NEW YORK — Victor Oladipo had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to a 66-53 victory over Georgia on Monday night in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic at the Barclays Center.
Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford both had 14 points for the Hoosiers (4-0) and they were the ones who finally started hitting from long range as Indiana established control of the game.
The Hoosiers will face Georgetown for the title tonight.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Vincent Williams both had 14 points for Georgia (1-3), which lost its third straight.
The Hoosiers, who came into the game shooting 39.4 percent from 3-point range, missed 11 of the first 12 shots they took from behind the arc. Watford hit a 3 with 10:06 left to end the shooting slump and extended Indiana’s lead to 45-40.
Also on Monday:
No. 9 North Carolina 95
Mississippi State 49
LAHAINA, Hawaii — Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina (4-0) players in double-figures in an easy win at the Maui Invitational.
No. 10 Arizona 94
Long Beach State 72
TUCSON, Ariz. — Freshman Brandon Ashley had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first start, Kevin Parrom hit all five of his 3-pointers for 15 points as Arizona (3-0) ran over Long Beach State.
No. 11 UCLA 70
NEW YORK — Markel Starks scored 23 points and Georgetown won in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic. Otto Porter had 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Hoyas (3-0) against the Bruins (3-1).
No. 12 Kansas 78
Washington State 41
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Releford showed some newfound aggressiveness in scoring 17 points, and the Jayhawks (3-1) roared to a victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. Brock Motum had 14 points for the Cougars (2-2).
New Mexico 66
No. 21 UConn 60
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — Kendall Williams scored 15 points and New Mexico staved off a late Connecticut (4-1) rally to lead the Lobos (4-0) to a victory in the championship game of the Paradise Jam.