A victory at Wake Forest was one of the highlights of William and Mary’s memorable NIT season three years ago, but the Tribe couldn’t quite repeat the feat Friday night in Winston-Salem, N.C.
C.J. Harris had a team-high 18 points as the Demon Deacons rebounded from a 13-point deficit to win 63-57.
Travis McKie scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for Wake (3-2), which made 20 free throws to overcome a 3-for-19 effort from 3-point range.
Marcus Thornton had 17 points for W&M (3-2), which led 24-11 but suffered from erratic shooting to drop its second straight. The Tribe connected on just 4 of 18 shots from 3-point range and 11 of 19 free throws.
After Tyler Cavanaugh’s 3-pointer gave the Deacons a 52-47 lead, Harris and McKie made the difference from the foul line to preserve the lead.
Wake’s Aaron Rountree had seven rebounds, five blocks and two steals in 23 minutes.
Wofford 56, Hampton 51
Plagued by 24 turnovers, the Hampton Pirates couldn’t hold a first-half lead and fell 56-51 Friday afternoon to the Wofford Terriers at a tournament in Wilmington, N.C.
David Bruce led HU with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Dwight Meikle had nine points. Freshman point guard Deron Powers had eight points and five assists.
For Wofford, Lee Skinner scored 21 and Karl Cochran 18.
Apprentice 66, Claflin 57
Senior Tevin Andrews scored 23 points and hauled in 12 rebounds as the Apprentice School knocked off NCAA Division II Claflin (S.C.) in the opening game of the Elizabeth City State Classic.
Lavontae Thomas scored 16 for the Builders, who went 5-of-6 on free throws to hold on after a 10-2 Claflin run cut the Builders’ lead to two.
Apprentice will challenge Elizabeth City State, another D-II squad, Saturday.
Pittsburgh took control early and beat Delaware 85-59 at Madison Square Garden in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Talib Zanna had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Panthers (5-1).
Devon Saddler had 28 points and five rebounds for the Blue Hens (2-3), who fell behind 20-4 and are 0-10 all-time against Big East foes. ...
Tristan Carey scored a personal-best 30 points to lead Longwood (1-4) to an 86-83 overtime win over Florida A&M (0-5) in a Las Vegas tournament. Nik Brown added 21 points, also a personal-best, for the Lancers.
DePaul women 68, Hampton 67
Hampton (4-2) led by 13 points with 9:38 to go and by seven points with 4:57 left, but DePaul (5-1) rallied past the Lady Pirates at the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.
The Blue Demons’ Chanise Jenkins tied the score at 67 on a layup with 1:13 remaining, and Anna Martin hit one of two free throws with 3 seconds left for the final point.
Keiara Avant had 21 points and 12 rebounds for HU, her fifth double-double in six games, and sophomore Brielle Ward achieved her first college double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.
U.Va. women 73, Vanderbilt 66
Jazmin Pitts scored a career-high 20 points and Sarah Imovbioh added 15 as Virginia upended Vanderbilt at the San Juan Shootout in Puerto Rico.
China Crosby chipped in 13 points for Virginia (4-0), which will square off against Syracuse on Saturday.
Christina Foggie went 8-of-17 from 3-point range and had 26 points for Vanderbilt (3-2).
At the Cancun Challenge in Mexico, Rachael Bilney had 20 points as Richmond (3-3) edged Wichita State 49-46.
The Spiders scored the game’s final five points, all on free throws — two by Kristina King to tie the game with 1:15 left, then one apiece by Becca Wann, Bilney and Liz Brown. ...
Also in Cancun, Rachel Banham and Kionna Kellogg scored 20 apiece as Minnesota (5-1) won 80-62 against James Madison (2-3).
The Gophers outshot the Dukes 49 percent to 28, though Kirby Burkholder led JMU with 19 points. ...
Kimetria Hayden scored 12 of her 18 points in the first 5 1/2 minutes as No. 3 Baylor cruised to a 92-60 victory against turnover-prone Liberty in Waco, Texas.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times