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College hoops 1/20 - Jan 20, 2019

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Jordan Murphy (201-F-97) scored 19 points and tied a career high with 21 rebounds as Minnesota rallied past Penn State 65-64 on Saturday night. Minnesota trailed by as much as 10 in the second half, but began its comeback with an 18-5 run. When Coffey hit three straight free throws, the Gophers had their largest lead of the game at 61-54. But Lamar Stephens scored on a putback that started a 7-0 run for the Nittany Lions to tie the score. Stephens then missed a pair of free throws with 2:40 to play, and Minnesota regained the lead when Murphy went 1-for-2 from the line on the other end. Murphy pushed the Gophers' lead to three when he dunked home his own missed shot with a minute to play. But Stephens tied the game with 11.1 seconds when he converted a three-point play after drawing a foul on Murphy and scoring down low. On the Gophers' final possession, McBrayer drove to the hoop and drew a foul with 2.7 seconds to play. He hit the second of two shots to give Minnesota the lead, and Stevens missed a contested shot at the buzzer to give the Gophers (14-4, 4-3 Big Ten) the victory.

Collins Joseph (183-PG) and Romani Hansen (203-F) scored 19 apiece as Savannah State blew a ten point lead falling to Norfolk State 82-76 on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-14, 1-3) closed the first half on a 15-6 run to lead 37-28 at the break. But a jumper to give Norfolk State a 71-69 lead, its first since midway through the first half, and spark a 12-3 spurt that made it 78-72 with 48 seconds to go. Hansen also contributed seven rebounds, two blocked shots, two assists and a steal.

Nicolas Claxton (211-SF-99), a sophomore forward, led the team in rebounds (12) for the 12th time this season in addition to fielding nine points as the Georgia men's basketball team lost to the Florida Gators 62-52 in a sold-out Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. In the first three minutes of the second half the Bulldogs went on an 8-0 run to bring the score to 33-31. The run was comprised of Claxton, sophomore guard Teshaun Hightower, senior guard William Jackson, and Harris. A trio of 3-pointers in a row from Claxton, Jackson, and Hightower respectively over two minutes tied the game 40-all at 15:40 remaining. A tip-in from Wilridge gave Georgia the lead for the first time, 42-40, at 13:44.
The Gators tied the game then reclaimed the lead 43-42 at 12:01. The Bulldogs answered to take back the advantage 44-43 seconds later. A Hightower basket started a 6-0 run for Georgia rendering the 48-43 score. Florida narrowed the difference to one then took back the lead 50-48 with six minutes remaining. The teams traded scores but Florida continued to pull ahead. A pair of free throws confirmed the 62-52 Florida win.

Ahsan Asadullah (203-C) had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and snatched four rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench to lead the Lipscomb men's basketball team to its seventh road win of the season by beating NJIT 70-52 on Wednesday night in ASUN Conference action in Newark, New Jersey. The victory improved the Bisons to 13-4 overall and 4-0 in league play, while the Highlanders fell to 13-5 and 1-2. It was the first home loss for NJIT since November 17 and their second of the season.

Division 2
Shaun Willett (193-F) led Queens with 19 points and 10 rebounds to record his NCAA-leading 16th double-double as the No. 10/6 Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team (17-2, 9-0 SAC) opened on a 21-3 run and cruised to a 98-69 road victory over Mars Hill University (6-9, 1-7 SAC) on Saturday. Queen picks up their 12th consecutive victory.

Miguel Arnold (180-PG) and the Augusta University men's basketball team (10-4, 6-2 PBC) hosted the North Georgia Nighthawks on Saturday afternoon for a Peach Belt Conference game. Augusta avenged an early season loss to UNG with an 85-73 victory in Christenberry Fieldhouse. Arnold had 12 points, three assists and three rebounds.

Shaquan Jules (201-F) totaled a double-double with 15 points, 10 boards and 3 blocks as the No. 7 University of South Carolina Aiken men's basketball team overcame a 15-point deficit in the first half for a 97-93 victory over Clayton State Saturday. The Pacers are now 15-1 on the year and 9-1 in the PBC. The Lakers fall to 5-9 overall and 2-6 against conference competition. Jules snagged an offensive rebound and threw down a thunderous dunk for an 83-76 lead. Leading 83-81, Barmore found Jules for a lay-up and Washington hit a jumper to push the lead to six at 87-81. Clayton State pulled within three at 96-93, but Brock hit one-of-two foul shots with two seconds remaining for the four-point victory.

Kwame McBean (203-F) scored a career high 22 points to lead the Boll Weevils, but Ouachita Baptist University (7-7, 4-6) rolled to a 79-66 victory over the University of Arkansas at Monticello (10-6, 6-4) in Arkadelphia. UAM went into the locker room at halftime down 44 - 26 with McBean leading pacing with 11.

It was a tale of two halves for the Stephaun Adams (185-G-96) and the Campbellsville Tigers (16-4, 2-3) Saturday afternoon at the O. Wayne Rollins Center that saw the University of the Cumberlands edge out 77-76 victory. The game came down to free throws in the final minute as the Patriots made the one that mattered most with four seconds left to take that one-point lead. Prior to the go-ahead free throw, UC missed five of six free throws with a one-point lead to keep the Tigers within one at 76-74. Adams finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Shallamar Poole had 11 points and 9 rebounds to lead Mt. San Antonio College (8-9) over Compton, 80-76, Friday evening in overtime.

Frank Elegar
Frank Elegar selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Virgin Islanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an experienced former international center Frank Elegar (208-86). He was the major contributor in Tofas' victory against one of league's weakest teams Afyon Bld in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

John Collins
Not snubbed, John Collins on big stage of Slam Dunk Contest - 1 day ago
John Collins(208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest) felt snubbed. That's how much the Hawks forward wanted to be a part of the Slam Dunk Contest, even as a rookie, during the NBA's All-Star Weekend last year. Collins is on that stage now. He will again compete in the Rising Stars Challenge and debut in the Slam Dunk Contest this weekend in Charlotte. There is a long list of reasons Collins wanted a chance to show his above-the-rim abilities and join a list of Hawks who have won the contest....   [read more]

The Riddle, Wrapped Inside a Mystery that is Royce O'Neale - 1 day ago
By Adam Bushman Royce O'Neale(198-SF-93, college: Baylor)< paid many dues throughout his journey to the NBA. Splitting his collegiate eligibility between the University of Denver and the University of Baylor, O'Neale did his best to prepare for the NBA draft. He would spend the 2015 draft night waiting for his name to be called, only to end the night disappointed with his name uncalled. Spending the next two years in Europe playing professionally, he worked to hone the skills necessary...   [read more]

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