Pearson, Navy men top UMBC
Loyola defeats Fairfield, 81-66
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).
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.