Campbell defeats Charleston Southern 65-57

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Jan. 29, 2014 @ 10:39 PM

Campbell 65, Charleston Southern 57

BUIES CREEK (AP) — Reco McCarter scored 14 points and had a career-high eight assists to guide a balanced attack as Campbell defeated Charleston Southern 65-57 Wednesday.
Darius Leonard added 14 points, Luke Moyer 13 and Leek Leek 11 for the Fighting Camels (11-11, 5-2 Big South), who remain on top of the North Division standings.
Campbell made 11 of 24 3-pointers with Moyer coming off the bench to hit 4 of 5 for a career high in points. The Camels had 10 blocked shots.
Charleston Southern (9-11, 3-4) shot just 32.8 percent, including 6 of 29 from 3-point range after entering the game average 11.1 threes, second in the country.
Matt Kennedy had 20 points for the Buccaneers and Paul Gombwer had a career-high 16 rebounds.
Campbell put together an 18-4 run, with Moyer and Leek getting two threes apiece to build a 38-29 lead at the half.


Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 52
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BOSTON (AP) — Joe Rahon scored 20 points, Ryan Anderson 18 points, and Boston College nailed a season-high 14 shots from 3-point range in a 76-52 rout over Virginia Tech Wednesday night.
Patrick Heckmann had 14 points and Olivier Hanlan 11 for the Eagles (6-14, 2-5 ACC). Both of Boston College's league wins have come against the Hokies.
Jarell Eddie led Virginia Tech (8-12, 1-7) with 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was the Hokies' seventh straight loss.
Rahon added six assists and Anderson had eight boards.
The Eagles led by 13 at halftime after a sizzling shooting opening 20 minutes, and they didn't cool off to start the second. Hanlan nailed a pair of 3s as the Eagles scored the initial eight points, opening a 54-33 lead with 18:23 to play.


Gardner-Webb 82, Longwood 62
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jerome Hill tossed in 19 points and Naji Hibbert scored another 17 to lead hot-shooting Gardner-Webb to a dominating 82-62 win at Longwood Wednesday night.
In winning their fifth-straight Big South game on the road — a streak that dates to last season — the Runnin' Bulldogs shot a blistering 60 percent from the field, connecting on 33 of 55 field goal attempts, and were 9 of 12 from long range.
Gardner-Webb got off to a hot start, shooting at a 70-percent clip through most of the first half and connecting on its first five 3-point attempts while pushing to an early 33-13 advantage. Hibbert hit five-straight 3-pointers.
Onzie Branch and Tyler Strange contributed 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Gardner-Webb (11-11, 4-3 Big South).
The loss snapped a two-game conference win streak for Longwood (7-15, 2-5). Tristan Carey led the Lancers with 26 points. Jeylani Dublin added 16.


No. 19 St. Louis 77, Richmond 57
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordair Jett had 21 points and a career-best 10 rebounds and No. 19 Saint Louis took a 24-point lead in the first half on the way to a 77-57 rout on Richmond on Wednesday night.
The Billikens' 13th straight victory was one of their most lopsided. Richmond, coming off a win over then-No. 12 Massachusetts last week, entered with a four-game winning streak.
Dwayne Evans added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Saint Louis (19-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10). The start is second-best in school history behind the 19-1 beginning in 1993-94.
Kendall Anthony had 14 points for Richmond (14-7, 4-2), which shot 23 percent in the first half and finished with a season low in points.
St. Bonaventure 78, No. 21 Massachusetts 65
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — Youssou Ndoye scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half for St. Bonaventure.
Matthew Wright, who had 11 points, put the finishing touches on the win with a 3-pointer with 55 seconds remaining. The Bonnies (13-8, 3-4 Atlantic 10) ended a 24-game losing streak against ranked opponents, which dates to a 57-56 home win over No. 20 Temple on Jan. 15, 2000.
Trey Davis scored 18 points for the Minutemen (17-3, 4-2), who lost for the second time in three games.
Star guard Chaz Williams was a non-factor. He finished with 11 points and fouled out with 1:39 remaining.
Charlon Kloof led the Bonnies with 14 points, but it was their defense that keyed the win against an opponent that was averaging an A-10-leading 78.5 points a game. St. Bonaventure forced 17 turnovers.
No. 22 Memphis 69, Central Florida 59
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Jackson scored 17 points and Chris Crawford and Michael Dixon added 12 each for Memphis.
The victory extends the Tigers' winning streak to four games. Memphis (16-4, 6-2 American) also extended its conference road winning streak to 16 games.
UCF (9-9, 1-6) was within a basket for most of the second half, but was outscored 13-5 to end the game.
Isaiah Sykes led UCF with 24 points.


Penn St. 71, No. 24 Ohio St. 70 - OT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime for Penn State.
Newbill, who led the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) with 25 points, hit a 3 that forced overtime. Brandon Taylor added 19 points and Graham Woodward had 11 as Penn State ended Ohio State's string of victories in the series at 18.
LaQuinton Ross scored 16 points, Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 15 and Amir Williams added 12 for Ohio State (16-5, 3-5), which has lost five of six after a 15-0 start that saw it rise to No. 3 in the polls.
Penn State improved to 2-11 at Value City Arena and is 3-4 on the road this season, winning for the first time in Big Ten play after losing their first three.