GAME OF THE NIGHT: Northern Kentucky 82, UIC 69 (OT)
The shorthanded Flames managed to get this game to overtime but they were unable to get the win on the road. Cole Murray led three NKU starters in double figures with 21 points while also grabbing five rebounds, and Lavone Holland II added 19 points and seven assists. UIC’s Dikembe Dixson led all scores with 24 points to go along with ten rebounds on the night.
George Washington 62, Rhode Island 58: Mike Lonergan’s team trailed by as much as 18 in the first half, but they managed to come back and beat the Rams in the nation’s capital. Tyler Cavanaugh scored 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds and Patricio Garino added ten points for the Colonials, who are now 4-2 in Atlantic 10 play. Jarvis Garrett led URI with 15 points, but disadvantages in second-chance points (13-2) and points from the foul line (25-6) proved costly for the visitors.
Stony Brook 69, Albany 63: The Seawolves scored the game’s final seven points, beating the Great Danes in the teams’ first meeting since last year’s America East title game. Carson Puriefoy scored 20 points and Jameel Warney 17 for Steve Pikiell’s team, but the late-game contributions of Rayshaun McGrew (11 points, 13 rebounds) should not be overlooked either. Evan Singletary and Ray Sanders scored 14 points apiece to lead the way offensively for Albany, which now trails Stony Brook by two games in the America East standings.
Wright State 73, Valparaiso 62: Billy Donlon’s Raiders began the season 3-7. Since then they’ve won nine of their last ten, with the most recent being an 11-point home win over Valparaiso. Wright State, now tied with the Crusaders atop the Horizon League, scored 51 second-half points and Joe Thomasson accounted for 21 points and eight rebounds in the win.
Duquesne’s Micah Mason: Mason scored 23 points and dished out five assists in the Dukes’ 86-75 win at George Mason.
Fairfield’s Curtis Cobb and Marist’s Brian Parker: 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals in the Stags’ 88-76 win at Marist. As for Parker, he accounted for 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a losing effort.
Toledo’s Jonathan Williams: Williams scored just three points in the Rockets’ loss at NIU, shooting 1-for-12 from the field.
UIC’s three-point shooting: The Flames shot just 1-for-12 from three in their overtime loss at Northern Kentucky.
OTHER NOTABLE RESULTS
- Northern Illinois strengthened its standing atop the MAC West with a 58-49 win over Toledo. Mark Montgomery’s team is now 16-3 on the season, as Travon Baker led the way with 21 points and nine rebounds.
- Iona managed to not allow a big lead to completely slip away at home, as they held off Saint Peter’s 64-58 to grab sole possession of first place in the MAAC. Isaiah Williams scored 19 points and Dayshonee Much 17 for the Gaels.
- Yale completed a season sweep of Brown with a 90-66 win in Providence. Brandon Sherrod shot 9-for-9 from the field, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs.