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Feb 19

UNC Asheville beats Charleston Southern 85-80 in OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — MaCio Teague and Ahmad Thomas combined to shoot 9 of 15 from 3-point range and scored 47 points to help UNC Asheville beat Charleston Southern 85-80 on Sunday night.
Teague finished with 24 points and Thomas made 7 of 12 from t…

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Feb 19

Hicks hits 5 3s, Radford beats Presbyterian 74-68 in OT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Donald Hicks scored 15 points on a career-high tying five 3-pointers and Christian Bradford had 13 points to help Radford beat Presbyterian 74-68 in overtime on Sunday.

Carlik Jones added 12 points, Randy Phillips had nine points, 11 rebounds and two blocks and Ed Polite Jr. scored eight with 10 rebounds for Radford (17-12, 10-6 Big South).

Presbyterian’s Armel TeTe made a layup to open the scoring in overtime but the Blue Hose (11-18, 4-12) went 0 for 6 from the field, missed their only free-throw attempt from there and Radford closed on an 8-0 run.

Davon Bell hit a 3-pointer to give Presbyterian a 66-65 lead with 13 seconds left in regulation but Phillips hit 1-of-2 free throws with a second left to force overtime.

Senior Ruben Arroyo, who came in averaging 3.4 points per game, hit five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points – both career highs – for the Blue Hose. Bell added 16 points and six assists.

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Feb 19

Denver holds Oral Roberts down the stretch for 66-65 win

DENVER (AP) — Joe Rosga scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, Jake Krafka made three free throws at the end and Denver beat Oral Roberts 66-65 on Sunday.

Krafka made a pair of free throws with 49 seconds left for a 65-62 lead, then came up with a steal on Oral Roberts’ next possession, got fouled with 11 seconds to go and made 1 of 2 foul shots. Javan White buried a 3-pointer with three seconds left and Krafka missed a pair with a second to go. Emmanuel Nzekwesi’s half-court shot at the buzzer was just off line and deflected off the backboard.

Denver led 34-30 at halftime and never trailed after intermission. Daniel Amigo, Christian Mackey and Jake Holtzman each scored 10 for Denver (13-14, 7-6 Summit) and Jake Pemberton grabbed 10 rebounds.

White led ORU (10-20, 4-9) with 19 points, Albert Owens scored 17 and Nzekwesi 12.

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Feb 19

Houston leads start to finish in 80-59 rout over Temple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points, Devin Davis had a double-double and Houston rolled to its fifth straight victory with an 80-59 win against Temple on Sunday.

Houston (21-5, 11-3 American) raced to a 15-0 lead with Davis making three 3-pointers and baskets from Breaon Brady, Rob Gray and Davis. Temple didn’t score until 13:34 on a dunk by Obi Enechionyia. The Owls missed their first six shots and turned it over four times.

The Cougars led 41-20 at halftime and by more than 20 for most of the second half. Davis scored 16 points with 11 rebounds, Galen Robinson Jr. scored 12 and Armoni Brooks 11. Houston had a 53-22 rebounding advantage.

Quinton Rose and Nate Pierre-Louis each scored 13 points and J.P. Moorman II chipped in 10 for Temple (15-12, 7-8).

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Feb 18

Timmer’s 4-point play at buzzer lifts Drake

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Reed Timmer completed a 4-point play with 1.8 seconds left in the game to cap a 20-point outing in Drake’s 67-63 win over Missouri State on Sunday.

Graham Woodward was left open in the corner for a 3-pointer to give Drake a 63-62 lead with 13.8 to go. After Alize Johnson made 1 of 2 free throws, Timmer lost control of it on a dribble through his legs, but regained it and launched a deep 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

Nick McGlynn and De’Antae McMurray each added nine points for Drake (16-13, 10-6 Missouri Valley Conference).

McMurray made an off-balance jumper at the buzzer to close the first half with a 35-25 lead.

Alize Johnson had 14 points and 16 rebounds and J.T. Miller added 14 points for Missouri State (17-12, 7-9).

Most of MSU’s bench was removed in the second half after going onto the court to help Dixon up after a hard foul.

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Feb 18

Loyola-Chicago clinches at least share of MVC title

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Marques Townes scored 22 points and Clayton Custer added four 3-pointers and 17 points as Loyola-Chicago claimed at least a share of its first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship Sunday with a 76-66 victory over Evansville.

Donte Ingram added 14 points and Aundre Jackson 11 for the Ramblers (23-5, 13-3), who have won five straight and 12 of their last 13. Loyola claimed its first league title since 1986-87, when it shared the crown in the Midwestern City Conference – now the Horizon League – with Evansville.

The Ramblers shot 58 percent and made 9 of 19 3-point tries.

Ryan Taylor had three treys and 27 points for the Purple Aces.

Evansville (16-13, 6-10) led by one at halftime and the Ramblers didn’t take the lead for good until 11:19 of the second half. The lead remained in single digits until making 5 of 6 free throws over the final 44 seconds.

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Feb 18

Clemons scores 24 of 26 in 2nd half, Campbell beats Liberty

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half, Marcus Burk added 19 points and the pair each made four of Campbell 15 3-pointers in a 79-69 victory over Liberty on Sunday.

Clemons, the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at 24.6 points per game, missed his first four shots and didn’t score from the field until early in the second half. He made eight of his last 11 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers to extend his NCAA Division I-leading streak to 76 consecutive double-figure games.

Damontez Oliver came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points on four 3-pointers for Campbell (15-13, 9-7 Big South), which swept in the season series.

Campbell shot 63 percent in the second half and committed a season-low five turnovers.

Ryan Kemrite scored 14 points for Liberty (17-12, 8-8), which lost for just the second time in its last seven games.

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Feb 18

Igbanu leads second-half surge in Tulsa’s 73-61 victory

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Martins Igbanu scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Tulsa beat South Florida 73-61 on Sunday for the Golden Hurricane’s fifth straight victory.

Junior Etou added 11 points and nine rebounds and DaQuan Jeffries and Curran Scott also scored 11 apiece. Tulsa (16-10, 9-5), in fourth place in the American Athletic Conference, outrebounded USF 39-31, including 13-7 on the offensive glass.

David Collins and Stephan Jiggets had three 3-pointers apiece and scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, for the Bulls (8-20, 1-14), who have lost seven in a row. Payton Banks added 11 points and Malik Martin 10.

Tulsa trailed early but ended the half ahead 34-23 after an 8-0 run. The Hurricane opened the second half with a 20-7 run with 12 points from Igbanu and seven from Etou for its largest lead of 24 points, riding the big lead to the win.

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Feb 18

Kennedy opts to end his Ole Miss coaching tenure immediately

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy says his resignation is now effective immediately, six days after saying he would depart at the end of the season.

”It has become readily apparent to me that my continued presence as the head coach is proving detrimental to these players finishing the season in a fashion that is representative of The Standard for this program that has been clearly established and maintained for over a decade,” Kennedy said Sunday in a university release. ”Therefore, I believe that it is in everyone’s best interest that I exit my role as head coach effective immediately.

”We all know that ”clean breaks” are always best, and I should have realized this last Monday. My apologies.”

Tony Madlock, an assistant on Kennedy’s staff, will serve as Ole Miss’ acting head coach for the rest of the season.

Kennedy said part of the reason he had stepped down last week was to relieve any external pressure the players may have been feeling due to his uncertain job status. Kennedy said he believed those players were still feeling that pressure even after his Monday announcement.

Ole Miss (11-16, 4-10) has lost 75-64 to Arkansas and 79-62 at Mississippi State in its two games since Kennedy announced he’d be stepping down .

”Andy and I spoke this morning, and I fully support his decision to step away today,” athletic director Ross Bjork said. ”While we had hoped to relieve some pressure with last week’s announcement, it simply did not work out that way. Our student-athletes are the most important aspect of our athletics program, and we must always put them in the best position for success, no matter what.”

Kennedy departs with a final record of 245-156 in 12 seasons at Ole Miss. He owns the school record for career victories. Ole Miss had nine 20-win seasons and two NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure

His 401 games at Ole Miss are the 10th-highest total by one coach at one school in SEC history.

Kennedy owns an overall record of 266-169 in 13 seasons. He was interim head coach at Cincinnati in 2005-06 before taking over Ole Miss’ program.

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Feb 18

Tilghman saves Monmouth in 93-89 3OT thriller over Siena

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Tilghman scored 24 points and sank four free throws at the end of the third overtime to lift Monmouth over Siena 93-89 on Sunday.

Jordan Horn’s jump shot tied it at 89 with six seconds left before Tilghman was fouled and made two fouls shots. Tilghman stole the inbounds pass with 1.2 seconds left and was fouled again.

Christian Bentley converted a 3-point play with 19 seconds to go in the second overtime to pull Siena to 85-83, and after a Manny Camper steal, Horn made two foul shots to tie it. Tilghman’s half-court shot at the buzzer hit the back iron to send it to a third overtime.

In the first OT, Monmouth’s Ray Salnave sank a pair of foul shots to tie it at 74 with six seconds left and Ahsante Shivers missed a 3-point attempt as time expired.

Tilghman made 12 of 18 free throws as Monmouth’s (10-18, 6-10 Metro Atlantic Athletic) was 29 of 40.

Khalil Richard led Siena (8-21, 4-12) with 23 points. The Saints turned it over 21 times.

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