Saturday's highlights

Transy's Webb gets triple-double; WKU men win on last-second 3

February 9, 2014 

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Iowa State's Melvin Ejim (3) was congratulated by teammate DeAndre Kane after one of Ejim's 20 field goals. Ejim shot 20-for-24 and scored a Big 12-record 48 points in an 84-69 win over TCU.


Transylvania senior guard and former Scott County standout Madisen Webb's second triple-double of the season powered the Pioneers to an 85-66 victory over host Anderson on Saturday.

Webb, who has the only two Transy women's triple-doubles in the last decade, finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 36 minutes.

Transy Coach Greg Todd's "three-headed monster" of Webb, junior Nicole Coffman and sophomore Katelyn Smith combined for 68 of the Pioneers' 85 points. Smith had 25 and Coffman 22.

"I felt our offensive game improved as the game progressed. We passed and shot the ball well to be on the road," Todd said. "Anderson shot the three ball well and made it tough to guard them. It was a closer game than the final score indicated."

Heartland Conference-leading Transylvania (19-2, 13-1 HCAC) plays Franklin on Wednesday.

Women's highlights

Kennesaw State 53, Northern Kentucky 39: Visiting NKU scored a school-record-low six points in the first half on 4.5 percent shooting, another record low, in the Atlantic Sun Conference loss to Kennesaw State.

NKU started 0-for-16 from the floor. Kayla Thacker's jumper with 6:04 left in the first half was NKU's first field goal and cut the deficit to 12-5.

The Norse (12-10, 8-3) shot 39.4 percent in the second half to end the day at 25.5 percent from the floor.

Lindsey Wilson 84, Pikeville 74 (OT): Host Lindsey Wilson outscored Pikeville 18-8 in overtime to pull out the Mid-South Conference victory.

Pikeville had a chance to win it at the end regulation, but Khalilah Quigley's 30-foot jumper bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Bre Elder scored 22 points for Lindsey Wilson (17-8, 7-6). Brogan Conley and Cheyenne Madden each scored 22 for Pikeville (11-13, 5-7).

Arkansas-Litte Rock 58, Western Kentucky 51: Visiting WKU fell behind by 16 points in the second half and couldn't overcome the deficit in the loss to Arkansas-Little Rock.

Junior Chastity Gooch had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Lady Toppers, and freshman Kendall Noble added 14 points.

Campbellsville 85, Georgetown 71: Ellen Sholtes had 19 points and Daizah Kimberland had 18 to lead visiting Campbellsville (22-2, 12-1) over Georgetown (16-5, 10-3) in a Mid-South game.

Devanny King scored 20 points for Georgetown.

Men's highlights

Western Kentucky 79, Arkansas-Little Rock 78: Trency Jackson's pull-up three-pointer at the buzzer propelled Western Kentucky (16-7, 8-2 Sun Belt) past host Arkansas-Little Rock.

After Josh Hagins hit a free throw to give Arkansas-Little Rock a 78-76 lead with three seconds left, the Hilltoppers in-bounded to Jackson, who pulled up at the three-point line for the game-winner.

UALR (12-12, 7-5) was 3-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minute.

Jackson finished with 20 points for Western Kentucky.

SMU 76, No. 7 Cincinnati 55: Cincinnati was held to 35 percent shooting — 16.7 percent from three-point range — in the loss at SMU, the Bearcats' first of the season in the American Athletic Conference.

Nick Russell and Ben Moore scored 15 points apiece for the Mustangs (19-5, 8-3 AAC). Sean Kilpatrick had 22 points for Cincinnati (22-3, 11-1), but he shot 5-for-18 from the field.

No. 8 Kansas 83, West Virginia 69: Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Wayne Selden had 17 and host Kansas survived a foul-fest to beat West Virginia and pad its lead in the Big 12.

Reserve Tarik Black added 11 points for the Jayhawks (18-5, 9-1), who honored the 40th anniversary of their 1974 Final Four team by fending off the Mountaineers (14-10, 6-5) to take a two-game lead over surprising Texas in the conference race.

Juwan Staten scored 22 points for West Virginia, which dealt with foul trouble nearly the entire game.

No. 17 Iowa 85, No. 10 Michigan 67: Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and host Iowa beat Michigan.

Aaron White added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten), who avoided a third straight loss at home and split the season series with Michigan.

Caris LeVert scored 22 points for the Wolverines (17-6, 9-2), who have lost two of three after starting 8-0 in the Big Ten.

No. 16 Iowa St. 84, TCU 69: Melvin Ejim hit 20 of 24 shots in scoring a Big 12-record 48 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead host Iowa State over TCU. Ejim had two three-pointers and six dunks, one on a spectacular fast-break lob from DeAndre Kane that gave the Cyclones (18-4, 6-4 Big 12) a 67-52 lead and put the game out of reach.

Iowa State's school record is 54 by Lafester Rhodes in an overtime victory over Iowa in 1987.

Transylvania 69, Anderson 65: Freshman Alex Jones scored 29 points, and visiting Transy rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit to beat Anderson. Sophomore Parker Stansberry had 12 points and freshman Logan Wade added 10.

Truman State 92, Bellarmine 90: Reed Mells hit a shot with :00.7 seconds left to beat host Bellarmine in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game. The clock was reset to a full one second, but a half-court shot by Bellarmine's George Suggs glanced off the rim at the buzzer.

Campbellsville 74, Georgetown 68: Darious Clement scored 20 points to lead Campbellsville (12-10, 7-6) over host Georgetown (18-6, 9-4) in a Mid-South game.

Monty Wilson had 21 points for the Tigers.

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