Douglas sparks rally that sends Seminoles past Jackets
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ó Toney Douglas shook off a poor shooting night and scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the final 5:09 as Florida State rallied for a 62-58 win over Georgia Tech on Thursday night.
Douglas, the ACC’s leading scorer in league games, put the Seminoles ahead to stay at 48-46 with a floating jumper just inside the free-throw lane.
FSU (17-5, 4-3) hit 7 of 8 free throws, four by Uche Echefu, in the last 41.5 seconds to stave off the Yellow Jackets (10-11, 1-7).
Zach Peacock’s 16 points led Tech. Gani Lawal had his 14th double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Rhode Island 71, Charlotte 64
CHARLOTTE ó Jimmy Baron scored all of his 19 points in the second half, including the clinching bucket with 25 seconds left
With Rhode Island (16-7, 5-3 Atlantic 10) clinging to a 66-64 lead, Baron hit a leaner to seal the win.
Lamont Mack scored 17 points and Charlie Coley added 13 for Charlotte (7-14, 1-6). DiJuan Harris had 10 points and 10 assists for the 49ers, who went 6-for-24 on 3-pointers.
An’Juan Wilderness had seven points in his return from a foot injury, but he couldn’t prevent Charlotte’s eighth loss in 10 games.
“There’s no use to scream and shout,” coach Bobby Lutz said. “We’ve just have to be a little more consistent. It’s the little things that add up.”No. 9 Xavier 83, Temple 74
CINCINNATI ó B.J. Raymond scored 24 points and led a 3-point barrage that pushed Xavier (20-2, 8-0 Atlantic 10) to its 11th straight win.
Raymond went 5-of-7 from behind the arc during his fourth straight 20-point game, and freshman Brad Redford made four 3s as Xavier went 11-of-18 overall.
No. 11 Butler 66, Detroit 61
DETROIT ó Gordon Hayward scored 22 points as Butler (20-2, 11-1 Horizon) stayed one game ahead of Wisconsin-Green Bay, which handed the Bulldogs their first conference setback Monday night.
Wisconsin 63, No. 23 Illinois 50
MADISON, Wis. ó Jason Bohannon went 6-for-7 from 3-point range to help Wisconsin snap a six-game losing streak. His 20 points and six 3s tied his career highs for the Badgers (13-9, 4-6 Big Ten).
Mike Davis scored 14 points to lead Illinois (18-5, 6-4).
No. 25 Utah St. 78, N. Mexico St. 59LOGAN, Utah ó Gary Wilkinson had a perfect shooting night and scored 18 points as Utah State (22-1, 10-0 WAC) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games.
Wilkinson finished 5-for-5 from the field, made all eight of his free throws and had 11 rebounds.
The Citadel 74, Appalachian State 72BOONE ó Demetrius Nelson had 22 points and nine rebounds as The Citadel (14-10, 9-4) picked up its first win over ASU since 1996, snapping a 17-game losing streak in the series.
Donald Sims missed a 3-pointer for ASU (9-12, 6-7) with one second left.
Josh Hunter led the Mountaineers with 18 points. Isaac Butts added 13 points and seven rebounds. Sims and Kellen Brand scored 10 points each.
Elon 57, Georgia Southern 54
STATESBORO, Ga. ó Adam Constantine’s dunk broke a 54-all tie, and Elon (7-13, 4-8) held the Eagles (7-14, 5-8) scoreless for the last two minutes.
Brett James had 15 points to pace Elon, while Ola Atoyebi and Chris Long added 11 apiece. Constantine finished with four points and 11 boards.
W. Carolina 70, Coll. of Charleston 68CULLOWHEE ó Richie Gordon scored 22 points, including the game-winning layup with 15 seconds left, to lead the Catamounts (12-10, 7-5).
Gordon was 10-for-11 from the field and scored seven of the last eight points for Western, which won its sixth straight home game.
Andrew Goudelock hit a 3-pointer for the Cougars (16-6, 8-4) to tie the game with 55 seconds left.