GAME OF THE DAY: Charleston Southern 95, Delaware 93
You like shootouts? So do I. The Buccaneers outlasted the Blue Hens on Sunday afternoon thanks to 24 points, seven boards and six assists from Saah Nimley. Delaware was down six with a little more than a minute left, but four free throws from Devon Saddler cut the lead to two. After a missed free throw with 10.5 seconds left, Delaware’s Jarvis Threatt went coast-to-coast, but he tripped going through the lane and had the shot blocked. No foul was called.
Ten players reached double figures in this one. The two teams combined to hit 24 threes and a total of just 37 fouls were called.
1) No. 1 Kentucky won another game, this time rolling over Northern Kentucky. Julius Randle finished with 22 points and 14 boards and the Harrisons combined for 29 points. This was the final tune-up for the Wildcats before the Champions Classic on Tuesday.
2) No. 21 Notre Dame waxed Stetson, jumping out to a 51-21 lead at the half.
3) Iowa struggled, but they eventually pulled out an 83-75 win over Nebraska-Omaha. Aaron White led the way with 20 points and 15 boards and Roy Devyn Marble chipped in with 15 points, five boards and four assists. Jarrod Uthoff had nine points and seven boards in his first game as a collegian.
1) UMass picked up a huge non-conference win on Sunday, knocking off Boston College at the TD Bank North Arena in the Coaches vs. Cancer classic. The star for the Minutemen? Cady Lalanne, who finished with 27 points (on 12-15 shooting), 12 boards (eight offensive) and three blocks.
2) Youngstown State finished off a win in the Kennesaw State tournament this weekend, as Kendrick Perry led the Penguins to their third win in three days. Perry finished with 31 points, nine boards and seven assists.
3) Dylon Cormier had 34 points and 11 boards to lead Loyola (MD) to a 93-89 overtime win over Cornell.
1) Oregon State lost to Coppin State in their opener, seemingly the 100th time the Beavers have lost an ugly non-conference game. Players not named Roberto Nelson were 11-33 from the floor and had just 37 points.
2) Florida A&M shot a blistering 32.7% from the floor in their loss to Prince tonight.
3) Doing them one better, Marist finished their 27 point loss to Elon shooting 31.3% from the field and 0-14 from three.
- Washington beat Seattle, but Jernard Jarreau had an ugly fall and looks to have hurt himself pretty badly. With a number of front court players out, the Huskies are looking decidely backcourt-centric.
- Naz Long finished with 26 points and Deandre Kane added 13 points, 11 boards and seven assists as the Cyclones won their opener. They hit 15 threes.
- I’m sure he’d rather be in Minnesota, but Rakeem Buckles finished with 20 points and 11 boards for FIU.
- Illinois and Colorado both picked up easy wins, while Jonah Bolden’s 20 points and 10 led Harvard to a win over Holy Cross.