College Basketball

State hoops roundup (Nov. 19): UMBC men rally to beat Kennesaw St.

Jarius Lyles scored 29 points on 11-for-19 shooting and sparked a late run that helped host UMBC rally to beat Kennesaw State, 93-85, on Saturday.

Joe Sherburne scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds, Arkel Lamar scored 15 off the bench, and K.J. Maura added 12 points for the Retrievers (4-0).


Trailing 38-36 at halftime, UMBC took a 54-52 lead on a 3-pointer by Lyles early in the second half, but the Owls (1-3) stayed close.

Kennesaw State pulled to within 76-75 with 5:24 left. Lyles made a layup and two free throws amid an 8-0 run, and the Retrievers pulled away to an 86-77 lead, their largest of the game.


High Point 69, Navy 62: Andre Fox scored 23 points and added six rebounds to lead the host Panthers (3-1) past the Midshipmen (1-3) at High Point's tournament.

The score was tied at 50 with 8:36 to play, but a 9-0 Panthers run, bookended by a pair of 3-pointers from Anthony Lindauer, padded High Point's lead.

Ryan Pearson led Navy with 15 points.


No. 21 West Virginia 69, Coppin State 39: Tynice Martin scored 19 points and Katrina Pardee added 17 to lead the host Mountaineers (3-0) past the Eagles (0-4).

Keena Samuels had 18 points for Coppin State, which shot 15 percent in the first half.

Loyola Maryland 69, St. Francis (N.Y.) 60: The host Greyhounds (2-2) built a 10-point lead in the third quarter and hung on to beat the Terriers (1-2).

Bri Betz-White had a game-high 20 points for Loyola. St. Francis pulled within 66-60 with 2:41 left in the game, but three straight free throws sealed the win for the Greyhounds.


Towson 68, Cornell 63: Raven Bankston scored a game-high 30 points to lead the host Tigers (3-1) past the Big Red (3-1).

After trailing for most of the game, Cornell pulled to within one with 1:49 to play. But Towson outscored the Big Red 6-2 down the stretch to win.

The Tigers scored 21points off turnovers by Cornell and had 22 points in the paint.

UMES 70, UMBC 57: The Hawks (2-1) shot 58percent from 3-point range and used a 15-8 run in the fourth quarter to pull away from the host Retrievers (2-1).

Ciani Byrom scored a game-high 19 points for UMES. Pandora Wilson had 17 points for UMBC.