Jeff Wilson earns 200th career win as No. 6 Warriors top Cheyney
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. -- East Stroudsburg broke open a close game with a 23-2 second-half run and head coach Jeff Wilson earned his 200th career win as No. 6-ranked East Stroudsburg remained unbeaten at 17-0 with a 60-44 win against Cheyney in PSAC East play on Wednesday night at Koehler Fieldhouse.
Junior guard Whis Grant had 14 points and a career-high eight rebounds to lead four Warriors in double figures. Freshman forward Rasheed Moore had 12 points and eight rebounds, junior forward Lamont Tillery had 11 points and sophomore guard Jamal Nwaniemeka added 10.
No. 2 Florida Southern 87, Tampa 83 (2OT)
LAKELAND, Fla. -- For the second consecutive game, Florida Southern saw its perfect season hanging in the balance on Wednesday evening, but the second-ranked Moccasins rallied to post an 87-83 double overtime victory against Tampa in Sunshine State Conference action in front of a season-high 1,543 fans at Jenkins Field House.
With the victory, the Mocs improve to 18-0 on the season and 7-0 in the SSC and extend its home court win streak to 15 consecutive games and its SSC win streak to nine consecutive games dating to last season. In addition, the victory also helped the Mocs match its best start in school history as the 1999-2000 squad opened the season by winning its first 18 games en route to posting a 32-2 overall record and earning a spot in the Division II Elite Eight.
The Mocs, who came back from a six-point deficit with 1:13 left in the game on Saturday against Florida Tech to post a thrilling 87-85 win, trailed by six points just 90 seconds into the first overtime period against the Spartans, before scoring the final six points to force a second overtime. In the second overtime, junior guard Kevin Capers scored 10 of his game-high 26 points, including hitting six consecutive free throws, to help seal the Mocs' victory and keep its perfect season intact.
No. 4 Tarleton State 87, West Texas A&M 63
CANYON, Texas -- Fourth-ranked Tarleton State picked up another Lone Star Conference road victory Wednesday night, downing West Texas A&M 87-63 at First United Bank Center.
The Texans improved to 16-0 overall and 5-0 in conference play while the Buffs fell to 8-8 overall and 1-4 in league games.
The 87 points for the Texans are the most scored in the history of the rivalry between the two teams and it marks just the second time in the past 15 games that either team has scored more than 70 points.
Chuck Guy paced the Texan offense with a game-high 17 points and De'Andre Upchurch poured in 14 points, as well. Davene Carter was the final Texan in double-figures with 12 points.
The Texans out-rebounded the Buffs 39-25, scored 25 points off 13 WT turnovers and poured in 21 second-chance points.
WT was led by Antjuan Bell and Keon Pledger's 11 points, while Tez Dumars added 10 points
No. 10 Lincoln Memorial 88, Mars Hill 60
HARROGATE, Tenn. -- The Railsplitters churned out a 29-6 run to open the second half and senior Chance Jones chalked up a career-high 30 points to headline an 88-60 win against Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday at Tex Turner Arena. Lincoln Memorial won its 10th consecutive game to move to 14-1 on the season and 10-1 in SAC play, while Mars Hill fell to 3-13 overall and 1-10 in the league with the loss.
The Railsplitters nabbed their 10th consecutive win against the Mars Hill Lions and capped the regular-season sweep, building off of a 110-71 triumph in Mars Hill, N.C., on November 20 in the SAC opener. Wednesday's victory marked LMU's sixth consecutive win against the Lions by a 25-point margin or more.