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Calhoun helps No. 8 Duke women rout Buffalo 88-54

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Sierra Calhoun had 21 points, and No. 8 Duke had five players score in double figures in an 88-54 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

Elizabeth Williams added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Duke (4-0), and redshirt freshman Rebecca Greenwell had 10 points and 13 boards. Azura Stevens scored 12 points and Erin Mathias finished with 11.

It was Williams’ second double-double of the season, and Greenwell has three on the year.

Camera Miley led Buffalo (2-2) with 15 points, and Alexus Malone scored 14 in the teams’ first meeting.

Duke shot 44 percent, compared to 25 for Buffalo, and won the rebound battle 69-31.

It was Duke’s 134th straight victory over an unranked non-conference opponent at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


McClellan leads No. 17 Miami over Charlotte 77-74

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 17 Miami defeated Charlotte for the second time in three days, 77-74 on Tuesday night.

McClellan, who had 19 points in the Hurricanes’ 19-point win over Charlotte in the Charleston Classic championship on Sunday, was 11 of 17 from the field and had five 3-pointers.

Manu Lecomte scored 18 points and Angel Rodriguez had 14 as the Hurricanes (6-0) shot a blazing 14 of 23 from 3-point range.

Freshman guard Torin Dorn and Mike Thorne Jr. each had 17 points for Charlotte (3-2).

Miami broke into the Top 25 on Monday after opening the season five wins on the road, including at then-No. 8 Florida.

The Hurricanes led 38-37 at halftime, but opened the second half by hitting their first seven shots from the field, including five 3-pointers. Charlotte missed a 3 with 2 seconds left that would have tied it.


Reynolds lifts Saint Louis of NC A&T 57-54

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Miles Reynold scored a career-high 19 points, hitting 14 of 18 free throws, and Saint Louis rallied to defeat North Carolina A&T 57-54 on Tuesday.

The Billikins (3-1) went on a 12-0 run to erase a nine-point deficit, taking a 48-45 lead on Austin McBroom’s 3-pointer off a Reynolds assist with 2:44 to go.

The Aggies (1-4) twice got it back to one but in the final minute Reynolds made 3 of 4 free throws and a layup and McBroom had two free throws. James Whitaker hit a 3 just before the buzzer for N.C. A&T.

Saint Louis went 26 of 34 from the line to 7 of 12 for A&T.

The game was part of the Corpus Christi Coast Classic. Both teams head to Texas for a pair of games this weekend.

It was a Whitaker 3 that put the Aggies up 45-36 with 6:51 to play.

Bruce Beckford had 17 points for the Aggies.


Cincinnati tops NC Central, 59-50, stays unbeaten

CINCINNATI (AP) — Octavius Ellis threw down a pair of dunks midway through the first half to spark Cincinnati into the lead en route to a 59-50 win over North Carolina Central Tuesday night.

Ellis got his first jam with the score tied at 11-11 to give the Bearcats the lead. He then fed Farad Cobb for a 3-pointer and emphasized the point with a second dunk to make it 18-13.

Gary Clark finished with 12 points to lead the unbeaten Bearcats (4-0), with Ellis adding another 11 points. Both pulled down a game-high eight rebounds as Cincinnati out-boarded the Eagles, 33-15.

Nimrod Hilliard tossed in 14 points to lead North Carolina Central, with Karamo Jawara and Jordan Parks each contributing 10 points.

The difference in the game came at the free throw line. Cincinnati was 14 of 19 from the line while the Eagles (1-3) were just 4 of 5.


High Point’s fast start beats William Peace 88-71

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — John Brown scored 10 of his team-high 16 points in the first five minutes, sparking High Point to a fast start that carried the team past Division III William Peace, 88-71 on Tuesday night.

Brown got to the basket for five layups as the Panthers took a 14-8 lead early and stretched it to 17-points, 49-32 by halftime. High Point got 30 of its 49 first-half points on layups and two more on a Lorenzo Cugini dunk.

The Panthers shot 67.9 percent from the floor (36 of 53) thanks in large part to how well the team got to the rim. They were just 1 of 9 from behind the arc.

Ryan Emfinger scored 15 points off the Pacers’ bench and Chris Thomas and Bryson Gibson each added 14. William Peace was 26 of 65 (40 percent) from the field.


Georgia St. pulls away from Western Carolina 85-70

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — R.J. Hunter scored 27 points and Ryan Harrow added 21 and Georgia State pulled away for an 85-70 win over Western Carolina at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Tuesday.

Rhett Harrelson of Western Carolina (2-3) tied the game at 64 with the second of his consecutive 3-pointers with 6:19 left. Kevin Ware answered with two free throws, starting an 8-0 run that put the Panthers (3-2) up for good.

After Harrelson, who led the Catamounts with a career-high 21 points, made two free throws, Harrow made a layup and 3-pointer to ignite a 10-0 run for an 18-2 surge to put the game away.

Markus Crider added 15 points and nine rebounds for Georgia State, which out-rebounded the Catamounts 35-27.

Torrion Brummitt scored 15 points and James Sinclair had 14 for Western Carolina.


Elon comes back to edge Morgan State 74-73

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Luke Eddy made the game-winner with 6 seconds left to lift Elon to a 74-73 victory over Morgan State on Tuesday in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge.

Elijah Bryant made a jumper with 50 seconds left to give Elon a 72-71 lead. Then Blake Bozeman’s basket gave Morgan State a one-point advantage with 15 seconds remaining.

Bryant led Elon (2-2) with 18 points and Eddy added 12.

Bozeman scored 16 points for Morgan State (0-5) and Kyle Thomas added 15. Cliff Cornish and Cedric Blossom added 11 apiece for the Bears.

Morgan State led 37-28 at halftime and Zech Smith’s basket at the 7:41 mark gave the Bears a 19-point (66-47) advantage.

Eddy made a layup and hit four free throws to start a 12-0 run and Jack Anton capped it with a three-point play as Elon got within 68-66 with 2:58 left.


Tyson leads East Carolina past Fresno State 58-52

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — B.J. Tyson made all 11 of his free throws and finished with 22 points to lead East Carolina to a 58-52 victory over Fresno State on Tuesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Caleb White had 16, including 10-straight East Carolina points in the first half. Michael Zangari added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Pirates (3-2).

Fresno State got within 50-48 with 3:13 left, but Tyson made a layup and hit all six of his free throw attempts in the final three minutes to seal it.

Julien Lewis scored 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting for Fresno State (1-4) and Marvelle Harris added 12. The Bulldogs were held to 16-of-49 (32.7 percent) shooting.

Lewis’ 3-pointer midway through the first half gave Fresno State a 14-12 lead, but the Bulldogs only made three more field goals by the break and trailed 31-22.

East Carolina will play in the fifth-place game on Wednesday.


Chattanooga nearly sweeps SoCon awards

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Southern Conference champion Chattanooga made a near clean sweep of the league’s awards with quarterback Jacob Huesman winning offensive player of the year, defensive lineman Davis Tull taking defensive player of the year and Russ Huesman, Rob’s father, earning coach of the year.

The Chattanooga trio of winners were selected based on votes by media and coaches.

Chattanooga offensive lineman Corey Levin won the Jacobs Blocking Award given by the coaches.

VMI quarterback Al Cobb won the freshman of the year honor from media and coaches.

The Huesmans led the Mocs to a 9-3 mark and their first outright league championship since 1984. Chattanooga earned a first-round bye in the FCS NCAA playoffs.