Men's Basketball

Racers dominate at Eastern Illinois

Stacy Wilson scored 16 points Friday night to lead Murray State to a 73-40 win over Eastern Illinois as the first Top 25 team to play at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.

Jewuan Long added 14 points and three assists for the No. 20 Racers (14-0, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference), who hit a season-high 12 three-pointers. Wilson made 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.

The Racers harassed the Panthers into 12 turnovers and a season-low 27 percent (13 for 48) shooting from the field. Jeremey Granger's 12 points led the Panthers (6-6, 0-1), who have lost four straight.

Murray State is off to the program's best start in 75 years. The Racers opened 16-0 in 1935-36.

No. 8 Missouri 75, Old Dominion 68: Marcus Denmon scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 61 seconds to play as Missouri survived a scare. Kim English added 16 points for the Tigers (13-0), who continued their best start since opening 19-0 in 1981-82.

Old Dominion (6-7) was spurred on by a raucous sellout home crowd and able to match the Tigers physically. The game was tied 67-all before Denmon hit his fourth three-pointer with 1:01 to go.

No. 23 Virginia 57, Towson 50: Sammy Zeglinski scored 20 points and Joe Harris added 18 to help host Virginia escape against winless Towson. Mike Scott, Virginia's leading scorer coming in at 16.3 points per game, was held to just seven. The Cavaliers (12-1) won their 10th straight despite shooting just 34.8 percent (16-for-46).

Princeton 75, Florida State 73 (3OT): Ian Hummer had 25 points and 15 rebounds and Douglas Davis had 25 points — including a pair of three-pointers in the third overtime — as Princeton (7-7) handed the Seminoles their first home loss this season. Florida State (8-5) had trailed by 17 at the half and had its chances to win, including Bernard James' missed free-throw attempt with the game tied at 53 with 1.8 seconds left in the first OT. It was the first triple-overtime game in FSU history.

Auburn 78, Georgia Southern 75: Chris Denson scored 19 points — including the go-ahead three-pointer with just over two minutes left — and Rob Chubb tied his career high with 21 as Auburn rallied from a 14-point deficit. The host Tigers (9-3) outscored the Eagles (3-8) 31-18 in the final 10 minutes.

Dayton 62, Mississippi 50: Chris Johnson scored 16 points and Dayton (10-4) used two second-half runs, of 11-5 and 11-4, to defeat the visiting Rebels (9-4). The Flyers dominated Ole Miss 43-33 on the boards as Murphy Holloway, the Rebels' leading rebounder, missed his first game of the season with a high ankle sprain.

Thursday's late game

Gustavus Adolphus 66, Transylvania 62: Tyler Grey's three-pointer put Gustavus up 62-60 with 54 seconds left. Gustavus then made four of six free throws down the stretch.

Transylvania entered the Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., with a 10-0 record, tied for the school's best start with the 1990-91 team.

The Pioneers led 35-32 at halftime over a Gustavus team (6-3) that knocked Hardin-Simmons from the unbeaten ranks 24 hours earlier. Transy's Brandon Rash finished the game with 24 points, six assists and four rebounds.


No. 3 Notre Dame 128, Mercer 42: Markisha Wright had 24 points, Skylar Diggins had 21, and the visiting Irish set school records for most points in a game and first half (72).

No. 23 Nebraska 71, No. 16 Penn State 63: Jordan Hooper scored 31 points, including a clinching three-pointer with 17 seconds left, in the visiting Cornhuskers' Big Ten debut.