Sophomore Marcelus Kemp from Garfield High School scored 19 points, including 10 straight for Nevada late in the game, to lead the 17th-ranked...
RENO, Nev. — Sophomore Marcelus Kemp from Garfield High School scored 19 points, including 10 straight for Nevada late in the game, to lead the 17th-ranked Wolf Pack past UC Davis 78-51 on Wednesday night.
Mo Charlo added 12 points, and Nick Fazekas and Demarshay Johnson each had 10 points for Nevada (6-0), which shot 58 percent from the field and is off to its best start since the 1951-52 team opened the season 14-0.
Kyle Brucculeri scored 16 points and Phil Rasmussen had 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Aggies (1-5), who upset Stanford last week but shot only 33 percent from the field.
Redshirt freshman Lyndale Burleson from Franklin High School and Kyle Shiloh each had five assists for the Wolf Pack while playing for starting point guard Ramon Sessions. He sat out with a hip injury but is expected to return Saturday against No. 16 UCLA at the Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
The duo also held freshman Vince Oliver, UC Davis’ leading scorer, to five points, 10 below his average.
The Wolf Pack led 10-0, then went on another 10-0 run early in the second half to open a 51-31 lead on Denis Ikolev’s basket off an inbounds pass with 13:22 remaining. Fueled by Kemp, they added another 18-0 run down the stretch.
Other Top 25 games
At No. 1 Duke 72, Penn 59
J.J. Redick scored 24 points and Shelden Williams added 20 as Duke prepared for its matchup with No. 2 Texas by beating Penn.
Sean Dockery had 11 points for the Blue Devils (8-0), who travel to East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday to meet the Longhorns (8-0). Freshman Josh McRoberts had eight points, seven rebounds, four steals and two blocks for Duke.
Ibrahim Jaaber had 10 of his 16 points in the second half for the Quakers (3-3).
At No. 21 Maryland 87, W. Carolina 57
Travis Garrison had a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds for Maryland.
Ekene Ibekwe scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and D.J. Strawberry added 13 points for the Terrapins (6-2), who led by only four at halftime. Jared Outing led Western Carolina (5-6) with 12 points.
Notre Dame 78, at No. 22 Alabama 71
Colin Falls scored 24 points and Notre Dame went 8 for 9 from the free-throw line over the final three minutes.
Falls hit six three-pointers in the first half as the Fighting Irish (3-2) built a 17-point lead and held on to snap a two-game losing streak.
Chuck Davis had a career-high 29 points for the Crimson Tide (4-2) on 13-of-18 shooting.
At No. 23 North Carolina 75,
Saint Louis 63
Freshman Tyler Hansbrough scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half to lead the Tar Heels (5-1). David Noel added 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Reyshawn Terry had 14 points.
Anthony Drejaj had 16 points to lead Saint Louis (3-3).
• St. John’s junior guard Daryll Hill was suspended for Wednesday’s game against Stony Brook for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
• Leading scorer Jason Williams has been suspended indefinitely by UTEP for punching teammate Stefon Jackson during practice and breaking his jaw.