College basketball roundup: Seton Hall's Cosby scores career-high 22

December 17, 2012 

Seton Hall Coach Kevin Willard took a look at the box score after his team had managed to defeat visiting North Carolina A&T on Sunday and noticed that only four of his players scored in the game.

"We've had a lot of funny box scores this season," Willard said after the Pirates took a 77-66 victory. "As long as we win the game, it doesn't matter who scored. Those were the guys who should get the shots. As long as they're making them, it's not a problem."

The Pirates had three players score more than 20 points in Fuquan Edwin (26), Brandon Mobley (career-high 23) and Aaron Cosby (career-high 22). Add the six points the Pirates got from Eugene Teague and that's it. Five other Pirates played and didn't score.

"We don't need to look at the stat sheet," said Edwin, who scored more than 20 points for the third straight game and is averaging more than 20 points per game this season. "We just have to go out and play. For us to go far this year, we need more games like this."

Cosby, a sophomore who played in high school at Manual and Jeffersontown, had a big effort, hitting six of 11 from the floor and going 4-for-8 from behind the arc.

No. 24 Oklahoma St. 91, Central Arkansas 63: Le'Bryan Nash scored 19 points, Markel Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds and Oklahoma State overcame a slow start to beat Central Arkansas in Stillwater, Okla.

The Cowboys (8-1) fell behind by 11 in the first 8 minutes of the game, but responded with 13 straight points to take the lead for good.

"Our defense the first 8 minutes was just 'I hope they miss,'" Coach Travis Ford said. "We made them miss the last 32 minutes."

Walk-on Alex Budke, the son of late Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke, hit a three-pointer for OSU's final points. Kurt Budke died in a plane crash last year, and his son subsequently returned to Stillwater to play for the Cowboys.

LIU Brooklyn 75, Manhattan 48: Brandon Thompson hit seven three-pointers en route to a career-best 23 points and grabbed six boards to lead LIU Brooklyn over Manhattan.

Thompson entered the game as the lone LIU Brooklyn (5-4) starter not averaging double figures in points. His seven treys are the most for the Blackbirds since Charles Jones hit eight against Wagner in 1998.

Women's highlights

Western Kentucky 60, Southeast Missouri St. 46: WKU (8-2) used a late 14-0 run to close out a win at home.

Alexis Govan led the way with 20 points, five rebounds and three steals. Western also got double-doubles from former Franklin-Simpson standout Chasity Gooch (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Bianca McGee (11 points, 10 rebounds).

Kara Wright, a freshman who starred at Manual, had 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Redhawks.

Vanderbilt 76, No. 12 Oklahoma 63: Christina Foggie scored 17 points, leading four players in double figures, to help Vanderbilt upset host Oklahoma. Vandy (8-3) has won five consecutive games.

No. 25 West Virginia 90, Youngstown St. 57: Taylor Palmer scored 15 points to lead West Virginia, which shot 64.4 percent. Averee Fields (Calloway County) had 12 points for the Mountaineers (7-2).

No. 13 Tennessee 94, No. 18 Texas 75: Meighan Simmons poured in 18 points to lead six Tennessee players in double figures as the visiting Lady Vols roared past Texas. Tennessee (7-1) shot 46.8 percent from the floor.

No. 6 Georgia 93, Lipscomb 42: Jasmine James and Tiaria Griffin scored 18 points apiece for host Georgia (11-0).

Florida 74, La Salle 50: Former Boone County star Sydney Moss struggled from the field (1-for-8) but finished with seven rebounds and six assists to go with two points in the Gators' win at home.

Georgia St. 61, Morehead St. 47: The Eagles were held to 28 percent shooting in Atlanta. Terrice Robinson led Morehead with 10 points.

Murray St. 69, Alabama A&M 54: Mariah Robinson (Ohio County) scored a game-high 19 points to go with five rebounds and two assists in Murray's win at home.

Butler 66, Northern Kentucky 56: Ellen Holton scored 13 points for the host Norse.

Jacksonville 72, Savannah St. 60: Maggie Wilson (Lexington Catholic) had 10 points, including three three-pointers, in her team's win.

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