Pa­tri­ots rally, hold o≠ late charge to top Tribe


The Washington Post Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

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.

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