College Basketball

ECU men’s basketball wins 4th straight at home

Caleb White and B.J. Tyson scored 19 points apiece to help East Carolina beat South Florida 73-60 on Saturday for its fourth straight win at home.

White made a career-high five 3-pointers and Tyson (Anson) was 11 of 14 from the free throw line.

Marshall Guilmette had 13 points and Terry Whisnant (Cherryville) added 10 for East Carolina (12-15, 5-9 American). The Pirates converted 28 of 36 free throws (77.8 percent) compared to USF’s 12 makes.

Corey Allen Jr. led South Florida (8-20, 2-13) with 28 points and eight rebounds.

BIG SOUTH

Charleston Southern 86, Campbell 57: Will Saunders sank six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 26 points for visiting Charleston Southern (18-9, 12-4). Saah Nimley contributed 25 points.

Down by two late in the first half, Charleston Southern took control with a 31-2 run that stretched across both sides of the break.

Andrew Ryan reached 1,000 points for Campbell (9-20, 3-13) with a free throw early in the first half.

Winthrop 83, Longwood 59: Keon Johnson led four in double figures with 16 points as visiting Winthrop (16-11, 11-5) won for the fifth time in six games.

The Lancers (8-21, 4-12) were outrebounded 44-29.

Radford 75, UNC Asheville 68: Ya Ya Anderson sank six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to help visiting Radford (20-9, 11-5).

Sam Hughes’ 15 points led the Bulldogs (13-14, 9-7).

CIAA

Fayetteville State 78, St. Augustine’s 75 OT: Carl McCray led the visiting Broncos (15-12, 8-8) with 20 points and hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.

Raheem Joliffe scored 23 for the Falcons (11-15, 5-11).

Johnson C. Smith 68, Shaw 64: Led by Josh Linson’s 21 points, the visiting Golden Bulls (13-13, 7-8) led by as many as 15 but had to withstand a late rally in the CIAA regular season finale.

Larry Richardson scored 16 for the Bears (11-14, 6-9).

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Elon 83, Delaware 75 (OT): Kevin Blake scored 18 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers, for visiting Elon.

Elon stifled Delaware in the overtime period, scoring nine of the 10 total points highlighted by a Tanner Samson 3-pointer and six consecutive free throws.

Samson and Austin Hamilton each finished with 16 points for the Phoenix (12-17, 4-12).

Kyle Anderson scored 18 for Delaware (8-19, 7-9).

MID-EASTERN

N.C. Central 74, Morgan State 59: Jordan Parks had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Nimrod Hilliard added 19 points for the host Eagles (21-6, 13-0), who clinched at least a tie for the regular-season conference championship. NCCU has the longest conference win streak in the nation at 31 games over two seasons.

SEC

Texas A&M 62, South Carolina 52: Danuel House tied his career high with 25 points off seven 3-pointers to lead visiting Texas A&M a step closer to the NCAA tournament.

House was 7-of-11 from long distance as the Aggies (19-7, 10-4) reached 10 SEC victories for the first time since entering the league three seasons ago. Their overall victories are the most in coach Billy Kennedy’s four seasons and get their first chance to reach 20 wins – Texas A&M hadn’t accomplished that since going 24-9 in 2010-11, also the date of its last NCAA appearance – when they face No. 18 Arkansas on Tuesday night.

South Carolina (13-13, 4-10) cut Texas A&M’s 13-point lead to five twice in the second half, but could get no closer.

SOUTH ATLANTIC

Queens vs. Carson-Newman: Severe winter weather conditions in east Tennessee prevented Carson-Newman from traveling. The game will be played on Monday at Curry Arena at 7.

Catawba 99, Brevard 79: Vismantas Marijosius (Salisbury’s North Hills Christian) led the visiting Indians (14-12, 11-9) with 29 points on 2-of-10 shooting. The Tornados are 10-15, 8-11).

Tusculum 85, Lenoir-Rhyne 76 (OT): Cory Fagan and Javon Price hit 3-pointers in overtime for the visiting Pioneers (5-19, 5-14).

Jake Wilson had a double double (11 points, 10 rebounds) for the Bears (8-16, 6-14).

Lincoln Memorial 76, Wingate 70: Keenan Peterson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the host Railsplitters (24-1, 18-1).

The Bulldogs are 15-11, 12-8.

SOUTHERN

VMI 113, Western Carolina 111 (2OT): Julian Eleby scored 17 of his career-high 43 points after regulation for visiting VMI (11-16, 7-9). The Keydets launched 46 3-pointers, hitting 20.

James Sinclair scored 40 and Torrion Brummitt added 31, both career highs, for Western Carolina (13-15, 8-8).

SUN BELT

Georgia State 87, Appalachian State 43: R. J. Hunter had 22 points and Ryan Harrow added 20 as host Georgia State (19-8, 12-4) dominated from the beginning, rolling to a 44-13 halftime advantage.

The Mountaineers (9-16, 6-10) shot 29 percent from the floor.

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