Men's Basketball

College basketball notes: Pikeville upsets top-ranked Cumberlands

Senior guard Trevor Setty was three steals shy of a triple-double to lead No. 5 Pikeville past NAIA top-ranked University of the Cumberlands 80-64 Thursday night at the East Kentucky Expo Center.

On a night he became the 12th player in school history to score 1,500 points, the Maysville product had 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven steals in 35 minutes of play, during which he had only one turnover.

Pikeville (16-1 overall, 6-1 in the Mid-South Conference) held the Patriots to 43 percent shooting overall and 28 percent from the arc.

Perhaps most damaging for Cumberlands was hitting only 52 percent of its foul shots.

No. 22 Michigan State 62, Iowas 59: Branden Dawson scored a career-high 17 points, including a late steal and tiebreaking dunk that helped Michigan State beat host Iowa.

Gary Harris had 14 points for the Spartans (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten), who hung on for their eighth win in nine games.

Missouri-St Louis 87, Bellarmine 82: Joshua McCoy scored 28 points to lead the hosts past Bellarmine in double overtime.

Chris Down got 24 and Vance Hall 20 for Bellarmine, which suffered its first loss of the season.

Bellarmine hit 54 percent of its shots, but was outrebounded 40-27. The winners hit 23 of 27 free throws.

Kentucky State 81, Claflin 60: Guard Ulysses Thomas hit nine of 13 shots for 22 points as host K-State evened its record at 5-5 by scoring 42 points in the paint.


Tennessee 84, Missouri 39:Meighan Simmons scored 18 points and No. 9 Tennessee relied on suffocating defense to trounce Missouri for its fifth straight victory.

Bashaara Graves added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Vols (12-3, 3-0 SEC). Isabelle Harrison had 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.

Morgan Eye scored 18 points and shot 6 of 17 from 3-point range for Missouri. She had gone 11 of 18 on 3-pointers Sunday in an 82-77 victory over Auburn, finishing one shy of the NCAA record.

South Carolina 64, Vanderbilt 48: Aleighsa Welch scored 13 points, Ieasia Walker added 12 and No. 18 South Carolina played its usual fierce defense to beat Vanderbilt.

The Gamecocks (14-2, 2-1 SEC), who came in ranked third nationally in scoring defense at 47.4 points per game, held an opponent below 50 for the 12th time in 16 games.

Vanderbilt (12-4, 2-1), which had won nine straight, was averaging 71.9 points but shot just 26 percent.

Georgetown 98, Rio Grande 59: Georgetown ran its record to 10-6, led by 26 points from Andrea Howard and a triple double from Kourtney Tyra. Tyra, a junior guard from McKee in Jackson County, got 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Kentucky State 74, Claflin 62: Sharnita Lloyed scored 28 points to lead host K-State, which outshot the losers 38 percent to 29 percent and hit 34 of 47 foul shots.

Milligan 79, No. 18 Union 63: Despite the fifth double-double of the season for senior Lindsey Waters, host Union lost its second straight game. Waters had 17 points and 14 rebounds.

Cumberlands 76, Pikeville 46: After trailing for most of the first ten minutes, visiting Cumberlands went on a 22-5 run and never looked back.

High scorer out for season

Jack Taylor, who set the NCAA scoring record with 138 points in a game in November, is out for the season after breaking the wrist on his shooting arm during a 119-117 win over rival Cornell (Iowa) on Wednesday.

Taylor will likely have surgery within a week and be out 2-3 months. He was averaging 36.3 points for the Division III Pioneers (9-3).