CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Tyler Hansbrough scored 25 points to lead No. 1 North Carolina to a 90-61 rout of Kent State on Wednesday night.
Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson both had 17 points for the Tar Heels (14-0), who never trailed in their fourth straight victory by at least 25 points.Despite being without three members of the rotation, North Carolina displayed enough depth to extend its best start since opening with 17 victories a decade ago.
NO. 13 PITTSBURGH 96, LAFAYETTE 75: At Pittsburgh, Keith Benjamin and Tyrell Biggs, playing much more for Pittsburgh with two starters injured, led the Panthers' second-half comeback.
NO. 14 TEXAS 67, TCU 59: At Austin, Texas, Damion James scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Texas. D.J. Augustin added 20 points for the Longhorns (12-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
NO. 18 MISSISSIPPI 86, ALABAMA A&M 50: At Oxford, Miss., David Huertas scored 17 points and Mississippi won its school-record 13th straight game.
NO. 20 DAYTON 83, AKRON 81 (2OT): At Dayton, Ohio, London Warren scored six points in the second overtime, including a big free throw, for Dayton.
NO. 23 RHODE ISLAND 94, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 63: At South Kingstown, R.I., Jimmy Baron scored 22 points to lead five Rhode Island players in double figures and the Rams extended their winning streak to nine games.
NO. 25 WISCONSIN 70, MICHIGAN 54: At Ann Arbor, Mich., reserve freshman Jon Leuer scored a career-high 25 points and Marcus Landry added 15 for Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
UVSC 65, NEVADA 56: At Orem, Robyn Fairbanks ended up with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Wolverines (13-3) over the Wolfpack.
UTAH STATE 58, SOUTHERN UTAH 34: At Cedar City, SUU shot a season-low 22 percent from the floor en route to a loss to the Aggies. The 34-point performance was also a season low and drops the Thunderbirds to 2-11 on the year. USU, meanwhile, improves to 4-8.