State hoops: Morgan State falls to Virginia despite Jackson's 32

Darion Atkins scored a career-high 17 points as one of four players in double figures to lead Virginia over visiting Morgan State, 75-57, on Wednesday night.

Dewayne Jackson had a season-high 32 points — one shy of his career high — on 11-for-16 shooting to lead the Bears (3-5), who have lost two straight after a two-game winning streak.


Akil Mitchell added 15 points to go with 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers (9-2), who won their eighth straight game. Virginia overcame an early challenge from a pesky Morgan State squad that kept fighting well into the second half, continuing an impressive run in which their average margin of victory has been more than 20 points.

The Bears kept it close early, even leading 21-18 with 9:15 left in the first half before the Cavaliers rolled off 15 unanswered points as part of a 19-7 run to close out the first half. Morgan State could not get closer than nine points the rest of the way.


Joe Harris scored 14 points for Virginia, including 11 in the second half, while Paul Jesperson added 11.

No. 6 Indiana 93, Mount St. Mary's 54: Cody Zeller and Will Sheehey each had 16 points as the Hoosiers rebounded from their first loss of the season with a rout of the visiting Mount.

Indiana (10-1) scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed, though the Mount stayed close throughout the first half. The Mountaineers trailed by just four before Indiana closed with a 16-3 run over the last 5:10 of the first half to open a 17-point lead at the break.

The Hoosiers shot 70.6 percent from the field, including 75 percent from 3-point range. Indiana dominated the boards 40-15, with Christian Watford leading the way with eight.

Watford finished with 15 points, while Victor Oladipo and Remy Abell added 14 and 12, respectively.

Rashad Whack paced Mount St. Mary's (4-5) with 17 points, while Josh Castellanos and Sam Prescott each had 10.

Muhlenberg 81, Goucher 66: The Mules (7-4) didn't score a 2-point field goal for more than 13 minutes but went 10-for-12 from 3-point range to beat the Gophers (3-7) at the Puerto Rico Christmas Tournament in San Juan.

Mico James (Annapolis) led Goucher with 20 points, joining only Julian Livingston as Goucher's double-digit scorers. Livingston had 14, one shy of his career high.


Randolph-Macon 77, Salisbury 55: The host Yellow Jackets (4-5) outscored the Sea Gulls (9-2) by 38-25 in the second half.

Elijah Gore had 12 points for Salisbury and Andre Simon had 18 for Randolph-Macon.


Marquette 73, Navy 65: Field goals on four consecutive possessions with less than five minutes left allowed the Golden Eagles (5-5) to turn a two-point lead over the Mids (6-6) into a nine-point cushion.

Navy (6-6) cut the Marquette lead to two on a pair of free throws by Audrey Bauer with 4:57 left. Marquette (5-5) answered with a threepoint play by Lauren Tibbs for a 63-58 lead with 4:41 left.

Alix Membreno (19 points) made a layup on the next Navy possession, but Marquette's Cristina Bigica hit a short jumper with four minutes left.


Bucknell 75, Towson 62: Tanisha McTiller scored 17 points in a losing effort for the host Tigers (4-5).

The Bison (6-4) opened with four 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes to take a 22-9 lead. A 6-0 run by the Tigers made it a 22-15 game with 7:42 to play in the half. The Bison hit four more 3-pointers during a 12-4 run that gave them a 36-19 lead with 1:48 to go.