LAS VEGAS — Kerwin Roach II had a career-high 32 points with seven assists and six steals Thursday to lead Texas over seventh-ranked North Carolina, 92-89.

Roach also had six rebounds and was 12 of 15 from the field, including 3 of 3 from deep. He topped his previous best of 26 points with an emphatic dunk with 8:27 left for a 73-65 lead.

Roach and North Carolina freshman Coby White went back and forth all game. White had 33 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have put the Tar Heels (5-1) ahead with 1:01 left. He was 7 of 10 from 3-point range.

Matt Coleman III had 16 points for Texas (5-0), and Jaxson Hayes added 15 points and nine rebounds.

(4) VIRGINIA 66, DAYTON 59: De’Andre Hunter matched his career high with 23 points to help Virginia (5-0) hold off Dayton (4-1) at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Hunter made a 3-pointer with 53.1 seconds left and Virginia protecting a 60-56 lead. It turned out to provide just enough cushion to keep the Cavaliers in control.


(6) NEVADA 96, TULSA 86: Jordan Caroline had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Nevada (5-0) beat Tulsa (4-1) at Las Vegas.

Caleb Martin added 21 points for the Wolf Pack, making all 10 of his free throws. Jazz Johnson had 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range.

(19) LOUISIANA STATE 67, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 55: Emmitt Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds, and LSU (5-0) beat College of Charleston (3-2) at Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Skylar Mays added 12 points for the Tigers.

(25) WISCONSIN 78, OKLAHOMA 58: D’Mitrik Trice set career highs with 25 points and seven 3-pointers to help Wisconsin (5-0) beat Oklahoma (4-1) at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Trice started 7 of 7 from behind the arc, the last coming when he pump-faked a defender and stepped to his right to bury the shot for a 66-47 lead with 6:22 left. But he finally missed a 3 less than a minute later to finish at 7 of 8.



(1) NOTRE DAME 81, GONZAGA 65: Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 points and Notre Dame (4-0) beat Gonzaga (4-1) at Vancouver, British Columbia.

Brianna Turner added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish dominated in the paint, outscoring the Bulldogs 56-32 and totaling 29 defensive rebounds.

(2) CONNECTICUT 90, MISSISSIPPI 50: Katie Lou Samuelson scored a season-high 22 points and UConn (3-0) beat Mississippi (3-2) at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

(11) TENNESSEE 78, CLEMSON 66: Zaay Green scored eight of her 12 points and Cheridene Green six of her 11 in the fourth quarter when Tennessee (4-0) pulled away from Clemson (2-3) at Bimini, Bahamas.

(14) SYRACUSE 70, KANSAS STATE 61: Tiana Mangakahia scored 18 points with six assists and four steals, and Syracuse (4-1) rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Kansas State (3-1) at Cancun, Mexico.

(15) NORTH CAROLINA STATE 78, MICHIGAN STATE 74: Kiara Leslie and Grace Hunter each had a double-double, Aislinn Konig added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and six assists, and North Carolina State (5-0) beat Michigan State (3-1) at Cancun, Mexico.

(16) DEPAUL 82, PRINCETON 67: Mart’e Grays scored 23 points and Chante Stonewall had a double-double as DePaul (2-1) rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Princeton (1-4) at Cancun, Mexico.

KENTUCKY 85, (17) SOUTH FLORIDA 63: Rhyne Howard scored 18 points, Taylor Murray added a season-best 17 and Kentucky (5-0) defeated South Florida (4-1) at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.