Men's Basketball

Hopson leads Vols over Wyoming

Scotty Hopson scored 14 points to help No. 9 Tennessee pull away from Wyoming for a 77-58 victory at home on Tuesday night.

The Vols (8-1) struggled to slow down the normally high-scoring Cowboys (5-5) in the first half, but Tennessee took control in the second.

Leading by one point at halftime, the Vols ran out to a 57-49 lead with 14:45 to go on a steal and layup by Hopson. The sophomore from University Heights also punctuated Tennessee's second-half surge with several fast break dunks.

Melvin Goins put Tennessee up by double figures for the first time with a three-pointer that made it 64-53, and the Vols cruised from there.

Afam Muojeke had 15 points and seven rebounds for Wyoming, which shot 26.3 percent from the field in the second half.

"We've been holding teams to low shooting percentages. We've just got to keep it up, but it gives us confidence on the defensive end," said Hopson, who rebounded from his one-point outing against Middle Tennessee State on Friday.

No. 2 Texas 104, Texas-Pan American 42: Avery Bradley scored a season-high 18 points and had five assists to lead Texas at home. Bradley, who averaged 16.0 points on 13-for-26 shooting in the last two games, led the Longhorns (9-0) offensively, going 8-for-15 from the field while involving others with his timely passing.

Morehead State 81, St. Catharine 53: Kenneth Faried scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots to lead Morehead State at home. Maze Stallworth finished with 13 points and Terrance Hill added 12.

Stallworth's layup pushed the Eagles' lead to 18, before claiming a 44-25 lead at the break. The Eagles shot 66.7 percent during the first half.

Brandon Johnson finished with 14 points for St. Catharine, which played the game as an exhibition.

Louisiana Tech 87, Murray State 81: Jamel Guyton scored 21 points for Louisiana Tech, which used a 15-2 second half run to take a lead it wouldn't relinquish to snap the Racers' eight-game winning streak.

Murray State (8-2) twice cut the margin to three points, including 81-78 on Isaiah Canaan's two free throws with 21 seconds left.

Isacc Miles scored 20, and Canaan had 15 for the Racers.

Around the nation

Arkansas: The program reported an NCAA secondary violation concerning images of its athletes in a magazine. The athletic department said Tuesday it reported the violation to the Southeastern Conference. The school said no player's eligibility has been affected.

Women's highlights

Pikeville 72, Union 69: Natiera Hinton led the way with 27 points and 19 rebounds for visiting Pikeville. Union senior Carley Blankenship scored 19 points to give her 1,007 career points, ranking her 13th in program history. The former Bryan Station standout also dished out a season-high nine assists.

Centre 77, Mount Saint Joseph 60: Chelsea Goodman had 20 points, and Maggie Prewitt added 15 to go with eight assists as Centre built up a big lead in the first half to beat host Mount Saint Joseph.

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