Seth Curry also had 22 points and Quinn Cook had a career-high 14 assists for the Blue Devils (14-0, 1-0), who shot 46 percent in their Atlantic Coast Conference opener and hit 11 3-pointers — including six during the 25-7 first-half run that put them up big.
They pushed their lead well into the 20s with a Curry-led 18-6 run out of the break in which they scored on nine of their first 10 possessions.
No. 3 ARIZONA 60, UTAH 57
TUCSON, Ariz. — Solomon Hill had 19 points and Mark Lyons hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds left as Arizona dodged another last-second shot to remain undefeated.
Arizona (14-0, 2-0 Pac-12) needed some help from a disputed call by the officials to win its conference opener. The Wildcats faced another big shot in the closing seconds, when Utah’s Jarred DuBois shot a 3-pointer that bounced off the rim, hit the top of the backboard and hit the rim again before missing.
No. 11 ILLINOIS 74, No. 8 OHIO STATE 55
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Brandon Paul scored 19 points as Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener.
The Illini (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten) led 37-25 at halftime and used a 13-2 run early in the second half to build a 50-27 lead.
Illinois used a stingy defense to shut down the Buckeyes (11-3, 1-1), who shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times.
No. 12 MISSOURI 66, BUCKNELL 64
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Phil Pressey scored a career-high 26 points and Laurence Bowers added 16 for Missouri.
Pressey missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 10.3 seconds remaining, setting off a frenzied final few seconds. Bucknell’s Mike Muscala stepped on the baseline with 4.1 seconds left after catching a pass from Ryan Hill.
ST. JOHN’S 53, No. 14 CINCINNATI 52
CINCINNATI — JaKarr Sampson scored 16 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 15 and St. John’s beat Cincinnati in yet another close game between the teams.
Cashmere Wright, who finished with 23 points, hit two 3-pointers in an 8-0 run that pulled Cincinnati within one with 2:32 left in the game. Wright’s layup with 53 seconds to play gave the Bearcats a 52-51 lead.
MARQUETTE 49, No. 15 GEORGETOWN 48
MILWAUKEE — Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette had to hang on while Georgetown missed a deciding free throw.
With Marquette leading 49-46, Greg Whittington of the Hoyas was fouled by Trent Lockett on a baseline 3-point shot with 2.3 seconds left. He made the first two free throws and after Marquette coach Buzz Williams called a timeout, hit the front of the rim on the final attempt.
No. 16 CREIGHTON 79, INDIANA STATE 66
OMAHA, Neb. — Doug McDermott had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Creighton used a 19-4 run to break open a close game in the second half.
The Bluejays (14-1, 3-0) have won eight straight and are off to their best start in Missouri Valley Conference play since 2003-04.
No. 17 BUTLER 57, NEW ORLEANS 44
INDIANAPOLIS — Kellen Dunham scored 15 points and Khyle Marshall added 13 to lead Butler.
The Bulldogs (12-2) are 7-0 at home this season and will take a nine-game winning streak into their Atlantic 10 debut Wednesday night at Saint Joseph’s.
No. 18 MICHIGAN ST. 84, PURDUE 61
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Freshman Gary Harris scored a season-high 22 points and Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away.
The Spartans (12-3, 1-1 Big Ten) missed their first 10 shots from the field after halftime, but it didn’t much matter in what quickly became a free throw contest. Michigan State finished 18 of 22 from the line, and the Boilermakers were 9 of 20 — including 6 of 16 in the second half.
No. 21 NOTRE DAME 93, SETON HALL 74
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Scott Martin had a season-high 22 points on a career-high six 3-pointers and Jack Cooley added 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its 11th straight win.
The winning streak is the second-longest for the Irish (13-1, 1-0 Big East) in 13 seasons under coach Mike Brey. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Seton Hall (12-3, 1-1).
No. 25 KANSAS STATE 73,
No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 67
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Rodney McGruder scored all but two of his 28 points in the second half and Kansas State turned away a game effort from freshman Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State.
McGruder was 10 of 13 from the field and hit all five of his 3-pointers after the break, including two in the closing minutes. The first answered seven straight points by the Cowboys, and the second gave the Wildcats (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) a 70-65 lead with 1:37 left in coach Bruce Weber’s Big 12 debut.
No. 23 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 78, BOSTON COLLEGE 73
BOSTON — Scott Wood atoned for a scoreless first half with 12 points in the second, hitting two 3-pointers and six free throws down the stretch for North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
The Wolfpack (12-2, 1-0) won their ninth straight, their longest streak since 1983-84, but only after giving the Eagles several opportunities to pull off an upset.
RUTGERS 67, No. 24 PITTSBURGH 62
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Eli Carter scored 23 points and Rutgers held off a second-half rally to hand Pittsburgh its second straight loss.
The victory was the first for Rutgers coach Mike Rice since returning from a three-game school-imposed suspension for inappropriate behavior earlier this week.