Sophomore guard Ed Davender scored eight points in a 17-6 run in the second half that carried ninth-ranked Kentucky to a 63-58 victory over No. 19 Indiana last night in Lexington, Ky.
Kentucky improved to 5-0. Indiana (2-1) played without guard Steve Alford, who was given a one-game suspension by the NCAA because his photo was used in a sorority calendar for charity.
After Indiana took a 36-34 lead on Daryl Thomas' two free throws with 18:17 left, Davender scored four points in an 8-0 run that gave Kentucky a 42-36 edge at 13:51.
Indiana pulled even at 42 on baskets by Winston Morgan, Stew Robinson and Ricky Calloway. But Davender keyed a 9-0 run with two layups that pushed Kentucky to a 51-42 lead with 7:53 to go.
Davender led Kentucky with 22 points, followed by senior forward Kenny Walker with 16 and Winston Bennett with 10.
*Kansas 71, N.C. State 56: Forward Ron Kellogg scored 19 of his game-high 23 points in the second half as the seventh-ranked Jayhawks won in Greensboro, N.C.
Kellogg, a 6-foot-5 senior, scored eight points in the first nine minutes of the second half to key an 18-8 run that gave Kansas (6-1) a 56-34 lead.
N.C. State (3-3) cut the lead to 52-46 with 7:11 left on Nate McMillan's two free throws, but Kellogg hit two jump shots to make it 58-46 with 5:10 left.
Kansas' Calvin Thompson had 14 points and Greg Dreiling had 12, 10 in the second half. Chris Washburn led the Wolfpack with 22 points.
*Michigan 91, Florida Southern 68: Center Roy Tarpley had 19 points and 10 blocked shots and the second-ranked Wolverines, at home, jumped to a 20-2 lead in winning their 22nd straight regular-season game.
Michigan (6-0) had 10 blocked shots and seven steals in the first half, gaining a 52-24 lead. Tarpley had seven of the blocks and Gary Grant had five steals.
*Memphis State 80, Fresno State 56: Center William Bedford had 22 points and 12 rebounds as the 13th-ranked Tigers won the Pearl Harbor Memorial Classic tournament. It was Fresno State's worst loss in the eight years Boyd Grant has been coach.
The 7-foot Bedford made 10 of 13 shots and blocked five shots. Many of his points came on dunks off passes from guard Andre Turner (20 points). The Tigers' Baskerville Holmes had 16 points.
*North Carolina 114, Rutgers 71: In Greensboro, N.C., Brad Daugherty scored 23 points to power the top-ranked Tar Heels (6-0).
North Carolina outscored the Scarlet Knights, 19-7, in the first 5:12 of the second half to stretch a 10-point halftime lead to 64-42 on a dunk by Daugherty, who hit 10 of 11 shots and had seven rebounds.
Reserve Kevin Madden scored 18 points for North Carolina, which shot better than 60 percent.
*Louisville 77, Purdue 58: Billy Thompson scored 13 points to help the 16th-ranked Cardinals (3-2) at home. Louisville got strong play from freshmen reserves Tony Kimbro, Kevin Walls and Kenny Payne.
Louisville's reserves outscored Purdue's reserves, 19-8, in the first half, with Payne hitting all four of his shots.
Purdue (5-2) scored only eight points in the first 10 minutes of the second half as Louisville's lead stretched to 27 points. Purdue missed 17 of 24 second-half shots.
*St. John's 88, Fairleigh Dickinson 56: Walter Berry had 29 points and 13 rebounds to lead the 15th-ranked Redmen (6-1) to the Joe Lapchick Memorial Tournament championship in New York. Berry made 12 of 15 shots and teammate Willie Glass (18 points) made eight of nine.
St. John's led at halftime, 44-27, and started the second half with a 21-6 run.
*Notre Dame 71, Loyola (Chicago) 58: Joseph Price and Donald Royal scored 13 points apiece each and the Fighting Irish, at home, fought off the Ramblers' second-half comeback.
Notre Dame (3-1) led at the half, 42-24, as it built a 21-8 rebounding margin. But the Irish went scoreless for the first eight minutes of the second half, allowing Loyola (1-5) to pull to 42-39.
*Georgia Tech 89, Georgia 65: In Atlanta, Duane Ferrell and Bruce Dalrymple keyed a 9-0 spurt that ended the Bulldogs' comeback attempt as fifth-ranked Georgia Tech won.
Ferrell started the run with a three-point play after the Bulldogs had cut a 16-point lead to 69-61 with just under six minutes remaining. Dalrymple followed that with a layup and two free throws before Mark Price hit a 15-footer to put the Yellow Jackets in front, 78-61, with four minutes to play.
Georgia (2-2) had beaten Georgia Tech (4-1) seven straight times.
*Boston College 62, Wake Forest 60: Jamie Benton had a three-point play with 1:08 left and Dana Barrows stole the ball to preserve the Eagles' victory in Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest is 3-2.
With Boston College (3-0) trailing by 60-59, Benton drove between two defenders for a layup, was fouled and hit the free throw. Barrows stole the ball from Wake Forest center Mike Scott with 10 seconds to go.
Wake Forest's Tyrone Bogues had 12 assists.
*Western Kentucky 71, Auburn 58: In Bowling Green, Ky., Kannard Johnson scored 24 points as the Hilltoppers (5-0) upset the 19th-ranked Tigers in the Hilltopper Classic championship game.
Auburn (3-2) was led by Chuck Person's 25 points.
*Villanova 85, Wagner 62: Seniors Harold Pressley and Dwight Wilbur scored 13 points each and Pressley had eight rebounds to lead the Wildcats (6-2) at home.
Villanova went ahead by 13 points on Veltra Dawson's 15-foot jump shot with 2:19 left in the half. Its biggest margin came in the second half when Chuck Everson's basket made it 84-60 with 48 seconds.
*Illinois 115, Utah State 64: Scott Meents scored 16 points, all in the first half, to lead the Fighting Illini to the Illini Classic championship and their 28th straight home-court victory. Illinois (5-1) made 26 of 38 first-half shots in gaining a 60-29 lead.
*Wisconsin 88, Miami 66: In Madison, Wis., Shelton Smith scored 20 points, including 16 in the second half, and Rod Ripley had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lift the Badgers (6-0).
*Old Dominion 93, Rider 46: Kenny Gattison and Clarence Hanley combined for 31 first-half points in the Monarchs' win at home. Hanley (19 points) made his first seven shots.
*St. Joseph's 72, Fairfield 59: Playing without its injured leading scorer, Maurice Martin, St. Joseph's (1-1) won easily on the road. St. Joseph's was led by reserve guard James Flint (19 points) and center Rodney Blake (17 points on eight-of-11 shooting).
*Holy Cross 114, Manhattan 71: In Worcester, Mass., Jim McCaffrey scored 29 points as the Crusaders (3-0) broke the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record for most points in a game.
*Clemson 73, South Carolina 66: Horace Grant (17 points, 17 rebounds) broke a tie in overtime with a free throw and Jerry Pryor hit two more free throws to lift the Tigers (6-0) at home. It was South Carolina's 22nd straight road loss.
*Minnesota 71, Arkansas 64: Marc Wilson scored 21 points as the Gophers (6-1) handed the visiting Razorbacks their first loss.
*Michigan State 90, Canisius 61: In East Lansing, Mich., Scott Skiles scored 24 points and Vernon Carr had 16 for the Spartans (6-0).
*Houston 76, St. Mary's (Texas) 65: Senior guard Alvin Franklin scored 23 points to lead the Cougars (3-1) at home.
*Missouri 67, St. Bonaventure 65: In Columbia, Mo., Dan Bingenheimer had 27 points and Derrick Chievous had 20 as the visiting Bonnies lost for the first time.
*De Paul 61, Illinois State 54: Dallas Comegys scored 15 points and freshman Rod Strickland had 12 to help De Paul (3-0) at home.
*Connecticut 89, Boston U. 76: Earl Kelley had a school-record 14 assists and Eddie Williams scored 23 points to lead the Huskies (4-0) at home.
*Providence 78, Rhode Island 71: Freshman Darryl Wright scored 12 second-half points to lead the Friars (4-1) at home.
*Duquesne 84, St. Francis 67: In Loretto, Pa., Rick Suder had 29 points and seven assists to lead the Dukes (4-0).
*Bradley 66, Marquette 64: In Milwaukee, Hersey Hawkins scored 23 points, including clutch baskets down the stretch, as the Braves (6-0) won.
*Arizona State 71, TCU 68: Chris Sandle scored 19 points, including a pivotal three-point play with 1:01 remaining, as the Sun Devils (5-0) won the Kactus Klassic tournament in Tempe, Ariz.