College Basketball Roundup: RMU's streak snapped at six

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Jalen Cannon and Brent Jones scored 16 points each and Akeem Johnson fell a point short of a double-double as St. Francis snapped Robert Morris' six-game winning streak, 71-61, Thursday night in New York.

Johnson had nine points and 10 rebounds while Ben Mockford added 14 points on 4-of-7 3-point shooting for the Terriers (9-11, 5-4 Northeast Conference), who entered having dropped three of their past four. Cannon added eight rebounds but saw his streak of consecutive double-doubles end at three.

Karvel Anderson and Anthony Myers-Pate each scored 14 points off the bench for Robert Morris (14-8, 6-3), and Russell Johnson added eight points and 15 rebounds.

Robert Morris' Velton Jones entered the game with 1,499 points and 502 assists in his career, and was seeking to become the first 1,500-point, 500-assist player in Colonials' history, but he injured his shoulder early and only played 2 minutes with no points.

Lucky Jones was the only other Colonial in double figures with 11 points.

Robert Morris hopes to start a new winning streak when it travels to Long Island (11-10, 6-3) Saturday.

More district men

• Iowa 76, Penn State 67: Aaron White had a career-high 27 points and host Iowa beat Penn State, snapping a two-game losing streak. Melsahn Basabe had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (14-7, 3-5 Big Ten). D.J. Newbill had 20 points for Penn State (8-13, 0-9), which committed 18 turnovers.

Big East

• Connecticut 82, Providence 79: Ryan Boatright scored 19 points and Shabazz Napier scored 18, including eight in overtime, to lead Connecticut (14-5, 5-3) to a victory at Providence (10-11, 2-7).

Men's top 25

• Michigan State 80, Illinois 75: Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Michigan State beat visiting Illinois. The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead. The Fighting Illini (15-7, 2-6) lost for the fifth time in six games.

District women

• Wisconsin 63, Penn State 61: Morgan Paige scored a career-high 33 points to lead host Wisconsin (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) to an upset of No. 7 Penn State. Tiera Stephens scored the winner on a putback with 5 seconds left to end the Nittany Lions' 12-game winning streak. Maggie Lucas scored 18 points for Penn State (17-3, 7-1).

Women's top 25

• Duke 82, Miami 43: Tricia Liston scored 17 points as No. 5 Duke (19-1, 9-0 ACC) used a huge run early in the second half to rout visiting Miami (14-7, 5-5).

• Tennessee 88, Mississippi State 45: Kamiko Williams scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as host No. 9 Tennessee (17-4, 8-0 SEC) routed Mississippi State (9-12, 1-7) for its 10th win in its past 11 games.

• North Carolina 72, Florida State 62: Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and Waltiea Rolle added 18 as No. 11 North Carolina (20-2, 8-1 ACC) held off visiting No. 20 Florida State (17-4, 7-3).

• Georgia 65, Alabama 59: Khaalidah Miller scored 11 points off the bench as host No. 13 Georgia (18-3, 6-2 SEC) held off Alabama (12-9, 2-6).

• Purdue 59, Indiana 42: Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 14 Purdue (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten) to a win against visiting Indiana (10-11, 1-7).

• Texas A&M 60, Vanderbilt 52: Courtney Walker scored 20 points to lead host No. 16 Texas A&M (17-5, 7-1 SEC) past Vanderbilt (14-7, 4-4).

• Illinois 74, Iowa 62: Karisma Penn had 18 points, Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore added 17 each, and Illinois (12-8, 5-3 Big Ten) closed with a 14-2 run to top visiting No. 24 Iowa (16-6, 5-3).

• Delaware 70, Georgia State 38: Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and No. 25 Delaware (17-3, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association) won its 12th in a row, beating host Georgia State (10-9, 2-6).

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