College Basketball: Regional Roundup
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The regional roundup …
DAVIDSON ó Stephen Curry scored 39 points and Davidson weathered a second-half rally to beat Elon 83-68 on Wednesday night.
Max Paulhus Gosselin added 10 points for the Wildcats (13-3, 6-0 Southern Conference), who extended their regular-season league winning streak to 36 games.
Curry hit 11 of 18 from the field ó including 6 of 10 3-pointers ó and 11 of 12 from the free throw line in posting his 23rd career 30-point game.
Curry scored 23 points in the first half as Davidson took a 22-point lead.
LSU 85, South Carolina 68
BATON ROUGE, La. ó Tasmin Mitchell had a career-high 30 points along with 14 rebounds, and LSU won its SEC home opener 85-68 over South Carolina.
LSU (13-3, 1-1) has won 16 straight games at home, including the final three of last season.
Devan Downey and Zam Fredrick scored 18 points apiece for South Carolina (12-3, 1-1) which saw its three-game winning streak end. Dominique Archie added 17 points for the Gamecocks.
Florida 68, Auburn 65
AUBURN, Ala.ó Nick Calathes had 17 points and made three free throws in the final seconds to lift Florida to a 68-65 win over Auburn, the 300th career victory for Gators coach Billy Donovan.
Calathes also had nine rebounds and five assists for Florida (15-2, 2-0 SEC), which has won nine straight games.
West Virginia 87, Marshall 76
CHARLESTON, W.Va. ó Freshman Darryl Bryant scored a season-high 22 points and West Virginia used a fast start to beat Marshall 87-76.
West Virginia (12-4) built a 15-point first-half lead and coasted to its third straight win over intrastate rival Marshall (8-8).VCU 78, Towson 71
TOWSON, Md. ó Junior Hairston scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to keep Virginia Commonwealth from beating the Tigers (7-11, 2-3 CAA).
Eric Maynor had 27 points and nine assists, Larry Sanders added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Rams (12-5, 5-1).
George Mason 61, William & Mary 57
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. ó Dre Smith scored 14 points to lead George Mason (13-3, 6-0) in a 61-57 win over William & Mary.
James Madison 79, UNC-Wilmington 58
HARRISONBURG, Va. ó Julius Wells had his first double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds in James Madison’s 79-58 win over North Carolina-Wilmington (4-14, 1-5).
Vanderbilt 50, Georgia 40
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó A.J. Ogilvy scored 18 points and Vanderbilt beat Georgia 50-40 on Wednesday night in the lowest scoring game for both teams this season.
Temple 78, Penn 53
PHILADELPHIA ó Dionte Christmas scored 25 points, and Craig Williams a career-high 17 as Temple dominated city rival Penn 78-53.