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February 14, 2015 - 4:31pm
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HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Worth Smith sank the game-winning basket with 13 seconds left as Navy rallied from a 10-point deficit to edge Colgate 70-69 on Saturday.

Smith sank a pair of 3-pointers and the winning layup in the final 1:14 for eight of the 11 points the Midshipmen (10-16, 6-8 Patriot League) needed to go from trailing 69-59 to secure the win. He finished with 22 points and five rebounds. Will Kelly scored 12 points and Bryce Dulin had 11.

The...

February 14, 2015 - 4:31pm
1 week 5 days ago

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Byron Ashe scored 20 of his career-high 24 points in the first half when Mount St. Mary's took a seven-point lead and the Mountaineers made it stand up for a 75-68 victory over Bryant on Saturday.

The Mountaineers led 38-31 at halftime. They built their lead to as many 12 in the second half before the Bulldogs rallied, getting within 67-62 on Dyami Starks' basket with 3:02 remaining. Gregory Graves made a put-back dunk to get the lead back to seven...

February 14, 2015 - 4:29pm
1 week 5 days ago

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Roland Nyama scored a career-high 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting and added five rebounds to help lead Stony Brook to an 80-52 victory over Maine on Saturday.

Three other Seawolves (16-10, 7-4 America East Conference) finished in double-figures led by Jameel Warney's 13 points, followed by Carson Puriefoy with 12 and Rayshaun McGrew with 10. McGrew also added 15 rebounds and Warney finished with 11. Warney is one of 17 Division I players to...

February 14, 2015 - 4:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Marek Olesinski scored 19 points, Zach Kocur had 18, making five of his six 3-pointers in the second half, and Air Force held off UNLV 76-75 on Saturday.

Kocur's final trey, with 43 seconds left, put the Falcons (12-13, 5-9 Mountain West) ahead 71-66.

The Runnin' Rebels (14-11, 5-7) missed the next shot but scored on their final four possessions, including Christian Wood's 3 at the buzzer. First Air Force made just 1 of...

February 14, 2015 - 4:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Schoof drained six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points to lead American University to an 88-77 victory over Lafayette on Saturday.

Schoof shot 8 of 15 from the floor, including 6-of-11 shooting from beyond the arc, and surpassed the 20-point margin for the second game in a row. Pee Wee Gardner scored 20 points, Jesse Reed had 19, and Kevin Panzer chipped in 15 with seven assists for American (14-12, 7-7 Patriot League). The Eagles shot...

February 14, 2015 - 4:22pm
1 week 5 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Fowler scored 22 points — including the game-winner — to cap Central Michigan's 75-74 come-from-behind victory over Buffalo on Saturday.

Buffalo led 45-32 at the half but Central Michigan went on a 16-3 run to start the second and make it a one-point game with 14:23 remaining. Xavier Ford answered with a three-point play and Shannon Evans hit a trey as the Bulls extended to a seven-point lead with 12:47 to go.

Central...

February 14, 2015 - 4:18pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melvin Johnson scored 17 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and No. 20 VCU snapped a two-game losing streak with a 79-66 victory at George Washington on Saturday.

Doug Brooks added 14 points and Mo Alie-Cox 10 for the Rams (19-6, 9-3 Atlantic 10), who entered part of a four-way tie for first place in the conference. After laboring from long distance over its previous five games, VCU sank 12 of 30 3-pointers against GW.

Patricio Garino...

February 14, 2015 - 4:17pm
1 week 5 days ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 14 points, Aaron Harrison added 11 and No. 1 Kentucky matched the program's best start by routing South Carolina 77-43 on Saturday.

The Wildcats' 25-0 record equaled the 1953-54 squad that rolled through the regular season but declined an NCAA tournament bid.

This year's talented squad is thoroughly focused on winning the school's ninth national championship and took another step toward its quest for...

February 14, 2015 - 4:11pm
1 week 5 days ago

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CJ Carter scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Nebraska-Omaha to a dominating 77-58 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.

Devin Patterson had 13 points and Mike Rostampour added 12 for Nebraska-Omaha (9-16, 3-10 Summit League), which had lost five straight.

The Mavericks held a 29-25 halftime advantage but came out strong in the second period. Jake White nailed a 3-point jumper, Randy Reed made a layup, Kyler...

February 14, 2015 - 4:05pm
1 week 5 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Will Cummings scored 17 points and Temple cruised to a 66-53 victory over East Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

Cummings was a perfect 7 of 7 from the line and had six assists. Jesse Morgan added 14 points, Josh Brown chipped in 10, and Jaylen Bond finished with 16 boards for Temple (19-7, 10-3), which holds third place in the American Athletic Conference.

The Owls closed out the first half on a 10-1 run to lead 34-18 at the break...

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