>>Bradley Dominates Texas A&M Corpus-Christi
Ka'Darryl Bell scored 12 points and Jermaine Morgan had 10 to lead Bradley to a 52-38 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic on Tuesday night.
Bradley (2-2), which held a slim 22-15 lead at the half, scored six unanswered points to open the second period and was up 47-31 with 5:39 left in the game. The Islanders' Bryce Douvier hit a 3-point jumper to close to 47-38 with 3:29 remaining, but A&M-Corpus Christi could not get another bucket after that.
Neither team had a hot hand as Bradley made just 15 of 42 attempts (35.7 while limiting the Islanders to 13 of 44 (29.5%). The Braves made 19 of 28 free throws with the Islanders hitting 10 of 15 attempts from the line.
John Jordan led A&M-Corpus Christi (2-2) with 14 points.
Bradley will play TCU and the Islanders face Mississippi Valley on Friday.
>>Villanova Tops Michigan In Heavyweight Tilt
JayVaughn Pinkston put Villanova ahead and then kept it in front.
Pinkston hit a go-ahead basket with 16 seconds left and then blocked Zak Irvin at the other end as the No. 12 Wildcats defeated 19th-ranked Michigan 60-55 on Tuesday night in the Legends Classic championship game.
Pinkston, who was called for an offensive foul with 31 seconds remaining after powering into Derrick Walton on the right block a possession prior, barreled into a flopping Caris LeVert. Pinkston then went up and nailed the short jumper to give the Wildcats a 56-55 edge.
Michigan had seven seconds on the clock after Walton was stripped and Spike Albrecht fed a cutting Irvin down the paint. Pinkston met him at the rim and emphatically swatted his shot away.
Ryan Arcidiacono sunk a pair of foul shots with four ticks to play and Max Bielfeldt tossed the ensuing inbounds away. Arcidiacono then hit two more free throws to seal the outcome.
>>Arizona Survives Kansas State
Kansas State gave the No. 2 team in the country all it could handle, but Arizona nevertheless pulled out a hard-fought 72-68 victory in the semifinal round of the Maui Invitational.
Kansas State had three chances to tie or take the lead down the stretch, and the underdogs came away empty each time.
Arizona (5-0) received 18 points from Kaleb Tarczewski, 15 from Gabe York and shot 63.2 percent from the field in the second half to advanced to Wednesday's championship game against San Diego State.
Marcus Foster paced Kansas State (3-2) with 23 points behind six 3-pointers.
>>VCU Gets By Oregon
VCU created a lot more havoc Tuesday night than it did on Monday.
Especially on Oregon's leading scorer Joseph Young.
Melvin Johnson had 19 points and No. 14 VCU pulled away from Oregon in the second half for a 77-63 win in the third-place game of the Legends Classic.
The Rams forced just nine Villanova turnovers in its 77-53 loss in the semifinals Monday, but got 20 from the Ducks.
Young, who came in averaging 24.5 points per game, was held to nine points on 2-of-13 shooting.
Briante Weber posted 11 points, 10 assists and four steals for the Rams (4-1). Jordan Burgess tallied 12 points and seven rebounds in the triumph.
Dillon Brooks netted 15 points to lead Oregon (3-2).
NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball ("USA Today" Rankings)
#1 Kentucky Wildcats 92, Texas-Arlington Mavericks 44
#7 Virginia Cavaliers 79, Tennessee State Tigers 36
#9 Texas Longhorns 78, St. Francis (PA) Red Flash 46
Maryland Terrapins 72, #13 Iowa State Cyclones 63 (CBE Hall of Fame Classic)
#15 San Diego State Aztecs 74, Pitt Panthers 57 (Maui Invitational)
#20 Miami Hurricanes 77, Charlotte 49ers 74 (Gildan Charleston Classic)