February 01, 2010|By From Sun staff and news services

Men's college basketball

Thompson leads Morgan St. past Norfolk St. in OT, 100-94

Kevin Thompson (Walbrook) scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Morgan State defeat host Norfolk State, 100-94, in overtime Sunday and remain unbeaten in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Bears (15-7 overall, 6-0 MEAC) trailed 90-89 with 2:35 left in the extra period before scoring eight straight points. Dewayne Jackson's dunk gave Morgan State a 97-90 lead with 24 seconds left. Reggie Holmes (St. Frances) scored 19, and Troy Smith (Douglass) and Jackson (Bowie) added 18 apiece; Sean Thomas had 16 for the Bears. Morgan State, which trailed by as many as 11 with 16:08 to go, won its seventh straight game. The Spartans (3-16, 2-5) led 78-74 with 2:40 remaining in regulation, but the Bears went on a 9-4 run. Morgan State took an 85-82 lead on Thompson's layup with 10 seconds to go. Rob Hampton's 3-pointer with 5 seconds left sent the game into overtime. "I will take a win any way I can get it," Morgan State coach Todd Bozeman said. "It was definitely a tough game, but we got the W." Michael Deloach scored 34 points for Norfolk State.

More games: : Loyola (10-12, 3-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell short in a comeback bid, losing, 86-77, to visiting Niagara (12-12, 5-7) on Alumni Day. Brett Harvey led the Greyhounds with 18 points, and J'Hared Hall added 14. Brian Rudolph finished with 15 points and four assists. Freshman Julius Brooks scored a career-high 10 points and matched his career-best eight rebounds. The Purple Eagles shot 47.1 percent from the field compared with 35.2 percent for Loyola. ... Tavarus Alston scored 17 points to help host North Carolina A&T (7-14, 3-4 MEAC) overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and earn a 67-62 victory over Coppin State (5-14, 0-7), which lost its 11th straight game. Alston scored 13 points in the second half, as the Aggies shot 48.3 percent from the field in the half while limiting Coppin State to 34.4 percent. Freshman Branden Doughty led the Eagles with 16 points on 8-for-9 from the field. Sophomore Michael Harper made four of six three-point attempts and finished with 14 points. ... St. Mary's (16-3, 9-2 CAC), ranked No. 23 in Division III, got 18 points from Camontae Griffin (Dunbar) and 17 from Alex Franz (Cardinal Gibbons) in a 78-54 Capital Athletic Conference win over host Stevenson (2-18, 2-9) on Saturday night.

Women's college basketball

Rodgers helps Maryland to 85-40 rout of Longwood

Sophomore Kim Rodgers tied her career high with 15 points on five first-half 3-pointers to help visiting Maryland (16-6) to an 85-40 nonconference win against host Longwood (5-17). Freshman Jackie Nared had her first career double double, with 11 points and career-high 11 rebounds; she added one assist, two steals and one block. Freshman Tianna Hawkins had eight points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Lynetta Kizer scored 13 points, and senior Lori Bjork had 12. Maryland shot 54.8 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from 3-point range. The Terps will return home to host Atlantic Coast Conference foe Georgia Tech on Friday at 8:30 p.m.; the game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.

More games: : Morgan State (10-9, 6-1 MEAC) earned its season-best fifth straight win by rolling to a 70-55 victory over host Norfolk State (3-13, 0-7). The Bears' Corin Adams scored 19 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals; she's tied for the school's career steals lead with 355. ... Ta'Wuana Cook scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half and North Carolina A&T (13-7, 7-0 MEAC) earned a 79-56 win over visiting Coppin State (7-11, 3-4 MEAC), which got 12 points from Jeanine Manley. ... Host James Madison scored 17 of the game's first 19 points and rolled to a 67-35 win over Towson (9-11, 3-6) in the Colonial Athletic Association. "I thought James Madison came to play today and we didn't," Tigers coach Joe Mathews said. "I'm concerned with our missed shots today, and we need to address that." Towson's Katrina Wheeler finished with 11 points.

College football

Smith, Wujciak honored at Terps' awards banquet

Wide receiver-kick returner Torrey Smith earned the top offensive player award, as well as team Most Valuable Player honors, and linebacker Alex Wujciak was named the defensive MVP for the second consecutive year at Maryland's football banquet. Quarterback Jamarr Robinson was named the most improved offensive player, and cornerback Cameron Chism was the most improved defensive player. Kicker Nick Ferrara was the top special teams performer.

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