UMBC beats Central Conn. for first time in 7 tries

College Basketball

December 11, 2008|By From Sun staff and news services

Darryl Proctor had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jay Greene scored eight of his 14 points during a decisive second-half run and UMBC defeated visiting Central Connecticut State, 67-56, last night.

Justin Fry added 16 points for the Retrievers (5-3), who used only six players to end a four-game winning streak by the Blue Devils (4-4).

Ken Horton's 21 points and 10 rebounds led Central Connecticut State, which had won six straight against UMBC. Joe Seymore added 13 points.

Proctor's layup broke a tie at 45 with 7:19 remaining and sparked a 15-2 Retrievers run.

Morgan State 79, DePaul 75: : Reggie Holmes scored 29 points to lead the visiting Bears (4-6) past the Blue Demons (4-3). Holmes had 15 of the Bears' final 16 points, including a three-pointer with 1:10 left that gave Morgan State its first lead of the second half.

State women

No. 23 FLORIDA 75, COPPIN STATE 34: : Lonnika Thompson scored 13 points for the host Gators (9-1). Jennifer Martin and Danielle Anders led the Eagles (0-8) with six points apiece.

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 66, FAIRFIELD 59: : Mary Dunn and Leah Westbrooks combined for 21 first-half points as the Mount (4-4) beat the visiting Stags (4-5).

UDC 64, BOWIE STATE 53: : Teaunsha Robinson had a game-high 19 points in a losing effort for the visiting Bulldogs (3-4).

Top 25 men

No. 4 Gonzaga 74, Washington State 52: : Josh Heytvelt scored 22 points and the visiting Bulldogs (7-0) broke open a close game in the second half.

No. 5 Oklahoma 78, Maine 52: : Blake Griffin had 22 points for the host Sooners (9-0).

No. 10 Xavier 78, Ohio 56: : Freshman point guard Terrell Holloway returned from a stress fracture for the host Musketeers (8-0).

Top 25 women

Michigan 63, No. 8 Notre Dame 59, OT: : Stephany Skrba scored four of her 20 points in overtime to help the host Wolverines (6-4) hand the Fighting Irish (7-1) their first loss.

Valparaiso 71, No. 21 Purdue 60: : Agnieszka Kulaga scored 17 points to give the host Crusaders (4-2) their first victory over the Boilermakers (5-4) in 11 tries.

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