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February 6, 2016 - 9:22pm
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Singletary scored 20 points — all after halftime — and Albany used a big second half to rally past Vermont 75-71 Saturday for the annual Big Purple Growl.

Albany has now won 17 straight home games, including 12 this season.

After trailing by 10 at halftime, Albany opened the second half on a 7-2 run to pull to 43-38 and used a 16-2 spurt for a 54-49 lead.

Cam Ward's 3-point play with 1:48 left gave...

February 6, 2016 - 9:21pm
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State established a permanent double-digit lead early on and Grant Benzinger hit four consecutive 3-pointers in the final six minutes as the Raiders beat Green Bay 79-60 on Saturday night.

Biggie Minnis scored 13 points, Benzinger 12 and three others 10 apiece for Wright State (15-10, 9-3 Horizon), which remained tied in second place with Oakland, two games back of Valparaiso. The Raiders shot 52 percent.

Carrington Love...

February 6, 2016 - 9:18pm
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts split a pair of free throws and pulled down a rebound with one second left to secure Middle Tennessee's 67-66 win over Florida International on Saturday night.

Potts hit four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points. Perrin Buford led Middle Tennessee (17-6, 9-2 Conference USA) with 16 points.

The Blue Raiders, who have won nine of their last 10 games, had a 33-30 lead at the break but were trailing 54-45 when Darnell...

February 6, 2016 - 9:16pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trey Freeman scored six of his career-high 38 points in overtime to give Old Dominion a 74-69 victory over Charlotte on Saturday night.

Freeman forced the overtime with a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in regulation and got his career high on a jumper that made it a two-possession game with 17 seconds left in OT.

Freeman had four quick points in overtime as Charlotte didn't score until Braxton Ogbueze's layup with 1:08 left....

February 6, 2016 - 9:15pm
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — T.J. Cline scored 24 points, Terry Allen tied a career high collecting 16 rebounds and ShawnDre' Jones dealt a career-high nine assists and Richmond beat Massachusetts 69-53 Saturday night.

Jones scored 12 points and Marshall Wood added 10 for Richmond (12-10, 4-6 Atlantic 10). Cline finished with 8-of-12 shooting to go along with six rebounds. He's now made 21 of his last 30 field goal attempts.

The Spiders limited the Minutemen...

February 6, 2016 - 9:12pm
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Julian DeBose scored 16 points and Florida Gulf Coast knocked off Atlantic Sun leader North Florida 81-65 on Saturday.

With the loss, North Florida (18-8, 7-2) falls into a tie at the top of the conference with Jacksonville (15-11, 7-2), which beat Stetson earlier in the day.

Florida Gulf Coast raced out to a 17-2 lead, but North Florida chipped away and overtook the Eagles just before halftime on Chris Davenport's 3-point...

February 6, 2016 - 9:11pm
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ed Stephens scored 23 points as South Carolina State beat Coppin State 88-83 on Saturday.

Stephens was 8 of 11 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (13-11, 8-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) Gabriel McCray added 19 points and nine rebounds and Eric Eaves had 18 points and Tashombe Riley 10. The team hit 59 percent from the field overall and 64.5 percent from the foul line.

The Bulldogs took a 22-19 lead...

February 6, 2016 - 9:10pm
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Billups scored 20 points, Tyler White scored his 1,000th career point and Northern Kentucky rallied to beat Milwaukee 75-71 on Saturday night to end a two-game skid.

Trailing by seven at halftime, Northern Kentucky gained on an 11-3 run, then led 66-65 on Todd Johnson's 3-pointer with 6:19 left.

White's layup with 45 seconds left put the Norse up 72-69, but Jordan Johnson pulled Milwaukee within one with a layup....

February 6, 2016 - 9:09pm
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HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Moses Greenwood scored 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting to help Southeastern Louisiana roll past Abilene Christian for an 81-60 win Saturday.

Jordan Capps and Zay Jackson added 13 points apiece, JaMichael Hawkins had 12 and Marlain Veal 11 for Southeastern Louisiana (5-17, 3-6 Southland). Capps also hauled in 13 rebounds as the Lions extended their home win streak to three.

Southeastern Louisiana, which shot 58 percent from the field...

February 6, 2016 - 9:08pm
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Tim Kempton scored 17 points and had nine rebounds to help lead Lehigh to a 72-49 blowout win over American University on Saturday night.

Kyle Leufroy finished with 12 points and Austin Price had 11 for Lehigh (8-14, 5-5 Patriot League), which shot 52.6 percent from the field while holding the Eagles to just 31.5 percent.

Andrija Matic had 14 points to lead American University (7-16, 5-7), which was held below 50 points for the...

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