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The Latest: S. Illinois tops Tulsa 79-69

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LAS VEGAS (AP) The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

Eric McGill scored 14 points and Aaron Cook added 13 to lead Southern Illinois to a 79-69 win over Tulsa in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night.

Sean Lloyd had 11 points for the Salukis (3-3), who shot 57 percent from the field, including 11 of 18 from 3-point range.

Martins Igbanu led Tulsa (4-2) with 15 points and five rebounds. Scott Curran had 11 points.

Neither team built more than a six-point lead for the first 30 minutes before the Salukis took charge with a 61-51 lead with 6:32 left. The Golden Hurricane cut it to five later on two occasions, but came no closer as Southern Illinois' lead grew to as many as 12 with 2:09 remaining.

There were eight lead changes and four ties as Southern Illinois earned a split in their two Las Vegas games and Tulsa went 0-2.

This was part of a second Las Vegas Invitational on Friday at the Orleans Arena. Nevada won the championship game over Massachusetts earlier.

9:10 p.m.

Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational's second championship game on Friday.

Martin, who was named the tournament MVP, finished 9 of 15 from the field and 6 of 10 from 3-point range.

Cody Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wolf Pack (6-0), and Jordan Caroline had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Nevada shot 62 percent from the field, including 11 of 22 from 3-point range.

Luwane Pipkins led the Minutemen (4-2) with 30 points and seven rebounds, while Keon Clergeot added 12 as five Massachusetts players reached double digits.

Massachusetts hung tough in the first half as Nevada could only build a five-point lead in the first 13 minutes. The Wolf Pack stretched it out to 56-49 by halftime and built their largest lead by game's end.

The tournament featured separate brackets and crowned two champions. No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas in the other title game.


5:45 p.m.

Joshua Langford scored 29 points, Cassius Winston had 20 points and 10 assists, and No. 11 Michigan State beat Texas 78-68 in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game on Friday.

Langford was 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Winston, who was named the tournament MVP, also had five rebounds for the Spartans (5-1), who trailed 25-6 eight minutes into the game.

Texas' Kerwin Roach II, the hero in Thursday's upset of No. 7 North Carolina, led with 15 points and five assists. Dylan Osetkowski and Matt Coleman III each had 13 points for the Longhorns (5-1).

After that early Texas lead, the Spartans cut it to 44-36 at halftime. Michigan State took the lead for the first time on Langford's 3-pointer with 15:26 remaining and went ahead for good on a 3-pointer by Winston 1:19 later.

Michigan State slowly built its lead to 71-59 with 3:32 remaining. The Spartans shot 55 percent from the field in the second half.


3:20 p.m.

Coby White had 19 points and eight assists, Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds and No. 7 North Carolina beat No. 17 UCLA 94-78 in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday.

Kenny Williams scored 15 points as five Tar Heels reached double figures and North Carolina (6-1) settled for a split in its Las Vegas trip.

Kris Wilkes led UCLA (4-2) with 22 points as he converted 7 of 10 from the field.

Thanks to 57 percent shooting in the second half, North Carolina, which trailed early, took the lead for good on a dunk by Nassir Little with 11:58 left in the game that made it 63-62.

UCLA freshman center Moses Brown fouled out with 7:40 left. He finished with seven points and four rebounds.

North Carolina now leads the all-time series 9-3 in a game between teams that have combined for 18 national championships.


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Updated November 24, 2018

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