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Roundup: UMBC men beat short-handed Navy, 63-48

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Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) scored 21 points while Bryan Harris added 14 as host UMBC (4-9) ended a four-game losing streak with a 63-48 nonconference victory over short-handed Navy on Monday night.

Before the game, Navy announced that it had suspended leading scorer Tillman Dunbar and sophomore guard Phil Guglielmo indefinitely for violating unspecified academy rules.

Dunbar, a sophomore point guard, had led the Midshipmen (5-6) in scoring (11.9 points per game), assists (5.0) and playing time (30.9 minutes).

Junior guard Earl McLaurin took Dunbar's place in the starting lineup and led the team in assists with seven and steals with four. Guards Zach Fong and Brandon Venturini each scored 15 points for Navy (5-6), which dropped its third straight.

The teams' season series is even at 1.

The Mids opened a 21-17 lead on guard Earl McLaurin's layup with 38 seconds left in the first half. But forward Malik Garner hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to trim the Midshipmen lead to at halftime.

Miami 71, Loyola Maryland 48: Rion Brown had 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals as the host Hurricanes (8-5) pulled away from the Greyhounds for their third consecutive victory.

Donnavan Kirk chipped in with 12 points and nine boards while James Kelly scored 11 for Miami, which shot 54.2 percent from the field. Tonye Jekiri scored in double figures for the first time in his career, adding 10 points for the Hurricanes.

Eric Laster had three 3-pointers and led the way with 13 points for Loyola (5-6). Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons), who was averaging 24.1 points for the Greyhounds coming into the game, was held to 11 on 4-for-12 shooting.

Towson 73, New Hampshire 64: Jerrelle Benimon recorded his eighth double double of the season, leading the host Tigers past the Wildcats.

Benimon finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots for Towson (8-6), which improved to 8-0 at home this season. Marcus Damas scored 11 points. Patrick Konan had 23 points to lead New Hampshire (2-10), which lost its 10th game in a row.

Texas Tech 100, Mount St. Mary's 69: Julian Norfleet scored 16 points, but the Mount (3-9) fell to the host Red Raiders (8-5).

Washington College 75, Cairn 64: Pat Morgan scored 19 points to lead the Shoremen (3-5) past the Highlanders (0-9) in the consolation game of the Washington & Lee Tournament.

Washington College led by as many as 11 points in the first half and took a 34-25 advantage at the break.

Roanoke 82, Frostburg State 74: James Peters scored a game-high 30 points, but the Bobcats (0-9) lost to the Maroons (4-4).

Roanoke, led by Daniel Eacho with 28 points, finished 27-of-37 at the foul line and trailed just twice in the game.

Embry-Riddle 73, Salisbury 52: The Sea Gulls (3-6) opened with a 10-0 run, but the Eagles (11-1) rallied to take a 44-30 lead at the break and win at the Land of Magic Classic at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Tim Harwood led Salisbury with 13 points.

Women

Ohio 84, UMBC 36: The Bobcats (5-7) set a Convocation Center record with 13 of their 19 3-pointers scored in the first half and cruised past the Retrievers (1-11) at the James Madison Invitational.

Ohio's Mariah Byard (17 points) and Kiyanna Black (18 points) each had five 3-pointers. Liz McNaughton led the Retrievers with 11 points.

The Bobcats held a 48-25 advantage on the boards, including 19 offensive rebounds, and converted UMBC's 22 turnovers into 28 points.

South Carolina State 63, UMES 50: Jessica Long scored 13 points, but the visiting Hawks (3-9, 0-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) fell to the Bulldogs (2-8, 1-0).

Baltimore Sun reporter Edward Lee contributed to this article.

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