Texas Takes 2K Classic Title

November 20, 2014
Contact: Ray Cella (rcella@gazellegroup.com), 609-921-1300

No. 10 Texas got 21 points and 13 rebounds for tournament MVP Jonathan Holmes in earning the 2014 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project championship with a 71-55 win over California at Madison Square Garden.

The Longhorns (4-0) never trailed, building a lead that peaked at 17 points (62-45) in the second half.

Demarcus Holland also reached double digits for Texas in posting 11 points.

California (3-1) received 19 points and five rebounds from David Kravish, who was named to the all-tournament team. Tyrone Wallace had 16 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Mathews added 10 points and six boards.

Joining Holmes and Kravish on the all-tournament team were Javan Felix of Texas, Aaron White of Iowa, and Chris McCullough of Syracuse.

In the consolation game, Chris McCullough scored 20 points and had nine rebounds as No. 23/24 Syracuse fended off No.25 Iowa, 66-63.

The Orange (3-1) led by as many as 14 points, 57-43, with 8:36 remaining before Cal closed the game with a 20-9 run.

Rakeem Christmas scored 18 points and had six rebounds for the Orange, who also received 14 points and four assists from Trevor Cooney.

Iowa (2-2) was led by Aaron White and his 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jarrod Uthoff had a team-best 20 points awhile Adam Woodbury had 12 points.

In Subregional Round play in Fargo, N.D., Hampton beat Alcorn State, 82-69, and North Dakota State took down Kennesaw State, 68-55, setting up a Subregional championship game between the Pirates and Bison on Saturday.

In the first game of the doubleheader, four players scored in double figures for Hampton, which picked up its first win of the season with an 82-69 win over Alcorn State.

Junior guard Brian Darden led all scorers with 18 points, hitting four of his nine shots – all from behind the arc – and going 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Guard Quinton Chievous (Chicago, Ill.) added 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Jervon Pressley added 15 points and Dwight Meikle had 11 points.

Alcorn State was paced by Tyrel Hunt and his 17 points. Marquis Vance had 16 points and eight rebounds and LeAntwan Luckett scored 11 points.

In the nightcap, North Dakota State got 17 points from Paul Miller and 11 points and six rebound sfrom Lawrence Alexander to earn a 68-55 win over Kennesaw State.

Chris Kading and Kory Brown also reached double digits, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Kennesaw State received 20 points from Nigel Pruitt and 10 points from Willy Kouassi.

Kennesaw State will face Alcorn State in the consolation game of the Subregional on Saturday.