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

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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.

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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.

Backup QB Shaun Hill (Mary­land) and the Vik­ings will face the Cow­boys tonight

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