Campbell falls at Robert Morris 72-61
From Campbell Athletics
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Lucky Jones scored 18 points to lead Robert Morris to a 72-61 win over Campbell Wednesday night at the Sewell Center.
The defending Northeast Conference regular season champion Colonials (5-7) hit 9 of 18 threes and 19 of 26 from the line to win their second straight outing. Karvel Anderson added 16 points, including 4-of-7 from long range, while Anthony Myers-Pate chipped in 12 points and eight assists.
D.J. Mason led Campbell (4-7) with 12 points off the bench, while Darius Leonard had nie points. Andrew Ryan scored seven and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds for the Camels, who dropped their fourth straight outing.
Campbell trailed 36-29 at the half, but cut the gap to 47-45 with 10:32 to play on Antwon Oliver’s trey from the right corner. However, the Colonials answered with a 9-2 run and Campbell was unable to cut the gap to fewer than seven the rest of the way.
The Camels finished with a 33-27 advantage on the glass, but shot just 41.5 percent (22-53) from the field, 32 percent (7-22) from three-point distance and committed 18 turnovers. Robert Morris finished with a 21-12 edge in points off turnovers (11-0 midway through the first half).
Robert Morris made five of its first nine three-pointers and led by as many as 12, 31-19, after Kavon Stewart’s steal and lay-in with 5:59 left in the opening period.
Campbell responded and went on a 10-2 run, capped by Leek Leek’s triple to cut the gap to 33-29 with 51 seconds remaining the half. However, Jones connected from beyond the arc as time wound down and the Colonials led 36-29 at the half.
The Camels open a five-game homestand Saturday at 2 p.m. vs. Johnson and Wales.
No. 3 Ohio St. 76, Delaware 64
AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.
Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight. It was their second of three games in six days, all in the BlackRock Gotham Classic.
Both teams will be playing in the same five-team "tournament" at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with the Blue Hens meeting Bryant and Ohio State squaring off against Notre Dame.
No. 22 UMass 83, Ohio 71
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Maxie Escho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and No. 22 Massachusetts remained undefeated with an 83-71 victory over Ohio on Wednesday night.
Sampson carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points.
Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just five of 24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).
Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.
Carter made all three of his 3-point attempts as the Minutemen went 9 of 14 from beyond the arc (64.3 percent).
UNC Greensboro 78, James Madison 65
GREENSBORO (AP) — Nicholas Paulos scored 21 points to help send UNC Greensboro past James Madison 78-65 on Wednesday night.
Kyle Cain had 20 points with a team-high seven rebounds and three assists. Kayel Locke scored 11 points with three assists and R.J. White came off of the bench to post 12 points with six rebounds. The Spartans (6-6) hit 52 percent from the field, 76.5 percent from the line, and 58 percent from 3-point territory.
The Dukes (3-9) had a 42-36 advantage at the break but the Spartans took the lead early in the second period on a flurry of 3-pointers by Paulos, Locke, Cain and Tyrone Outlaw. Another Paulos 3-pointer at 2:55 extended the Spartans lead to 72-61. Paulos hit 7 of 11 from 3-point range.
Ron Curry led the Dukes with 23 points.
Eastern Kentucky 84, North Carolina A&T 73
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Marcus Lewis scored 20 points and Glenn Cosey 19 as Eastern Kentucky rode a big first half to an 84-73 victory over North Carolina A&T on Wednesday night.
The Colonels (8-4) were up 44-26 at halftime after shooting 63 percent. The Aggies (3-8) committed 14 turnovers in that half, which the Colonels, third in the nation in steals, turned into 24 points.
The Aggies suffered from poor 3-point shooting, making 3 of 15 attempts. They still managed to get within eight points twice in the second half, including with 1:48 left, but a 3-pointer and free throw by Lewis put the game out reach.
The Colonels were outrebounded 36-18 but overcame that with the help of 46.4 percent 3-point shooting (13 of 28).
Bruce Beckford and Lamont Middleton led the Aggies with 21 points apiece.
EKU tied a program record with its 21st straight home nonconference victory.
NC Central 72, Winthrop 66
DURHAM (AP) — Jeremy Ingram scored 24 points as North Carolina Central pulled away from Winthrop for the 72-66 win Wednesday night.
NC Central (7-2) closed the first half on a 12-5 run to go into the break with a 39-32 lead.
Winthrop (6-3) chipped away and eventually took the lead, 53-51, on an Andre Smith 3-pointer with 10:51 to play.
NCCU retook the lead on a Reggie Groves 3-pointer. Ingram scored layups on back to back possessions, giving NCCU a 62-57 lead.
Winthrop would cut the lead back to two points twice, but NCCU answered both times.
Jordan Parks scored 18 points, and Groves finished with 12. Both players came off the bench.
Davenport finished with a career-high 15 to lead Winthrop. Keon Johnson scored 12 while Joab Jerome added 11.
Presbyterian 74, Appalachian State 69
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — William Truss scored 25 points and Jordan Downing added 23 as Presbyterian knocked off Appalachian State 74-69 on Wednesday.
Presbyterian (4-9) won for the first time in the series between the two schools. It was their ninth meeting over 53 years.
Appalachian State (2-8) scored the first 10 points of the game and jumped out to a 14-2 lead. But the Blue Hose came right back, using a 15-4 run — punctuated by 3-pointers from Downing and Reggie Dillard — to take the lead at 20-18 en route to a two-point halftime lead at 39-37.
The Mountaineers took the lead at 49-47 at 14:25 of the second half after a 7-0 run, but Presbyterian was resilient as Truss made a pair of free throws, followed by a Downing trey, to retake the lead at 53-50 and it never trailed again.
Appalachian State was led by Tab Hamilton with 33 points.