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College basketball roundup: EKU defeats Ball State

EKU prevails: Jonathan Hood scored 21 points and JaVontae Hawkins had 20 in Eastern Kentucky’s 89-81 victory against Ball State.

Jaylen Babb-Harrison added 14 points and Ja’Mill Powell 13 for the Colonels (2-1), who shot 57 percent, including 11 of 22 from three-point range.

A Stefan Moody scored a career high 30 points and Marcanvis Hymon had 20 points on 10-for-11 shooting to lead Mississippi to a 76-60 victory over Towson at the Charleston Classic.

A Freshman Diamond Stone fueled a second-half surge that brought No. 3 Maryland back from a 14-point deficit, and Jake Layman had 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 65-58 victory over Rider.

A Kenny Gaines scored a career-high 35 points to lead Georgia to a 63-52 victory over Murray State. Gaines was 7-for-14 on three-pointers. Bryce Jones, Damarcus Croaker and Chad Culbreath scored 11 points each for the Racers (2-1).

A Brenda Frese earned her 400th career win as the eighth-ranked women cruised to a 97-41 victory over Detroit. Freshman Kiah Gillespie scored 18 points for the Terrapins (3-0), who have won their first three games of the season by an average of 50 points.

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