College Basketball Roundup
Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2011
The college roundup …
OLEAN, N.Y. ó Andrew Nicholson scored 34 points and St. Bonaventure outlasted Charlotte 92-88 in triple overtime on Saturday in the Bonniesí Atlantic 10 Conference opener.
St. Bonaventure (9-5) hit 9 of 10 free throws in the final overtime period and was 31 of 42 from the line for the game while the 49ers were only 8 of 9.
The Bonnies led 40-28 at halftime. Charlotte (8-8, 0-2) opened the second half on a 12-0 run, followed by a 10-0 St. Bonaventure spurt.
Derrio Greenís jumper gave Charlotte a 68-66 lead, then DaíQuan Cookís two free throws tied it with 12 seconds left in regulation.
The Bonnies led 75-73 in the first OT before AníJuan Wilderness tied it at 75 at the 1:31 mark.
In the second overtime, Charlotte twice had two-point leads, but Nicholson tied it on both occasions, forcing the third OT.
Jamar Briscoe and Javarris Barnett led Charlotte with 20 points apiece.
Former West Rowan star K.J. Sherrill played 28 minutes and scored six points. for the 49ers.
WCU 81, Davidson 73
CULLOWHEE ó Trey Sumler scored 24 points, making four 3-pointers, to lead Western Carolina to an 81-73 win over Davidson in Southern Conference play on Saturday.
Harouna Mutombo and Mike Williams each scored 13 points for the Catamounts (6-10, 2-2), who have won two in a row after losing all six of their games in December.
The Wildcats (7-8, 1-3) cut the margin to five points when Jake Cohen knocked down a jumper with 6:53 remaining, but Davidson did not pull closer the rest of the way.
Winthrop 63, G-Webb 48.
ROCK HILL, S.C. ó Andre Jones scored 17 points to lead Winthrop to a 63-48 victory over Gardner-Webb.
Gideon Gamble, Matt Morgan and George Valentine added nine points each for the Eagles (7-8, 3-2 Big South Conference), who have won two of their past three games.
VCU 82, UNC-W 64
WILMINGTON ó Brandon Rozzell came off the bench to score 22 points as Virginia Commonwealth defeated North Carolina-Wilmington 82-64.
Coastal Carolina 70, Liberty 67
LYNCHBURG, Va. ó Desmond Holloway made 5 of 6 free throws in the final 30 seconds as Coastal Carolina (14-2, 5-0) held off Liberty 70-67 on Saturday night for the Chanticleers’ 12th straight win and coach Cliff Ellis’ 600th career NCAA Division I victory.
Ellis is the 26th coach in NCAA history to reach that milestone and is now 600-380.
Memphis 61, ECU 58
MEMPHIS, Tenn. ó Tarik Black had 12 points and seven rebounds and No. 21 Memphis survived another scare before beating East Carolina 61-58 Saturday in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
North Carolina A&T 82, Florida A&M 72
GREENSBOROó Nic Simpson scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures.
Chattanooga 70, North Carolina Greensboro 65
GREENSBORO ó Omar Wattad scored 26 points to lead Chattanooga to a 70-65 win over North Carolina Greensboro (0-14, 0-4) on Saturday, extending its school-record losing streak to 15 games.