Dec. 8, 2012
The Atlantic 10 went 6-4 Saturday in men's basketball action, including Charlotte, who remained perfect with a win over Central Michigan.
Charlotte 78, Cent. Michigan 66
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - DeMario Mayfield scored 15 points off the bench and Denzel Ingram finished with 13 points as Charlotte beat Central Michigan 78-66 Saturday.
Willie Clayton finished with 10 points and nine rebounds to help Charlotte (9-0) win its ninth consecutive game.
After Kyle Randall's layup cut Central Michigan's (4-4) deficit to two, 34-32, early in the second half, Charlotte outscored the Chippewas 14-3 over the next five minutes to push the lead to 48-35 with 12:10 left to play. Mayfield and Ingram combined for 10 points during the run.
John Simon's layup at the 6:25 mark cut Charlotte's lead to seven, 57-50, but Ivan Benkovic answered with a 3-pointer for the 49ers to push the lead back to double figures. Central Michigan would not get any closer.
Randall scored 15 points to lead Central Michigan while Simon and Olivier Mbaigoto finished with 13 points apiece.
Butler 74, Northwestern 65
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Andrew Smith scored a season-high 24 points and Butler pulled away in the second half for a 74-65 win over Northwestern on Saturday night.
Smith had 19 points in the second half - including nine straight - and added 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-2), who shot 48 percent en route to their fourth straight win overall and fourth straight against the Wildcats (7-3).
Rotnei Clarke was 4 for 6 on 3-point attempts and finished with 13 points for Butler. Kellen Dunham added 11 points and Roosevelt Jones had 10.
Dave Sobolowski scored 21 points for Northwestern, which shot just 32.7 percent from the field but stayed close by converting 22 of 31 free throws. Tre Demps added 15 points and Reggie Hearn had 13.
Butler, which led 34-31 at the half, pulled away with a 10-4 run to open the second half.
La Salle 66, Northeastern 64
BOSTON (AP) - Tyreek Duren hit a jump shot with 2 seconds left to boost La Salle over Northeastern 66-64 Saturday night in a nonconference contest.
The Explorers (6-1) led 64-60 with just under 3 minutes left, but Northeastern's (4-5) Zach Stahl hit two free throws and Quincy Ford hit a jumper to tie it at 64 with 1:19 left.
Duren missed a jumper with 56 seconds left, then neither team got off a shot until Duren connected for the game-winner.
La Salle, which hit 16 3-pointers in a win over Penn State on Wednesday, hit 7 of 18 from downtown, led by Ramon Galloway's 4 of 9 performance. Galloway led the Explorers with 24 points.
Duren, who scored a career-high 29 points in the Penn State game, had 12 on Saturday.
Reggie Spencer scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Huskies, who have lost four straight.
Richmond 83, James Madison 82
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Kendall Anthony hit a free throw with 5 seconds left in overtime to lift Richmond over James Madison 83-82 Saturday for a nonconference win.
Richmond is 8-2 for the second time in three years.
Anthony hit his foul shot after the Dukes' Devon Moore hit a layup and two free throws over a 66-second span to tie the game 82-all with 20 seconds left.
Moore had 19 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career late in the first half. He's the 26th player in James Madison (3-6) history to reach the mark.
Cedrick Lindsay hit 5 of 6 free throws for Richmond in the final 1:28 of regulation, including a pair with 3 seconds left to square the score at 73 and send the game to overtime.
Darien Brothers led Richmond with 18 points on four 3-pointers.
The game was the first between the Virginia rivals since 2001.
Dayton 83, Miami (Ohio) 61
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Devin Oliver and Josh Benson turned in double-doubles and five Dayton players scored in double figures as the Flyers topped Miami (Ohio) 83-61 in the 130th meeting of the nonconference rivals Saturday night.
Oliver had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists while Benson had 13 points and 12 boards. Kevin Dillard (15 points), Vee Sanford (14) and Dyshawn Pierre (12) were the others in double figures.
Dayton leads the all-time rivalry 69-61. The Flyers are 7-2 for the third time in four years.
Miami (3-5) was led by Will Felder's 18 points, with Jon Harris also pitching in 16.
Dillard's layup put Dayton up 37-33 just before halftime, and then the Flyers used a 14-2 run early in the second half to take a 53-40 lead and strolled to victory from there.
Dayton shot 52.5 percent (31 of 59) from the floor and won the rebound battle 45-22.
Duquesne 88, New Orleans 70
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sean Johnson scored 21 points, grabbed six boards and recorded five assist to lead Duquesne past New Orleans 88-70 Saturday night.
Derrick Colter added 17 points and eight assist and Andre Marhold chipped in with 14 points and eight rebounds for Duquesne (5-4).
Trailing 8-4 early in the first half, Duquesne went on a 23-9 run to take a double digit lead with 10 minutes to play in the period. Colter sparked the run with a 3-pointer, followed by a layup. Colter led Duquesne with 11 points in the first half, helping the Dukes take a 53-39 lead into halftime.
New Orleans (2-5) got as close as four in the second half when Corey Dixon's jumper made it 67-63 with 9:54 left to play, but Duquesne answered with a 21-10 run to close out the game.
Lovell Cook led New Orleans in scoring with 12 points.
St. John's 58, Fordham 47
NEW YORK (AP) - JaKarr Sampson had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Chris Obekpa had seven points and a school-record 11 blocked shots as St. John's beat Fordham 58-47 on Saturday night in the Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival.
The Red Storm (7-3) won for the fifth time in six games and set a school record for blocks with 15. Obekpa, a 6-foot-9 freshman, broke his own record of eight set against Detroit.
St. John's took the lead for good with the first points of an 11-3 run that gave it a 49-41 lead with 5:31 to play. Fordham was never able to get closer than five points the rest of the way.
Sampson had six points in the run, including the two free throws that started it and the layup that ended it.
Ryan Canty, Fordham's center who has improved tremendously over the last three games, had 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for the Rams (1-8), who have lost five straight.
Kansas St. 65, George Washington 62
WASHINGTON (AP) - Angel Rodriguez scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Kansas State defeated George Washington 65-62 Saturday.
Rodney McGruder finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Will Spradling scored 10 for the Wildcats (7-1), who played their first true road game this season.
Dwayne Smith scored 14 points and Isaiah Armwood had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Colonials (4-5).
The Wildcats let a seven-point second-half lead slip away but jumped ahead for good on Nino Williams' putback with 3:18 remaining. Rodriguez was fouled while attempting a 3-pointer with Kansas State ahead 58-57, and he sank all three free throws with 1:46 left.
With Kansas state leading 63-60, Rodriguez missed a one-and-one free throw with 26 seconds left. After Joe McDonald's layup cut the lead to one, Spradling made two free throws, putting Kansas State up three with 13 seconds left.
No. 2 Duke 90, Temple 67
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Seth Curry scored 23 points, big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly had double-doubles and No. 2 Duke beat Temple 90-67 in a matchup of unbeatens on Saturday at the Izod Center.
Curry was 5 for 9 from 3-point range, leading Duke's 12-for-20 effort from behind the arc.
Plumlee finished with 16 points - the first time he was below 19 this season - and 14 rebounds. Kelly had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (9-0) while Quinn Cook added 14 points and made three 3s.
The Blue Devils have three wins this season over teams ranked in the top four: No. 3 Kentucky, No. 2 Louisville, No. 4 Ohio State.
Quenton DeCosey had 13 points for the Owls (6-1), who were looking for their best start since going 14-0 in 1987-88, a season that ended with a regional weekend loss to Duke in the Izod Center.
Arkansas St. 73, St. Bonaventure 70
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Brandon Peterson and Raeford Worsham scored 18 points apiece to help Arkansas State beat St. Bonaventure 73-70 on Saturday.
Peterson was 7 of 10 from the field and posted a double-double with 11 rebounds. Worsham was 6 of 11 from the field and had a pair of steals. Rakeem Dickerson added 12 points for the Red Wolves (5-3).
Arkansas State led 42-28 at halftime. In the second half, the Bonnies erased a 17-point deficit and held a 70-68 lead with the ball. Worsham made one of his steals and tied the game at 70. On the Bonnies next possession, Chris Johnson missed a 3-pointer, but Ed Townsel hit one for Arkansas State, giving them the win.
Johnson scored a career-high 19 points for the Bonnies (5-3). Matthew Wright made 13 and Charlon Kloof 10. Demitrius Conger had 12 rebounds and eight points.