Morehead State beats Norfolk State in closing seconds of game
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jarrett Stokes made a 3-point shot with 27 seconds remaining Monday night, putting Morehead State ahead in a 73-67 men's basketball victory over Norfolk State in Johnson Arena.
Morehead State (4-2) scored the final seven points, including two foul shots apiece by Stokes and Kahil Owens after Norfolk State (2-5) led, 67-66, on Rob Johnson's layup with 59 seconds left.
Associate head coach Dylan Howard guided the team with first-year Morehead State head coach Sean Woods suspended for one game after he pushed one of his players last week during a loss at Kentucky.
Woods is expected back on the bench Wednesday for a game at Marshall University.
Forward Milton Chavis led the Eagles with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs scored 12 while Stokes and Owens both netted 11.
The Eagles had a 41-39 rebounding advantage.
EAST CAROLINA 62, GEORGIA STATE 53: Maurice Kemp scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as undefeated East Carolina defeated Georgia State 62-53 Monday night, snapping the Panthers' three-game winning streak.
East Carolina (5-0) never trailed, scoring the game's first eight points and building a 31-20 halftime advantage.
When the Panthers (3-3) got within a point, 15-14, the Pirates ran off the next nine points, capped by two 3-pointers by Shamarr Bowden.
Georgia State never got closer than seven points in the second half.
Both teams shot below 40 percent, but East Carolina dominated the boards, taking 47 rebounds -- 18 at the offensive end -- to Georgia State's 26. Robert Sampson led the Pirates in rebounds with 16 and also scored 12 points and blocked three shots.
Manny Atkins led Georgia State with 15 points and eight rebounds and Devonta White added 13 points and five assists.
NO. 10 KANSAS 70, SAN JOSE ST. 57: Jeff Withey had 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks for only the second official triple-double in Kansas history, and the 10th-ranked Jayhawks held off a furious comeback by San Jose State for a 70-57 victory Monday night.
Withey scored 10 points during a 20-2 run early in the second half, and achieved the Jayhawks' first triple-double since Cole Aldrich in an NCAA tournament game against Dayton in 2010 when the 7-footer blocked Xavier Jones' shot with 7:43 left in the game.
Kansas (5-1) used its big run to take a 60-36 lead with just over 11 minutes remaining, but the Spartans (2-3) answered with an 18-2 run to climb back in the game.
The Jayhawks finally put it away when Elijah Johnson hit a floater with just over a minute left for a 66-57 lead.
James Kinney scored 19 of his 30 points in the second half for the Spartans.