College basketball roundup: Dukes fall in rematch at La Salle

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Steve Zack scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as La Salle topped Duquesne, 71-63, Saturday at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The Explorers led by just two points at halftime, but extended their lead to 51-36 on a jump shot by Zack with 9:53 to play.

Tyreek Duren scored 13 points for La Salle while Jerrell Wright and Tyrone Garland added 11 apiece and Sam Mills had 10. The Explorers shot just 38.1 percent from the field but grabbed 47 rebounds.

Ovie Soko led Duquesne (10-10, 2-5 Atlantic 10) with 23 points and Tra'Vaughn White added 13, but the Dukes shot just 35.9 percent from the field. Other than Soko and White, the rest of the team made only 9 of 36 field goals.

La Salle (12-9, 4-3) also beat the Dukes, 75-56, Jan. 12 at Palumbo Center.

Duquesne had won two in a row, one of which was a non-conference victory Wednesday night at New Jersey Institute of Technology, but is now 1-5 in A-10 play since winning its conference opener Jan. 8 against Fordham.

Micah Mason made 3 of 5 3-pointers for the Dukes, but point guard Derrick Colter was just 1 of 10 from the floor to finish with three points, his fewest since he was shut out Jan. 2 in a win against Appalachian State.

More district men

■ West Virginia 81, Kansas State 71: Juwan Staten had a career day with 35 points as West Virginia knocked off Kansas State at WVU Coliseum. It was the second consecutive Big 12 win for the Mountaineers (13-9, 5-4) and their third in the past four games. The Wildcats (15-7, 5-4) lost for the third time in four games. Staten had four rebounds and five assists, and connected on 8 of 13 field goals and 18 of 21 from the free-throw line -- both free-throw marks are career bests. Terry Henderson scored 13 points, Eron Harris added 11 and Remi Dibo had 10. The Wildcats got 20 points from Marcus Foster and 19 from Thomas Gipson.

District women

■ Duquesne 55, Richmond 45: Wumi Agunbiade scored 17 points and April Robinson added 16 to help the Dukes win at Richmond. Duquesne (16-6, 8-1 A-10) led, 31-26, at halftime and allowed just 19 points in the second half. Genevieve Okoro led the Spiders (10-12, 4-5) with 11 points and Janelle Hubbard and Lauren Tolson added 10 apiece.

■ Robert Morris 67, Mount St. Mary's 60: Cassie Oursler scored a season-high 16 points and Artemis Spanou added her 75th career double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the Colonials (12-8, 8-1) win at Mount St. Mary's (10-11, 5-4) and remain in first place in the Northeast Conference.

■ West Virginia 66, TCU 62: Asya Bussie’s 19 points and 15 rebounds led the No. 20 Mountaineers (19-3, 8-2 Big 12) past host TCU (12-9, 3-6).

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