CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Luke Maye scored 20 points Wednesday night and No. 9 North Carolina held on to give Coach Roy Williams his 400th victory at the school, 93-81 over Bucknell.

Theo Pinson added a career-high 19 points for the Tar Heels (2-0), who shot 47 percent and welcomed back Joel Berry, the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, on the same day graduate transfer Cameron Johnson was lost for 4 to 6 weeks following knee surgery.

North Carolina blew most of an early 16-point lead but scored nine straight points after the Bison cut the lead to 71-67 on Nate Sestina’s layup with 61/2 minutes remaining. Pinson started the decisive burst with two free throws, and Maye pushed it back to double figures with his 3-pointer with 41/2 minutes remaining that made it 78-67.

Nana Foulland and Zack Thomas scored 21 points apiece for Bucknell (0-3). The Patriot League favorites shot 46 percent and were 11 of 28 from 3-point range to offset a serious disadvantage inside.

(14) MINNESOTA 107, NIAGARA 81: Amir Coffey, Reggie Lynch and Jordan Murphy all scored 18 points as Minnesota (3-0) pulled away from Niagara (1-1) at Minneapolis.

Lynch and Murphy posted double-doubles, with Lynch grabbing a team-high 12 rebounds and Murphy checking in with 11. Nate Mason added 15 points and 11 assists for the Golden Gophers.

(22) SETON HALL 84, INDIANA 68: Desi Rodriguez scored 23 points, keying a balanced offense and leading Seton Hall (3-0) over Indiana (0-2) at Newark, New Jersey.

Rodriguez was one of the four Pirates to reach double figures. Angel Delgado added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Khadeen Carrington scored 17 points and Myles Powell tossed in 11.

(24) WEST VIRGINIA 98, AMERICAN 64: Jevon Carter and Daxter Miles scored 20 points each to lead West Virginia (1-1) over American (0-2) at Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Mountaineers got off to a slow start, staying competitive with the Eagles over the opening 13:56.


(2) TEXAS 100, MCNEESE STATE 34: Ariel Atkins scored 23 points and Texas (2-0) made eight 3-pointers in the first half against McNeese State (1-1) at Austin, Texas.

Texas overwhelmed McNeese State from the opening tip with a trapping defense that forced turnovers and put the game in the fast-tempo transition the Longhorns wanted. Texas forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter and turned them into 19 points, and made five 3-pointers in bolting to a 32-8 lead. Atkins made the game’s first basket on a 3-pointer from the corner and finished the quarter with eight.

(9) OHIO STATE 99, IDAHO 56: Linnae Harper had 18 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, and Ohio State (2-1) beat Idaho (1-1) at Columbus, Ohio, for the 1,000th victory in program history.

Stephanie Mavunga scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half for Ohio State.

(13) TENNESSEE 89, JAMES MADISON 60: Jaime Nared had 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists as Tennessee (2-0) never trailed in a rout of James Madison (1-2) at Knoxville, Tennessee.