Daily Press (Sunday)

Virginia Wesleyan upends No. 14 Randolph-Macon

Marlins shut down Jackets in final minutes

- Staff, wire reports

Omari DeVeaux scoreed 21 points as Virginia Wesleyan earned a notable early-season victory, defeating 14th-ranked Randolph-Macon 49-44 in the TowneBank Tipoff Tournament in Virginia Beach.

The Yellow Jackets won the 2021 NCAA Division III championsh­ip and were in the hunt most of last season. VWU returned its top seven players from a team that was seventh in the ODAC a year ago.

But VWU (3-0) held R-MC to five points in the last 8:47 to make up a five-point deficit. Jordan Crump sank two clinching free throws in the final seconds. Miles Wallace and Amarion Wilson had eight points apiece for the Marlins.

Jabril Robinson, with 13 points, was R-MC’s only double-digit scorer. Both teams shot just 31.3% (15 of 48) from the field, but R-MC was 10 of 18 on free throws to the Marlins’ 19 of 21.

George Washington 95, William & Mary 89:

James Bishop IV netted 32 points and sank 15 of 16 free throws as GW won at Smith Center in D.C., dropping the Tribe to 2-1.

Garrett Johnson, who was 6 of 6 on free throws, and Maximus Edwards had 15 points each for the Revolution­aries (2-0), who changed their nickname from the Colonials before this season.

W&M had five double-digit scorers: Sean Houpt with 17 points, Chase Lowe with 16 off the bench, Gabe Dorsey with 15, Charlie Williams with 12 and Trey Moss with 11. Dorsey hit 5 of 10 3-point shots, and Williams had eight assists and two steals.

The Revolution­aries scored seven consecutiv­e points for a 53-48 edge and remained ahead, leading by as many as 16.

Longwood 95, St. Mary’s (Maryland) 43:

Johnathan Massie’s 13 points and 11 rebounds guided the Division I Lancers (1-1) over the Division III Seahawks in Farmville. Walyn Napper had 12 points for Longwood.

No. 6 UConn 107, Stonehill 67:

Tristen Newton scored 22 points to lead UConn (2-0) to a out in Hartford. Freshman Stephon Castle had 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the defending national champions.

No. 7 Houston 82, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 50:

J’Wan Roberts had 17 points and nine rebounds, L.J. Cryer added 15 points and Houston (2-0) won at home.

No. 8 Creighton 89, North Dakota State 60:

Trey Alexander scored 21 points and Baylor Scheierman added 17 to lead the Bluejays (2-0) over the Bison (2-1) in Omaha, Nebraska.

Western Carolina 71, Notre Dame 61:

Vonterius Woolbright scored 22 points, Russell Jones Jr. added 20 points and Western Carolina (2-0) knocked off Notre Dame (1-1) in South Bend, Indiana.

Women Saturday

Old Dominion 59, Buffalo 48:

The Monarchs (2-0) won their MAC-SBC Challenge game at Chartway Arena, going ahead 30-18 in the first half and holding off the Bulls (1-1).

Kaye Clark and Mimi McColliste­r scored 11 apiece for ODU, which was 27 of 41 at the freethrow line to overcome 21.3% field-goal shooting (13 of 61). ODU had 10 turnovers to 18 for Buffalo, which shot 31.9% (15 of 47).

Christophe­r Newport 57, Emory 47:

Ranked third in Division III, the Captains (2-0) beat the Eagles of Atlanta in an event at North Carolina Wesleyan as Camille Malagar had 20 points. CNU committed 12 turnovers but used its “Captains Chaos” pressure defense to elicit 24 from Emory.

Late Friday men

No. 12 Arizona 78, No. 2 Duke 73:

Keshad Johnson hit a tough whistle-drawing layup for a threepoint play with 46.8 seconds left that pushed the Wildcats to a road victory. He finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Brigham Young 74, No. 17 San Diego State 65:

Dallin Hall scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to lead BYU in Provo, Utah.

Reserve Blake Buchanan hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 62 seconds to lift Virginia at the Hall of Fame Series in Charlotte.

Reece Beekman forced a Florida turnover, his fourth steal of the game, to prevent the Gators from getting off a last-second shot. He hit the second of two free throws to set the final margin.

Buchanan finished with 18 points to lead UVA (2-0)

Virginia 73, Florida 70: South Carolina 79, Virginia Tech 77:

B.J. Mack made the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds left, and South Carolina prevented Virginia Tech (1-1) from getting off a shot on its next possession in Charlotte. Sean Pedulla scored 26 points, Hunter Cattoor 13 and Lynn Kidd 12 for Virginia Tech.

Late Friday women

VCU 70, William & Mary 54: The Tribe’s Nylah Young had her second consecutiv­e big night, with 26 points on 11-of-18 shooting in Kaplan Arena, but VCU capitalize­d on her foul trouble for a victory before 956 fans. Sarah Te-Biasu netted 27 points and Mary-Anna Asare added 17 for VCU.

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