College Basketball: Regional Roundup
The college roundup …
RICHMOND, Va.— Darien Brothers scored 39 points to lead Richmond to an 81-61 victory over Charlotte, handing the 49ers their first Atlantic 10 Conference loss of the season on Saturday.
Deion Taylor had 13 points and Kendall Anthony 12 for the Spiders (21-7, 2-2). Brothers shot 10 of 14 from the field, 8 of 11 on 3-pointers, and 11 of 12 from the line.
Pierria Henry led the 49ers (15-3, 3-1) with 18 points and seven rebounds, and DeMario Mayfield had 11 points.
Davidson 77, College of Charleston 68
DAVIDSON — De’Mon Brooks scored 17 points, and JP Kuhlman and Nik Cochran had 15 each to lead Davidson to a 77-68 victory over the College of Charleston in Southern Conference play.
Tom Droney had 12 points, and Jake Cohen chipped in nine points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (11-7, 6-1), who have won four of their past five games.
Western Carolina 90, Chattanooga 81
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Trey Sumler netted 25 points as Western Carolina had its highest scoring output against a Division I team this year, topping Chattanooga 90-81.
The Catamounts (8-11, 5-2 Southern Conference) shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58) and made 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from 3-point range. Tom Tankelewicz hit a career-high 7 of 9 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.
Sumler was 10 of 10 at the line and also tied a career high with 12 assists. Brandon Boggs added 19 points and Tawaski King 18.
Samford 72, Appalachian State 68
Samford (7-12) kept a working margin thorughout, leading 46-41 at halftime over the Mountaineers (7-10), who couldn’t make the big buckets when it counted.
Elon 68, Wofford 61
ELON — Jack Isenbarger scored 17 points and Lucas Troutman had 16 to lead Elon to a 68-61 victory.
Tanner Samson had 10 points for the Phoenix (11-7, 4-2), which was coming off conference wins over Furman and Western Carolina.
Marshall 77, East Carolina 56
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season as Marshall defeated Conference USA rival East Carolina 77-56 Saturday night.
Robert Sampson collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.
Miguel Paul added 17 points and five assists, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 18 turnovers.
Kentucky 75, Auburn 53
AUBURN, Ala.— Kyle Wiltjer scored 17 points for the second straight game and Kentucky held Auburn without a 3-pointer in a 75-53 victory on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (12-5, 3-1 SEC) turned a five-point halftime game into a rout for their 14th consecutive win over the Tigers (8-9, 2-2) and 28th in 29 meetings.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Consecutive lousy performances on the road had Virginia eager to get home, even if they had to wait a week to play again.
They took their frustration out on Florida State on Saturday in a 56-36 victory that featured a fast start and stifling defense throughout.
Joe Harris scored 17 points, Akil Mitchell had 13 and the Cavaliers (12-5, 2-2 ACC) ended a seven-game losing streak against the Seminoles. They also took command with a 22-4 run in the first half, a burst start included holding the Seminoles scores for nearly nine minutes.
The Cavaliers led 33-15 at halftime — the fifth time this season they have held an opponent under 20 first-half points. It was the first time they have done it in an ACC game since they led Clemson 28-14 on Feb. 10, 1996. The final marked the fourth time they have kept a team under 40 points this season.
Michael Snaer scored nine points to lead the Seminoles (10-7, 2-2).