Spartans warm up for Duke with win

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Durrell Summers scored 21 points, and No. 2 Michigan State warmed up for its showdown with top-ranked Duke with a 73-55 win over Tennessee Tech on Sunday.

The Spartans (5-1) will surely drop in the rankings before taking on the Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night. Michigan State lost to Connecticut earlier this week at the Maui Invitational, although the Spartans bounced back with a victory over Washington.

They also had little trouble with Tennessee Tech (0-3) of the Ohio Valley Conference.

At least the Golden Eagles were able to play this game. Their home opener Tuesday night was canceled when visiting Appalachian State failed to supply officials for the game.

No. 11 Missouri 91, Arkansas Pine-Bluff 63

At Columbia, Mo., Kim English scored a season-high 18 points after going scoreless in his last outing.

The junior has only gone without a point five times in his career. He played eight minutes in the Tigers' 83-71 victory over LaSalle in the finals of the Cancun Challenge on Wednesday.

Ricardo Ratliffe had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (5-0), who started the second half on a 16-1 run to pull away from the Golden Lions (0-6). Missouri allowed just one shot during the first four minutes of the span.

Dominic Moore led Pine Bluff with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Golden Lions dressed eight players after scratching five before the game.

No. 16 Florida 55, Florida State 51

At Tallahassee, Fla., Kenny Boynton scored 14 points and Erik Murphy added 10, including a decisive late field goal, as 16th-ranked Florida held off Florida State's late rally to beat the Seminoles.

Michael Snaer's fifth 3-pointer of the game cut Florida's lead to 53-51 with 51 seconds left before Murphy's putback with 16 seconds left.

The Gators (5-1) opened a 53-48 lead with 1:20 left on two free throws by Murphy coming just 17 seconds after two by Boynton.

Snaer scored 15 points for the Seminoles (5-1).

Texas A&M 54, No. 21 Temple 51

At Lake Buena Vista, Fla., David Loubeau scored 13 points, Naji Hibbert added 12 and Texas A&M beat the No. 21 Owls in the consolation bracket of the Old Spice Classic.

Texas A&M (5-1) went ahead 52-51 when B.J. Holmes scored off a rebound with 18.5 seconds left. Temple (3-2) had gone up 51-50 when Ramone Moore made two free throws with just under a minute remaining.

After Temple's Juan Fernandez missed an open late jumper, Khris Middleton made it 54-51 by hitting two free throws with 2.3 seconds to go.

Fernandez and Lavoy Allen had 10 points apiece for Temple, which lost its opening game of the tournament to California 57-50 Thursday. One day later the Owls beat Georgia 65-58.

No. 25 North Carolina 74, College of Charleston 69

At Chapel Hill, N.C., John Henson scored a career-high 19 points and ignited the decisive second-half run.

Henson also had seven rebounds and two blocked shots for the Tar Heels (4-2), who rallied from a five-point deficit midway through the second half to win their second straight game.

North Carolina had all kinds of trouble avenging last year's overtime loss to the Cougars (4-3), who never let the Tar Heels put away the game after they finally went back ahead.

The Tar Heels, who led by just a point at halftime, shot 53 percent after the break.

Andrew Goudelock scored 28 points to lead College of Charleston, which hit nine 3-pointers but missed plenty of good looks in the second half.

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