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State basketball roundup (Jan. 31): Lyles, Lamar help UMBC men hold off Stony Brook

Jairus Lyles scored 24 points and Arkel Lamar, who'd made only one free throw in the game, swished two with 1.7 seconds remaining and UMBC edged host Stony Brook 67-63 on Wednesday night.

Lyles was 10 of 21 from the floor with nine rebounds and five assists, Lamar added 11 points off the bench with a pair of 3-pointers and UMBC (16-8, 7-2 America East Conference ) has won three in a row and five of its last six and is off to its best start in 15 seasons in the AEC.

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Akwasi Yeboah led with 20 points but Stony Brook (8-15, 3-6) has lost four straight and Wednesday was the sixth time the Seawolves lost a conference game in the final minute.

Boston U 64, Loyola Maryland 55: Max Mahoney scored 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds and the hosts Terriers (12-10, 8-3 Patriot League) beat the Greyhounds (7-15, 5-6).

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Mahoney — who was two off his career-high — made more than half the Terriers' 22 field goals. His 7-0 run gave BU a 45-39 lead with 11:28 remaining and Loyola never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

Navy 61, American 44: Shawn Anderson scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half as the Mids (15-9, 6-5 Patriot League) rallied to beat the Eagles (5-17, 2-9).

Junior forward George Kiernan posted his third double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Midshipmen, who have won two straight on the road.

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Hampton 70, Coppin State 59, OT: The host Pirates (9-13, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Confernece) outscored the Eagles 16-5 in overtime to win.

Lamar Morgan had 17 points for Coppin State (4-20, 4-5).

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Hampton 67, Coppin State 35: The host Pirates (9-11, 5-2 MEAC ) opened with a 23-12 run and beat the Eagles (6-15, 5-4).

The loss ended a three-game winning streak. Chance Graham had 18 points and 17 rebounds for Coppin State.

Stony Brook 69, UMBC 44: The host Retrievers (2-20, 1-8 America East) shot 29.2 percent from the field and suffered their fifth straight loss. The Seawolves led by Shania Johnson with a game-high 27 points improved to 12-10, 4-5.

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