Pear­son, Navy men top UMBC

Loy­ola de­feats Fair­field, 81-66

Baltimore Sun - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL NBA - By Bill Wag­ner Bal­ti­more Sun staff con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

Early on, it ap­peared vis­it­ing UMBC would take ad­van­tage of the fact that Navy was field­ing a re­vamped lineup. But sopho­more guard Ryan Pear­son, who re­placed Tim Abruzzo in the start­ing lineup, made six of nine shots from the field in scor­ing 14 points as the Mid­ship­men won, 78-66, be­fore an an­nounced 867 at Alumni Hall.

Ju­nior swing­man Bryce Dulin, who was start­ing in place of Shawn Anderson, threw down three dunks in also scor­ing 14 points for Navy (1-4), which ended a three-game los­ing streak.

Sopho­more for­ward Ge­orge Kier­nan stepped into the void cre­ated by James Hem­phill’s ab­sence and made three 3-point­ers in adding 14 points for Navy.

Ju­nior guard Jairus Lyles scored 15 points to lead the Retriev­ers (4-1), who were seek­ing to match their best start since mov­ing up to Divi­sion I. Se­nior swing­man Will Dar­ley con­trib­uted 12 points for UMBC, which was held 22 points be­low its sea­son av­er­age.

LOY­OLA MARY­LAND 81, FAIR­FIELD 66: Jarred Jones (John Car­roll) scored 24 points and grabbed 10 re­bounds, James Fives hit three 3-point­ers and fin­ished with 13 points, and the host Grey­hounds (2-3) beat the Stags (3-1).

Nev­ell Provo added 10 points for Loy­ola, which ended a two-game los­ing streak af­ter trail­ing by as many as 12 points.

COLORADO STATE 76, UMES 65: Che Bob had 10 points and 14 re­bounds and Em­manuel Omogbo had 11 points and 10 re­bounds to lead the host Rams (3-1) over the Hawks (0-5).

Bakari Copeland and Lo­gan McIn­tosh had 15 points apiece for UMES, which went 4-for-18 from be­hind the arc and shot 43 per­cent (26-for-61).

BROWN 81, MOR­GAN STATE 75: Tavon Black­mon and Joshua Howard scored 20 points apiece and host Brown (2-4) ral­lied from a 12-point deficit in the se­cond half to beat Mor­gan State (2-3).

UT-AR­LING­TON 80, MOUNT ST. MARY’S 71: Eli­jah Long (John Car­roll) scored a ca­reer-high 27 points, but the vis­it­ing Mount (1-5) fell to the Mav­er­icks (3-3).

Women

SAINT LOUIS 71, MOR­GAN STATE 43: The host Bil­likens (5-0) tied a school record of 60 per­cent shoot­ing from the field to beat the Bears (1-2).

Saint Louis used a 13-0 run to build a 16-point cush­ion late in the first quar­ter.

Zuri White led Mor­gan State with 10 points.

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