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Top recruit James Wiseman picks Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) James Wiseman has chosen Memphis and his former high school coach, Penny Hardaway, over Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Kansas and Florida State.

Wiseman announced his decision Tuesday on ESPN.

The 7-foot center is the No. 1 recruit in the nation for the 2019 class according to a composite ranking of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports . Wiseman made his announcement after making an official visit to all five of his final options.


No. 16 Clemson advances to Cayman finals

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - Marcquise Reed scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Elijah Thomas had his second straight double-double and No. 16 Clemson beat Georgia 64-49 on Tuesday to advance to the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic.

Thomas finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson (5-0), which is off to its best start since the 2013-14 season. Shelton Mitchell, who scored a season-high 22 on Monday, chipped in with 13 points and David Skara had three of the Tigers' nine steals.


No. 23 OSU overcomes slow start in win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Kaleb Wesson scored 17 points, Keyshawn Woods added 14 and No. 23 Ohio State shook off a sluggish first half to beat scrappy Samford 68-50 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory to begin the season.

Ohio State seemed out of sync from the opening tip, as coach Chris Holtmann benched four starters for being late to "game-day preparation," according to the school. The Buckeyes shot just 37.5 percent from the field in the first half while Samford shot 50 percent and led 32-29.


Iowa State blows past Illinois in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Talen Horton-Tucker had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Michael Jacobson added 23 points and Iowa State ran away from Illinois in the second half for an 84-68 victory Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.

Down to eight scholarship players due to injuries and suspensions, Iowa State (4-1) bounced back from an opening loss to No. 3 Gonzaga with a strong game at both ends.


Rose scores 23 points, Temple tops Cal

NEW YORK (AP) Quinton Rose scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half, Shizz Alston Jr. turned in a double-double and Temple defeated California 76-59 on Tuesday night for third place in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.

Rose made 11 of 20 shots and the Owls (5-1) shot 54 percent, including 9 of 21 from the arc for 43 percent. Alston, who had three 3-pointers, grabbed 10 rebounds. He scored nine points and Nate Pierre-Louis scored all nine of his in the second half when the Owls pulled away after leading 32-28 at halftime.


Boise St. buries Bonnies with 21-0 run

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - Derrick Alston made 6 of 7 from the arc in scoring 22 points, Justinian Jessup added four 3s and Boise State defeated St. Bonaventure 72-52 on Tuesday in the Cayman Islands Classic.

The Broncos (2-2) advance to play Illinois State in the fifth-place game on Wednesday while the Bonnies (1-4) will take on Akron for seventh.


No. 3 Gonzaga, Arizona renew rivalry

For much of the past two decades, Gonzaga and Arizona have battled for the unofficial title of Best Team on the West Coast.

They'll renew their rivalry on Tuesday in the middle of the Pacific in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.


San Diego St. tops Xavier 79-74 in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Jalen McDaniels scored 25 points, Devin Watson added 21 and San Diego State held off Xavier 79-74 on Tuesday to earn a spot in the Maui Invitational fifth-place game.

San Diego State (3-1) was blown out by top-ranked Duke in its Maui opener and fell behind by 19 early against Xavier (2-3). The Aztecs answered with a 19-3 run to pull within three by halftime and had an early 16-2 run in the second half to go up 58-49.


Spartans land 2019 recruit Malik Hall

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State has signed 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall.

The school announced Tuesday it received a letter of intent from Hall, who attends Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas and is from Aurora, Illinois.


Childs leads Bradley over SMU in Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Elijah Childs had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Bradley beat SMU 75-62 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge.

Bradley took its first double-digit lead at 47-37, on a Koch Bar free throw, as SMU was outscored 19-9 over the first 10 minutes of the second half.