LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Greivis Vasquez and Dave Neal each scored 17 points, and unranked Maryland hustled its way to an 80-62 upset of No. 5 Michigan State on Thursday at the Old Spice Classic.
After falling behind by three early in the first half, the Terrapins (4-0) countered with a 23-5 run to take the lead for good. Maryland held Spartans star Raymar Morgan to four points and shot 9-for-19 on 3-pointers to 2-of-9 for Michigan State.
The Terrapins also were much better at the free throw line, going 17-of-21 while Michigan State was 12-of-27. Travis Walton led the Spartans (2-1) with 16 points.
Morgan got into early foul trouble and was never a factor. He took just three shots in 14 minutes
Maryland will play the winner of the game between No. 9 Gonzaga and Oklahoma State on Friday. The Spartans face the loser.
With the score tied at 16 midway through the first half, Maryland went on an 11-2 spurt and then held off a late Michigan State rally to take a 37-34 halftime lead.
Eric Hayes and Adrian Bowie added 13 points apiece for the Terrapins, who matched Michigan State’s muscle inside and cruised down the stretch.
LAKE BUENA VISTA. Fla. — Wayne Chism scored 15 points to lead No. 12 Tennessee to a win over Siena in the first round of the Old Spice Classic.
Renaldo Woolridge and Tyler Smith each added 14 for the Vols (4-0). Alex Franklin led Siena (2-1) with 17.
The Vols went on a 17-0 run late in the first half and pulled away to a 47-27 halftime lead. Siena scored the first 11 points of the second half, but could not get closer than nine. The Vols led by as many as 21 in the second half.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jeff Teague scored 24 points and No. 19 Wake Forest overcame a slow start to hold off Cal State-Fullerton in the first round of the 76 Classic.
Al-Farouq Aminu and Chas McFarland added 14 points apiece for the Demon Deacons (4-0), who will play UTEP in the semifinals today. The Miners beat St. Mary’s 75-62.
Josh Akognon led Cal State-Fullerton (2-3) with 24 points.
LAKE BUENTA VISTA, Fla. — Austin Freeman scored 18 points and DaJuan Summers added 14 to lead No. 21 Georgetown to a win over Wichita State in a first-round game at the Old Spice Classic.
Greg Monroe added 11 points for Georgetown (3-0), which will play No. 12 Tennessee on Friday.
Georgetown preserved the victory by going making all eight free throws during the last minute of the game.
Wichita State (2-2) got 11 points from David Kyles, while Ramon Clemente had 10.
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Rachel Allison scored 18 points to help No. 6 Baylor beat Central Florida in the Paradise Jam.
Danielle Wilson added 12 points and Jhasmin Player had 11 for the Bears (5-0).
Leading 24-20 with 6:54 left in the first half, Baylor went on a 20-7 run capped by Allison’s three-point play a minute into the second half that gave the Bears a 44-27 advantage.
Central Florida would cut the deficit to 10 before Baylor put the game away with an 11-1 spurt.
CANCUN, Mexico — Kristi Toliver scored 13 points to help No. 10 Maryland beat Montana 71-58 in the Caribbean Challenge.
Marissa Coleman added 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Terrapins (5-1).
Mandy Morales scored 15 points to lead Montana (3-1). Lady Grizzlies coach Robin Selving won his 700th game in the opening round of the tournament on Wednesday when Montana beat Illinois 59-57 on Morales’ jumper with 0.7 seconds left in overtime. Selving, who is 700-199 in 31 seasons at Montana, became the ninth Division I coach to reach the milestone.
CANCUN, Mexico — Mickel Picco scored 23 points and Boston College started the game with a 20-0 run to beat No. 22 TCU in the Caribbean Challenge.
Stephanie Murphy added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (4-1).
Rachel Rentschler scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Horned Frogs (5-1). Helena Sverrisdottir and TK LaFleur each added 15 points.
TCU will play Eastern Michigan and Boston College will face James Madison today.