Late Night Snacks: Home favorites like Miami, Florida, Butler, Harvard, Purdue take care of business while Providence falls

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GAME OF THE NIGHT

SMU 80, UC Santa Barbara 73, OT

This game got interesting since Gauchos star Alan Williams fouled out and SMU was without Nic Moore in overtime. But the Mustangs had other players step up, like Keith Frazier going for 20 points and Yanick Moreira adding 15 points and five players finished in double-figures to offset the loss of their star point guard. Free-throw shooting came up big for the Mustangs in the extra frame as four unique players made free throws. Now the question will be how long Moore is out after leaving in the second half with a knee injury?

UPSET OF THE NIGHT

Brown 77, Providence 67

Providence was already struggling with two consecutive losses entering Monday night’s game at home against Brown, but the Friars came out flat once again. The Bears had five players in double figures, led by Leland King with 16 points and Cedric Kuakumensah and Steven Spieth each scoring 15 points. The Friars struggled to 4-for-19 three-point shooting as LaDontae Henton and Kris Dunn combined to go 12-for-31 from the field on the evening. Providence is in an early-season tailspin and needs to figure things out quickly.

IMPORTANT OUTCOMES 

1. Florida 85, Yale 67

Billy Donovan’s Gators had lost three out of four games entering Monday night’s game. Yale had just beaten UConn on the road and had a lot of confidence. Florida held the Bulldogs to 28 percent shooting from the field and Kasey Hill had 10 assists and zero turnovers and 4-for-4 shooting. Michael Frazier II had 18 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added 14 points.

2. Purdue 63, IPFW 43

After falling at home to North Florida, Purdue badly needed to come out strong against visiting IPFW. The center tandem of A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas played well in the victory. Hammons had 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks while Haas had 10 points and five rebounds for the Boilermakers. The Purdue defense also held the Mastodons to 28 percent shooting from the field.

3. No. 20 Miami 70, Savannah State 39

Again, with Miami coming off of a loss against Green Bay over the weekend, the Hurricanes needed a positive evening and found it against Savannah State. Angel Rodriguez led the Hurricanes with 17 points and shot the ball better than in recent games and Shelden McClellan and Manu Lecomte each had 15 points.

STARRED

1. Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers, Harvard

The duo combined for 25 points and 15 assists as the Crimson pulled away from Boston midway through the second half. The win moved Harvard to 7-1 on the season and 6-0 at home.

2. Roosevelt Jones, Butler

The junior guard led the Bulldogs in points, rebounds and assists in a Monday night win over Kennesaw State. Jones finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as No. 15 Butler moved to 8-1 on the season.

3. Chris Hass, Bucknell

The Bison won a tight game over Albany as the 6-foot-5 junior guard had 26 points and six three-pointers in a three-point win. Three of Bucknell’s final four field goals were Hass three-pointers.

STRUGGLED

1. Binghamton

When you lose to Division II Caldwell College to fall to 1-9 on the season, things aren’t going very well. The Bearcats lost 63-52 as they shot 11-for-34 from three-point range.

NOTABLES

  • Norfolk State guard D’Shon Taylor went for 24 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Coppin State.
  • Devin Martin had 27 points and 12 rebounds in Maryland-Eastern Shore’s win over North Carolina A&T.
  • Hampton had 17 points Deron Powers in a win over Morgan State.
  • Dan Trist made the game-winning free throw with 0.4 seconds left to give Lafayette a one-point win over Sacred Heart. Trist paced the Leopards with 20 points.
  • UTEP gave Incarnate Word its first loss of the season as sophomore forward Vince Hunter had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  • Air Force took down Omaha as Max Yon had 21 points and five rebounds.
  • Minnesota had 22 points from Maurice Walker and 15 points and 10 assists from DeAndre Mathieu.