NCAA | Purdue begins to scare, Arizona eats Michigan | NBA

Qualified after defeating Tennessee and North Carolina respectively, Villanova and Purdue met Sunday in the final of the “Hall of Fame Tip Off” tournament in Connecticut. And the meeting between these two behemoths, both considered favorites for the ultimate title, did not disappoint.

Villanova won the first half thanks to its well-oiled collective, masterfully led by Collin Gillespie (14 points). The Wildcats even led by 11 points in the second half before coming under the law of Canadian pivot Zach Edey. The Boiler Makers’ control tower beamed with 21 points and 6 rebounds, including a last dunk (plus the foul) after saving a ball that seemed lost and two consecutive volts.

Purdue was also able to count on the excellent Jaden Ivey (10 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) and Caleb Furst (12 points), the two teammates of Team USA under 19 this summer, while Trevion Williams (9 points , 4 rebounds) was also very valuable off the bench. Side ‘Nova, we will highlight the 19 points of Justin Moore, and the 17 units of Caleb Daniels, in 20 minutes off the bench.

Arizona wins Las Vegas tournament

In the other major tournament of the start of the season, the “Roman Main Event” in Las Vegas, it was Michigan who faced Arizona in the final, the opportunity for Tommy Lloyd’s troop to test themselves against that of Juwan Howard. . But, stifled by the Wildcats, Michigan was no match (80-62).

Under the eyes of his mother, who arrived especially from Cameroon, Christian Koloko (22 points, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks) was dominant in the painting, even receiving the “belt” of MVP after the match. At his side, Azuolas Tubeilis (13 points, 8 rebounds) and Bennedict Mathurin (16 points, 5 rebounds) also delivered very nice scores in a single rider from Arizona almost from start to finish.

Moussa Diabaté (4 points, 5 rebounds) will have tried to sound the revolt of a big two-handed dunk, but like a well-sluggish Hunter Dickinson (11 points to 4/10 on shots), Michigan has lacked binder while Caleb Houstan (6 points to 2/8) missed his match. Symbol of this failed offensive performance: 1/14 to 3-points for the Wolverines in the end …

Small weekend for the French

In the French clan, there were not too many waves this weekend, except for Daniel Batcho’s best game of his season (8 points, 8 rebounds) with Texas Tech. At his side, his compatriot, Clarence Nadolny, has finally hit the court this season, with 3 interceptions on the clock in the victory against Incarnate World.

Josh Mballa (8 points, 7 rebounds) was also solid for Buffalo while Maxime Raynaud (3 points, 5 stray balls) was, like his team at Stanford, completely crushed by the reigning champions Baylor. Conversely, to finish on a good note, we can note the nice victory of Eddy Kayouloud (6 points, 4 rebounds) and Central Arkansas against Oral Roberts, the team of the famous shooter, Max Abmas. The latter, however, was in an evening without, stuck at 8 points to 3/18 on shots against the Bears.

The full stats of the Frenchies

Daniel Batcho (Texas Tech): 8 points (2/3 on shots), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 interception, 1 against in 11 minutes

Josh Mballa (Buffalo): 8 points (2/2 on shots), 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist, 3 stray balls in 22 minutes

Eddy Kayouloud (Central Arkansas): 6 points (3/6 on shots including 0/1 at 3-points), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 lost ball in 25 minutes

Moussa Diabate (Michigan): 4 points (2/4 on shots), 5 rebounds, 1 interception, 3 stray balls in 19 minutes

Maxime Raynaud (Stanford): 3 points (1/5 on shots including 0/2 at 3-points), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 stray balls in 20 minutes

Clarence Nadolny (Texas Tech): 0 points (0/2 to 3-points), 3 interceptions in 17 minutes

Honey to the Man (Arizona): 1 pass in 1 minute

Louis Lesmond (Harvard): did not play

Quentin Diboundje (Tennessee): did not play

The major results of the evening

Sunday November 21
Michigan – Arizona (62-80)
Villanova – Purdue (74-80)
Tennessee – North Carolina (89-72)
St Bonaventure – Marquette (70-54)
Wichita State – UNLV (74-73)

Saturday 20 November
Villanova – Tennessee (71-53)
Purdue – North Carolina (93-84)
Texas – San Jose State (79-45)
Baylor – Stanford (86-48)
UConn – Binghamton (87-63)

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