- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 24, 2009

From combined dispatches

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NO. 21 MARYLAND 79, CHAMINADE 51: Sean Mosley scored 19 points, Eric Hayes added 12 and Landon Milbourne had 10 to help the Terrapins defeat the Silverswords on Monday night in the first round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

The Terps (4-0) advanced to a semifinal meeting Tuesday with Cincinnati, which beat No. 24 Vanderbilt 67-58 in the first round.

Mosley scored seven points in Maryland’s 22-12 run that gave it a 36-24 halftime lead.

Shane Hanson had 14 points and Steven Bennett added 12 for the Silverswords (0-1), the Division II hosts of the tournament who are 6-59 over 26 years.

Preseason ACC selection Greivis Vasquez finished with six points on 2-for-6 shooting and had three turnovers and six assists.

FAIRFIELD 72, AMERICAN 56: The Eagles failed to hold off the Stags at Bender Arena.

Stephen Lumpkins and Nick Hendra scored 14 points apiece for American, but a strong second-half performance by Fairfield helped the Stags overcome a 29-27 halftime deficit.

American (0-5) took a 7-4 lead early in the first half following a Hendra offensive rebound and layup, but an 8-2 run by the Stags gave them a 12-9 advantage.

The lead was short lived as Fairfield (3-1) responded with an 8-2 stretch, which included six straight points scored by Anthony Johnson.

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NO. 6 PURDUE 73, NO. 9 TENNESSEE 72: E’Twaun Moore scored 22 points to lead the Boilermakers to a victory over the Volunteers in the championship game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

The Vols (4-1) had a chance to win it, but center Wayne Chism missed an open 3-pointer from the top of the key with two seconds remaining.

Robbie Hummel scored 20 points for the Boilermakers (4-0), and JaJuan Johnson added 11 despite playing 18 minutes before fouling out.

NO. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 93, GARDNER-WEBB 72: Deon Thompson scored 22 points to help the Tar Heels bounce back from their first loss and beat the Bulldogs in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tyler Zeller added 16 points for the Tar Heels (5-1), who led by double digits most of the way and had little trouble beating the instate Big South Conference program. It was the 599th victory for coach Roy Williams, now in his seventh year at his alma mater following 15 seasons in Kansas.

NO. 16 LOUISVILLE 80, APPALACHIAN STATE 53: Samardo Samuels had 16 points and Preston Knowles and Edgar Sosa added 11 points each as the Cardinals surged past the Mountaineers in Louisville, Ky.

Freshman Rakeem Buckles added six points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (4-0), who won their third game in three days by wearing down the Mountaineers in the second half.

NO. 19 CLEMSON 102, WINTHROP 66: Trevor Booker had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the host Tigers beat the Eagles win their 30th straight game in November.

The Tigers (4-0) haven’t lost in college basketball’s opening month since a 79-70 defeat at future ACC member Boston College on Nov. 26, 2004.

CINCINNATI 67, NO. 24 VANDERBILT 58: Yancy Gates was ready to go as soon as breakfast was over.

The 6-9, 260-pound forward scored 12 points in an 18-2 first-half run that set the tone for the Bearcats’ victory over the Commodores in the first round of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.

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