Here's your Wednesday morning box score roundup. I read 'em so you don't have to:
• North Carolina 89, Michigan State 82: Clang! Spartans shot 2-20 from 3fg, 34-79 overall (43.0%). That means they shot 32-59 (54.2%) from two-point range. Think they need to work on their shot selection? Kalin Lucas, Korie Lucious and Chris Allen were a combined 0-14 from 3fg. The frontcourt was solid: Raymar Morgan 18 pts, 6 rebs; Delvon Roe 8 pts, 10 rebs; Draymond Green 13 pts, 7 rebs, 2 assists. Heels shot 57.9% from the field and took only 10 three-point attemps (making 5). Ed Davis played best game of his career: 22 pts, 6 rebs, 2 assists. Larry Drew 18 pts, 6 assists, 3 turnovers. Marcus Ginyard 9 pts, 7 assists, 2 rebounds and two dozen great plays that didn't show up in the box score. In all, 10 different UNC players scored.
• Purdue 69, Wake Forest 58: Boilers were 1-15 from three, but they made up for it by getting 12 more shot attempts. Wake committed 25 turnovers and gave up 12 offensive rebounds. Robbie Hummel was 3-for-11 from the floor (0-6 from 3fg), but still had 11 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore 22 points; JaJuan Johnson 21 pts, 9 rebs. Wake PG Ishmael Smith had 6 turnovers to 3 assists to go along with 14 points. Freshman C.J. Harris had 14 points in 31 minutes off the bench. Tony Woods, one of my sophs to watch, was not worth watching: 0 points, 2 rebounds, 9 minutes.
• Maryland 80, Indiana 68: Greivis Vazquez shot 4-14 fg but did good job getting to the foul line, where he made 13-of-14 attempts. Terps got production all over the perimeter (Landon Milbourne 19 pts, Eric Hayes 14 pts), but still no points in the frontcourt: Jordan Williams 5 pts in 28 minutes, James Padgett 0 pts in 11 minutes. (Both are freshmen.) Indiana was a woeful 32.9% from the floor, 26.9% from three, 15-22 from the foul line. Freshman guard Maurice Creek needed 14 shots to score team-high 19 points.
• Florida 80, Florida A&M 59: For first time this season, freshman Kenny Boynton does not start. He had a miserable night: 0-7 fg, 0-5 3fg, 1 point -- though he did have 9 assists. (Billy Donovan said Boynton was fighting the flu.) Gators shot 51.7% fg and out-rebounded the Rattlers by 13.
• Cincinnati 94, Texas Southern 57: I love this stat line from Lance Stephenson: 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 points. Seven Bearcats scored in double figures, but Deonta Vaughn did not get the start for first time this season. Dion Dixon started in his place and had 13 pts and 3 assists. Vaughn had 12 pts, 4 assists in 22 minutes.
• Northwestern 65, N.C. State 53: Wolfpack had a horrendous shooting night: 11.1% (2-18) 3fg, 33.9% overall. Lone bright spot offensively was junior forward Tracy Smith: 23 pts, 9-18 fg, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks. NU led by junior guard Michael Thompson's 22 pts. He and John Shurna (11 pts, 6 rebs, 3 assts, 2 steals) played all 40 minutes. Wildcats only had 11 assists on 24 field goals (low for Princeton offense) but out-rebounded N.C. State by 7. We're not giving up on their NCAA tourney hopes yet!
• Kansas State, Fort Hays State 76: Jacob Pullen had 16 of his 20 points in the second half. Sophomore forward Jamar Samuels had 21 points in 32 minutes off the bench. Wally Judge only played 5 minutes. (Did he get hurt?) Wildcats fell behind by 10 points early in the first half, were out-rebounded by 4.
• Virginia Tech 70, Iowa 64: Hokies shot just 26.7% from 3fg, but only took 15 shots from behind the arc. They also committed just 5 turnovers and out-rebounded Hawkeyes by 7. Malcolm Delaney 18 pts (5-15 fg, 1-7 3fg), 5 assists. Terrell Bell 13 pts, 6 rebs. For Iowa, Anthony Tucker had 24 pts on 9-18 fg (6-14 3fg) but did not shoot a free throw. That's a major no-no. Sophomore PG Matt Gatens 6 pts, 7 assists, 6 rebs. Iowa had 19 assists on 22 made field goals -- impressive! -- but only shot 10 free throws.