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State college basketball roundup (Dec. 31): UMBC men beat UMES, 89-75

State college basketball roundup (Dec. 31): UMBC men beat UMES, 89-75

Jairus Lyles scored 26 points, Will Darley had 23 and Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) added 20 as the host UMBC men's basketball team beat UMES, 89-75.

Lyles, a Virginia Commonwealth transfer, has played in three games for UMBC (4-10) and has 77 points. He had 27 in a loss to Howard and 24 in a loss to Towson.

Elliott missed all of the 2014-15 season because of an injury and scored a career high. Darley, who leads UMBC in field-goal percentage (54.7 percent), made all eight of his shots from the field.

Freshman Joe Sherburne added 10 points for UMBC to finish in double figures for the 11th time in 14 games.

Devin Martin, who scored 34, 37 and 23 points in his last...

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