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Dec 16

Anderson’s 5 TDs power North Dakota State to FCS title game (Yahoo Sports)

While the Bison’s five-year reign as national champions was stopped, it may wind up being a bump in the road of an extended run of titles. At least Friday night’s 55-13 pounding of Sam Houston State in a playoff semifinal at the Fargodome – fueled by …

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Dec 16

Ferrari, Foster lead San Francisco past UC Davis 74-61

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frankie Ferrari came off the bench to score a career-high 19 points and added five assists and Chase Foster knocked down 4 of 5 from 3-point range and scored 17 to power San Francisco to a 74-61 win over UC Davis on Friday night.

Matt McCarthy added 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for the Dons (6-3), who were playing the Aggies (7-3) for the first time since 1976. Jordan Ratinho hit three 3s and scored 12 points for San Francisco, which improved to 7-1 all-time against UC Davis. The Aggies’ lone win was a 45-30 decision during the 1939-40 season.

Siler Schneider notched a season-high 19 points for UC Davis, while double-double machine Chima Moneke totaled 13 points and 11 rebounds. Moneke came into the game as one of just seven players across the nation averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. UC Davis had its four-game win streak snapped.

UC Davis led until Foster nailed a 3-pointer midway through the first half to give the Dons their first lead, 15-14. USF stretched its lead to 38-28 at intermission. It was the most points allowed in the first half by the Aggies this season. UC Davis pulled within four points early in the second half, but Ratinho made a pair of 3-pointers in a 14-0 run and the Dons coasted to the victory.

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Dec 16

Travis, Davis each score 20 in Stanford’s win over Denver

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Daejon Davis just completed his first quarter of college, finishing several projects and essays. He still found the energy to play one of his best games of the season.

Reid Travis and Davis each scored 20 points and Stanford beat Denver 75-62 on Friday night.

”With the long stretch off, coach really held us accountable on everything,” Davis said. ”The level of focus on the little things helped us.”

Isaac White had 17 points for the Cardinal (5-6), who have won two of three following a four-game losing streak. Michael Humphrey added 11 points and nine rebounds.

”Being under .500 is not acceptable,” White said. ”That’s not up to our standards. To make the NCAA tournament, you can’t lose games.”

For Davis, who also had five rebounds and five assists, it was a season-high in points.

”We got a win. That was the No. 1 thing,” Stanford coach Jarod Haase said. ”We were a bit more organized on the offensive end.”

Daniel Amigo scored 18 points to lead the Pioneers (5-7), who have lost four straight away from home and eight straight in their series with the Cardinal. Jake Pemberton added 13 points and Joe Bosga had 12.

”Davis got hot. We didn’t anticipate him making so many shots,” Denver coach Rodney Billups said. ”If you look at his season stats from behind the arc, we would have bet that he would not make so many tonight. But good players make plays.”

Bosga has reached double figures in scoring in all but one game this season.

Pemberton hit a layup with 9:50 remaining to play to pull the Pioneers within three at 56-53.

”Overall, I liked our effort, our energy, especially in the second half,” Billups said. ”We have to take care of the ball better. Stanford is not a huge pressure team; that’s why 20 turnovers are entirely too much.”

White hit a 3-pointer with 7:27 left to give the Cardinal a 10-point advantage and the game remained competitive throughout.

Stanford led by as many as 16 in the first half before the Pioneers rallied to close within 37-28 by halftime.


Denver: The Pioneers are still looking for their first road win of the season. … Denver holds its opponents to 31.1 percent from beyond the 3-point line, tops in the Summit League. … The Pioneers average seven 3-pointers a game.

Stanford: The Cardinal is one of two teams with an overall losing record in the Pac-12. Stanford has two games remaining before the conference season opens, including No. 13 Kansas. California (4-6) has three games remaining. The teams open conference play against each other on Dec. 30. … Stanford continues to play without starters Dorian Pickens and Marcus Sheffield, each out with a foot injury.


Daejon Davis learned two days before the game that one of his best friends in Seattle had been killed in a car accident. ”This game was for her.” He played 37 minutes, scored a season best in points and recorded a season best in steals, with five. ”Daejon played a heck of a game,” Stanford coach Jarod Haase said. ”Especially from a leadership standpoint where he was getting us on the same page. For him to have that focus and to maintain composure was special.”


Denver: Travels to Montana State on Monday night.

Stanford: Hosts San Francisco on Sunday.

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Dec 16

Texas A&M-CC turns back D-II St. Mary’s (Texas) 71-55

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Joseph Kilgore totaled 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals and Perry Francois scored a career-high 11 points off the bench to propel Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to a 71-55 win over Division II member St. Mary’s (Texas) on Friday night.

Sean Rhea added 10 points and five rebounds for the Islanders (3-6), who were coming off a nine-day break for finals.

Juwan Green had nine points and six assists, while Dimitri Peterson scored nine with five rebounds for the Rattlers.

Francois hit two free throws and Kareem South buried a 3-pointer in a 5-0 burst to close out the first half and give the Islanders a 31-21 lead. St. Mary’s got no closer than nine points after intermission.

Texas A&M-CC shot 49 percent from the floor and made half of its 10 3-pointers. The Rattlers shot better from long range (38 percent), than inside the arc (32 percent).

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Dec 16

Braxton Bonds registers triple-double in Houston Baptist win

HOUSTON (AP) — Braxton Bonds notched a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists on Friday night and Houston Baptist beat Barclay College 100-65.

Jalon Gates added a career-high 23 points and David Caraher had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help the Huskies (4-7).

The Bears of the NCCAA kept it close for the first seven minutes. Houston Baptist took the lead for good at 16-15 on Tim Myles’ dunk which started a 10-0 run. The Huskies soon pushed the edge into double digits and mostly kept it there for the rest of the way with their largest lead at 96-56 with 4:42 left.

Tommy Leach and Key Maloney had 13 points each and Jacolby Poindexter scored 10 for the Bears.

Houston Baptist had 26 offensive rebounds and a 61-27 edge on the glass overall.

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Dec 16

Colorado overcomes Daum, South Dakota State 112-103 in 2OT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey hit his stride offensively in overtime.

Bey scored eight of his 12 points in the second OT period, including all four of his free throws, and Colorado overcame a 37-point performance by Mike Daum to beat South Dakota State 112-103 on Friday night.

”I was just flowing, going with the flow,” Bey said. ”I’m more confident going into this season and getting more confident as I keep playing.”

Colorado coach Tad Boyle said Bey’s defense on Baum in the late going was just as important as his offensive contribution.

”When (Daum) catches it, you have to be solid and play without fouling,” Boyle said. ”Make him take tough shots. And he did. He made him take some tough shots in the lane.”

Bey’s strong finish was just part of the story. McKinley Wright led Colorado (8-3) with 30 points. He added 11 assists and nine rebounds. George King added 17 points.

”This was obviously a huge win for us. We needed that for our confidence,” added Boyle, whose young squad was upset Tuesday by San Diego. ”We had some guys really grow up tonight. We overcame some things, even though we were playing at home, and beat a really good team.”

Daum also had 12 rebounds for South Dakota State (9-5). David Jenkins added 31 points for the Jackrabbits.

In the first extra period, South Dakota State took a 94-88 lead on Skyler Flatten’s layup. But Wright hit a pair of jumpers around two missed free throws by Daum, pulling the Buffaloes to 94-92 with 51.2 seconds left in overtime.

Deleon Brown’s fastbreak layup tied it at 94 with 26 seconds remaining and Jenkins missed a jumper in the final moments, sending the game into the second extra period.

The Jackrabbits tied it 99-all in the second overtime on a 3-pointer by Jenkins but Wright and Bey then hit successive baskets to retake the lead and the Buffaloes made the bulk of their free throws in the final 90 seconds to secure the victory.

”I think it was our defensive stops,” Daum said. ”They scored the last eight out of nine, and we just couldn’t get that one stop we needed to get over the hump.”

Down by seven at the half, the Jackrabbits got back-to-back 3-pointers from Reed Tellinghuisen to pull to 60-59 with 9:57 left to play.

Tellinghuisen again connected from 3-point range again and Chris Howell followed with a driving layup to put South Dakota State up 66-65 with 7:33 remaining, the Jackrabbits’ first lead of the game.

The teams were trading scores down the stretch and no more than three points separated them for most of the rest of the way.

Jenkins made an 81-all tie with a 3-pointer but Namon Wright answered for Colorado with one of his own, giving the Buffaloes an 84-81 lead with 1:44 left.

With 41.2 seconds left, Jenkins hit another 3-pointer to re-tie it.

McKinley Wright hit a putback layup but Daum hit two free throws with 6.5 seconds left in regulation and the game went into overtime tied at 86-all after McKinley Wright missed a contested mid-range jumper at the buzzer.

Daum and Jenkins each had three of their 3-pointers in the first half, though the Jackrabbits trailed at halftime 43-36.

Colorado did not trail in the first half, getting a combined 14 points in the period from Namon Wright and McKinley Wright.

The Jackrabbits were without forward Ian Theisen, who suffered an ankle injury in practice earlier this week.


South Dakota State: The Jackrabbits got a pair of 30-point performances from Daum and Jenkins and had two others score in double figures in an offensive show that would have been enough on most nights. They just couldn’t get a couple of shots to drop in the second extra period, allowing the Buffaloes to regain command.

Colorado: The Buffaloes registered an impressive bounce-back victory after 69-59 setback to San Diego on Tuesday in which they shot a season-low 25.9 percent from the field. Their point total represented a season high and they seemed to regain their shooting touch, converting 54.1 percent of their shots from the field. Their 3-point shooting also reflected their newfound confidence as they made 13 of 27 after hitting just 3 of 18 in the loss to San Diego.


The Jackrabbits felt the absence of the injured Theisen, who typically is the first player off the bench to spell Daum. Among the 20 players from both teams to see action, Daum played the most at a game-high 48 minutes. ”We knew a lot of guys would have to step up, because Ian really makes up for about two or three guys,” Jenkins said. ”I felt like we really missed him tonight. I felt like it would have been a lot different game if he was in.”


McKinley Wright had the fourth 30-point game by a freshman in Colorado’s history. It was the first since Chauncey Billups had 33 points against Colorado State in 1995.


South Dakota State: Returns home to host Drake on Tuesday night.

Colorado: Plays at Iowa on Tuesday night.

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Dec 16

Creighton cruises past Maryland-Eastern Shore 87-36

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Foster hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 to lead five players in double figures and Creighton rolled to an 87-36 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Friday night.

Khyri Thomas and Ty-Shon Alexander added 12 points apiece for the Bluejays (8-2), while Martin Krampelj and Manny Suarez scored 11 and 10, respectively.

Creighton had a 28-0 advantage in points off turnovers and outscored the Hawks 21-2 on fast-break points in the first meeting between the schools. Maryland-Eastern Shore (3-9) is 0-8 on the road this season.

Foster and Thomas hit 3-pointers in a game-opening 13-0 run and the Bluejays never trailed. Foster’s 3-pointer ignited a 10-0 run to close out the first half and Creighton led 45-17.

Logan McIntosh had 13 points to pace the Hawks, while Cameron Bacote hit four 3-pointers and scored 12.

Creighton knocked down 12 3-pointers and shot 52 percent (33 of 63) from the floor. The Hawks connected on 13 of 55 shots (24 percent) and 5 of 19 (26 percent) from 3-point range. Creighton turned the ball over just four times and had a 41-32 advantage on the boards.

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Dec 16

UIC pulls away from Dartmouth 76-60

CHICAGO (AP) — Dikembe Dixson scored 19, Dominique Matthews added 18 and Illinois-Chicago led the entire second half in a 76-60 win over Dartmouth on Friday night.

The Flames (4-6) pulled away late with a 14-2 run that made it 76-55 on Dixson’s free throw with 1:34 left before the Big Green (3-5) scored the final five points.

Dartmouth had the lead for the majority of a first half that went back and forth. The Flames led 40-32 after an early second-half run, Dartmouth got back to 40-39, but UIC pulled away for good with an 11-2 run that made it 51-41. The Flames kept the lead between 7 and 10 until their late run put it out of reach.

Marcus Ottey added 13 points for UIC, which has won two of three after a four-game losing streak.

Miles Wright had 16 points, Will Emery scored 15 and Brendan Barry added 10 for Dartmouth.

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Dec 16

Mount St. Mary’s beats Division III Washington College 89-67

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Junior Robinson made 4 of 5 from 3-point range and 12 of 16 overall to score 30 points on Friday night and Mount St. Mary’s beat Division III Washington College 89-67.

Robinson hit two 3-pointers while the Mountaineers (4-7) took control for good with a 13-3 run that made it 72-55 with seven minutes to go. Washington stopped the run with Kaiden Williams’ pair of free throws and Mike Winterburn’s 3-pointer later cut it to 76-60 but the Shoremen got no closer.

Robinson’s output was the second highest of his career. He scored 39 in an 80-75 win over Loyola of Maryland on Dec. 2.

Greg Alexander was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and added 17 points for the Mountaineers. Donald Carey scored 10.

Kevin McCormick was 5 of 10 from 3-point range with 15 points, Austin Allen scored 13 and Dallas Marshall 12 for Washington. The game counted as an exhibition for the Shoremen.

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Dec 16

5 Samford players in double figures in 98-51 victory

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Demetrius Denzel-Dyson scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half when Samford took a 25-point lead on its way to a 98-51 victory over Thomas University on Friday night.
Alex Thompson scored 20 points, 15 in the second half, …

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