- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 20, 2008

From combined dispatches

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VIRGINIA 77, SOUTH FLORIDA 75: Sylven Landesberg nailed a layup with 13 seconds left and sank a free throw six seconds later to seal Virginia’s victory over South Florida on Wednesday night in Charlottesville.

Landesberg finished with 21 points for the Cavaliers (2-0), and Jamil Tucker added 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds in the win. Tucker also went 2-for-3 from behind the arc.

Dominique Jones scored a game-high 23 for the Bulls (1-1), and Jesus Verdejo added 22 and was 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

The Bulls shot 49.2 percent from the field (32-for-65) compared to a 40.3 mark (27-for-67) for the Cavaliers, but went just 6-for-12 from the free throw line. The Cavaliers sank 18 of their 28 free throws.

GW 71, BINGHAMTON 57: Reserve Noel Wilmore scored 16 points and Damian Hollis added 15 points and five blocks as the host Colonials (2-0) defeated the Bearcats (1-1) at Smith Center.

George Washington held Binghamton to one field goal over a 15-minute stretch to pull away in the second half.

Rob Diggs added 13 points for GW, which won its 20th straight home opener.

Dwayne Jackson scored 20 points and D.J. Rivera added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats, who were held to 31.4 percent (16 of 51) shooting from the field.

After Binghamton scored the opening basket, the Colonials responded with 11 straight points and never relinquished the lead. They held the Bearcats without a field goal for over seven minutes during a 18-8 run, capped by a Tony Taylor 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half to give the Colonials a 38-26 halftime lead.

AMERICAN 65, HOWARD 63: Garrison Carr had 29 points as the Eagles (2-1) escaped with a victory over the Bison (1-2) at Burr Gymnasium.

Howard’s Eugene Myatt missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Carr shot 11-for-19 from the field, including 7-for-13 on 3-pointers, to lead American, which nearly blew a 10-point lead in the final four minutes.

Chris McHenry’s 3-pointer pulled the Bison within 65-61 with 31 seconds remaining and Myatt’s two free throws made it 65-63 with 19 seconds left. Myatt fouled Carr on an inbounds play with 15.2 seconds on the clock, but the Eagles guard missed the front end of a one-and-one.

On Howard’s final possession, Randy Hampton lost the ball in traffic. Myatt, who had a team-high 19 points, recovered the loose ball and launched a 3-point attempt that rimmed out as the final horn sounded.

AP TOP 25

No. 5 MICHIGAN ST. 70, IPFW 59: Raymar Morgan scored eight of his 22 points during a decisive 13-0 run and the Spartans (2-0) survived a road scare from Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne, beating the Mastodons (0-2) in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Kalin Lucas added 17 points for the Spartans.

Ben Botts led IPFW with 22 and David Carson scored 17.

No. 20 WAKE FOREST 120, UNC WILMINGTON 88: Jeff Teague had a career-high 31 points to help the host Demon Deacons (2-0) beat the Seahawks (2-1) in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Johnny Wolf scored 24 points to lead the Seahawks, who had scored 100 points in each of their first two games. UNC Wilmington shot 48 percent for the game and hit 12 3-pointers.

No. 23 VILLANOVA 77, NIAGARA 62: Scottie Reynolds scored 19 points, Corey Fisher had 15 and Reggie Redding added 14 to lead the host Wildcats (3-0) past the pesky Purple Eagles (1-1) in Villanova, Pa.

Playing its third game in six days, banged-up Villanova was just vulnerable enough to be severely tested at home by Niagara. The Purple Eagles opened the second half on a hot streak and a pair of 3s helped slice the deficit to single digits.

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