No. 1 Gonzaga 90, Auburn 67
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Kispert scored 25 points and top-ranked Gonzaga routed Auburn 90-67 on Friday in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Timme, who left the game with about eight minutes remaining, went 11 of 16 from the field. Kispert made four 3-pointers. Jalen Suggs, Gonzaga’s highest-rated recruit, added 12 points and six assists.
Allen Flanigan scored 20 points to lead Auburn (1-1).
A day after beating No. 6 Kansas 102-90, the Bulldogs (2-0) started strong in a game that tipped off at 11 a.m.
An 11-0 run gave Gonzaga a 16-6 lead. The sequence featured a three-point play by Timme, a 3-pointer by Jay Ayayi, a steal and slam by Suggs and a 3-pointer by Kispert.
The Bulldogs led by as much as 17 points in the first half and had a 49-35 advantage at halftime.
No. 5 Iowa 103, Southern 76
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot, and Iowa beat Southern.
Garza was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and was 10 of 12 on free throws for the Hawkeyes (2-0). He also had nine rebounds and three blocked shots in 29 minutes.
It was 18th consecutive game of 20 or more points for Garza, the lone unanimous selection to the AP preseason All-America team. Garza had 36 points in the first half, making all 12 of his field-goal attempts, and Iowa led 58-35 at halftime.
Joe Wieskamp added 16 points and seven rebounds for Iowa.
Ashante Shivers led Southern (0-2) with 13 points.
No. 6 Kansas 94, Saint Joseph’s 72
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Christian Braun scored 30 points and Kansas pulled away to beat Saint Joseph’s in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.
Braun made 10 of 13 shots, hit five 3-pointers and added nine rebounds.
Ochai Agbaji, whose foul trouble proved costly in an opening 102-90 loss to No. 1 Gonzaga, added 18 points. Jalen Wilson had 14 for the Jayhawks (1-1).
Jack Forrest had 18 points for Saint Joseph’s (0-2). Ryan Daly and Dahmir Bishop added 14 for the Hawks.
No. 8 Illinois 77, Ohio 75
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Illinois rallied to beat Ohioto improve to 3-0
Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio (2-1). Ben Vander Plas added 20 points.
Ohio took a 71-67 lead on Preston’s free throw with 1:56 remaining. Dosunmu tied it at 71 with a 3-pointer and Da’Monte Williams put Illinois ahead 74-73 on a 3 with 35 seconds left.
No. 14 Texas Tech 84, Sam Houston State 52
LUBBOCK, Texas — Mac McClung scored 18 points and Texas Tech beat Sam Houston State,
Georgetown’s leading scorer last season, McClung has 38 points in his first two games for the Red Raiders (2-0). The 6-foot-2 junior guard had two 3-pointers and 10 points in the first eight minutes of the game against the Bearkats (0-2), helping Tech race to a 20-4 lead.
Marcus Santos-Silva, the graduate transfer who is the lone Tech senior after starting all 64 games for VCU the past two seasons, had 12 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes. Terrence Shannon Jr. added 10 points.
Zach Nutall had 14 points for Sam Houston State.
No. 15 West Virginia 70, Western Kentucky 64
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Derek Culver scored 15 points and West Virginia overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Western Kentucky in the final of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.
Culver was selected the tournament MVP. Miles McBride had 14 points and Taz Sherman scored 12 for the Mountaineers (3-0).
No. 17 Houston 68, Boise State 58
HOUSTON — Quentin Grimes had 25 points and eight rebounds, Caleb Mills added 12 points and Houston beat Boise State in the Southwest Showcase.
Grimes was 9 of 15 from the floor after scoring eight points on 3-of-15 shooting in an opening victory over Lamar on Wednesday. The Cougars outrebounded Boise State 49-26, and had a 15-2 advantage in second-chance points.
— The Associated Press