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State basketball roundup (Jan. 26): Chuck Champion sends Loyola Maryland to OT victory over Colgate

Chuck Champion scored 19 points and host Loyola Maryland outscored Colgate 11-4 in overtime for a 79-72 victory in men's basketball on Saturday.

It was Loyola's third overtime win in its past four games.

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Champion had four points and Jaylin Andrews (Boys' Latin) had two steals and made four free throws in the extra period for the Greyhounds (8-13, 4-4 Patriot League ).

Champion made two 3-pointers and had six rebounds and four assists. Kenny Jones scored a career-high 16 points with four 3-pointers, and Andrews finished with 15 points. Andrew Kostecka, the conference's leading scorer, had 13 points and five steals for Loyola.

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Dana Batt scored a season-high 18 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead Colgate (12-9, 4-4). Rapolas Ivanauskas had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Will Rayman and Malcolm Regisford added 12 points apiece. There were four lead changes in the last three minutes of regulation. Tucker Richardson found Rayman under the basket with 1.2 seconds left to force overtime tied at 68.

UMBC 59, New Hampshire 51: K.J. Jackson scored 21 points, Joe Sherburne added 14 and the visiting Retrievers (13-9, 5-2 America East ) beat the Wildcats (3-16, 1-5). The win was the fourth straight for UMBC.

Josh Hopkins' 3-pointer with 5:47 left gave the Wildcats their last lead at 47-46. Sherburne responded with a jump shot and R.J. Eytle-Rock buried a 3-pointer and UMBC finished with a 13-4 run to close out the game. The Wildcats shot 2 of 6 from the field and missed two foul shots after their last lead.

Each team made 22 shots from the field — New Hampshire in 53 attempts (41.5 percent) and UMBC in 51 (43.1 percent). The difference came down to free throws as UMBC made 9 of 11 but the Wildcats made just four trips to the stripe and missed all four. Elijah Jordan led New Hampshire with 10 points.

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Hofstra 84, Towson 61: Justin Wright-Foreman scored 25 points as visiting Pride (19-3, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 games with a rout over Tigers (7-15, 3-6).

The Pride have beaten Towson in six of the last eight meetings. Hofstra entered with a three-game lead over Northeastern atop the CAA standings. The teams play next Saturday in Boston.

Wright-Foreman was 9 of 15 from the floor and Eli Pemberton had 22 points. The duo made seven of the Pride's nine 3-pointers. Desure Buie added 14 points, while Tareq Coburn scored 11 and Jacquil Taylor 10.

Brian Fobbs scored 20 points and Tobias Howard had 14 for Towson. The Pride had a double-digit lead midway through the first half on their way to a 43-31 halftime advantage. Towson pulled within 10 points in the first minute of the second half but didn't get closer.

Holy Cross 69, Navy 64: Jacob Grandison and Austin Butler scored 22 points apiece and the host Crusaders (12-9, 3-5 Patriot League) beat the Mids (6-13, 3-5).

Grandison had 19 points by halftime and matched his career high with six 3-pointers as the Crusaders shot 63 percent from beyond the arc (12 of 19). Butler scored the last five points in a 10-0 run to open the second half as Holy Cross grabbed a 42-34 lead with 16:34 left to play and never trailed again.

George Kiernan hit a 3-pointer to pull the Midshipmen (within 65-61 with 46 seconds left, but Caleb Green sank four free throws from there to help Holy Cross hold on. Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.

George Kiernan was a one-man show for Navy. The senior forward matched his career high with 27 points, sinking a career-best seven 3-pointers. Kiernan had missed all eight of his 3-point tries over the previous two games, until sinking 7 of 13 against the Crusaders. He added eight rebounds. Evan Wieck snagged 13 rebounds for the Midshipmen. Holy Cross led 30-25 late in the first half, but Kiernan's 3-pointer with seven seconds left capped a 9-2 run and gave Navy a 34-32 halftime lead

Morgan State 77, Bethune-Cookman 71: Kyson Rawls had 21 points to lead the host Bears (8-12, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ) over the Wildcats (8-12, 3-3). The win ended a two-game losing streak.

Florida A&M 72, Coppin State 70: Justin Ravenel scored 28 points with five 3-pointers and the visiting Rattlers (7-14, 4-2 MEAC) survived a late rally to beat the Eagles (3-19, 3-4).

Ravenel's fast-break dunk with 31 seconds left gave the Rattlers (7-14, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) their largest lead of the game at 71-62. But Chad Andrews-Fulton had a 3-point play with 23 seconds left, he scored again on a layup at 16 seconds and Lamar Morgan had a 3-point play with three seconds left to cut the deficit to 71-70.

Kamron Reaves made 1 of 2 from the foul line for Florida A&M and Coppin State failed to get a shot off in the final second.

Tracy Hector added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Rattlers. Andrews-Fulton had 21 points and nine rebounds, Dejuan Clayton added 16 points and Morgan scored 11 for the Eagles.

Norfolk State 88, UMES 60: The host Spartans (12-10, 7-0 MEAC) scored 48 points in the first half and rolled past the Hawks (3-19, 1-6).

St. Francis Brooklyn 74, Mt. St. Mary's 67: The host Mount (5-16, 2-6 Northeast Conference ) fell to the Terriers (13-8, 5-3), their third loss of in the past five games.

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UMBC 64, New Hampshire 62: Te'yJah Oliver made the game-winning layup with 4.5 seconds left to lift the host Retrievers (8-12, 6-1 America East) over the Wildcats (41-6, 1-6). The win ended a seven-game losing streak. UMBC's Tyler Moore had a career high 27 points, scoring 16 in the first quarter.

Coppin State 73, Florida A&M 53: Brooke Fields (Institute of Notre Dame) had a game-high 25 points to lead the host Eagles (2-17, 2-5 MEAC) past the Rattlers (3-15, 1-5).

UMES 59, Norfolk State 43: Dominique Walker (Harford CC) had a game-high 16 points to lead the visiting Hawks (10-10, 6-1 MEAC) past the Spartans (11-9, 6-1).

Bethune-Cookman 73, Morgan State 69, OT: The visiting Wildcats (10-8, 3-3 MEAC) outscored the Bears (5-16, 3-4), 10-6, in overtime to win. Adre'onia Coleman (St. Frances) had 17 points for Morgan State.

Colgate 73, Loyola Maryland 64, OT: The host Raiders (8-10, 4-4 Patriot) used a 13-4 run in overtime to beat the Greyhounds (2-17, 1-7). Isabella Therien had 27 points for Loyola.

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