Furman stuns Ramblers
Matt Rafferty scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and fed Clay Mounce for the go-ahead dunk off a backdoor cut with 1.6 seconds left to help Furman beat Loyola 60-58 on Friday night at Gentile Arena.
Rafferty made a layup and then converted a three-point play to give the Paladins (2-0) their first lead of the second half at 56-54 with 55 seconds left. Marques Townes and Rafferty traded two free throws before Clayton Custer’s layup with 23 seconds left tied the score at 58. Custer’s half-court heave as time expired bounced off the front of the rim.
Custer led the Ramblers (1-1) with 19 points, Lucas Williamson had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Townes scored 10 points.
The Ramblers had their 16-game nonconference home winning streak snapped.
Radford 88, UIC 78
Tarkus Ferguson scored 22 points and Marcus Ottey 18 in a losing effort for the Flames (0-2) in a Gotham Classic tournament game. Carlik Jones had 24 points and 10 assists for the host Highlanders (2-0).
Kentucky 71, Southern Illinois 59
Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley each scored 15 points and Nick Richards grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds to lead the No. 2 Wildcats (1-1), who owned a 48-19 rebounding edge. Aaron Cook had 18 points and Kavion Pippen 16 for the Salukis, who opened against their first ranked team since No. 13 Illinois in 2010.
Iowa State 76, Missouri 59
Marial Shayok scored 20 points and Talen Horton-Tucker 12 for the host Cyclones (2-0). Illini transfer Mark Smith scored 15 for Missouri (1-1), which had 25 turnovers. Iowa State sophomore guard Lindell Wigginton, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, was on the bench with a cast on his left foot and could be out of action for a considerable period of time.
N. Kentucky 88, N. Illinois 85 (2 OT)
Levi Bradley scored 25 points and Dante Thorpe 24 in a losing effort for the host Huskies (1-1). Drew McDonald had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Norse (2-0).
Off the court
BYU was put on probation for two years and must vacate 47 wins under sanctions imposed by the NCAA in an improper-benefits case involving guard Nick Emery.
The NCAA said the player received more than $12,000 in benefits from four boosters, including travel to concerts and an amusement park and the use of a new car. The NCAA also accepted the university’s self-imposed penalties of reducing one scholarship, disassociation of one of its boosters and a $5,000 fine. The university said it will appeal.
◆ Miami forward Dewan Hernandez is sitting out the start of the season as the school and NCAA review his eligibility in the wake of a federal investigation into college basketball corruption.
SIU guard Marcus Bartley fouls Kentucky forward Nick Richards during the second half.