Top-ranked Indiana routs No. 14 North Carolina | College basketball
Cody Zeller led No. 1 Indiana to a decisive victory over 14th-ranked North Carolina.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller showed everyone Tuesday night why he is considered the best big man in America.
The 7-foot sophomore scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, was 8 of 13 from the field and dominated the middle, leading No. 1 Indiana to its most impressive victory this season — a stunning 83-59 rout over 14th-ranked North Carolina.
In a game that pitted two of the nation's most storied college programs, Zeller made sure it was no contest.
Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey added 19 points each for the Hoosiers (7-0).
"Boy, I would love to watch them play if it wasn't against my team," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said.
Dexter Strickland led the Tar Heels (5-2) with 14 points.
"If you let them dictate and control the pace of the game, they're going to win," Indiana coach Tom Crean said of the Tar Heels. "So we had to control and dictate the pace of the game, and to do that, we had to run."
Indiana led by as many as 32 points in the second half.
Williams said, "I like my team; I don't like the way we played tonight. For us, it was a tough night, to say the least."
Other Top 10 men
At No. 3 Michigan 79,
No. 18 North Carolina St. 72
Trey Burke contributed 18 points and 11 assists, and the Wolverines (6-0) beat the Wolfpack (4-2).
North Carolina State used a 10-0 run to cut Michigan's lead to 73-68 with 2:11 to play but Tim Hardaway Jr. made a driving bank shot for a seven-point Wolverines lead.
At No. 19 Colorado 85,
Texas Southern 80 (2 OT)
Josh Scott scored the first two baskets of the second overtime and the Buffaloes (6-0) fought back from an early 15-point deficit to beat the Tigers (1-6). Colorado is off to its best start since opening 6-0 in the 1989-90 season.
Texas Southern's Omar Strong scored 39 points.
Top 5 women
No. 3 Baylor 89, at Rice 49
Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points to help the Bears (6-1) rout the Owls (2-4).
at UC Santa Barbara 51
Cassie Harberts scored 17 points to lead the Women of Troy (3-2) past the Gauchos (2-4).
At Utah 92, Utah St. 64
Taryn Wicijowski scored 21 points on 10-for-14 shooting to help the Utes (6-0) defeat the Aggies (2-4).