College Basketball Roundup : Kentucky Falls to 3-5 After Losing to Bowling Green in Tournament
Darrell McLane hit 3 3-pointers and Joe Gregory 2 in the second half to rally Bowling Green to a 56-54 victory over Kentucky in the first round of the Kentucky Invitational basketball tournament Friday night at Lexington, Ky.
Bowling Green (5-2) will face Arkansas State (6-1) in tonight’s championship game. Arkansas State defeated Marshall, 81-73.
Kentucky (3-5), losing in the opening round for only the third time in the 36 years of its tourney, will meet Marshall (2-2) in the consolation game.
Bowling Green, which trailed, 32-22, at halftime, used an aggressive man-to-man defense in the second half to hold Kentucky to 26.7% shooting.
Gregory, who scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half, gave Bowling Green the lead for good at 47-44 on a 3-pointer with 6:35 left in the game.
McLane paced Bowling Green with 16 points, while Lamon Pippin added 12.
Reggie Hanson topped Kentucky with 14 points, followed by Richie Farmer with 12 and Chris Mills with 11.
Arkansas State was led by forward John Tate, who scored a career-high 35 points, including 6 during a 13-2 run in the opening minutes of the second half. He made 10 of 11 shots in the first half.
Andy Paul Williamson topped Marshall with 19 points, followed by John Humphrey with 16.
Seton Hall 78, Fordham 64--Gerald Greene hit 5 of 5 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points as the No. 17 Pirates (9-0) won in New York.
Daryll Walker had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrew Gace, a two-time Olympian from Australia, scored 16 for Seton Hall.
Joe Paterno scored 24 points for Fordham (3-3).
Missouri 81, Eastern Washington 68--Doug Smith scored 14 points for the No. 10 Tigers in the first round of the Walsworth tournament at Columbia, Mo.
Missouri got off to a slow start and could not shake the Eagles, who hit 5 of 9 3-point shots in the first half, including one by David Peed with 4:25 left in the half that pulled Eastern Washington within 3 at 30-27.
Missouri then went on to outscore the Eagles, 16-4, and take a 46-31 lead at halftime.
Eastern Washington (2-6) was led by Peed with a game-high 27 points.
Ohio U. 90, Drexel 78--Paul Graham scored 29 points as the Bobcats (3-3) advanced to tonight’s championship game against Missouri in the Walsworth tournament.
John Rankin scored a tournament-record 36 points for the Dragons (1-6).
Iowa State 88, Mitsubishi Electric 84--The Cyclones overcame an 81-78 deficit with 4 minutes left to defeat the surprising Japanese team in the Phenix NCAA Ball tournament at Tokyo.
Former UCLA and NBA forward James Wilkes of Mitsubishi led all scorers with 32 points and had 15 rebounds.
Victor Alexander led Iowa State with 30 points.
Bradley 94, Southern Mississippi 86--Paul Wilson and Luke Jackson each scored 25 points for the Braves (2-2) in the opener of the Phenix NCAA Ball tournament.
Randy Pettus led Southern Mississippi (1-3) with 26 points.
Maine 82, USIU 67--Matt Rossignol scored 24 points and Dean Smith had 22 to lead the Black Bears (2-5) in the first round of the Dartmouth Men’s Winter tournament at Hanover, N.H.
USIU (3-7) was led by Paul Wilson with 11 points, followed by Gary Williams and Demetrius Lafitte with 10 apiece.
Miami 102, Long Island 66--Eric Brown and Dennis Burns had 30 and 20 points, respectively, and Joe Wylie had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Hurricanes (4-2) at Miami.
Freddie Burton had 16 points for the Blackbirds (1-7).
St. Mary’s 92, Idaho State 48--Erick Newman and Robert Haugen scored 14 points apiece for the Gaels (7-0), who led, 43-18, at halftime at Pocatello, Ida.
Steven Garrity led the Bengals (2-6) with 16 points.