Digest: Walker's 35, record-tying nine 3s lift Loyola men over Boston University
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Jan 16, 2017 | 11:33 PM
Andre Walker tied a Loyola Maryland record with nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to lead the Greyhounds men's basketball team to a 77-69 win over visiting Boston University (10-8, 5-1 Patriot League) on Monday night.
Walker's nine 3s matched Andre Collins' performance from Jan. 8, 2006, against Marist.
Walker was 9-for-12 from 3-point range, 8-for-9 from the free-throw line and has 1,006 career points. He is the 35th Loyola player to score at least 1,000 points.
An utterly forgettable loss before an announced 1,591 at RAC Arena showed there's still plenty of work to be done.
By Rich Scherr
Jan 16, 2017 | 7:20 PM
Jarred Jones (John Carroll) had 14 points, 10 rebounds, a career-high eight assists and four steals and Cam Gregory added 15 points, 12 rebounds and three steals for the Greyhounds (9-8, 3-3), who ended the Terriers' five-game winning streak.
A jumper by Jones gave Loyola a 57-37 lead with 14:29 to go. Kyle Foreman's layup capped an 18-5 run that pulled the Terriers within seven, and Eric Fanning's three-point play with 56 seconds left cut their deficit to 68-62.
Nick Havener converted a 3-point play for the Terriers to make it 69-65, but Walker and Jones combined to make eight of eight foul shots to seal it.
More men's college basketball: Maryland climbed to No. 25 in the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches Top 25 polls. … Dejuan Clayton scored 23 of his career-high 28 points in the second half and Coppin State erased an 18-point first-half deficit for an 81-72 win over Howard (4-14, 1-2 MEAC). Keith Shivers finished with 15 points for Coppin State (5-15, 4-1). … Tiwian Kendley scored 21 points and Morgan State (7-10, 4-0) moved atop the MEAC standings with an 82-53 rout of visiting North Carolina A&T (1-17, 0-5). Kyle Thomas added 17 points for the Bears, who shot 44 percent (12-for-27) from 3-point range.
Alabama football has hired former Maryland coach Mike Locksley as a full-time offensive assistant, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced Monday. Locksley, who served as the interim head coach at Maryland for six games in 2015 after the firing of Randy Edsall, had been working on the Alabama staff as an offensive analyst during this past season, during which the Tide advanced to the College Football Playoff national championship game and lost to Clemson. Locksley, who went 1-5 as the interim coach at Maryland, had previously been the Terps' offensive coordinator and the coach at New Mexico.
UM's Jones named espnW's National Player of the Week
Maryland senior center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) was named the National Player of the Week by espnW after she turned in a career-best performance and helped lead the No. 3 Terps to two Big Ten Conference wins. Jones averaged 33.5 points and 12 rebounds in victories over Penn State and at Iowa. Jones also earned her third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
More:Taylor McCarley scored 18 points and Pandora Wilson added 14 to lead visiting UMBC (7-11, 2-3 America East Conference) to a 64-56 win over Albany (8-9, 2-2). … Alexis Carter had 18 points and 15 rebounds off the bench to lift host Mount St. Mary's (4-13, 2-4 Northeast Conference) to a 61-50 win over Fairleigh Dickinson (3-14, 1-5). … Morgan State stormed back from a 19-point third-quarter deficit to make it a one-point game with 24 seconds left, but four free throws from Aliyah Kilpatrick sealed a 67-62 victory for visiting North Carolina A&T (6-11, 2-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Braennan Farrar scored a game-high 19 points for the Bears (2-15, 0-4). … Chance Graham finished with a career-high 14 points, 16 rebounds and four steals, but visiting Coppin State (3-14, 3-2 MEAC) fell, 66-58, to Howard (7-8, 3-0).