Robert Morris tops Boston Col.

College basketball

January 08, 2008

A.J. Jackson scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Tony Lee had 12 points and eight rebounds as Robert Morris beat Boston College, 57-51, last night.

Jeremy Chappell chipped in with 12 points for the visiting Colonials (11-5), who won their fourth straight game.

Rakim Sanders led the Eagles (10-4) with 12 points. Tyrese Rice, BC's leading scorer with 19.8 points per game, was held to 10.

Virginia Tech 79, Charleston Southern 49 -- A.D. Vassallo scored 21 points to lead four players for the Hokies (9-6) in double figures in their win over the visiting Buccaneers (6-9).

No. 14 Butler 66, Loyola Chicago 55 -- Matt Howard scored 19 points, and the Bulldogs (14-1, 3-1 Horizon League) won their sixth straight game, pulling away for a victory over the host Ramblers (5-10, 1-4).

Oklahoma 81, Mount St. Mary's 57 -- A 13-0 run that spanned the end of the first half and beginning of the second half spurred the host Sooners (12-3) to a win over the Mountaineers (7-8). Blake Griffin led the Sooners with 26 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Hood 102, Penn State-York 55 -- Ryan Junghans scored a game-high 19 points as the Blazers (9-4) routed the visiting Lions (0-9).

Washington 73, Salisbury 66 -- Jonas Vaitkus recorded a double double with a team-high 18 points and a game-best 16 rebounds, but his Sea Gulls (2-10) fell to the host Shoremen (3-8).

St. Francis (N.Y.) women 66, Mount St. Mary's 58 -- The Terriers (6-9, 3-1) rallied from a 17-point deficit to down the visiting Mountaineers in a Northeast Conference game. Freshman Lauren Howell paced Mount St. Mary's (3-12, 1-3) with a career-high 22 points.

Off the court

Rankings -- North Carolina's overtime win at Clemson kept the Tar Heels unbeaten and atop the Associated Press' men's poll. . Xavier and Miami returned to the rankings, replacing Pacific-10 teams Arizona and Southern California.

Maryland -- Crystal Langhorne was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week. She won the award for the second time this season and ACC-record sixth time in her career. She averaged 20 points and nine rebounds in victories over Wake Forest and Clemson.

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