State men: Morgan State beats N.C. A&T, 55-52

Coppin falls to N.C. Central; Boston U. defeats UMBC

January 27, 2013|From Sun staff reports

Anthony Hubbard delivered some big baskets in the final minutes, lifting visiting Morgan State to a 55-52 victory over North Carolina A&T in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday at Corbett Sports Center.

Hubbard made a 3-pointer to cut the Aggies' lead to 52-51 with 2:10 remaining, then made a layup to give his team a 53-52 lead with 34 seconds left and added a free throw with eight seconds to go.

The Bears (6-10, 3-2) led through much of the first half, but never by more than seven points. The Aggies (9-11, 2-3) chipped away at that lead, tying the game with just less than four minutes to go in the half.

The game was tied at 29 at the break, but the Aggies finally pulled ahead when forward Austin Witter dunked with 19:33 remaining. The teams traded leads until Witter made a 3-pointer to put the Aggies up with 6:15 to go.

Forward Dewayne Jackson had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and center Ian Chiles posted 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.

North Carolina Central 84, Coppin State 75: Four starters scored in double figures, helping the host Eagles remain unbeaten in the MEAC.

Andre Armstrong scored 28 points to lead Coppin State (5-16, 2-4). Freshman guard Patrick Cole scored 15 points. Taariq Cephas had 13 points and six assists.

Florida A&M 55, UMES 54: Ishaq Pitt made a jumper to cut the lead to one with 51 seconds left, but the visiting Hawks (1-14, 1-3 MEAC) got no closer. The Rattlers (6-14, 3-3) led for most of the game. Kevin Mays had a game-high 20 points for UMES.

Boston University 81, UMBC 75: The host Terriers (11-10, 5-3 America East) had six players in double figures, led by 19 points and eight rebounds from Dom Morris.

Boston University shot 52 percent from the field (31-for-60) and won despite hitting only four of 19 from 3-point range.

The Retrievers (4-16, 2-5) had four players score in double figures, led by 19 points and 11 rebounds from Chase Plummer and 15 points from Ryan Cook.

Robert Morris 76, Mount St. Mary's 68: A late Mount rally fell short as the Colonials (14-7, 6-2 Northeast Conference) went 4-for-4 from the line in the final 24 seconds.

Julian Norfleet and Shivaughn Wiggins each scored 21 points for Mount St. Mary's (7-12, 2-6).

Colgate 70, Navy 56: Murphy Burnatowski had a game-high 29 points to lead the visiting Raiders (8-13, 2-3 Patriot League) past the Mids (7-14, 1-4).

Worth Smith's 13 points and eight rebounds, along with Brandon Venturini's 11 points, led the Mids.

William and Mary 63, Towson 56: The host Tribe (8-11, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Assocation) ended an eight-game losing streak.

Marcus Damas topped the Tigers (10-12, 5-4 CAA) with 13 points and seven rebounds. Jerrelle Benimon scored 12 points, and Jerome Hairston added 11.

Bowie State 78, Chowan 71: Ray Gatling scored 16 points and the visiting Bulldogs (8-10, 5-5 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) halted a two-game losing streak. The Braves fell to 5-12, 0-9.

Johns Hopkins 63, Muhlenberg 59: Jimmy Hammer scored 18 points and the visiting Blue Jays (12-7, 8-4 Centennial Conference) won their third straight.

McDaniel 95, Washington College 87, 3OT: Tyler Rudd finished with a career-best 34 points, including nine in the third overtime, to lead the host Green Terror (11-8, 5-7 Centennial) past the Shoremen (2-17, 2-10).

Washington College had to force all three overtimes, including two on 3-pointers by Charlie McShane.

St. Mary's 84, York 51: Devin Spencer (Towson Catholic) and Nick Laguere each scored 18 points, and the visiting Seahawks (18-2, 6-1 Capital Athletic Conference) rolled to their fourth straight win. The Spartans fell to 7-12, 2-5.

Arcadia 67, Hood 63: Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) had 13 points, but the host Blazers (10-9, 4-8 Commonwealth Conference) suffered their fourth straight conference loss.

The Scarlet Knights (12-7, 7-5) used a full-court game that proved too much to contend with.

Mary Washington 65, Frostburg State 60: The host Bobcats (7-12, 2-5 CAC) led at halftime, but the Eagles (8-11, 3-4) took control midway through the second half.

Alvernia 69, Stevenson 59: The host Mustangs (10-8, 4-8 Middle Atlantic Conference) trailed by two at the half, but fell further behind in the second.

Moravian 82, Goucher 55: The visiting Gophers (5-13, 3-5 Landmark Conference) were down by 23 at the half. Trae Lindsay (Patapsco) had 19 points for Goucher.

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