Walker gives Loyola men 71-70 win over Stony Brook
UMBC men top Duquesne, 81-72, are 5-1; Coppin State men lose to Hoyas, are 0-9
Andre Walker scored 24 points, including the winning layup with 0.5 of a second remaining, to give Loyola Maryland a 71-70 victory over host Stony Brook in men’s basketball Wednesday night.
Kameron Mitchell was fouled in the paint and his two free throws gave the Seawolves (1-5) a 70-69 lead. Walker took the inbounds pass with seven seconds left and drove the floor, with his layup bouncing up off the back of the rim and through the hoop.
Mitchell scored his only other two points of the game on free throws with 1:06 remaining for a 66-65 lead. Jared Jones drove to the basket to get the lead back for the Greyhounds (3-4) before Tyrell Sturdivant, who had 18 points, scored underneath for the Seawolves (1-5). Jones again drove to the basket to score with 24 seconds left for a 69-68 edge.
Stony Brook finished the first half on a 13-0 run to take a 35-33 lead. Neither team led by more than three points in the final nine minutes.
GEORGETOWN96, COPPINSTATE44: Rodney Pryor tied a career high with seven 3-pointers and finished with 30 points as the host Hoyas (4-4) cruised.
It was the second game this season with at least 30 points for Pryor, who made10 of 13 from the field, including seven of eight from behind the arc. L.J. Peak had a career-high 10 assists; he’s the first Georgetown player with double-digit assists since Markel Starks had 11 on March 3, 2014. Bradley Hayes added 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shot, and Jessie Govan had a career-best 11 boards.
Joshua Treadwell had 17 points and Tre’ Thomas scored16 for the Eagles (0-9), who are off to their worst start since they opened the 2005-06 season with 12 straight losses. Coppin State shot 27 percent, and Thomas and Treadwell were the only two Eagles with more than one field goal.
UMBC 81, DUQUESNE 72: Joe Sherburne and Jarius Lyles scored 16 points apiece and the visiting Retrievers (5-1) used a big first-half run to pull away from the Dukes (3-5).
Will Darley scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half and the Retrievers led 52-43 at halftime after Jourdan Grant’s 3pointer sparked an 11-2 run. UMBC shot 58.8 percent from the field (20-for-34) in the first half and 8-for-15 from long distance (53.3 percent).
Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) hit a 3-pointer off a fast break and UMBC led 64-51 with 14:39 to go in the second half and led by as many as 16 points. Elliott finished with 11 points.
Sherburne made four of four 3-pointers, and the Retrievers shot 12 of 23 from beyond the arc (52.2 percent).
Rene Caster scored 15 points for Duquesne. Emile Blackman added 12 points and needs six more to reach 1,000 for his career.
TOWSON 99, GOUCHER 37: Dennis Tunstall had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the host Division I Tigers (4-3) beat the Division III Gophers (2-5).
Towson scored 28 unanswered points. The 62-point margin of victory is the second largest in program history.
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA 85, UMES 75: Ryan Andino scored 17 points and Bakari Copeland had16 points, but the Hawks (0-7) fell to the host Lions (5-3).
Southeastern Louisiana led 45-29 at the half.
MOUNT ST. MARY’S 54, COPPIN STATE 48: Mikal Johnson and Caroline Hummell each scored14 points as the host Mount (2-4) ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Eagles (0-6).
Genesis Lucas finished with a gamehigh 22 points for Coppin State. The Eagles scored 22 points in the fourth quarter in a rally that fell short.
GEORGETOWN 75, TOWSON 59: The host Tigers (5-1) had a strong first half but fell to the Hoyas (5-2).
Georgetown opened with an 18-8 spurt, but Towson countered with a 21-9 run and went on to a 34-29 lead at halftime. But the Hoyas outscored the Tigers 46-25 in the second half.
Raven Bankston finished with a gamehigh 18 points for Towson.
MARSHALL 62, MORGAN STATE 43: Khadaija Brooks and Taylor Porter scored 13 points apiece as the host Thundering Herd (5-1) cruised past the Bears (1-5).
Marshall held Morgan State to 27.8 percent from the field (15-for-54) and forced five shot-clock violations.
COLUMBIA 65, LOYOLA MARYLAND 53: The Lions (4-2) pulled away from the host Greyhounds (2-4) in the fourth quarter.
Lauren Daugherty led Loyola with 15 points and eight rebounds, and Bri Betz-White had 14 points.
AMERICAN70, UMBC53: Kaitlyn Lewis scored nine of her 15 points in the first quarter, leading the host Eagles (2-4) to a 30-point opening period en route to a victory over the Retrievers (2-4).
American had lost four straight games. Tyler Moore scored 17 points for UMBC.
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