Otto Porter had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 64-41 victory over Texas in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Nate Lubick added 13 points and Markel Starks had 11 for the Hoyas, who led by 18 at halftime. The lead grew to 23 and was never less than eight in the second half.
The Hoyas (6-1), whose only loss this season was to No. 1 Indiana in overtime, scored the first nine points of the game, the last four from Lubick on layups.
Sheldon McClellan had 12 points to lead the Longhorns (5-3), who had their lowest point total under coach Rick Barnes, who took over for the 1998-99 season. Texas had won three straight after losing two in a row.
NO. 3 MICHIGAN 73,
WESTERN MICHIGAN 41
Trey Burke had 20 points and seven assists, and Michigan eased past Western Michigan for a victory.
The Wolverines (8-0) had actually lost their previous two games against the Broncos, but that was more than a decade ago. Western Michigan (6-2) had won six straight coming into this game, including a victory over South Florida, but the Broncos wasted a chance to stay in the game with the Wolverines, turning the ball over 13 times in the first half.
Freshman Darius Paul had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Western Michigan.
It is Michigan's first 8-0 start since 1996-97.
NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 80,
Wayne Blackshear had 18 points and Louisville used its stifling defense to take control in a victory over College of Charleston.
The Cardinals (7-1) used a 22-7 run midway through the opening half to build a 36-14 lead and easily win their second straight since a loss to Duke.
Russ Smith had 13 points and Peyton Siva 12 for Louisville, which turned up its defense at the sold-out TD Arena. The Cardinals finished with a season-high 18 steals and forced Charleston (5-3) into a season-high 27 turnovers.
Adjehi Baru had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Cougars. Charleston leading scorer Andrew Lawrence finished with three points on 1-for-6 shooting.
NO. 8 ARIZONA 63,
SOUTHERN MISS 55
Nick Johnson scored 23 points, Kevin Parrom had 13 of his 14 in the second half and Arizona overcame a season-high 27 turnovers to hold off Southern Miss.
Arizona (6-0) struggled against Southern Miss' zone defense. The Wildcats survived behind their defense, forcing Southern Miss into 17 second-half turnovers to pull away to their best start since opening the 1999-2000 season with six straight wins.
Neil Watson led Southern Miss (6-2) with 17 points.
NO. 12 MISSOURI 81,
SE MISSOURI STATE 65
Laurence Bowers scored a career-high 26 points to help Missouri rally from 10 points down at halftime and beat Southeast Missouri St.
The Tigers (7-1) trailed for 17 minutes before Bowers made a turnaround jumper to give Missouri a 57-56 lead with 10:56 remaining, then stretched the lead to 73-62 with 4:16 left on an alley-oop dunk by Keion Bell.
Corey Wilford scored all of his 14 points in the first half to lead the Redhawks (6-5).
NO. 13 ILLINOIS 72,
WESTERN CAROLINA 64
Brandon Paul scored 14 points to lead Illinois (9-0) to a win over Western Carolina (3-6).
NO. 14 MINNESOTA 88,
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 64
Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and Minnesota (9-1) breezed to a victory over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters.
Jordan Dykstra scored 17 points for the Jackrabbits (6-3), who missed Wolters, their standout from nearby St. Cloud whose ankle injury prevented him from playing in his home state for the final time.
NO. 25 N.C. STATE 69,
Richard Howell had 13 points and grabbed all 10 of his rebounds in the second half, and C.J. Leslie had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead North Carolina State (5-2) to a victory over Connecticut in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Shabazz Napier led the Huskies (6-2) with 19 points and Ryan Boatright added 18.
NO. 6 GEORGIA 80, MERCER 38
Jasmine Hassell, Jasmine James and Erika Ford scored 12 points each to lead Georgia to a victory.
Khaalidah Miller added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who are 10-0 for the eighth time in program history.
Kendra Grant led Mercer (4-3) with 16 points.
FLORIDA 87, TROY 62
GAINESVILLE The Gators (6-3) shot 52.5 percent from the field and had five players score in double figures — led by Sydney Moss and Carlie Needles with 18 each.