Zeller, <a href="http://www.airmaxs-pascher.com/">nike air max pas cher</a> a 7-foot sophomore, scored 20 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, was 8 of 13 from the field and dominated the middle, leading No. 1 Indiana to a 83-59 rout over No. 14 North Carolina at home.
In a game that pitted two of the nation’s most storied college programs — they have combined for 10 national titles and a combined 3,767 wins — Zeller made sure it was no contest.
When he wasn’t taking advantage of opportunities in the middle, he played the decoy for teammates who were cutting to the basket.
The combination was just too much for North Carolina (5-2).
Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both added 19 points and Jordan Hulls had 13 for the Hoosiers.
North Carolina (5-2) certainly missed the sophomore guard P. J. Hairston, who did not travel because of a sprained left knee. Dexter Strickland had 14 points, Marcus Paige had 11 and James Michael McAdoo finished with 10 for the Tar Heels.
For the first 16 minutes, the matchup lived up to its billing as the teams battled to a draw, 31-31.
But when Zeller started setting picks late in the first half, everything changed.
Zeller’s outside presence opened up lanes for his teammates, and when Zeller scored 6 points in the final three minutes of the half, the Hoosiers (7-0) took a 46-37 lead into the locker room. Zeller had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, an assist and a steal in the first 20 minutes, and he was just getting started.
MICHIGAN 79, N.C. STATE 72 Trey Burke had 18 points and 11 assists, and No. 3 Michigan held off a late rally by No. 18 North Carolina State at home. The freshman Nik Stauskas led the Wolverines (6-0) with 20 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16, but Burke controlled the game. N.C. State (4-2) trailed, 73-58, before going on a 10-0 run capped by T. J. Warren’s layup with 2 minutes 11 seconds remaining. Warren led the Wolfpack with 18 points.
MINNESOTA 77, F.S.U. 68 Joe Coleman scored 16 points, Rodney Williams added 14 and No. 21 Minnesota beat host Florida State in the A.C.C.-Big Ten Challenge. Rodney Williams added 14 points, Austin Hollins 13 and Andre Hollins 12 for the Gophers (7-1). Terrance Shannon led Florida State (4-2) with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
DEPAUL 85, FAIRFIELD 78 Cleveland Melvin matched a career high with 30 points and Brandon Young added 20 as DePaul (3-3) held off a late Fairfield (3-4) rally to secure a victory in Chicago.
BAYLOR 89, RICE 49 Brittney Griner scored a season-high 35 points and third-ranked Baylor cruised to a win over Rice in Houston, Griner’s hometown. Griner added 9 rebounds and 4 blocks for Baylor (6-1), which raced to a 46-17 halftime lead and never looked back. When Griner was benched with more than 12 minutes left in the game, she had 7 more points than Rice over all. Jessica Kuster scored 18 points for the Owls (2-4), who missed 15 of their first 16 shots from the field and shot less than 25 percent.