 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Purdue (5-1) over TCU (4-3) at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Purdue bounced back from its first loss off the season Tuesday, 86-69 to Stanford in the opener of the tourney. Natalie Ventress topped Texas Christian with 14 points.