For the second consecutive game, Virginia coach Tony Bennett’s roots tripped him and his team.
Green Bay (5-2), the university where Bennett starred as a player, held off the visiting Cavaliers 75-72 Saturday. The loss came just after U.Va. fell 48-38 at home to Wisconsin, where Bennett was an assistant coach to his father, Dick.
Malcolm Brogdon had 17 points, leading five in double figures for U.Va. (7-3). Green Bay, the Horizon League favorite, got 24 points from Greg Mays and 21 points and 10 assists from Keifer Sykes.
The Cavs, who trailed by 13 early in the second half, got even at 69 on a Brogdon 3-pointer with 1:53 to go. But the Phoenix scored twice on layups before Justin Anderson’s 3-pointer made it 73-72.
Joe Harris missed a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, and Sykes sank two free throws with nine seconds left. The Cavs missed a contested attempt to tie before the buzzer.
W&M 63, Wofford 60
Tim Rusthoven had 17 points and seven rebounds and Marcus Thornton had 15 points as William and Mary (5-4) earned a victory at Wofford (3-5) in Spartanburg, S.C.
Julian Boatner’s basket with 1:25 left gave W&M the lead for good at 59-57. With W&M up 61-60, the Terriers’ Jaylen Allen missed a floating shot in the lane. Kyle Gaillard hit two free throws with 1.6 seconds left.
Hampton 72, Florida A&M 62
Du'Vaughn Maxwell added 15 points and eight rebounds for HU, Emmanuel Okoroba had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Dwight Meikle led the Pirates with nine rebounds.
After trailing 17-9, HU bounced back for a 36-31 halftime edge. FAMU scored the first six points of the second half, but the Pirates responded with a 14-1 burst and led the rest of the way.
Norfolk State 59, Bethune-Cookman 47
NSU (7-3, 2-0) earned its 21st consecutive MEAC regular-season victory, beating B-CU at Echols Hall behind Riley Maye’s career-high-tying 15 points and Brandon Goode’s 10 points and nine rebounds.
NSU's 21-game streak is the longest active streak in men's Division I basketball. Jamel Fuentes had seven assists and tied his career high with nine rebounds.
The Wildcats fell to 2-9, 0-1 despite Malik Jackson’s 16 points.
CNU 63, York (Pa.) 60
Making its Capital Athletic Conference debut, Christopher Newport (6-1) amassed a double-digit lead by halftime, then held on for a road triumph to increase its winning streak to three.
Preseason All-America Tra Benefield had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Captains, who won despite 22-of-56 field-goal shooting. The Spartans fell to 1-6, 0-3.
Joshua Smith recorded 14 points and five rebounds as host Georgetown (6-2) escaped Colgate 61-55. ...
Desmond Haymon scored five of his season-high 21 points on a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer early in the second half as Stephen F. Austin beat James Madison 70-57.
The win made SFA (8-2), up only five at halftime, 2-0 in its own E-Tech Lumberjack Classic in Nacogdoches, Texas. The Lumberjacks have won 22 in a row at home.
The Dukes (2-8), who have lost six in a row, went cold after intermission as Charles Cooke (team-high 19 points) scored James Madison's only 5 points in an eight-minute stretch. ...
In the SFA tournament's other game Saturday night, Terrance Motley scored 14 points and Jabari Peters added 13 as Sam Houston State (7-3) cruised past Towson 67-55.
Chris Fouch added 20 points while Kazembe Abif chipped in with 11 points to pace the Dragons (6-2). Tennessee State (0-10) was led by Patrick Miller with 20 points. ...
Coming off Thursday's overtime loss at VCU, the Colonels (7-3) trailed 37-33 at halftime but took the lead for good at 45-44 on Williams' 3-pointer with 14:14 left. That basket began a 22-5 run that left the Colonels up 64-49 at 7:53.
The Lancers (3-7) were led by Tristan Carey with 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals. ...
R.J. Price made 6 of 7 3-pointers for Radford (6-2), which took a 15-2 lead en route to a 72-52 home victory over North Carolina A&T (3-6). ...
Alderson-Broaddus (W.Va.) defeated Virginia State 60-50 in a Division II contest despite 12 points apiece from the Trojans' Lamar Kearse and DeShon Dabbs.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun