Men's Basketball

College basketball highlights: Ole Miss edges WKU; Morehead State rolls over Asbury

Jarvis Summers scored 24 and Marshall Henderson added 23 to lead Mississippi past Western Kentucky 79-74 Monday night at Bowling Green.

Henderson, who made seven of his 13 three-point shots, came into the game averaging 4.4 three-pointers per contest, second in the nation. His pair of free throws, the only two he attempted all game, with 18 seconds to play gave the Rebels (9-3) a 78-71 lead.

Aleksej Rostov's layup with 7:48 remaining gave Western Kentucky (8-5) a 60-57 lead, but the Hilltoppers made just three of 13 field goals and seven of 13 free throws in the final seven minutes.

Ole Miss made nine of 16 three-pointers and forced 18 WKU turnovers. Sebastian Saiz finished with 11 points seven rebounds in the win.

T.J. Price made six of 10 shots from three-point range and led WKU with 26 points. George Fant (Warren Central) added 13 points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds.

No. 16 Kansas 93, Toledo 83: Perry Ellis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Naadir Tharpe added a career-high 20 points and host Kansas handed Toledo (12-1) its first loss.

Andrew Wiggins added 20 points and fellow freshman Joel Embiid had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (9-3), who built a 16-point lead early in the second half.

No. 9 Baylor 81, Oral Roberts 55: Taurean Prince scored 10 of his 16 points in the go-ahead run for Baylor as the Bears overcame a slow start at Waco, Texas. Baylor (11-1) fell behind 7-0 while missing its first six shots before finally scoring nearly 6 minutes into the game.

No. 6 Oklahoma State 92, Robert Morris 66: Phil Forte scored 20 points and Oklahoma State looked sharp after a nine-day break, beating Robert Morris at Stillwater, Okla.

Markel Brown added 18 points for Oklahoma State (12-1) in the Cowboys' final tuneup before opening Big 12 Conference play on Saturday at Kansas State.

No. 24 Gonzaga 69, San Francisco 41: Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on three-pointers, as short-handed Gonzaga beat San Francisco at Spokane, Fla..

Gonzaga played without starting guard Gary Bell Jr., who has a broken hand, and starting forward Sam Dower, who has an injured back.

Morehead St 102, Asbury 68: Angelo Warner had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while Chad Posthumus added 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds to lead Morehead State past NAIA-level Asbury.

Jordan Percell (Campbellsville) scored 19 points for Morehead State. Posthumus grabbed 10 boards on the offensive and defensive side, fueling the Eagles to 60 points in the paint and a 31-5 advantage on second-chance points.

Tennessee 87, Virginia 52: Jordan McRae scored 21 points as Tennessee cruised to a win at Knoxville. Josh Richardson and Jarnell Stokes each added 20 points for the Volunteers (8-4).

South Carolina 92, Marshall 65: Ty Johnson and Brenton Williams each scored 18 points to lead a balanced South Carolina attack in a victory at Columbia, S.C.

Florida Gulf Coast 60, Northern Kentucky 56: Bernard Thompson scored 17 points and Chase Fieler added 14 more to lift Florida Gulf Coast to a win in their Atlantic Sun opener against Northern Kentucky at Fort Myers, Fla. Cole Murray led the Norse with 12 points.


Eastern Kentucky 86, Murray State 72: Marie Carpenter went 12-for-13 from the free-throw line and finished with 23 points in the Colonels' win at Richmond. Michaela Hunter (Rockcastle County) added 13 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, and Pilar Walker (Paul Dunbar) had 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Thomas More 73, Centre 38: Former Boone County star Sydney Moss, a University of Florida transfer, scored 30 points and had seven steals in a road win for the undefeated Saints (10-0).

Morehead State 59, Southern Illinois 50: The Eagles' bench outscored SIU's 26-6 in a win at Carbondale, Ill. Terrice Robinson led Morehead with 16 points.