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Coupled with an 83-66 Western Carolina (6-6 SoCon) home loss to Appalachian State in the meantime Monday night, Elonšs triumph over the Mocs (15-12 overall, 6-6 SoCon) gave the Phoenix (13-12 overall, 9-3 SoCon) the North Division crown with two regular season games remaining. Elon won for the 11th time in 14 games since opening the season at 2-9.
Playing in their home finale, Rice and Jordan (nine rebounds) paced five
With the win, the
Back-to-back jumpers by Atoyebi and James put the
James ended the run with a three-point field goal to give Elon the lead for good at 26-23 with to go in the frame. The
Elon opened the second stanza with an 11-5 surge to extend its edge to 45-35 on an old fashioned three-point play by
For the Mocs, Steve Cherry logged game highs with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Crouch added 13 points.
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Charleston, S.C. Elton Nesbitt scored 30 points, while teammate Louis Graham added 16 points and 13 rebounds leading
With the win, the Eagles improved to a league-best 18-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.
The Cougars got a team-high 25 points from Dontaye Draper, while David Lawrence added a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Eagles shot 48.4 percent from the floor for the game hitting 30-of-62 attempts, including 47.1 percent from 3-point land (8-17). The Cougars, who held a slight 41-40 rebounding edge, shot 42.0 percent (29-69).
Donte Gennie added 15 points for
The Cougars play at The Citadel on Thursday at .
Furman 67, Wofford 59
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Eric Webb scored 15 points as Furman made up for poor shooting from the field with plenty of free throws to beat Wofford 67-59 on Monday night.
The Paladins (14-10, 7-5 Southern Conference) shot just 39 percent (18-of-46) from the field but connected on 27 of 31 free throws, including eight straight after the Terriers cut Furman's lead to 57-55 with just under three minutes to go.
The Paladins led 51-39 with nine minutes left before Wofford (10-15, 5-7) scored the next 10 points to cut the deficit to 51-49 with remaining.
The teams traded several baskets before Furman made eight free throws in a row to take a 65-55 lead.
Wofford shot just 13 free throws, making 10, and was 47 percent (23-of-49) from the field.
Howard Wilkerson scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Tyler Berg added 14 for the Terriers.
Robby Bostain had 14 points and Gerad Punch added 13 for Furman.
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Appalachian State 83,
Cullowhee, N.C. -- Despite a career high 28 points from Western Carolina senior Corey Muirhead, Appalachian State, which led by 17 at the break, was able to hold on to that margin for an 83-66 victory over the Catamounts Monday night at the Ramsey Activity Center. The Mountaineers, with all five starters scoring double figures including 17 from D.J. Thompson, had its best shooting game on the season, making 58.1 percent of their shots from the field and 54.4 from 3-point range.
Western jumped out to an early 7-2 lead, but the Apps responded with a 14-0 run and never surrendered the lead the rest of the game. Nathan Cranford led the Mountaineers during the spurt, scoring 10 straight on three 3-pointers and a free throw. David Berghoefer made a free throw with left before the break to make it an eight-point game only to have
Appalachian State extended its 17-point halftime lead (42-25) to 20 after another
Muirhead tried to rally his Catamounts one last time, scoring six of Western’s points during an 8-0 run and throwing down another dunk. Demetrius Scott immediately answered with a layup and, after a WCU miss, Thompson sank a jumper with left to put ASU up 12, a lead Western would not be able to overcome the remainder of the contest.
Thompson only made 4-of-12 shots from the field, but was 8-of-9 at the free throw line to score his 17 points.
For the Catamounts, Muirhead made 12-of-20 shots from the field and grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Trey
Davidson 81, The Citadel 77
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Jason Morton scored a career-high 27 points and hit all six of his 3-pointers as Davidson beat The Citadel 81-77 on Monday night.
The teams traded the lead several times in the second half before the Wildcats (15-9, 8-4 Southern Conference) went on a 14-2 run to take a 78-67 lead with under a minute to go.
The Bulldogs (7-18, 0-12) cut the deficit to 79-73 on back-to-back 3-pointers from Matt Davis and Donny McLendon combined with the Wildcats missing three of their next four free throws.
But Davidson's Kenny Grant sank two free throws with 22 seconds to go to end The Citadel's final chance.
Donny McLendon scored 26 points and J'mel Everhart had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have lost 15 of their last 16 games.
Ian Johnson scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds and Brendan Winters added 11 points for Davidson, who remains in second place in the SoCon's South Division.