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Hodges carries E. Tennessee St. past Chattanooga 75-64

January 25, 2020

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Bo Hodges had a career-high 27 points as East Tennessee State topped Chattanooga 75-64 on Saturday.Daivien Williamson had 15 points for East Tennessee State (18-3, 7-1 Southern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive...

Boeheim leads Cornell past Columbia 62-50

January 25, 2020

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Jimmy Boeheim recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds to lift Cornell to a 62-50 win over Columbia on Saturday.Terrance McBride had 13 points and eight rebounds for Cornell (4-11, 1-1 Ivy League). Josh Warren added 11 points. Bryan Knapp...

Alvarado steals a win for Georgia Tech over N.C. State

By GEORGE HENRY | January 25, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored 24 points and made two dazzling steals in the closing seconds to lead Georgia Tech to a 64-58 upset victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.The Yellow Jackets (9-11, 4-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a five-game...

Freshman Perry powers Stetson to 48-43 victory over Liberty

January 25, 2020

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Rob Perry finished with 22 points and seven rebounds and Stetson dominated the second half and beat Liberty 48-43 on Saturday.Perry made three of Stetson's four 3-pointers in the game as the Hatters (11-11, 5-2 Atlantic...

No. 13 Gonzaga women roll to 18th straight win, 78-52

January 25, 2020

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored a career-high 28 points and No. 13 Gonzaga rolled to a 78-52 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, extending the Bulldogs' nation-best win streak to 18 games.Gonzaga (20-1, 9-0 West Coast Conference) is...

Young scores 19 to carry Charlotte over FIU 75-49

January 25, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jahmir Young registered 19 points as Charlotte won its seventh straight home game, rolling past Florida International 75-49 on Saturday.Jordan Shepherd had 16 points for Charlotte (12-7, 6-2 Conference USA). Amidou Bamba added...

Fatts scores 29 and Rhode Island pushes win streak to 6

January 25, 2020

SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Dowtin and Jacob Toppin wrapped back-to-back dunks around a steal and Rhode Island held off Saint Bonaventure 81-75 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to six.Fatts Russell led Rhode Island with 29 points, making...

Miller’s 17 points spark UNC Greensboro past Samford, 70-63

January 25, 2020

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Isaiah Miller grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 17 points, including a dunk in the closing seconds to seal UNC Greensboro's 70-63 win over Samford on Saturday.Keyshaun Langley had 12 points for UNC Greensboro (16-5, 6-2 Southern Conference),...

No. 6 Louisville rolls Clemson 80-62 for 6th straight win

By GARY B. GRAVES | January 25, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Despite statistics to the contrary, Louisville guard Darius Perry is stressing confidence in his ability to shoot from deep.He has Saturday's box score as proof.Perry set career highs with 19 points and five 3-pointers, and No....

Jairus Hamilton’s career-high 23 points lifts BC over V Tech

By KEN POWTAK | January 25, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College certainly didn't shoot free throws well the entire game. Luckily, though, Jairus Hamilton was able to hit a few long jumpers at the right time.Jairus Hamilton made two key 3-pointers in the final six minutes and finished...

Watford scores 22 and LSU overcomes Texas rally 69-67

By JIM VERTUNO | January 25, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With about 11 minutes to play, LSU freshman Trendon Watford looked shaky when he badly missed two free throws in the middle of a big Texas rally.When he got there again with just 16 seconds left and the game on the line, Watford...

No. 24 Rutgers tops Nebraska 75-72 on Baker’s 3-pointer

By MATT SUGAM | January 25, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ (AP) — Geo Baker had struggled for nearly a month after breaking his thumb. That seemed to end Saturday with two 3-pointers in just over two minutes.Baker hit a 3 with 1.2 seconds left to send No. 24 Rutgers past Nebraska 75-72 to raise...