Men's Basketball

College hoops roundup: Tar Heel women win; Pitt men win

Pittsburgh's Nasir Robinson shot over West Virginia's Dalton Pepper. Robinson finished with 15 points.
Pittsburgh's Nasir Robinson shot over West Virginia's Dalton Pepper. Robinson finished with 15 points. AP

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Waltiea Rolle had the go-ahead three-point play with 3:20 left and blocked Chelsea Gray's shot on the final play to help No. 13 North Carolina beat No. 5 Duke 62-60 on Monday night.

Italee Lucas scored 17 points to lead the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who fought through a tough and often ugly rivalry game before holding on to win in a thrilling finish.

Gray had a season-high 20 points to lead the Blue Devils (21-2, 7-1) and had a chance to tie the game after rebounding a missed jumper from Tierra Ruffin-Pratt with about 6 seconds left. She raced upcourt and tried to force up a driving layup, but the 6-foot-6 Rolle was waiting to block it away.

Men

Murray State 66, East Illinois 53: Senior guard B.J. Jenkins led all Murray State scorers with 21 points and shot 5-for-9 from the three-point line to help lift the Racers at East Illinois. Isaiah Canaan added 16 points and Isacc Miles added 10 as the only other Racers in double digits.

No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, No. 25 West Virginia 66: Nasir Robinson scored 15 points and Pittsburgh overcame an awful start at West Virginia.

Pittsburgh went hard to the glass after being held to a season-low 23 points in the first half.

Pittsburgh (22-2, 10-1 Big East) got a balanced attack without leading scorer Ashton Gibbs, who is out up to two weeks with a left knee injury. Gary McGhee had 13 points and Travon Woodall added 12.

Miss. St.'s Johnson faces second suspension

Mississippi State Coach Rick Stansbury says guard Ravern Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior, is averaging a team-leading 17.7 points. He was suspended for Saturday's 58-57 win over LSU because of "inappropriate tweets."

Now Stansbury says Johnson is also facing a suspension because he violated the school's class attendance policy. Johnson will still be able to practice with the team.

Okla. State starter faces sexual battery charge

Oklahoma State suspended starting forward Darrell Williams on Monday after he was charged with four felony counts alleging he inappropriately touched two women without their consent.

The 21-year-old Williams made a brief court appearance after he was charged with one count of sexual battery and three counts of rape by instrumentation.

Chubb chargedwith public intoxication

Auburn basketball player Rob Chubb faces charges including public intoxication and resisting arrest following an arrest by Auburn police.

A police report showed Chubb was arrested at 1:47 a.m. Jan. 30 in Auburn. He also was charged with disorderly conduct and attempting to elude a police officer.

SEC awards

Florida's Chandler Parsons is the Southeastern Conference men's basketball player of the week.

Alabama point guard Trevor Releford was named freshman of the week by the league on Monday.

Parsons averaged 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the Gators' wins over No. 23 Vanderbilt and No. 18 Kentucky. It was Florida's first back-to-back wins over ranked teams since 2007.

Releford averaged 14.5 points and six assists in the Tide's wins over Mississippi State and at Tennessee.

Vols' McRae reinstated

Tennessee freshman guard Jordan McRae has been reinstated to the Volunteers team after serving a two-week suspension for a violation of team conduct rules.

McRae was not going to travel with Tennessee (15-8, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) for Tuesday's game against No. 18 Kentucky.

Wyoming fires head coach

Wyoming has fired Coach Heath Schroyer. He went 49-68 over the three and a half seasons he was coach. His best season was 2008-09 when the team went 19-14.

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