NCAA men's basketball roundup

No. 1 Indiana 101, Ball State 53

Will Sheehey scored 19 points to help Indiana defeat Ball State Sunday.

Jordan Hulls scored 17 points, Cody Zeller scored 15 and Christian Watford had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (6-0).

It was Indiana's largest victory margin in a 21-game series that began in 1934. The Hoosiers' previous largest victory margin against the Cardinals was 43 points in 1946 and 1983.

It was Indiana's first game since winning the Progressive Legends Classic with victories over Georgia and Georgetown in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Hoosiers already had been averaging 86 points per game before shooting 61 percent from the field against the Cardinals.

Majok Majok scored 18 points and Jauwan Scaife added 11 for Ball State. The Cardinals (2-2) were coming off a 20-point loss to Indiana State.

No. 6 Syracuse 87, Colgate 51

James Southerland scored 18 points, Michael Carter-Williams had eight points and a career-high 13 assists, and Syracuse beat Colgate.

It was the 165th meeting between the upstate New York foes, and the Orange (4-0) won their 46th straight against Colgate (3-4).

Carter-Williams, who had six rebounds and just one turnover, missed the only shot he attempted in the first half. But he assisted on nine of the Orange's first 10 baskets, giving him a real shot at challenging the school record for assists in a game.

Sherman Douglas had 22 against Providence in January 1989. Pearl Washington had 18 against St. John's during the 1983-84 season, and Douglas was among five players to notch 14 in a game.

Brandon Triche finished with 15 points, freshman Dajuan Coleman had a career-high 12 points, and Rakeem Christmas had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Orange.

No. 15 Michigan St 63, La.-Lafayette 60

Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette.

Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1).

No. 17 Gonzaga 81, Davidson 67

Elias Harris scored 24 points, Kevin Pangos added 23 and Gonzaga beat Davidson in the Old Spice Classic championship game.

Kelly Olynyk added 14 points for Gonzaga (6-0), which also won the 2008 Old Spice Classic. The Bulldogs are undefeated in six overall games at the tourney.

Davidson (3-3) got 17 points from Nik Cochran.

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