John Schoof played all 50 minutes, scoring 19 points and making a series of clutch plays down the stretch to lead American past Maryland-Baltimore County, 73-70, in double overtime on Thursday in Catonsville, Md.
Schoof, a sophomore forward out of W.T. Woodson, may have broken his nose during one stretch.
“John Schoof is a man,” Eagles Coach Jeff Jones said. “There is no question he has a broken nose as it is smashed all over his face, but he made tough, hard-nosed plays and he didn’t blink or even act like it hurt, executing when we needed him to.”
Schoof had four free throws in the second overtime.
Senior Daniel Munoz joined Schoof with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting, including three three-pointers, three rebounds and two assists, playing 48 minutes. Senior Stephen Lumpkins was double-teamed constantly for the second straight game, but played 45 minutes and finished with a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds).
●SYRACUSE 84, LONG BEACH ST. 53: C.J. Fair had 16 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points and 10 assists as the No. 4 Orange (7-0) won its 27th straight at home.
Syracuse has won 49 consecutive regular season nonconference games. Long Beach State (3-5) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
● CINCINNATI 87, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 53: Sean Kilpatrick scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats set a school record with 23 steals en route to a rout at home.
The Bearcats (8-0) started with eight straight wins for the 15th time in school history and second time in three seasons.
●CREIGHTON 64, NEBRASKA 42: Doug McDermott scored 27 points and Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the 17th-ranked Bluejays.
The Bluejays (8-1) won in Lincoln. Neb., for the first time since 2004.
Dylan Talley scored 14 points to lead the Cornhuskers (6-2).
●SAN DIEGO ST. 84, UCSB 70: Chase Tapley scored 23 points, going 6 of 8 from behind the three-point line, to lead five players in double figures to lead the Aztecs (7-1) in San Diego.
●WILLIAM & MARY 78, HOWARD 69: Brandon Britt’s 26 points paced the Tribe at home.
The Bison (2-8) were led by Calvin Thompson’s season-high 24 points and Mike Phillips’s 20.
William & Mary (5-3) shot 63 percent in the first half and led 38 -30 at intermission.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a season-high 25 points and No. 2 Connecticut pulled away in the second half to beat No. 10 Penn State, 67-52, in Storrs, Conn.
Brianna Banks added 10 points for the Huskies (8-0), who won their fourth game against a ranked opponent and their second this week against a top 10 team. The Huskies beat No. 9 Maryland, 63-48, on Monday.
Maggie Lucas scored 15 points and Ariel Edwards added 10 for Penn State (6-2).
● DUKE 85, GEORGIA TECH 52: Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Blue Devils (7-0) at home in their ACC opener.
Tyaunna Marshall (Elizabeth Seton) had 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting for Georgia Tech, but her teammates were a combined 12 of 59.
The Yellow Jackets fell to 3-5.