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Powell scores 18, No. 16 Seton Hall rolls past St. John’s

By MATT SUGAM | February 23, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In the week since coach Kevin Willard challenged Seton Hall for coming out flat at Providence, the Pirates have responded by living up to expectations.Myles Powell scored 18 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili added 16 points and nine...

Indiana State sends Evansville to 16th straight loss

February 23, 2020

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Christian Williams had 16 points as Indiana State defeated Evansville 64-62 on Sunday, sending the Purple Aces to their 16th consecutive loss.Tyreke Key had 12 points and six rebounds for Indiana State (16-11, 9-7 Missouri Valley...

Abrams tip-in at buzzer lifts Bama over No. 9 Mississippi St

By ROBBIE FAULK | February 23, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — There hasn’t been much that’s separated Alabama from winning as many as 10 games in the Southeastern Conference.The Crimson Tide entered Mississippi State’s raucous Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday having lost four games by...

Kylee Shook scores 17, No. 5 Louisville routs Pitt 79-47

By ALAN SAUNDERS | February 23, 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Missing two starters, including one of the best overall players in the country, it took a little while for No. 5 Louisville to get going against Pittsburgh on Sunday.Specifically, it took 10 minutes. The Cardinals (25-3, 14-2 ACC)...

Franklin, Willard lead No. 23 Missouri State to 82-58 win

February 23, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Jasmine Franklin scored 17 points, Alexa Willard added 15 and No. 23 Missouri State cruised to an 82-58 win over Indiana State on Sunday.Abby Hipp scored 12 points and Sydney Manning contributed a career-high 10 rebounds for...

Northern Iowa stays perfect at home with 64-52 win

February 23, 2020

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Austin Phyfe had 17 points, 18 rebounds and five assists to help lift Northern Iowa to a 64-52 win over Southern Illinois on Sunday, the Panthers' 15th consecutive home victory.The Panthers (23-5, 12-4) have a one-game lead...

Burns’23 points lead Colgate in blowout win over Holy Cross

February 23, 2020

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Burns scored 23 points and Tucker Richardson had a double-double and Colgate smashed Holy Cross 90-60 on Sunday.Richardson scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, Rapolas Ivanauskas scored 16 and Jack Ferguson 12. Will Rayman...

Siena takes lead late, holds on for 62-59 win at Fairfield

February 23, 2020

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Elijah Burns scored 15 points and Jalen Pickett added 14 with five assists as Siena grabbed a late lead and held on, defeating Fairfield 62-59 on Sunday.A 3-pointer by Jordan King, who was 3-for-3 from distance, helped Siena...

Herasme, Jones lift Marist past Niagara 76-54

February 23, 2020

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Herasme and Jordan Jones scored 18 points apiece as Marist easily defeated Niagara 76-54 on Sunday.Braden Bell added 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Red Foxes (7-18, 6-10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who posted...

Vital, Bouknight lead UConn to 78-71 win over South Florida

By Pat Eaton-Robb | February 23, 2020

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Christian Vital scored 24 points and James Bouknight had 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lead UConn past South Florida 78-71 on Sunday.Jalen Gaffney and Brendan Adams each added 10 points for Connecticut ( 15-12, 6-8 American)Justin...

Salnave leads a balanced Monmouth attack past Quinnipiac

February 23, 2020

WEST LONG RANCH, N.J. (AP) — Ray Salnave scored 14 points to lead five Monmouth players in double figures and the Hawks beat Quinnipiac 89-78 on Sunday.Deion Hammond scored 12, and off the bench, Melik Martin and Louie Pillari scored 12 apiece and George...

No OT! Cincinnati beats Wichita State 67-64 in regulation

By JOE KAY | February 23, 2020

CINCINNATI (AP) — The ball left Jamarius Burton's hands at mid-court, and everyone in a Cincinnati uniform had a familiar, bad feeling.If the ball found the net, the Bearcats would be going overtime yet again.Not this time. The shot had too much on...