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Williams rallies by Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- First year Duncan Robinson drained a go-ahead 3-pointer from the top of the key with 32 seconds left Thursday night to help rally the No. 5 Williams to a 70-68 against Hampden-Sydney.

After Robinson's go-ahead 3, the Tigers' Greg Lewis missed a trey attempt with 22 seconds to go and Robinson grabbed the rebound and was fouled. However, he missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity from the foul line. Hampden-Sydney called a timeout with five seconds to go and then in-bounded the ball to Khobi Williamson off the left block with his back to the basket. The Tigers' big man tried a turnaround jumper, but the shot hit the rim, popped up into the air and fell off to the right as the buzzer sounded.

Senior Taylor Epley led all Eph scorers with 17 points. Michael Mayer had 16, including 13 second-half points as the Ephs rallied from a 10-point deficit with 6:20 left in the game. Daniel Wohl added 15, Robinson 14 and Hayden Rooke-Ley eight.

No. 3 Illinois Wesleyan 83, Franklin 67

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Senior Andrew Ziemnik led five players in double figure scoring with 16 and Illinois Wesleyan closed its non-conference schedule with a 10-1 record with an 83-67 win against Franklin on Thursday.

Franklin, who trailed only 33-30 at halftime, slipped to 5-5 as the Grizzlies were outscored 50-37 in the second half.

Wesleyan led by a 43-42 score with 15:02 to play in the game when they went on a 14-2 run to snag a commanding 13-point lead at 57-44 with 11:26 left and held on the remainder of the game, extending to as much as a 22-point advantage at 80-58 with 4:01 to play.

No. 9 Washington (Mo.) 84, No. 24 Wheaton (Ill.) 80

ST. LOUIS -- Senior forward Chris Klimek scored a career-high 34 points and added nine rebounds to lead the No. 9-ranked Washington (Mo.) to an 84-80 win against No. 24 Wheaton (Ill.) on Thursday night at the WU Field House.

Klimek was 12 of 19 from the field and 10 of 13 from the free-throw line as he bettered his career-high of 31 points set on Nov. 23, 2012, against Austin. Junior forward Matt Palucki added 16 points and tied a career-high with four three-pointers, while senior guard Alan Aboona added 10 points and 10 assists for his fourth career double-double.

Washington U. shot 48.3 percent from the field in the win, including 53.8 percent (14 of 26) in the second half. The Bears also had a solid night at the free-throw line hitting 18 of 23, including 8 of 9 in the final 2:43.