After taking an early lead, the visiting Morgan State men's basketball team could not stop Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith, who hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points in the Hokies' 83-63 victory Sunday. Guard Devin Wilson had 10 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists to help pace Virginia Tech (4-2), which shot 56 percent from the field. Morgan State (1-6) was led by guard Blake Bozeman, who scored 21 points, and forward Cedric Blossom of Columbia, who contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Bears went up 7-4 as Bozeman made a 3-pointer and a jumper. But in a span of 5:14, the Hokies took the lead for good, holding the Bears without a field goal during a 10-1 run highlighted by a 3-pointer by guard Malik Muller and a three-point play by guard Will Johnston. In the second half, Virginia Tech stretched its advantage to 24 points on a 3-pointer by Smith before Morgan State went on a 12-1 run late in the game. The Hokies limited Morgan State to 31.6 percent shooting and had 12 blocked shots, three by forward Shane Henry. The Hokies improved to 8-0 all time against Morgan State and 27-0 against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.
Women's college basketball
Early surge carries Pitt to big win over Loyola Md.
Host Pittsburgh outscored Loyola Maryland 23-2 in the first four minutes of their matchup and cruised to an 84-46 win over the Greyhounds. Guard Colleen Marshall led the scoring effort for the Greyhounds (0-5), finishing with 15 points against the Panthers (4-2). Forward Jeneh Perry added eight points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds. Guard Brianna Kiesel led Pitt (4-2) with a game-high 21 points, while three other Panthers scored in double figures. Pitt shot 71 percent from the field in the first half as it took a 54-22 lead into halftime. Loyola played the Panthers closer after that, finishing with a 30-24 deficit in the second half. Pitt outrebounded the Greyhounds 39-34 and held them to 29 percent shooting for the game.
Whittenburg wins bronze in World Cup Series event
Donnell Whittenburg of Baltimore won the bronze medal at the DTB Pokal World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, the first of three events in the International Gymnastics Federation's all-around World Cup Series that concludes at the 2015 AT&T American Cup on March 7. Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine won the competition with a score of 91.731, and Brazil's Sergio Sasaki finished with a 90.565, just ahead of Whittenburg's 90.398. The Edgewood alumnus had the event's highest score in the floor exercise (15.466) and the still rings (15.366). His parallel-bars mark was the third best (15.533), and he was fourth on vault (15.000). All of his individual-event scores were ranked in the top five.
Women's college volleyball: Led by 26 kills from senior outside hitter Ashleigh Crutcher, Maryland defeated Northwestern, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 14-25, 15-13, in its season finale Saturday night. The Terps finished the season 10-21 overall and 3-17 in the Big Ten Conference, second to last in the league. Northwestern was 16-15, 6-14.
—From Sun staff and news services