CINCINNATI -- Jalen Reynolds scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds as Xavier defeated Miami (Ohio) 81-72 in a season opener Friday night.
Reynolds took a feed from Trevon Bluiett for a dunk that sparked a 10-0 run in the last seven minutes to break away from Miami (Ohio) for good.
A pair of free throws by Jere Vucica pulled the RedHawks to within a point, 61-60, with 6:57 left in the game, but two turnovers, a foul and a steal on successive possessions allowed Xavier to break away.
Miami (Ohio) stayed close for a half, but Edmond Sumner, who scored 19 points, scored on a layup two minutes into the second half, capping a 6-0 start and putting the Musketeers up by 12.
Reynolds added four steals and three assists.
Winthrop tops Longwood 82-61 in Big South tourney
— Chandler Vaudrin had 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, Charles Falden scored 19 points and Winthrop defeated Longwood 82-61 in the semifinals of the Big South tournament Thursday night.
Walker slams it down for Colorado
McKinley Wright IV makes a nice assist to Jabari Walker, who finishes with a dunk for Colorado.
Bohannon, No. 5 Iowa run away from Nebraska 102-64
— Jordan Bohannon tied a career high with eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and No. 5 Iowa beat Nebraska 102-64 on Thursday night.