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Mizzou's Porter to undergo back surgery

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(TSX / STATS) -- Highly touted Missouri prospect Michael Porter Jr. will undergo spinal surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

Porter, a freshman forward who is projected to be a high pick in next year's NBA draft, was scheduled to have a microdiscectomy of the L3 and L4 spinal discs performed on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old has a projected recovery time of three to four months. The school said he is expected to make a full recovery.


UCLA tops Wisconsin on Holiday's layup

(TSX / STATS) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Aaron Holiday dreamed about nights like Tuesday night.

He hit the game-winning layup as time expired to lift No. 23 UCLA past Wisconsin 72-70 in the consolation game of the 2017 CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center.


No. 3 KU has school-record 19 3s in rout

(TSX / STATS) -- LAWRENCE, Kansas -- Kansas coach Bill Self said he could not have cared less that his team set a school record for 3-pointers Tuesday night against Texas Southern.

Self's third-ranked Jayhawks set the record with 19 makes behind the arc in routing Texas Southern 114-71 in Allen Fieldhouse.


Irish drub LSU to reach Maui title game

(TSX / STATS) -- T.J. Gibbs scored 26 points, and No. 13 Notre Dame blew past LSU 92-53 Tuesday in a semifinal game at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Matt Farrell added 17 points and seven assists, and Bonzie Colson finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the Fighting Irish (5-0). Notre Dame advances to take on No. 6 Wichita State in the tournament championship game on Wednesday.


No. 6 Shockers beat Marquette in Maui

(TSX / STATS) -- Sixth-ranked Wichita State continued to attack the basket, while Marquette was forced to fire away from outside. Eventually, the Golden Eagles' 3-pointers stopped falling, and the Shockers pulled away for an 80-66 win Tuesday in a semifinal at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center in Hawaii.

Landry Shamet led four Shockers in double figures with 19 points. Conner Frankamp added 13 points, and Shaquille Morris had 11 points for Wichita State, which advanced to face the winner of No. 13 Notre Dame and LSU in the tournament championship game Wednesday.


No. 16 A&M gets by PSU in Legends final

(TSX / STATS) -- Duane Wilson led No. 16 Texas A&M with 22 points, and Robert Williams added 21 as the Aggies defeated Penn State 98-87 in the final of the Legends Classic on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Wilson and Williams were nearly perfect from the field and played a big role in Texas A&M (4-0) knocking off previously unbeaten Penn State (5-1).


Murphy again powers No. 14 Minnesota

(TSX / STATS) -- Jordan Murphy continued his run of double-doubles with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 22 minutes as No. 14 Minnesota routed Alabama A&M 100-57 on Tuesday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.

Davonte Fitzgerald had 13 points to lead a strong performance from the Minnesota bench. Nate Mason scored 12 points and Reggie Lynch added 11 for the Gophers (5-0), who cruised in their final tune-up before heading for the Barclays Center Classic this weekend.


No. 12 Cincy cruises into Cayman final

(TSX / STATS) -- No. 12 Cincinnati advanced to the championship game of the Cayman Islands Classic behind a fine all-around performance from forward Gary Clark in a 75-48 win over Richmond on Tuesday night.

Clark finished with eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Reserve Cane Broome added 13 points and Jacob Evans had 12 in the win for Cincinnati (5-0), which will play Wyoming (4-0) in the title game Wednesday at the 2,000-seat John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands.


Baylor beats Creighton for CBE title

(TSX / STATS) -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Baylor coach Scott Drew knows that his aces -- Manu Lecomte and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. -- will get most of the attention from opponents, but when one or the other isn't clicking, it is nice to have a King in his hand.

King McClure scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as No. 22 Baylor defeated Creighton 65-59 in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday night at Sprint Center.


No. 19 Louisville doubles up SIU 84-42

(TSX / STATS) -- No. 19 Louisville started slowly but used a 20-2 first-half run and a dominant second half to crush visiting Southern Illinois 84-42 Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.

Louisville freshman wing Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals with 18 points. Junior wing Deng Adel finished with 16 points and seven rebounds. Freshman guard Darius Perry had 10 points and seven assists. The Salukis (2-1) were led by Armon Fletcher's 11 points and seven rebounds.