Patriots rally, hold o≠ late charge to top Tribe
GEORGE MASON 87, WILLIAM & MARY 84
Otis Livingston II hit a jumper and Javon Greene added a layup in the final minute as George Mason withstood a late charge to hold off William & Mary, 87-84, on Saturday in Williamsburg, Va.
Following Livingston’s jump shot, Thornton Scott nailed a three-pointer to close to 85-84 before Green’s layup set the final score. The Tribe missed two shots from long range in the final seven seconds.
William & Mary was up 42-36 at the break and led 49-41 early in the second half before the Patriots rallied to take a 53-52 lead when Justin Kier drilled a three-pointer. Chase Audige responded with a three as William & Mary grabbed the lead again and held it until Goanar Mar nailed a three for a 67-64 advantage at the midway point.
Livingston, who had 10 points in the first half, finished with 18 while dishing out a career-high 10 assists for George Mason (4-5).
VIRGINIA TECH 94, CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE 40: Most players search for motivation against opponents they should beat, but Ahmed Hill didn’t need to look very far for his.
Actually, he only needed to watch film of his last game.
Coming off a scoreless performance against Penn State, Hill scored 24 points to lead the 13thranked Hokies to a rout of the Blue Devils in Blacksburg, Va.
Looking like a different player than the one who took the court Tuesday against the Nittany Lions — he missed all six of his field goal attempts in 38 minutes — Hill connected on 9 of 13 from the floor and tied a career high with six three-pointers.
PRINCETON 73, GEORGE WASHINGTON 52: Myles Stephens scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Tigers trounced the Colonials in Princeton, N.J.
Devin Cannady added 16 points and four rebounds for the Tigers (4-2). Richmond Aririguzoh and Jose Morales had 13 points apiece.
Princeton shot 52 percent from the field compared with 34.5 percent for George Washington (1-7), which made 20 attempts from long range but connected on only three of them (15 percent).
BROWN 67, NAVY 50: Desmond Cambridge scored 29 points, missing just six of 18 shots, as the Bears handled the Midshipmen in Annapolis.
Cambridge made all seven of his shot attempts inside the threepoint line and was 5 for 11 from beyond the arc. Joshua Howard scored 13 points for Brown (6-3).
Navy (2-5) — which never had a lead — shot 14 for 54 (26 percent) from the field in its second-lowest scoring output of the season.
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH 88, IONA 59: Marcus Evans scored 19 points with three three-pointers and six rebounds, and the Rams scored 27 points off 23 forced turnovers in routing the Gaels in Richmond.
Marcus Santos-Silva scored 12 points with nine boards for the Rams (6-2), who hit 11 of 30 threepointers (37 percent).
E.J. Crawford and Rickey McGill scored 16 points apiece for Iona (2-5).
RICHMOND 84, WAKE FOREST 74: Grant Golden scored 24 points, and the Spiders’ Chris Mooney became the all-time winningest coach in school history by knocking off the Demon Deacons at home.
Richmond (3-5) has beaten Wake Forest (4-3) in five of its past nine meetings, and the victory snapped a four-game losing streak.
Mooney’s 240th win at Richmond moved him past Dick Tarrant.
Bison women handle Niagara
Sophomore Jayla Thornton scored a team-high 19 points and scored all of her field goals from three-pointer range (5 for 14) as Howard claimed a 68-61 victory over the Purple Eagles in Niagara, N.Y.
The Bison (5-2) shot just 35 percent and overcame 26 turnovers in the win. Howard outrebounded Niagara (1-6) 47-40 and had 16 assists.