Daily Press (Sunday)

Hofstra overcomes Norfolk State

- Staff, wire reports

Tyler Thomas scored 22 points as Hofstra (7-4) handed Norfolk State its second consecutiv­e nonconfere­nce road loss, beating the Spartans 74-58 Saturday before 1,969 in Hempstead, New York.

Jamarii Thomas had 17 points and Christian Ings 15 for NSU (7-5), which led by as many as seven in a first half that ended with the Spartans ahead 32-31. Allen Betrand had nine points and Daryl Anderson eight. A Tyler Thomas 3-pointer started a 14-1 flurry that gave the Pride a 58-45 lead.

Virginia Tech 73, Vermont 51:

Lynn Kidd scored 17 points for the Hokies (8-3), who limited Vermont (8-4) to just 17 points in the first half at Cassell Coliseum.

Tyler Nickel scored 13 points for Tech, and Hunter Cattoor, who came into the game averaging 15 points per game, added 10.

The Catamounts were scoreless until Aaron Deloney’s jumper at the 13:36 mark, and by the time Nick Fiorillo got their second basket with 7:08 left, the Hokies held a 26-4 lead.

Vermont was 7 of 27 (25.9%) from the field in the first half,

VCU 87, Temple 78: Joe Bamisile, one of the multi-time players allowed to compete for the remainder of the season after a judge’s ruling this week, scored 11 points in his VCU debut as the Rams (6-5) beat the Owls (6-4) at Siegel Center.

Max Shulga and Zeb Jackson scored 19 points and Kuany Kuany had 12 for VCU, which led 50-31 at halftime. Jackson had six rebounds, seven assists and four steals, and Shulga added six rebounds and five assists.

Sam Hofman had 17 points and Hysier Miller had 16 points and nine assists for Temple.

Apprentice 83, Cheyney 69:

Karree Smith scored 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting as the Builders (9-3) extended their winning streak to four by beating the Wolves in Apprentice’s first home game since a leaky roof was repaired.

Xavien Hunter, also an Apprentice football player, scored 14 points, Avin Hawkins 11 and Adrion Wall 10. Lavion Morales led Cheyney with 16 points.

No. 3 Purdue 92, No. 1 Arizona 84:

Fletcher Loyer tied a career high with 27 points, Braden Smith added 26 and the Boilermake­rs beat the Wildcats in Indianapol­is.

Loyer was 5 of 9 on 3-pointers and Smith was 4 of 7 while falling one point shy of his career high. Zach Edey added 22 points and nine rebounds, with the 7-foot-4 All-American handling the middle while Smith and Loyer supplied the outside firepower in the Indy Classic.

The Boilermake­rs (10-1) handed the Wildcats their first loss while defeating a No. 1-ranked team for the first time since beating Arizona 72-69 on Nov. 25, 2000, a game also in Indianapol­is.

No. 4 Houston 70, Texas A&M 66:

Emanuel Sharp scored 21 points, L.J. Cryer added 17 and the Cougars (11-0) won in Houston, though not on their campus.

Cryer has scored in double figures in 10 straight games, and Sharp has reached double figures in nine of 11. Jamal Shead had 12 points and eight assists, and J’Wan Roberts had 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Houston.

Wade Taylor IV scored 34 points, including 26 in the second half, for A&M (7-4).

Memphis 79, No. 13 Clemson 77: David Jones scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, Jahvon Quinerly added 17 points and six assists, and host Memphis (8-2) beat Clemson (9-1).

PJ Hall led Clemson (9-1) with 21 points. Clemson’s Chase Hunter hit the first of two free throws with 1.3 seconds left to cut Memphis’ lead to 79-77, but his miss of the second was grabbed by Memphis’ Malcolm Dandridge,

No. 19 Texas 96, LSU 85: Max Abmas had 20 points and seven assists, Tyrese Hunter added a season-high 19 points and the Longhorns (8-2) won in Houston while shooting 54% from the field. Jordan Wright scored a careerhigh 33 points – 31 in the second half – for the Tigers (6-5).

No. 24 Miami 84, La Salle 77: Wooga Poplar scored a careerhigh 25 points, Norchad Omier 23 and Matthew Cleveland 14 for the Hurricanes (8-2) in their home victory over the Explorers (8-3).

Georgia Tech 82, Penn State 81, OT: Despite 23 points from Princess Anne High graduate Kanye Clary, Penn State (5-6) lost as Miles Kelly made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left for the Yellow Jackets (6-3) in overtime in a Holiday Festival matchup at Madison Square Garden.

Pittsburgh 86, S.C. State 49: Blake Hinson scored 19 points, shooting 7 for 10, and the host

Panthers never trailed.

Atiba Taylor, who led the Bulldogs with 14 points, sank a 3-pointer with 6:04 remaining before halftime, cutting Pitt’s lead to 21-18. Pitt countered with a 3-pointer from Hinson to start a 15-2 run.

Liberty 99, St. Andrews 26: Zander Yates and Brody Peebles both scored 23 points for the host Flames (9-3) against their Division II foes from North Carolina. Yates shot 8 for 9, including 6 for 7 from 3-point range.

Garrett McRae led the Knights with 11 points.

Georgetown 72, Notre Dame 68 (OT):

Ismael Massoud hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:16 left in overtime, Supreme Cook preserved the lead by blocking a shot, and the Hoyas won in South Bend, Indiana, though former King’s Fork High star Jayden Epps missed another game with an illness.

Cook blocked a 3-point try by Kebba Njie with three seconds left. Rowan Brumbaugh finished the scoring with two free throws for Georgetown in the final second.

Radford 70, Bucknell 63: Former Oscar Smith High star Kenyon Giles had 20 points and three steals for the Highlander­s (9-4) against the Bison (3-8) in Lewisburg, Pennsylvan­ia. Bryan Antoine added 16 points and Chandler Turner 14 for Radford.

Jack Forrest led Bucknell with 19 points.

No. 15 Florida Atlantic 64, St. Bonaventur­e 54:

Johnell Davis scored 16 points for FAU (9-2) at the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfiel­d, Massachuse­tts. Vladislav Goldin added 11 for FAU, nine of them in the second half. Moses Flowers had 12 for the Bonnies (7-3), who had won five straight.

Late Friday

No. 5 UConn 76, No. 10 Gonzaga 63:

Donovan Clingan scored 21 points in Seattle in the final nonconfere­nce game of the regular season for the defending national champs (10-1). They thumped the Bulldogs (8-3) in a similar fashion to last season’s 82-54 Elite Eight game.

Clingan controlled the middle, and Cam Spencer hit some key 3-pointers during UConn’s big first half. The Huskies withstood every run by the Zags. Anton Watson led Gonzaga with 20 points and Ryan Nembhard added 15.

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