State hoops roundup (March 2): Loyola men lose to BU in Patriot League quarters
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Mar 02, 2017 | 11:42 PM
Kyle Foreman had 12 points, Justin Alston scored 11 and grabbed seven rebounds, and second-seeded Boston University held visiting seventh seed Loyola Maryland to 36 percent shooting from the field to win Thursday night's Patriot League quarterfinal, 64-60.
The Terriers (18-13) advance to Sunday's semifinals to face No. 3 Lehigh, which beat No. 6 Colgate, 77-72, on Thursday.
Andre Walker's free throw with 1:25 left drew Loyola to 60-58, but Alston hit a jumper for a 62-58 lead. Walker's layup made it a two-point game with 50 seconds left.
The Greyhounds missed two jumpers before fouling Foreman, who made two from the line to stretch BU's lead to 64-60. Alston blocked Jarred Jones' layup and Cedric Hankerson grabbed the rebound as time expired.
Foreman's layup sparked an 11-2 run and the Terriers never trailed in building a 35-22 halftime lead on 54.2 percent shooting from the field to Loyola's 31.8 percent. Walker scored 27 points with four 3-pointers for Loyola (15-16).
Hampton 89, Coppin State 82: Kalin Fisher scored a career-high 21 points, Lawrence Cooks added 15, and the Pirates (14-15, 11-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) rallied to beat the host Eagles (8-23, 7-8).
Coppin State closed to 86-82 on a three-point play by Dejuan Clayton, but Hampton's AJ Astroth made a free throw and Cooks dunked at the buzzer.
Dejuan Clayton scored 21 points for the Eagles, who entered the game tied for seventh place.
UMES 67, Morgan State 66: Ryan Andino made a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left to cap a late rally and the host Hawks (12-19, 9-7 MEAC) beat the Bears (14-15, 11-5) in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Andino finished with 13 points, with a trio of 3-pointers, and four rebounds.