College Basketball Roundup
The college basketball roundup …
NEWARK, N.J. ó Senior forward Herb Pope continued his dominant play by scoring 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds, leading Seton Hall to a 68-54 victory over Wake Forest Saturday night.
The victory was the fifth straight for the Pirates (8-1), with all five wins coming at home.
Wake Forest fell to 6-4.
It was the seventh time in nine games that Pope, averaging 21.4 points and 11 rebounds entering the game, has reached double figures in both points and rebounds. Pope made 8 of 9 shots from the floor.
The Pirates broke open a close game with a solid 14-1 first-half run and never looked back, then put the game away with a 10-1 run in the second half.
Fuquan Edwin fouled out with 14 points and Jordan Theodore also scored 14 points for the Pirates, who will close out a string of six straight home games with a game against Mercer next Sunday.
Travis McKie paced Wake Forest with 17 points and C.J. Harris added 12.
The teams met for the first time since Dec. 5, 1989, when Seton Hall won 76-74 in overtime in Greensboro.
After a closely contested first 12 minutes, the Pirates pulled away with a 14-1 run, giving the Pirates a 28-15 lead with 4:47 left. Theodore and Pope had four points each in that stretch and Aaron Cosby and Freddie Wilson each nailed long 3-pointers.
Seton Hall held Wake Forest without a field goal for 7:02 of the first half. The Demon Deacons broke the drought when Travis McKie hit a driving shot to cut the lead to 30-19 with 2:21 left. Seton Hall led 32-22 at intermission, with Pope leading the way with 11 points and seven rebounds.
The Pirates connected on 53 percent (11 of 21) from the floor in the first half, compared to just 36 percent for Wake Forest (8 of 22).
McKie hit a power layup with 16:43 left in the game to slice the Pirates’ lead to 35-29, but the Demon Deacons could get no closer, as Pope continued to dominate inside on both ends of the floor.Arizona 63, Clemson 47
TUCSON, Ariz. ó Clemson (4-4) got off to a miserable start offensively and never fully recovered, missing all nine of its 3-point shots in the first half. Andre Young led the Tigers with 17 points.
Georgia Tech 65, Savannah State 45
SAVANNAH, Ga. ó Georgia Techís Daniel Miller was a bit ill on Saturday but he made Savannah State sick instead in a 65-45 Yellow Jackets win at Tiger Arena. The 6-foot-10 center was a force on both offense and defense. He made all six of his shot attempts to score 12 points and blocked four shots despite playing just 20 minutes because of his illness.
Charlotte 84, Davidson 61
CHARLOTTEó Chris Braswell notched a double-double, and Javarris Barnett scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half as Charlotte pulled away for an 84-61 victory over Davidson.
Braswell added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Pierria Henry and E. Victor Nickerson had 10 points each for the 49ers (6-2). Charlotte won its fourth straight.
J.P. Kuhlman scored 13 points, Nick Cochran added 12 and Tyler Kalinoski and Clint Mann had 10 points each for Davidson (6-3).
ETSU 65, Appalachian State 48.
BOONE ó Adam Sollazzo scored 23 points and Isiah Brown 16 to lead East Tennessee State over Appalachian State 65-48.