Navy held a single-digit lead for most of the game Saturday before Loyola Maryland edged ahead in the last five minutes for a 67-65 victory, breaking a six-game losing streak with its first Patriot League road win of the season.
Franz Rassman led the visiting Greyhounds (11-18, 6-12) with 15 points, tying a career high set three days earlier. Navy (9-20, 4-14) shot 24-for-55 from the field compared with Loyola's 23-for-47, but the Greyhounds were 15-for-19 from the free-throw line, while Navy was only 10-for-19.
Loyola received the No. 8 seed in the Patriot League tournament and will host Lafayette on Monday. Navy is seeded 10th and will play at Colgate.
Morgan State 65, Bethune-Cookman 61: Ian Chiles scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Bears (12-14, 10-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the visiting Wildcats (6-24, 4-11).
Morgan State started with a 6-2 run, but Bethune-Cookman kept its deficit to seven points or fewer in the first half. After halftime, the Bears led by as many as 17 points.
UMES 68, Coppin State 67: Troy Snyder, who scored a game-high 22 points, hit two free throws in the final second, giving the Hawks (5-22, 3-11 MEAC) the victory and ending their four-game losing streak.
Two seconds earlier, Michael Murray had given the Eagles (9-19, 6-8) a one-point lead with two free throws.
Mount St. Mary's 78, Saint Francis (Pa.) 55: The Mountaineers (13-16, 9-7 Northeast Conference) were ahead 45-25 at halftime and led by as many as 30 points in the second half as they beat the visiting Red Flash (9-20, 7-8).
The Mount shot 30-for-56 from the field, 10-for-21 from beyond the arc and 8-for-9 from the free-throw line.
Johns Hopkins 60, Dickinson 55: The Blue Jays (17-10) claimed the Centennial Conference championship after pulling ahead of the host Red Devils (21-6) in the final 3:11.
Johns Hopkins shot 20-for-60 from the field, led by George Bugarinovic with 18 points.
Alvernia 70, Stevenson 69: The host Mustangs (19-8, 13-5 Commonwealth Conference) saw their six-game winning streak end after they fell behind the Crusaders (20-7, 13-5) in the last second of the conference championship.
Darius Walker (Edmondson) had a double double for the Mustangs, with a game-high-tying 21 points and 15 rebounds.
Mount St. Mary's 64, Wagner 52: A strong defensive effort and 22-for-28 free-throw shooting pushed the Mountaineers (18-11, 13-4 Northeast) to victory over the host Seahawks (9-19, 8-19), giving Mount St. Mary's its eighth straight win for its longest winning streak since 1998-99.
Jenn Carney had three 3-pointers and a team-high 15 points while leading the Mount on the glass with seven rebounds. Both teams made 18 field goals, six from 3-point range, but Mount St. Mary's did so with 49 attempts to Wagner's 61.
UMBC 66, Binghamton 60, 2OT: The host Bearcats (5-24, 2-14 America East Conference) recovered from an 11-point deficit in the final 6:20 of regulation and built a six-point lead in overtime, but the Retrievers (4-24, 3-13) came back to force a second overtime and win.
Freshman Taylor McCarley finished with her first triple double for UMBC, leading the team with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Navy 74, Loyola Maryland 50: The visiting Mids (23-6, 15-3 Patriot) opened the game with a 14-2 run and defeated the Greyhounds (5-24, 2-16).
Alix Membreno led all players with 20 points for Navy, while Jeneh Perry paced Loyola with a career-high 17 points and had a game-high nine rebounds.
Coppin State 80, UMES 48: Three Eagles scored in double digits as Coppin State (14-13, 11-4 MEAC) cruised past the Hawks (7-19, 3-11).
The Eagles' Kyra Coleman led all players with 19 points and also had 10 rebounds.
Haverford 66, Johns Hopkins 56: The visiting Blue Jays (18-8) trailed 41-27 at the break and could not narrow their deficit to fewer than six points in the second half of their loss to the Fords (22-3) in the Centennial championship game.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun