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College Basketball: UVM Outlasts George Mason

  • Michigan State's Nick Ward, left, pulls down a rebound against Iowa's Luka Garza during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 90-68. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)



Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Fairfax, Va. — Ernie Duncan and Anthony Lamb scored 19 points apiece to help Vermont hold off George Mason for a 72-67 men’s basketball win on Monday night.

Stef Smith added 10 points for Vermont, including two free throws that capped the scoring with 6 seconds left.

Duncan hit a 3-pointer that capped a 9-2 opening run and Lamb’s 3 with 9:04 left in the first half pushed the lead into double figures at 18-8. The Catamounts (6-3) led by as many as 14 points in the second half and Duncan’s foul shot with 2:56 to play made it 61-49 but Justin Kier scored 14 points from there, including a layup with seven seconds remaining, to pull George Mason within three before Smith’s free throws sealed it.

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No. 10 Michigan State 90 No. 18 Iowa 68

East Lansing, Mich. — Nick Ward made all 10 of his shots, scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead No. 10 Michigan State over No. 18 Iowa.

The Spartans (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten) trailed for more than six minutes in the first half and were behind by as much as six points before a Ward-led surge gave them a 43-33 lead at halftime.

No. 4 Virginia 83Morgan State 45

Charlottesville, Va. — De’Andre Hunter and Kyle Guy scored 15 points each and Virginia stayed undefeated with its eighth straight win.

Nine different Cavaliers scored during a 24-6 first-half burst that turned a 23-14 lead into a 47-20 runaway.

No. 11 Florida State 83Troy 67

Tallahassee, Fla. — P.J. Savoy scored 16 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, and Florida State shook off a sluggish performance to put away Troy.

M.J. Walker added 14 points, while Trent Forrest had 13 points and five rebounds for the Seminoles (7-1), who committed 16 turnovers and had just 13 assists.

No. 12 Wisconsin 69Rutgers 64

Madison, Wis. — Ethan Happ scored 20 points and D’Mitrik Trice added 14 for Wisconsin in its Big Ten home opener.

Nate Reuvers finished with 10 points, and Happ, who scored 12 second-half points, shot 10 of 17 from the field as Wisconsin (8-1, 2-0 Big Ten) closed out the win by hitting five of its last six shots.

Eugene Omoruyi scored 17 points and had eight rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (7-2, 0-2), who lost to a ranked opponent for the second straight game. Geo Baker and Peter Kiss added 15 and 12 points, respectively, for Rutgers, which shot 13 of 32 in the second half.

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