Loyola tops Columbia, 64-62, on Laster's jump shot in final second
Guard Eric Laster made a jumper with one second left in regulation and Loyola Maryland ended a three-game losing streak in men's basketball with a 64-62 victory over host Columbia on Tuesday night. Forward Franz Rassman led the Greyhounds (3-4) with a career-high 16 points and guard Andre Walker had 14. Guard Tyler Hubbard scored 12 and forward Nick Gorski finished with 11 off the bench for Loyola, which was 5-for-10 from 3-point range. Guard Maodo Lo scored 22 points, and guard Kyle Castlin had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Lions (4-2), who had won their previous four games. The Greyhounds were the first team to score more than 50 points against Columbia in the past four contests. A 3-pointer by guard Steve Frankoski and a pair of free throws by Lo pulled Columbia to within 62-59 with 1:17 remaining. After Loyola guard Denzel Brito turned the ball over, guard Isaac Cohen tied the game with a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left. Laster just beat the final buzzer with his jumper to give Loyola the victory.
More men's basketball: Devon Walker scored 16 points as UMES (3-6) won, 65-52, over visiting UMBC (0-6). Senior guard Wayne Sparrow led the Retrievers with 12 points. Junior forward Cody Joyce contributed 10 points. ... Will Miller led Mount St. Mary's (1-4) with 13 points in a 78-55 loss to host Seton Hall (6-0).
Women's basketball: Navy (5-3) used a late 7-2 run to earn a 55-51 comeback win over visiting Towson (2-5). The Tigers' LaTorri Hines-Allen had eight rebounds and a game-high 21 points. Peri Curtis led Navy with 12 points and five rebounds. ... Coppin State (1-6) lost, 49-29, to No. 19 Georgia (9-0). The Eagles' 29 points were the fewest allowed by the Bulldogs since they beat Georgia Tech, 77-22, in 1976. ... Salisbury is ranked No. 24 in this week's USA Today Division III coaches' poll after opening the season 5-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
Men's soccer: Navy senior defender Joseph Greenspan has been named a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Award Trophy, which honors the nation's best player. Greenspan is one of two defenders to make the semifinal list. ... Anne Arundel Community College senior midfielder Brent Orbell (Old Mill) was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III All-America team.
Football: Johns Hopkins senior defensive linemen Michael Longo and Michael Rocca were named to the first and second Academic All-America Division III teams, respectively.
D.C. United's Olsen honored as MLS Coach of the Year
D.C. United coach Ben Olsen has been named the Major League Soccer Coach of the Year. Olsen guided United to a 17-9-8 record (59 points) and the top seed in the Eastern Conference in the MLS Cup playoffs. He also orchestrated the greatest single-season turnaround in MLS history, as the team improved by 43 points from its finish in 2013 (3-24-7, 16 points).
More MLS: D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and defender Bobby Boswell have been selected to the MLS Best XI, which recognizes the league's top players at each position. LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) was also named to the Best XI. Portland Timbers forward Rodney Wallace (Maryland) was named the league's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and fractured tibia.
More United: The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a 20,000-seat D.C. United stadium at Buzzard Point. A final vote by the council is scheduled for Dec. 16. The club and city are aiming for a 2017 opening.
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Orioles: Romeo Santos, a lifelong Orioles fan who served two tours in Iraq and who has raised more than $75,000 for local charities through ticket fundraisers, is one of 10 finalists for this year's class of ESPN's "Fan Hall of Fame."
Baseball: Ahead of Tuesday night's deadline, the Washington Nationals tendered contracts to all 10 players eligible for arbitration: Danny Espinosa, Ross Detwiler, Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard, Doug Fister, Jose Lobaton, Wilson Ramos, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen and Stephen Strasburg.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans signed offensive tackle Terren Jones to their active roster off the Ravens' practice squad. Jones was cut by the Washington Redskins from their practice squad before joining the Ravens.
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