Men's Basketball

Knox's tip-in lifts Auburn over Virginia

Brendon Knox's tip-in with 1.4 seconds left lifted Auburn to a 68-67 victory over Virginia on Monday night.

Sammy Zeglinski hit three free throws to give the Cavaliers the lead with 7.7 seconds left. Then DeWayne Reed drove the length of the court and missed a layup, but Knox was there to give the Tigers (5-4) the win at home.

Virginia (4-4) didn't get a shot off before the buzzer.

Knox finished with 11 points and six rebounds, nearly doubling his season averages, and made all five field-goal attempts.

Reed led Auburn with 18 points. Lucas Hargrove had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Frankie Sullivan added 12 points, and Tay Waller 10 for the Tigers.

Sylven Landesberg had 17 of his 20 points in the first half for Virginia, missing all seven attempts after the half. Zeglinski made five three-pointers and scored 18 points.

Jeff Jones made all four of his three-point attempts and scored 16 points for the Cavaliers, who suffered a second straight tough loss after losing by three to Penn State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Auburn's Knox got redemption after missing a free throw with 32 seconds left to give Virginia a chance to grab the lead. The Cavaliers had scored the previous nine points to erase a 66-58 deficit over the final 4:23.

Arkansas 71, Delaware State 53: Marshawn Powell scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first half as host Arkansas defeated Delaware State.

Arkansas (4-5) shot a season-best 65.9 percent from the field, and Rotnei Clarke added 14 points, including four three-pointers.

Delaware State (4-3) was led by Marcus Neal, who had 18 points. Jay Threatt added 13.

The victory gave Arkansas back-to-back wins for the first time since beating North Texas and Texas in early January.

Powell scored nine early points as Arkansas built an 11-4 lead. The freshman was 6-for-8 from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, Delaware State kept Clarke, Arkansas' leading scorer, without a point for the first 17 minutes. Clarke, who entered the game averaging 22 points, pushed Arkansas' lead to double digits for the first time with his first basket, a three-pointer for a 29-19 advantage.

His only other points of the opening half came on another three that gave the Razorbacks a 34-23 halftime lead.

Delaware State shot only 29.2 percent in the first half and wasn't much better in the second, finishing at 34 percent.

Nation men

No. 12 Michigan State 69, Citadel 56: Kalin Lucas had 17 points and Michigan State withstood Citadel's hot three-point shooting for a win on the road.

The Spartans (7-2) figured to have an easier time in their second trip South in less than a week. Michigan State fell at North Carolina 89-82 on Dec. 1.

But the Spartans didn't count on the Bulldogs' long-range threat. Citadel (6-5) made its first seven threes and finished 12-for-20 for the game.

Michigan State, however, held the Bulldogs to two baskets over the last eight minutes to pull away.

Cameron Wells had 16 points to lead Citadel, which fell to 0-34 all-time against ranked opponents.

State men

Cumberlands 90, Virginia Intermont 36: Chad Byron scored 19 points and Rodney Jones had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Patriots in a rout at home.

Around the nation

Duke: Freshman guard Andre Dawkins has left the team to be with his family in Virginia after his sister's death in a weekend car wreck.

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