The Southern Methodist men pulled away from Navy in the second half on their way to an 81-64 victory yesterday at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.
The Mustangs' tandem of Damon Hancock and Quinton Ross dominated play, as the two combined to score 38 points on 13-for-22 shooting. Navy (0-2) was led by Jamie Nero, who scored 17 points, and Jason Jeanpierre, who added 16.
Duquesne 76, UMES 52: Wayne Smith had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Dukes to a win over the Hawks, as Danny Nee made a successful debut as coach of Duquesne.
Simplice Njoya had 16 points, while Kevin Forney and Jamal Hunter added 11 each as the Dukes shot 52 percent from the field (27-for-52).
For the Hawks, Thomas Trotter had 12 points, including three three-pointers. Josh Hickman and Andre Newson added 10 points each.
Goucher 71, Fredonia State 57: Thabo Letsebe (Towson Catholic) scored 18 and Isaac Brooks III (Archbishop Spalding) had nine assists to lead the Gophers to a victory in the consolation game of the Kings Point (N.Y.) Tip-Off Invitational.
Johns Hopkins 70, Chowan 36: The Blue Jays jumped out to an 18-0 lead and cruised to a lopsided victory in the championship game of the Blue Jay Invitational.
Junior center Kathy Darling led Hopkins (2-0) with 18 points and added nine rebounds on her way to tournament Most Valuable Player honors.
Salisbury 72, Geneseo 58: The Sea Gulls (2-1) had four players in double figures, led by 19 points apiece from Jamie Kohlenstein and Amy Campion, as Salisbury clinched third place in the Marymount Tip-Off Classic at the Verizon Sports Arena in Arlington, Va.
Hartwick 69, Goucher 53: The Hawks (2-0) opened the second half with a 14-0 run to take control of the title game of the Holiday Inn Classic in Oneonta, N.Y. Stephanie Tolbert (Western) led the Gophers (1-1) with 19 points.