PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Andrew Wiggins scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and No. 2 Kansas moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis, downing previously unbeaten Wake Forest 87-78 on Thursday. Frank Mason scored 13 points and Joel Embiid added 10 for the Jayhawks, whose 14-point halftime lead was trimmed in the final minutes.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Freshman Diamond DeShields scored a career-high 24 points as No. 11 North Carolina easily beat Arkansas State 93-60 on Thursday. The Tar Heels entered the game ranked second in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, allowing opponents to only 27.8 percent shooting in its first five games.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Naji Hibbert scored 15 points and Donta Harper 14 as Gardner-Webb defeated Purdue-Indianapolis (IUPUI) 61-54 at the Las Vegas Invitational on Thursday afternoon. The Runnin' Bulldogs led by as many as 18 early in the second half and fended off a series of comeback attempts by IUPUI.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) - Tricia Liston scored 22 points and Elizabeth Williams added 18 to help No. 2 Duke beat Xavier 81-54 at the Paradise Jam on Thursday. Williams also had eight rebounds and four blocks for the Blue Devils. Chelsea Gray had eight points, nine assists and nine rebounds.
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