Virginia topples Mount, 80-71

Hot-shooting Auburn takes down UMES, 85-61

State men

November 24, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Mount St. Mary's hit its first six shots of the second half to pull within three points of host Virginia, but a 19-8 run by the Cavaliers established a 14-point cushion with 8:47 left to play yesterday in Charlottesville, Va. The Cavaliers went on to win their season opener, 80-71, while the Mountaineers dropped to 0-4.

Freshman Gary Forbes led Virginia with 21 points, including nine during the 19-8 run. Freshman Donte Minter also scored nine during the run and finished with 12.

Auburn 85, Maryland-Eastern Shore 61: All five starters scored in double figures and the Tigers (3-0) shot better than 51 percent. The Hawks (0-1) hit one three-point shot in the second half after connecting on six of 12 in the first.

Penn State-Erie 73, Goucher 71: The Gophers (1-1) erased a six-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation to force overtime, but couldn't score on their final two possessions in the Penn State-Behrend Tip-Off Classic. James Curren scored 19 for the winners (2-0). Isaac Brooks III had 15 for Goucher.

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