Green Bay holds on to beat Virginia 75-72
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) - Greg Mays scored a career-high 24 points, and Keifer Sykes added 21 as Wisconsin-Green Bay pulled out a 75-72 win over Virginia on Saturday.
Sykes made two free throws for the Phoenix (5-2) with 8.7 seconds left after Joe Harris missed a 3-pointer for Virginia. The Cavaliers (7-3) had a final chance to tie the score, but Justin Anderson missed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded.
Virginia fought back from a 13-point deficit early in the second half, tying the score at 69 on a 3-pointer from Malcolm Brogdon with 1:51 left. Brogdon led the Cavaliers with 17 points. Harris and Anthony Gill each added 12 points.
The loss is the second straight for Virginia this week and spoiled the Green Bay homecoming for Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett. Bennett, in his fifth season at Virginia, was a star player in college at Green Bay from 1988-92.
Wake Forest rallies to beat Richmond 76-66 in OT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 26 points and Wake Forest rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat Richmond 76-66 in overtime Saturday.
Tyler Cavanaugh added 15 points for the Demon Deacons (8-2), including a pair of free throws early in overtime that put Wake Forest ahead to stay.
Devin Thomas had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and Travis McKie 10 points for the Demon Deacons, who have won two straight.
Cedrick Lindsay scored 18 points and Kendall Anthony 14 for the Spiders (7-3), who led by as many as 12 points midway through the second half and forced Wake Forest into 21 turnovers.
However, the Demon Deacons fought back, with Miller-McIntyre tying the score at 61 with two free throws with 7.4 seconds left in regulation.
Wake Forest, which had a 53-24 rebounding advantage, then held Richmond to just one field goal in overtime.
VMI shoots down Wright State 94-74
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - QJ Peterson scored a game-high 21 points and four teammates scored double digits Saturday as VMI beat Wright State 94-74 with a balanced attack and by making 17 of 31 3-point attempts.
Brian Brown, Jordan Weethee and Rodney Glasgow each scored 15 for VMI (5-4), and Brown scored a game-high five 3-pointers. D.J. Covington scored 14 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Matt Vest led Wright State (5-6) with 14 points, Dixon Miles scored 13 and AJ Pacher added 12.
Wright State stayed close early in the first half and the lead changed hands nine times until VMI pulled ahead 24-21 at 10:04 on a 3-pointer by Trey Chapman, then pulled away to lead 47-36 at halftime. The Keydets finished shooting 54.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.
VMI continued to dominate in the second half, leading by as many at 23 points and out-rebounding the Raiders 41-33.
Stephen F. Austin defeats James Madison 70-57
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - Desmond Haymon scored five of his season-high 21 points on a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer early in the second half as Stephen F. Austin walked away from James Madison 70-57 Saturday night.
The win made Stephen F. Austin (8-2), up only five at halftime, 2-0 in its own E-Tech Lumberjack Classic, matching schools from the Colonial Athletic and Southern conferences. The Lumberjacks have won 22 in a row at home.
The Lumberjacks, who led all the way, outscored James Madison 9-3 over the first five minutes of the second half as Haymon hit a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws, extending the halftime lead to 42-31. Haymon scored 14 points in the second half. Jacob Parker added 15 points and Thomas Walkup 12.
The Dukes (2-8) went cold after intermission as Charles Cooke (team-high 19 points) scored James Madison's only 5 points in an eight-minute stretch.
Hot-shooting Liberty overwhelms Greensboro 84-47
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Tomasz Gielo scored 13 points while Antwan Burrus and John-Caleb Sanders each added 12 as Liberty rolled past Division-III Greensboro 84-47 Saturday night.
Liberty (4-5) jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back, using a 27-7 run fueled by 3-pointers from Sanders and Casey Roberts to coast toward a 29-point lead at halftime. The Flames continued the onslaught in the second half, leading by as much as 45.
Burrus, Gielo and Sanders combined to shoot an efficient 14 of 18, helping Liberty to a 62.2 field goal percentage. Burrus had a game-high six rebounds, while Gielo and Sanders each pulled down five.
Greensboro struggled from the field, managing just 17 points in the first half, making 18 of its 54 attempts, and was outrebounded 40-19.
Tracy Jester led the Pride with nine points and Edric Roberts had eight.
Hampton coasts to 72-62 win over Florida A&M
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - Deron Powers scored a game-high 22 points to lead Hampton to a 72-62 win over Florida A&M in its conference opener on Saturday night.
Powers was 7 of 12 from the field, including a jumper early in the second half that ignited a 23-6 run that put the Pirates (4-5, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Conference) ahead for good. Du'Vaughn Maxwell contributed 15 points and eight rebounds and Emmanuel Okoroba added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Florida A&M (2-7, 0-2) opened up a lead midway through the first half, building it to a six-point margin, before Hampton stormed back to take a 36-31 advantage into the break. Hampton led by as many as 16 points in the second half but the Rattlers narrowed the gap in the final minutes.
Reggie Lewis led the Rattlers with 19 points and four rebounds, while Jamie Adams added 15 points.
Norfolk State beats Bethune-Cookman 59-45
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Riley Maye scored 15 points leading four Norfolk State players in double figures as the Spartans pulled away in the second half to defeat Bethune-Cookman 59-45 on Saturday night.
Tied with 17 minutes left in the game, the Spartans went on a 14-3 run to go up 44-33 with 10:49 left. The lead reached 17 points with under 2 minutes to go.
Pendarvis Williams scored 11 points for the Spartans (7-3, 2-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Brandon Goode and Malcolm Hawkins added 10 apiece.
The victory extends Norfolk State's home winning streak to 16, dating back to last season.
Malik Jackson led the Wildcats (2-9, 0-1) with 16 points while Mikel Trapp added 12.
The Wildcats lost their seventh straight game, all during a 12-game road trip (counting a neutral court contest), and won't play at home again until Jan. 11. They have no victories against Division I opponents.
Price leads Radford over North Carolina A&T 72-52
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - R.J. Price made 6 of 7 3-pointers on Saturday and Radford took a big lead early, never looking back in a 72-52 victory over North Carolina A&T.
Radford started the game on a 15-2 run and led 40-24 at the half. The Highlanders also had a 24-6 run in the second half capped by two of Price's free throws to pull completely away with a 69-38 lead.
The Highlanders (6-2) shot 10 of 19 from 3-point range and achieved their best start since the 1993-94 season. Price finished with 22 points and Javonte Green added 15 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Richaud Pack led NC A&T (3-6) with 13 points and Bruce Beckford added 11. The Aggies won last year's matchup in Greensboro 81-77, but Radford has never lost to NC A&T at home and leads 6-2 in the all-time series.
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