RUSTON, La. (AP) — Raheem Appleby scored 22 points and Jacobi Boykins added 18 and Louisiana Tech beat Central Michigan 89-79 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Appleby led Louisiana Tech (26-8) to its third consecutive NIT opening round win. The senior trio of Appleby, Michale Kyser and Kenneth Smith won their 100th game, the most of any senior class in school history.
Central Michigan (23-9), which has never won a game in the NIT,...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Cory Schneider made 35 saves in earning his fifth shutout of the season, and the New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh 2-0 on Tuesday night, sending the Penguins to their third straight loss.
Jacob Josefson scored in the second period for the Devils, who are 9-3-2 in their last 14 games to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Adam Henrique iced the game with an empty-net goal with 49 seconds to go.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manu Lecomte made 10 of 11 free throws and scored 18 points, Sheldon McClellan added 15 and Miami moved into the second round of the NIT by holding off North Carolina Central 75-71 on Tuesday night.
Tonye Jekiri scored 11 points and Deandre Burnett had 10 for Miami (22-12), who saw a 14-point lead with 6:43 left cut to two on three occasions in the final seconds.
Lecomte, McClellan and Davon Reed all made a pair of free...