Men's Hoops Roundup: Wednesday, Dec. 6

Updated 12/6/2000
  • E. Michigan 67, IUPUI 64
  • Virginia 90, Ohio 71
  • Akron 74, Rhode Island 60
  • Dayton 55, Miami 54
  • Kent State 76, Youngstown State 55
  • Illinois State 83, Bowling Green 73
  • Loyola 75, Central Michigan 70
  • Northern Illinois 121, Rockford 88


    Eastern Michigan Defeats IUPUI, 67-64

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Melvin Hicks scored a career-high 22 points as Eastern Michigan earned its first win of the season, beating IUPUI 67-64 on Wednesday night.

    Eastern (1-4), which trailed 38-37 at the half, gave coach Jim Boone his first win as its coach.

    IUPUI (3-3) made 46.6 percent of its shots from the floor for the game, compared to 41.9 percent for the Eagles, but Eastern dominated on the boards, 47-29.

    Sylvester Allen led the Jaguars with 18 points. Don Carlisle added 16 points, and Josh Fitzwater had 15.

    Dante Darling scored 16 points and C.J. Grantham had 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds for Eastern Michigan.


    No. 16 Virginia Knocks Off Ohio, 90-71

    HANK KURZ Jr.
    AP Sports Writer

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Travis Watson scored on ferocious dunks 61 seconds apart early in the second half and Keith Friel put on a three-point shooting show as No. 16 Virginia beat Ohio, 90-71, on Wednesday (Dec. 6).

    The Cavaliers (6-0), off to their best start since the 1992-93 team won its first 11, again dominated with defense, forcing 21 turnovers by the Bobcats (2-1) and turning them into 29 points at the other end.

    Virginia, which entered the game forcing its opponents into an average of 21.6 giveaways, forced six in the first four minutes.

    Ohio, which won its only other visit to University Hall in the preseason NIT in 1994, hung tough into the second half, but Watson's two thunderous dunks woke the crowd, and Friel whipped them into a frenzy.

    The senior sharpshooter hit four times from behind the arc in a span of just more than five minutes as Virginia turned a 45-39 game into a runaway. Friel's last 3-pointer made it 67-45 with 10:30 remaining.

    Friel finished with 16 points, his high in two seasons at Virginia since transferring from Notre Dame. He was 4-for-5 on 3s.

    Watson, who also had 16 points, primed the crowd for the run by following a miss with a powerful left-handed dunk, giving the Cavaliers a 45-38 lead with 17:14 left. He dunked again 1:01 later, and then Friel got going.

    His first two 3s came in a run of nine straight points for Virginia, and after the Bobcats broke their drought, Friel hit two more 34 seconds apart, pushing the Cavaliers' lead to 67-45 and ending all suspense.

    Anthony Jones led Ohio with 18 points and Steve Esterkamp had 17.

    The Bobcats outscored Virginia 11-4 over a 3-minute stretch midway through the first half to pull even at 21, but the Cavaliers promptly ran off 10 straight, with Donald Hand hitting back-to-back 3-pointers.

    Ohio answered with five straight, but Hand hit his third 3-pointer in as many tries and the Cavaliers took a 40-33 lead into the locker room.

    Virginia finished 8-for-15 on 3-pointers, Ohio just 6-for-17.


    Schindewolf, Hipsher Lead Akron Past Rhode Island, 74-60

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    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Nate Schindewolf scored 20 points and Andy Hipsher added 19 points and nine rebounds to lead Akron over Rhode Island, 74-60, on Wednesday night.

    The Zips (2-2) destroyed the Rams from beyond the arc, connecting on 10 of their 14 3-pointers. Schindewolf was 5-of-6 and David Falknor was 3-of-5. Falknor and Emmanuel Smith , who was 2-of-3 from long range, each scored 14.

    Rhode Island (1-6) was 2-of-13 on 3-point attempts. Tavorris Bell paced Rhode Island with 22 points.

    Akron was on top 30-24 at the half. Bell had 10 for Rhode Island.

    Bell's dunk at 13:32 in the second half cut Akron's lead to two points, 36-34. But Schindewolf responded with consecutive 3-pointers, as Akron outscored Rhode Island 23-8 over a six-minute span. Hipsher's layup gave the Zips a commanding 59-42 lead.

    Akron's 71 percent shooting from 3-point range contributed to 63 percent shooting overall. Rhode Island made 38 percent.


    Dayton Nips Miami, 55-54

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    OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Tony Stanley scored 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 49 seconds remaining, to lead Dayton to a 55-54 victory over Miami on Wednesday (Dec. 6).

    Miami (3-4) was leading Dayton (3-3) with a score of 52-46 at the 2:44 mark in the game. Stanley hit two 3-pointers to tie the game at 52-52 with 1:36 remaining. Alex Shorts then made a jumper to give Miami a 1-point lead, but Stanley came back with his third consecutive 3-pointer to end the Flyer's game-ending 11-2 run.

    Miami had two shots in the final 20 seconds but missed them both.

    Dayton led the entire first half, which ended with the Flyers ahead 29-25. Miami didn't gain its first lead until the 16:46 mark in the second half on a bank shot by Julius Johnson.

    Stanley was 5-for-8 in 3-point shooting, helping Dayton finish 6-for-14 in 3-pointers. Miami was only 1-for-12 from 3-point range.

    Keith Waleskowski added 13 points for Dayton, and David Morris scored 10. Yuanta Holland led his team in rebounding with 9.

    Shorts was the leading scorer for game, adding 20 points for Miami. Mike Ensminger led the game in rebounding with 11.


    Kent State Beats Youngstown State, 76-55

    KENT, Ohio (AP) - Trevor Huffman scored 19 points, and Kent State took the early lead and built it to as many as 34 points before beating Youngstown State, 76-55, on Wednesday night.

    Kent State (4-2) went ahead 9-0 in the game's first four minutes and took a 42-23 lead into the half. Huffman had 13 of his points in the first half.

    Desmond Harrison scored 14 points to lead Youngstown State (5-2). But the Penguins never got untracked offensively, shooting 35 percent. They were just 1-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc.

    Kyrem Massey scored 14 and Rashaun Warren added 11 for the Golden Flashes.

    Kent State has won all four games with YSU since the series was re-established in 1998 after a 38-year break. The Flashes forced Youngstown State into 20 turnovers.


    Bowling Green Falls To Illinois State, 83-73

    NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Tarise Bryson scored a game-high 20 points to lead Illinois State to an 83-73 victory over Bowling Green.

    Bowling Green held a 32-to-29 lead at the half, but Shawn Jeppson and Cedrick Knight came off the bench to lead Illinois State in the second half.

    There were 55 personal fouls called. Three Bowling Green players fouled out.

    Jeppson scored 15 points for the Redbirds, Knight had 13, and Traves Wilson and Shedrick Ford each had 11 points.

    Cory Ryan led Bowling Green with 18 points. Josh Almanson had 14, Trent Jackson 12 and Brandon Pardon 10.

    Illinois State is 3-1 and Bowling Green 2-2.


    Loyola Knocks Off Central Michigan, 75-70

    CHICAGO (AP) - David Bailey had 17 points and grabbed a key rebound in the closing seconds as Loyola of Chicago held off Central Michigan, 75-70, on Wednesday night.

    The Ramblers (2-4) used 58 percent shooting in the first half to build a 45-29 lead at the intermission, then added the first five points of the second half to lead 50-29 before the Chippewas (4-2) started a comeback.

    Behind Mike Manciel, who led all scorers with 23 points, Central Michigan twice came within two points, the second time when Manciel scored from underneath with 2:50 left to cut Loyola's lead to 68-66.

    Jonathan Freeman scored on a rebound for the Ramblers, Bailey added three free throws and Schin Kerr added another to put Loyola up 73-66.

    Manciel drilled a 3-pointer with 1:10 left, and Tim Kisner added a free throw to pull the Chippewas to within 73-70.

    After a Loyola turnover, the Chippewas missed three straight 3-point attempts and Bailey grabbed the rebound on the final one with 1.6 seconds left. He and Jerell Parker then added free throws to close the scoring.

    Chad Pleiness with 11 points was the only other Chippewa in double figures. Kerr had 15 for Loyola, while Terry Grant added 14 and Ryan Blankson had 12 to go with a game high 11 rebounds.


    Northern Illinois Runs Past Rockford, 121-88

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Leon Rodgers scored 27 points in leading Northern Illinois to a 121-88 victory over Rockford on Wednesday.

    The Huskies (1-6), shooting nearly 70 percent from the field, jumped out to an early lead and ended the first half on top 52-35.

    Northern Illinois pushed its shooting percentage above 70 percent in the second half, as they overwhelmed the Regents.

    Morgan Thompson and Walter Thompson each scored 18 points for the Huskies. Matt Nelson and Mike Morrison had 13 points each, Mike Brown 12 and Marcus Smallwood added 11.

    Greg Feaster scored 16 points for Rockford (4-2). Marcus HIll and Terry Laney each scored 14 points, Geoff Wing had 11 points and Billy Lewis added 10.