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College Basketball Roundup

Colonials end slide vs. UMass

GW holds Harris to 10 as Minutemen fall on road

From Staff And Wire Reports / February 18, 2010

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Lasan Kromah scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half as George Washington defeated visiting Massachusetts, 66-60, last night.

George Washington (14-10, 4-7 Atlantic 10), which had lost three straight to UMass, got 12 points from Joseph Katuka, with 10 coming in the first half. The Colonials, who had lost seven of their previous nine, had a 55-34 rebound advantage and 26 offensive boards.

UMass (10-16, 4-8) was led by Anthony Gurley’s 16 points. Freddie Riley had all 15 of his points in the first half, which ended with the Minutemen leading, 31-29. UMass’s Ricky Harris, who averaged 29.3 points the previous three games, was held to 10.

UMass’s Javorn Farrell was ejected with 17:45 left after he grabbed a defensive rebound and swung his right arm toward George Washington’s Damian Hollis.

Purdue 60, Ohio St. 57 - JaJuan Johnson scored 24 points and consistently hit big shots to build the lead and keep the No. 9 Buckeyes at bay in the No. 4 Boilermakers’ road victory.

Purdue (22-3, 10-3) tightened the race for first place in the Big Ten with 11th-ranked Michigan State (21-6, 11-3), denying Ohio State (20-7, 10-4) a chance to pull into a tie.

Duke 81, Miami 74 - Kyle Singler scored 22 points and the No. 6 Blue Devils used smothering defense to rally from a 12-point halftime deficit and beat the host Hurricanes.

Jon Scheyer missed his first nine shots and Nolan Smith missed his first six for Duke (22-4, 10-2 ACC), which shot 31 percent in the opening half to fall behind, 37-25. But 22 turnovers doomed Miami (17-9, 3-9).

Kansas St. 91, Nebraska 87 - Denis Clemente scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, including a clinching bucket in the final seconds, and the No. 7 Wildcats (21-4, 8-3 Big 12) rallied from two big deficits before beating the visiting Cornhuskers (13-13, 1-10).

W. Virginia 88, Providence 74 - Devin Ebanks scored 21 points and the No. 8 Mountaineers (20-5, 9-4 Big East) used a big height advantage to dominate inside and break a two-game losing streak, beating the host Friars (12-14, 4-10).

New Mexico 83, Wyoming 61 - Darington Hobson had 20 points and Steve Alford won his 300th game as a Division 1 coach as the No. 12 Lobos (24-3, 10-2 Mountain West) beat the visiting Cowboys (9-17, 2-10).

Missouri 82, Texas 77 - Kim English scored 18 points as the visiting Tigers (19-7, 7-4 Big 12) handed the visiting Longhorns (20-6, 6-5) their sixth loss in the past nine games.

Brigham Young 92, Colorado St. 70 - Jimmer Fredette scored 36 points as the No. 16 Cougars (24-3, 9-2 Mountain West) continued their domination of the host Rams (15-10, 6-5), winning for the eighth straight time in the series.

Butler 73, Illinois-Chicago 55 - Matt Howard scored 17 points and Ronald Nored added a career-high 16, leading the No. 18 Bulldogs (24-4, 17-0 Horizon League) past the Flames (6-20, 2-14) for their 16th straight win.

Tennessee 69, Georgia 60 - Wayne Chism scored 16 points as the No. 20 Volunteers (19-6, 7-4 SEC) came back from a 5-point halftime deficit to beat the visiting Bulldogs (11-13, 3-8).

Temple 73, St. Bonaventure 55 - Ramone Moore scored 11 of his 18 points in the first half to lead the No. 21 Owls (21-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10) past the host Bonnies (10-14, 3-8).

Richmond 84, Fordham 56 - Kevin Anderson scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half and the No. 25 Spiders (21-6, 10-2) kept the visiting Rams (2-22, 0-12) winless in the Atlantic 10.

BU 93, Binghamton 51 - The Terriers (15-12, 10-5 America East) received 80 points from their starting five, led by Carlos Strong’s 23, and never trailed, scoring the first 9 points in a home rout of the Bearcats (11-17, 6-7).

Navy 83, Holy Cross 80 -Jordan Sugars made a late 3-pointer to give the Midshipmen (13-13, 7-4 Patriot) a 1-point lead, O.J. Avworo’s layup made it 3, and a last-second 3-point attempt by Devin Brown missed, costing the visiting Crusaders (7-19, 4-7) a chance at overtime.

Vermont 74, Hartford 56 - Maurice Joseph scored 22 points and Marqus Blakely added 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Catamounts (20-8, 11-3 America East) beat the host Hawks (7-19, 5-9), reaching 20 wins for the seventh time in nine seasons.

Women
Nebraska 60, Iowa St. 50 - Lindsey Moore scored 15 of her 18 points in the second half and the third-ranked Cornhuskers (24-0, 11-0 Big 12) set a school record for wins in a season by beating the No. 13 Cyclones (19-5, 7-4) at home.

Xavier 80, Dayton 79 - Amber Harris scored 22 points, including a layup that forced overtime, and the No. 6 Musketeers (21-3, 10-0 Atlantic 10) beat the host Flyers (20-6, 8-3).

BU 69, Stony Brook 59 - Chantell Alford led four players in double figures with 15 points, and the host Terriers (14-11, 10-3 America East) completed a season sweep of the visiting Seawolves (8-18, 6-8).

UMass 62, La Salle 57 - Jasmine Watson scored 20 points and the Minutewomen (10-16, 4-7 Atlantic 10) overcame a 10-point deficit, beating the host Explorers (6-20, 1-10).

Navy 77, Holy Cross 69 - Kristin Bowen came off the bench to score 21 points, and the Midshipmen (14-12, 6-5 Patriot) used a late 5-0 run to beat the host Crusaders (8-18, 4-7).