SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Loveridge returned after missing the last seven games to score 14 points as No. 10 Utah routed Carroll College 85-49 on Tuesday night.
The junior forward was out after a minor knee surgery and quickly made an impact when he entered the game a few minutes in. Loveridge had five quick points, including a 3-pointer.
Utah (10-2) scored the first 12 points to take command early.
Oliver Carr led the Fighting Saints with 11 points. The NAIA school fell to 10-4.
The Fighting Saints made a small run to cut the Utah lead to 61-32 in the second half, but couldn't come much closer. With just 15 minutes to play, Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak put his subs in.
Along with Loveridge, both Brekkott Chapman and Chris Reyes scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Despite a significant size advantage, Utah's freshman phenom Jakob Poeltl was held to 9 points and six rebounds in 22 minutes. Delon Wright added 9 points and seven assists in 23 minutes.
Utah hosts USC in its Pac-12 opener on Friday. Carroll hosts the University of Calgary on Sunday.
NO. 3 VIRGINIA 83, DAVIDSON 72: At Charlottesville, Va., Justin Anderson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to fuel a 12-3 run in the second half as Virginia pulled away to beat stubborn Davidson. Anthony Gill led the Cavaliers (12-0) with a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds. Malcolm Brogdon added 16, Anderson 14 and Darion Atkins 13 points and 10 rebounds as Virginia won its 18th in a row at home. Jack Gibbs scored 21 to lead Davidson (9-2), which had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Wildcats also got 20 from Tyler Kalinoski and 14 from Brian Sullivan.
NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 63, LONG BEACH STATE 48: At Louisville, Ky., Terry Rozier scored 23 points and Montrezl Harrell added 16 as Louisville beat Long Beach State. The Cardinals (12-1) saw their 45-23 lead cut to 57-48 with 2:44 remaining. But Harrell closed the game with a jumper, a dunk and a layup as Louisville rebounded from Saturday's loss to top-ranked Kentucky. Branford Jones scored 13 points for Long Beach State (5-10).
NO. 12 MARYLAND 68, MICHIGAN STATE 66, 2OT: At East Lansing, Mich., Dez Wells scored 16 points, including a tying 3 with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and No. 12 Maryland earned a double-overtime win over Michigan State in the Terrapins' first-ever Big Ten game. Melo Trimble, just 2-for-13 from the field, added 15 points for Maryland (13-1), which used its size advantage for a 52-36 edge on the boards. Travis Trice scored 26 points for the Spartans (9-5, 0-1), who had just one double-figure scorer in 50 minutes.
NO. 13 KANSAS 78, KENT STATE 62: At Lawrence, Kan, freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 20 points and Perry Ellis added 15 to help Kansas beat Kent State. Jimmy Hall scored 13 points and eight rebounds, and Khaliq Spicer added 11 points and five rebounds for Kent State (8-4).
NO. 14 NOTRE DAME 87, HARTFORD 60: At South Bend, Ind., Demetrius Jackson led four players in double figures with 18 points and Notre Dame beat Hartford. Jerian Grant shook off a minor leg injury in the first half to finish with 15 points in Notre Dame's final nonconference game of the season. Pat Connaughton added 16 points and Zach Auguste scored 13 of his 15 in the second half for the Irish (13-1). Mark Nwakamma led Hartford (7-6) with 16 points and six rebounds.
NO. 17 WEST VIRGINIA 82, VIRGINIA TECH 51: At Morgantown, W.Va., Juwan Staten scored 18 points and Gary Browne added 12 as West Virginia routed Virginia Tech. The victory gives the Mountaineers (12-1) their best record since 2009-10 when coach Bob Huggins' Final Four team achieved the same record. Adam Smith and Satchel Pierce led Tech (8-5) with 10 points each.
NO. 19 NORTH CAROLINA 86, WILLIAM & MARY 64: At Chapel Hill, N.C., J.P. Tokoto matched a season high with 19 points and added 10 rebounds as North Carolina beat William & Mary. Marcus Paige scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Nate Britt had 11 with two key 3-pointers down the stretch for the Tar Heels (10-3). Daniel Dixon scored a career-high 20 points and Marcus Thornton added 17 for William & Mary.
IOWA 71, NO. 20 OHIO STATE 65: At Columbus, Ohio, Jarrod Uthoff and Aaron White each scored 18 points to lead Iowa past Ohio State in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Hawkeyes (10-4, 1-0) never trailed after the opening minute, leading by as many as 12 points in the first half and holding on when Ohio State (11-3, 0-1) applied pressure at the end. Sam Thompson had 17 points, D'Angelo Russell scored 13 despite heavy foul trouble and Marc Loving added 10 for the Buckeyes.
NO. 22 BAYLOR 92, NORFOLK STATE 51: At Waco, Texas, Royce O'Neale scored 15 points of his career-best 23 points in the opening minutes of the second half to lead Baylor to a win over Norfolk State. Rico Gathers added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (11-1). Jeff Short had 23 points and D'Shon Taylor scored 11 for Norfolk State (9-6).