Josh Daniel scored 23 points and Spencer Perrin had a double-double as Eastern Kentucky snapped a four-game losing streak with a 79-73 win over Georgia Southern on Sunday in Statesboro, Ga.
Perrin, a Boyle County graduate, had 18 points and 10 rebounds for his team's first double-double of the season. Joshua Jones added 11 points and Jeff Johnson had 10 for the Colonels (6-8).
Georgia Southern trailed 38-21 at halftime but opened the second half with an 18-2 run to close the gap to 40-39. The Colonels never relinquished the lead and a layup by Daniel with 9:34 remaining pushed the advantage to 54-43.
Daniel made 10 of 14 field goal attempts to lead a hot shooting effort by the Colonels, who made 24 of 45 field goal attempts (53.3 percent).
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Morehead State 69, College of Charleston 49: Demonte Harper scored 28 points and Kenneth Faried had a double-double to lead Morehead State at home. Harper was 11-for-18 from the field as the Eagles shot 56.6 percent from the field (30-for-53) against the Cougars (9-5).
Faried, the nation's No. 1 rebounder (13.9 per game) scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds as Morehead State (9-6) outrebounded Charleston 39-22. It was Faried's nation-leading 13th double-double of the season.
Transylvania 75, Carthage 66: Ethan Spurlin (Lincoln County) and reserve Michael Stone (Tates Creek) each scored 13 points, keying Transylvania to an upset win over visiting Carthage, ranked No. 24 in NAIA. Coach Brian Lane won his 159th career game, one behind Lee Rose for No. 3 on Transy's all-time win list. The two trail only Don Lane (509) and C.M. Newton (176). Brian Lane is 159-92 in nine plus seasons.
No. 1 Duke 74, Miami 63: Nolan Smith scored a season-high 28 points to help Duke beat visiting Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 16 points for the Blue Devils (13-0, 1-0), who have won 23 straight games dating to last season's run to the ACC and NCAA Tournament championships. Kyle Singler added 14 points.
No. 21 Memphis 91, Tennessee St. 86: Antonio Barton scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, including two key free throws with 17 seconds left, as Memphis escaped 50 percent three-point shooting by visiting Tennessee State. Tarik Black was 9-for-11 from the field and had 22 points for Memphis (11-2), while Will Barton finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.
No. 8 Villanova 81, Rutgers 65: Corey Stokes scored 23 points, Corey Fisher had 19 and host won its seventh straight game. Stokes rebounded from a two-point first half to score eight points in the opening 2:11 of the second for the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0 Big East). Stokes, Villanova's leading scorer at 16.4 points, hit two threes during an 11-0 run that wiped out a four-point halftime deficit and gave the Wildcats a lead they would never give up.
No. 3 Kansas 83, Miami (Ohio) 56: Markieff Morris had 20 points and twin brother Marcus added 18 to help Kansas cruise. The Jayhawks (13-0) extended the nation's longest homecourt winning streak to 67 games. Freshman Josh Selby had 18 points for Kansas, one of seven unbeaten teams in Division I.
No. 24 Vanderbilt 80, Davidson 52: Jeffery Taylor scored 22 points to lead four Vanderbilt players in double figures and the Commodores won in Nashville. Brad Tinsley and Steve Tchiengang both added 14 points for the Commodores (11-2). Tinsley, a 6-foot-3 guard, was the game's leading rebounder with 10. Vanderbilt played without leading scorer John Jenkins and starting forward Andre Walker, who were both out with injuries.
Mississippi 68, Southeastern Louisiana 59: Chris Warren scored 22 points and had six assists as Mississippi shook off a slow start to beat Southeastern Louisiana in Oxford, Miss. Zach Graham scored 14 points while Reginald Buckner added 12 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
Virginia 64, LSU 50: KT Harrell scored 15 points and sparked a big second-half run and host Virginia beat LSU 64-50 to end its two-game losing streak. Garrett Green led the Tigers with 12 points.
North Carolina 103, St. Francis (Pa.) 54: John Henson scored 13 points, one of eight North Carolina players in double figures in a rout in Chapel Hill, N.C. Leslie McDonald and Reggie Bullock added 12 points apiece for the Tar Heels (10-4).
Quincy 58, Northern Ky. 56: Tyler Thompson's rebound basket with 3.3 seconds remaining gave Quincy a win over Northern Kentucky in Quincy, Ill. The Norse's Bobby Shannon had made it 56-all with a layup in the final minute. Thompson finished with 16 points to lead Quincy. Tony Rack and Dennis Gagai both scored 11 points for the Norse.
No. 5 Tennessee 73, LSU 65: Kelley Cain and Glory Johnson scored 19 points each to lead Tennessee to a victory in Baton Rouge, La. Kamiko Williams added 13 points for the Lady Vols (13-2), who didn't hit a three-pointer for the first time in 422 games. They were 0-for-7 from behind the arc.
Middle Tennessee St. 67, South Alabama 59: Freshman Ebony Rowe (Paul Dunbar) had 26 points, 16 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Lady Blue Raiders' road win.
UAB 60, Austin Peay 55: Brooke Faulkner (Harrison County) scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the Lady Govs' loss at UAB.
Western Ky. 75, Arkansas St. 74 (OT): Hope Brown hit a jump shot with 1.3 seconds left on the clock to give Western Kentucky the win in Jonesboro, Ark. The Red Wolves started the game on a 20-2 run. Teranie Thomas scored a career-high 19 points and LaTeira Owens had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Morehead St. 82, Longwood 79: Ashar Harris scored 20 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles to a win at home. Courtney Lumpkin added 22 points and five rebounds, and Chynna Bozeman had 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.
WKU's Peters ineligible
Western Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Peters was ruled academically ineligible and will miss the rest of the 2010-11 season. Peters is the second Hilltopper point guard to see his season come to an early end, as former junior Ken Brown was booted from the team early last month after violating a team academic policy.