College basketball roundup: Duquesne men eke out win
BOONE, N.C. — Jerry Jones scored a career-high 22 points, and Quevyn Winters hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left as Duquesne evaded an Appalachian State comeback attempt for a 73-72 nonconference win Wednesday night.
The Dukes (3-3) led, 47-33, at halftime, but the Mountaineers (1-5) opened the second half on an 18-4 run to tie the game 51-all on Nathan Healy's 3-pointer with 11:08 to play.
Healy led Appalachian State with 21 points.
West Virginia 94, VMI 69 — In Morgantown, W.Va., Juwan Staten scored 18 points to lead seven West Virginia players in double figures, as the Mountaineers broke a two-game losing streak.
The victory by the Mountaineers (2-3) was the 42nd in their last 43 home games against nonconference opponents.
Staten led all scorers with 18 points. Senior center Deniz Kilicli and Aaric Murray finished with 13 points apiece.
Stan Okoye led VMI with 14 points, D.J. Covington had 12 and Tim Marshall 11.
Boston College 73, Penn St. 61 — In University Park, freshman Olivier Hanlan scored 22 points, and Boston College (3-4) withstood a furious late-game rally to beat Penn State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Penn State (3-4) was led by Jermaine Marshall's 25 points.
Duquesne 78, Buffalo 52 — April Robinson scored a career-high 16 points to lead the Dukes to a nonconference win over Buffalo.
Wumi Agunbiade scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Duquesne (5-1). Mackenzie Loesing scored a game-high 19 for Buffalo (1-6).
Stony Brook 56, Robert Morris 48 — Artemis Spanous recorded a double-double with a game-high 13 points and 16 rebounds for Robert Morris (0-6, 0-1) in a Northeast Conference loss to Stony Brook (3-2, 1-0).
Top 25 men
No. 2 Duke 73, No. 4 Ohio St. 68 — In Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 17 rebounds, and Duke rallied late and held on to beat Ohio State.
Rasheed Sulaimon scored 17 points, and Ryan Kelly added 15 and hit 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt early during the 20-7 run that put the Blue Devils (7-0) ahead to stay.
Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1).
Cook finished with 12 points.Boise St. 83, No. 11 Creighton 70 — In Omaha, Neb., Derrick Marks scored a career-high 35 points, including 18 straight in the second half, and Boise State upset Creighton.
The Broncos (5-1), who played No. 13 Michigan State within four points on the road last week, beat a ranked opponent for the first time in four seasons.
Anthony Drmic had 17 points, and Jeff Elorriaga added 12 for the Broncos. Doug McDermott led Creighton (6-1) with 21 points, and Grant Gibbs added 17.
Miami (Fla.) 67, No. 13 Michigan St. 59 — In Coral Gables, Fla., senior Trey McKinney Jones scored a career-high 18 points, and Miami (4-1) beat Michigan State (5-2).
The Spartans lost for the first time since the season opener against Connecticut.
No. 22 Illinois 75, Georgia Tech 62 — In Champaign, Ill., Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite Illinois (8-0) to a victory in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.
Kammeon Holsey led Georgia Tech (4-2) with 14 points.
No. 25 New Mexico 76, Mercer 58 — In Albuquerque, Alex Kirk had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Cameron Bairstow added a career-high 16 points for New Mexico.
It was Kirk's second straight double-double for the Lobos (7-0).
Travis Smith scored 16 points to lead the Bears (3-4).