Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: Florida rallies to beat Ole Miss

Patric Young scored 15 points, Kenny Boynton added 12 and No. 14 Florida rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Mississippi 64-60 on Thursday night.

Florida (16-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 20-4 in the opening minutes and trailed 38-28 at halftime. But the visiting Gators worked their way back thanks to lockdown defense and clutch three-pointers from Boynton and Mike Rosario.

Young was 7-for-10 from the field despite playing with tendinitis in his right ankle. Erving Walker had 10 points and nine assists.

Terrance Henry had 21 points for Mississippi (13-7, 3-3), while Nick Williams added 14. The Rebels shot 60.9 percent from the field in the first half, hitting all six of their three-point attempts. They couldn't duplicate that success in the second half, making just 8-for-29 (27.6 percent) from the field.

No. 7 North Carolina 74, N.C. State 55: Tyler Zeller had 21 points and a career-best 17 rebounds to lead the host Tar Heels. Reggie Bullock added 11 points in his first career start for North Carolina (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their 11th straight against their longtime rivals. Scott Wood scored 11 points to lead the Wolfpack (15-6, 4-2).

Tennessee Tech 82, Eastern Kentucky 65: Kevin Murphy scored 34 points, hit four three-pointers and went 8-for-8 from the free-throw line to lead visiting Tennessee Tech.

Jud Dillard was the only other player in double figures, scoring 14 points for the Golden Eagles (13-8, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference) and going 8-for-9 from the charity stripe. Tennessee Tech outshot Eastern Kentucky from the line, going 27-for-29 (93.1 percent) to 15-for-19 (78.9 percent).

Jaron Jones had 23 points to lead the Colonels (12-10, 5-4).

Florida Atlantic 67, Western Kentucky: 66: Down nine points with just over four minutes to go, host Florida Atlantic (9-12, 5-3 Sun Belt) capitalized on four Hilltopper turnovers to rally for the win.

FAU's Jordan McCoy cut the lead to 66-65 with 29 seconds left then got the go-ahead layup at the 0:10 mark after WKU's Jamal Crook committed his third turnover of the game. Crook then missed a layup at the buzzer for the win.

Derrick Gordon scored 16 points to lead WKU (6-15, 2-6 Sun Belt). Shavar Richardson had 25 points for the Owls.

Kentucky Wesleyan 74, Northern Kentucky 57: Anthony Young scored 29 points and Kreig Oxley added 15 to lead No. 7 Kentucky Wesleyan (16-2, 8-2 GLVC) in a rout of fellow in-state power, the No. 9 Norse. Jon Van Hoose, Ernest Watson and Ethan Faulkner each scored 14 points for the Norse (15-3, 7-3 GLVC).

Asbury 78, Indiana Southeast 75: Down 47-40 at half, Asbury held Indiana Southeast to 28 points in the second half to pull off the upset. Lee'Vaughn Morris' 21 points led four Asbury (8-12, 2-4 KIAC) players in double figures. Joe Lawson led Indiana Southeast (15-7, 5-1 KIAC).

UV-Wise 58, Lindsey Wilson 51: No. 8 Lindsey Wilson shot just 34.5 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from behind the arc in the road loss. Chase Spreen led the Blue Raiders with 14 points.

Campbellsville 68, Shawnee State 57: Reggie Smith scored 16 points as Campbellsville (14-7, 3-6 MSC) jumped out to a 40-23 halftime lead and was never threatened. Morgan Tyler led Shawnee State (8-12, 3-6 MSC) with 22 points.


Virginia Tech 75, No. 8 Maryland 69: Monet Tellier tied a career high with 31 points and fueled a late charge that carried Virginia Tech to a stunning upset at Maryland. The Hokies (7-14, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) came in with a five-game losing streak during which they failed to break the 50-point barrier. Maryland (18-3, 5-3) was without leading scorer Alyssa Thomas, who sprained her left thumb in practice and watched from the sideline with a cast on her hand. Thomas, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, is averaging 17.2 points.

Northern Kentucky 64, Kentucky Wesleyan 51: Tiara Hopper led the Norse (14-4, 7-3 GLVC) with 14 points. Neika Smith had 12 points for Kentucky Wesleyan (12-6, 6-4 GLVC).

Lindsey Wilson 80, UV-Wise 76: Ashley Rainey finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds, Ashley Franklin hit four three-pointers and Sarah Gillis added three three-pointers as No. 25 Lindsey Wilson College (15-7, 4-5 MSC) outlasted the University of Virginia's College at Wise (5-15, 1-8 MSC).

Asbury 76, Indiana Southeast 73: Lakin Griffin and Trenia Barbee scored 17 each as the visiting Eagles (12-10, 5-1 KIAC) held off a second-half surge by Indiana Southeast (17-7, 5-2 KIAC), which was down 10 at halftime.

Shawnee State 62, Campbellsville 58: Shawnee State's (17-4, 7-2 MSC) defense clamped down on Campbellsville holding it to just 26 points in the second half. Chelsea Craig had 16 points in the loss for Campbellsville (14-8, 5-4 MSC).