- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Jordan Tolbert had 20 points and 19 rebounds and No. 18 SMU beat Hampton 105-72 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0.

A night after having 18 points and 23 rebounds in a rout over Nicholls State, Tolbert helped the Mustangs to their highest-scoring game since November 2010. SMU is off to its best start since going 10-0 to open the 1997-98 season.

SMU played its final game under the direction of associate head coach Tim Jankovich. Head coach Larry Brown served a nine-game suspension after the NCAA ruled in September that a former administrative assistant completed online course work for a student to help him be admitted to school. The Mustangs also are banned from postseason play this season, including the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Quinton Chievous and Brian Darden had 18 points each for Hampton (4-4).

NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 86, MARSHALL 68

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Jevon Carter scored 15 points and West Virginia used its depth to wear down Marshall.

West Virginia (9-1) took control with a 16-1 run early in the second half to beat its intrastate rival for the fifth straight year and for the ninth time in 10 tries.

Daxter Miles Jr. added 14 points, Elijah Macon had 12, and Tarik Phillip 11.

Ryan Taylor led Marshall (3-7) with 15 points. Jon Elmore added 14, and James Kelly had 11.

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