CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Rashawn Thomas had a career-high 30 points and 12 rebounds with four blocks as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat NAIA's Our Lady of the Lake 94-72 for a season-opening win on Friday night.
Thomas was 11 of 15 from the floor and 7 of 11 from the free-throw line. Brandon Pye added 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting for the Islanders.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi rolled to a 45-23 advantage at the break, shooting 47.1 percent...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ladarius Tabb scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jacob Perry hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer to give Alabama A&M a 68-67 overtime win over Tulane in the season opener on Friday night.
Just two field goals and five total points were scored in the overtime period. Louis Dabney made a layup with 4:00 left for Tulane's only basket, which gave the Green Wave a 67-65 lead. A Nicholas West free throw for the Bulldogs cut their deficit...
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Bernardi made a school single-game record eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points to help Hofstra beat Canisius 96-85 on Friday night in a season opener for both teams.
Malcolm McMillan hit a 3-pointer with 2:39 remaining to give Canisius an 83-82 lead. But Juan'ya Green scored 9 points during Hofstra's 14-2 run to close the game.
The Pride trailed by 11 with nine minutes remaining.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Mikesell sank five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Dayton to an 84-53 win over Southeast Missouri State in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Darrell Davis added 15 points and Kendall Pollard scored eight with 10 rebounds for Dayton, which opened the game with an 11-0 run and never trailed, shooting 51.9 percent from the field. Mikesell, whose 21 points are the third-most scored in a game by a Dayton freshman, also had...
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Jeremy Combs scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as North Texas crushed NAIA-Jarvis Christian, 112-82, in the season-opening game for both teams Friday night.
The Mean Green shot 52.1 percent from the field, knocking down 37 of 71 shots and 9 of 21 from 3-point range. J-Mychal Reese and Ja'Michael Brown each scored 16 points, and Deckie Johnson added 15 points by hitting 3 of 6 from beyond the arc.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Antonio Blakeney had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and fellow freshman Ben Simmons added 11 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in No. 21 LSU's 81-70 victory over McNeese State on Friday night in the opener for both teams.
Brandon Sampson, the third member of the Tigers' highly rated freshman class, had 18 points.
Jamaya Burr led McNeese State with 18 points, and Craig McFerrin had 12 points and 13 rebounds.