College Basketball Roundup: Hairston scores 23 in loss
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ó Former West Rowan star Junior Hairston keeps playing well for the Towson Tigers.
He needs some help.
Charles Jenkins scored 24 points and Nathaniel Lester added a career-high 21 to lead Hofstra to a 71-68 victory over Towson on Saturday, the Tigers’ ninth loss in 10 games.
Hairston had 23 points for Towson (8-17, 3-10 CAA), which led by as many as 12 points in the first half. He was 3 of 4 from 3-point land and also grabbed eight rebounds.
UNC Greensboro 84, Georgia Southern 76
STATESBORO, Ga. ó Mikko Koivisto scored a career-high 26 points off the bench to lead North Carolina-Greensboro past Georgia Southern 84-76, snapping the Spartans’ six-game losing streak.
Ben Stywall added 23 points for UNC Greensboro (4-18, 3-10 SoCon).
Georgia Southern (7-15, 5-9) lost its fifth straight game.
App. State 77, Elon 63
ELONó Kellen Brand scored 29 points to lead Appalachian State to a 77-63 victory over Elon.
Brand went 12 of 13 from the free-throw line and the Mountaineers (10-12, 7-7 Southern Conference) outrebounded the Phoenix (7-14, 4-9) 41-19 to sweep the season series.
The Citadel 75, WCU 66
CULLOWHEE ó Demetrius Nelson scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead The Citadel.
Cameron Wells added 15 points for the Bulldogs (15-10, 10-4), who won their seventh game.
Adrian Gailliard led the Catamounts (12-11, 7-6) with 13 points.
UNC Asheville 80, Charleston Southern 71ASHEVILLEó Reid Augst scored all 19 of his points in the second half and set a school record for 3-point shooting by going 5-for-5 in North Carolina-Asheville’s 80-71 victory.
Augst also became the 24th Bulldogs player to surpass 1,000 career points. He now has 1,008.
South Carolina 79, Georgia 68
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Sam Muldrow scored a career-high 18 points and South Carolina made seven of its 10 3-pointers in the first half to defeat Georgia 79-68.
The Gamecocks (17-5, 6-3 SEC), who moved into second place in the SEC Eastern Division, are 5-0 at home in league play for the first time since the 1997-98 season.
Georgia (9-14, 0-8) extended its losing streak to 10 games, its longest skid since 1972-73.
Morgan State 73, WSSU 64
WINSTON-SALEMó Rogers Barnes scored 17 points and Morgan State pulled away from Winston-Salem State in the second half for a 73-64 win.
Brian Fisher scored a season-high 25 points for the Rams (6-15), followed by former North Davidson star Jamal Durham with 16.
Liberty 57, Winthrop 47
LYNCHBURG, Va. ó Seth Curry scored 16 points to lead Liberty to a 57-47 win over Winthrop.
Kyle Ohman added 11 points for the Flames (17-8, 8-5 Big South Conference), who won for the seventh time in their last nine games. Curry, who came into the game averaging 20.4 points per contest, hit just 5 of 14 from the field.
Coastal Carolina 70, High Point 68
HIGH POINT ó Dexter Moore scored 23 points and Mario Sisinni’s 3-pointer with 8 seconds left gave Coastal Carolina a 70-68 victory over High Point.
The Chanticleers (10-14, 4-8 Big South Conference) won their first conference road game of the season and snapped a three-game skid. The Panthers (6-17, 2-11) have lost eight of their last nine.