College Basketball

State basketball roundup (Nov. 24): UMBC men top Nicholls State, 89-88

Jairus Lyles made two free throws with 12.6 seconds left and the UMBC men's basketball team held off visiting Nicholls State, 89-88, on Friday.

The Retrievers' Arkel Lamar made one of two free throws with 41.2 seconds left to pull to 88-87. Nicholls State dribbled down the clock, Kevin Johnson missed a baseline runner and Daniel Regis had an offensive rebound stripped away before fouling Lyles in transition.


After Lyles' makes, Nicholls State (3-3) called its final timeout with 7.3 seconds left. The midcourt inbounds pass was deflected by Lyles, but Lafayette Rutledge was able to get off a final 3-pointer that hit off the rim.

Lyles led UMBC (3-3) with 18 points. Joe Sherburne and K.J. Maura each added 16 points.


UMES 66, Jackson State 63: Colen Gaynor scored 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting from 3-point range, Tyler Jones had 13 points with 11 rebounds and the Hawks (2-3) beat the Tigers (1-4) in the Emerald Coast Classic at Destin, Fla.

Gaynor made a 3 with 8:48 remaining to put UMES ahead 57-49. It was the Hawks' last field goal of the game, but they managed to hold off Jackson State by shooting just 9-for-19 at the free-throw line.

Logan McIntosh added 10 points for UMES, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Navy 85, St. Francis Brooklyn 76: Tom Lacey scored 12 of his 16 points and Shawn Anderson had 10 of his 13 in the second half as the Midshipmen (4-2) turned back the Terriers (1-3) in the round-robin Florida Gulf Coast Shootout at Fort Myers, Fla.

Navy was down two at the half but shot 61 percent and made 16 of 22 free throws in the second half.

Evan Wick had 14 points and Hasan Abdullah 13 for Navy.

Ohio 96, Mount St. Mary's 77: Mike Laster and Teyvion Kirk each scored 20 points and the host Bobcats (2-2) cruised past the Mountaineers (2-3).

The Bobcats won one of three games at the Charleston Classic, losing to Clemson and Dayton before battling back from an 18-point deficit to beat Indiana State in quadruple overtime to take seventh place.


Both teams shot well from the field. Ohio hit 39 of 71 shots from the field (54.9 percent), including nine of 24 from beyond the 3-point arc. The Mountaineers hit 50 percent of their shots from the floor (31 of 62) and knocked down 11 of 32 attempts from deep.

Junior Robinson scored 21 points and added 10 assists for Mount St. Mary's.


No. 15 Maryland 89, Kennesaw State 35: Blair Watson hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Kaila Charles added 18 and the Terps (4-2) rolled over the Lady Owls (1-5) in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament at Coral Gables, Fla.

Maryland, which will play Miami on Sunday, took care of this one quickly. Six different players scored in a 15-0 run in the first quarter that produced a 19-2 lead. Maryland then had an 8-0 burst that turned into a 25-2 run in the second quarter and led 47-15 at the half.

Maryland had more 3-pointers (six) than Kennesaw State had two-pointers (five) at the break. The Terps were 6-for-12 from behind the arc and shot 54.5 percent overall (18 of 33) while limiting the Lady Owls (1-5) to 18.5 percent (5-for-27) and forcing 16 turnovers for 16 points.


Maryland finished at 51 percent shooting, had a 50-29 rebounding advantage and scored 37 points off 28 turnovers.

No. 23 Missouri 73, Coppin State 50: Sophie Cunningham scored 15 points, Cierra Porter added 12 and the Tigers (4-1) beat the Eagles (1-4) in the Cal Classic in Berkeley, Calif.