College basketball roundup: Duquesne men cruise to third win in row

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Ovie Soko scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead Duquesne to an 88-69 victory against Texas-Pan American at UTPA Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas.

The Dukes (6-5) took control of the game with a 22-4 run midway through the first half that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Micah Mason in building a lead that was never challenged. Mason contributed 14 points in the win, while Jeremiah Jones added 11 and Tra'Vaughn White 10.

Hitting 34 of 68 from the floor, it was the third game in a row Duquesne has shot at least 50 percent and a third consecutive road win.

"We had one guy play over 30 minutes and everybody else was at 28 or less," said Dukes coach Jim Ferry. "That's a balanced team when you have four or five in double figures. That's the way we want to play. We were able to get our 80-plus points and, more importantly, hold them under 70."

The Broncs (4-10) quickly fell behind in the opening minutes before battling back to tie it at 15 on a Shaquille Hines jumper with 12:39 to go in the first half. But it was the final time Texas- Pan American would challenge the Dukes in the game.

Hines led the Broncs with 27 points and Massachusetts transfer Javorn Farrell had 20.

More district

■ West Virginia 82, William & Mary 45: Terry Henderson scored a season-high 19 points and the Mountaineers broke out to a big lead early, coasting to a win against the Tribe (6-5) in Charleston, W.Va. Freshman Nathan Adrian added a season-high 16 points for West Virginia (8-5).

Top 25

■ Wichita State 81, Davidson 70: Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 10 Wichita State (13-0) extend the best start in school history with a win against visiting Davidson (4-9).

■ Oregon 97, Morgan State 76: Joseph Young scored 24 points and the 12th-ranked host Ducks (12-0) continued their best start in eight seasons with a victory against Morgan State (3-9).

■ Florida 76, Savannah State 34: Pat Young had 15 points to become the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career, and No. 13 Florida (10-2) handled the visiting Tigers (2-11).

ACC

■ Notre Dame 87, Canisius 81: Playing without its leading scorer, Notre Dame got a big game from Eric Atkins, who scored a career-best 30 points to lead the host Irish past Canisius (8-5). It has been a rough week for the Irish (9-4), who lost an eight-point lead against No. 3 Ohio State, then senior Jerian Grant to an academic violation, and sophomore reserve Cameron Biedscheid to a transfer.

■ Maryland 85, Tulsa 74: Dez Wells scored 18 points and surpassed 1,000 for his career, including his freshman season at Xavier, Seth Allen added 15 off the bench in his season debut from a broken foot and Maryland (8-5) overcame an early 15-point deficit to beat visiting Tulsa (4-9).

■ Georgia Tech 58, Charlotte 55: Trae Golden scored a game-high 24 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left, to lead Georgia Tech (9-4) to a win at Charlotte (8-4).

Note

■ Iowa State reserve K.J. Bluford is leaving the No. 14 Cyclones after playing in just 7 of 11 games and will transfer in hopes of getting more playing time elsewhere. The junior guard joined Iowa State this season from a junior college in Nebraska.


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