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College basketball game roundup: Wichita State barely avoids upset

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Darius Carter scored a game-high 16 points and added a dunk with 11.9 seconds left that put No. 11 Wichita State ahead to stay in the Shockers’ 53-52 victory over Alabama on Tuesday night in Wichita, Kansas.

Wichita State (8-1) was behind by 11 points with 5:54 left, but the Shockers scored 11 straight points to tie it with 1:23 remaining.

Alabama guard Levi Randolph hit one of two free throws with 32.1 seconds left to put the Tide (6-3) back in front, but Carter responded with his dunk to give the Shockers their first lead since they held a 24-22 lead with 1:02 left in the first half.

Alabama’s Rodney Cooper threw up an airball on a 3-point attempt with 1.2 seconds left.

No. 3 Arizona 101, Oakland 64

Freshman Stanley Johnson tied his season high with 18 points to lead Arizona to an easy win in Tucson, Ariz.

The Wildcats (11-0) shot 55 percent from the floor and decided things quickly by running off to a 26-4 lead.

Kahlil Felder scored 20 for Oakland (4-7).

Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe was ejected after drawing a second technical midway through the second half.

No. 24 North Carolina 79, UNC Greensboro 56

Sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks scored 18 points in just 19 minutes of action to help North Carolina cruise to victory at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Tar Heels (7-3) rushed out to an early 27-6 lead and were never threatened as they rebounded from their 14-point loss to Kentucky on Saturday.

Guard Marcus Paige, who came into the game as North Carolina’s leading scorer, had only five points on 1-of-8 shooting from the floor.

Forward Kayel Locke led the Spartans (4-7) with 17 points.

No. 15 Oklahoma 85, Oral Roberts 53

Oklahoma forward TaShawn Thomas followed up his 25-point performance against Tulsa on Saturday by scoring 14 points against Oral Roberts in Norman, Okla. However, he left game with 15:17 left with an apparent wrist injury and did not return.

Guard Buddy Hield scored 16 points to lead the Sooners (7-2) in scoring, while forward Ryan Spangler had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma, which won its third straight game.

Guard Bobby Word led Oral Roberts (4-5) with 19 points, but guard Obi Emegano, who entered the game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer, went scoreless, missing all three of his field-goal attempts in 26 minutes of court time.

No. 9 Texas 106, Lipscomb 61

Freshman Myles Turner had 26 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to help the Longhorns improve to 6-0 at home.

Although he came off the bench, Turner did most of his work in the first half, when he scored 19 points and had seven rebounds and five blocks.

Texas (9-1) took an early 37-18 lead and led by as many as 29 points in the first half. The Longhorns shot 53.8 percent from the field for the game.

Forward Malcolm Smith had 17 points for Lipscomb (4-6), which was outrebounded 55-27 by the Longhorns.

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