Freshman Mike Boyd scored 27 points as West Virginia cruised to a 94-68 victory over Virginia Tech yesterday in Morgantown, W.Va.
The Mountaineers (11-8) used an 11-2 run to take a 30-18 lead with 7:55 left in the first half. They led 43-29 at halftime.
Virginia Tech (8-10) rallied to get to 65-56 with 7:37 left as Rod Wheeler scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half. But a turnover slowed its momentum and West Virginia regrouped.
The Hokies, coming off Wednesday's 82-79 victory at Louisville, made only 24 of 74 shots (32 percent). Dirk Williams had 13 points and John Rivers grabbed 11 rebounds.
The Mountaineers got back on track after having a 21-game home winning streak snapped by Penn State on Thursday.
Charles Becton had 19 points for West Virginia, which made 29 of 63 shots. The Mountaineers were 15 of 28 in the second half.
Chris Brooks, the Mountaineers' leading scorer, was held to eight points.
Towson St. 82, Rider 65:
Devin Boyd scored 23 points and the Tigers held the Broncs to four second-half field goals in an East Coast Conference game in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Towson State (13-6, 8-0) broke a 45-45 halftime tie with an 11-1 scoring run, during which Lewis Waller had four of his 15 points.
Rider (8-12, 2-5) jumped to a 23-10 lead as Darrick Suber scored seven of his 18 points. However Towson State got back into the game as Chuck Lightening (17 points) scored 12 points in a 22-3 binge, giving the Tigers a 32-26 lead. Rider then converted five three-point baskets in the final 4:31 of the half to knot the game at 45.
Hofstra 71, Maryland-Baltimore County 52:
Erroll Flanigan scored 18 points, leading the Flying Dutchmen to their fourth straight victory in an ECC game in Hempstead, N.Y.
Derek Flowers scored 12 points, increasing his career total to 1,003 and making him the 17th Hofstra player to surpass 1,000 points.
Brian Watkins had 11 points and Jim Frantz 10 for the Retrievers (2-18, 1-6).
The Flying Dutchmen (12-9, 6-1) scored 15 straight points to take command, 17-5, with 13:46 left in the first half. Bobby Gordon led the run with six points, and Flanigan had four.
Randolph-Macon 78, Roanoke 75:
In Salem, Va., Dave Kagey hit a 10-foot jumper with six seconds left and the Yellow Jackets, ranked seventh in Division III, improved to 17-1, 11-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Kagey finished with 25 points.
After a basket by Kagey put the Yellow Jackets ahead, Pat Holland was fouled and made the first of two free throws for the final margin.
Holland finished with 23. Jeff Taylor had 17 points for Randolph-Macon.
Ron Pendleton had 21 points for Roanoke (9-10, 3-8), including his 1,000th point. He also had 10 rebounds. Rick Becker had 18 points.
St. Mary's (Md.) 81, Gallaudet 80:
Jason Slaughter scored 27 points as the Seahawks (9-11, 3-4) held off the Bison (10-9, 1-5) in a CAC game in St. Mary's City. Gallaudet was led by Brian Bippus, who had 30 points and 13 rebounds and was 12 of 12 from the free throw line.
St. Francis (N.Y.) 88, Mount St. Mary's 77:
In Emmitsburg, Md., Ron Arnold scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead five players in double figures as the Terriers (11-9, 6-5) defeated the Mountaineers (6-13, 4-5) in a Northeast Conference game.
Scott Murphy scored 21 points for Mount St. Mary's, which dropped its third consecutive league game.
Virginia Union 83, Bowie State 67:
Carl Martin and Derek Johnson each scored 15 points for the winners in Bowie.
Bowie was led by Chuck Gholston, who had 15 points and four rebounds. Brian Forbes had nine points and 10 rebounds.