February 6 Rebound

Welcome to the Thursday night rebound. A lot of games, no need for words here.

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(2) Arizona 67 (22-1, 9-1) Oregon 65 (15-7, 3-7)

The Wildcats went on a 8-0 run from the 3:17 mark to the 48 second mark. Oregon had a lot of chances late in the game to change things. They had a turnover after an offensive rebound, Joseph Young took the definition of an ill-advised shot after TJ McConnell buried a 3 to give Arizona the lead and the Ducks went 1-4 at the foul line while down 4. Nick Johnson scored the last 5 for Arizona at the line and assisted on the McConnell 3. Johnson had 18 on 5 of 16, 0 of 5 from 3 but went 8-11 at the line. Johnson is 0-10 from 3 the last two games. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14-10. Jason Calliste and Joseph Young ()5-13) both had 14 for the Ducks.

Arizona had a couple of injury scares. Aaron Gordon left the game after coming down oddly on his ankle and TJ McConnell appeared to have something wrong with his back as the game ended.

(7) Cincinnati 63 (22-2, 11-0) (22) Connecticut 58 (17-5, 5-4)

The Bearcats won their 15th straight by pulling away from UConn late. UConn went 7 minutes without a field goal, scoring 3 points, while losing a 5 point lead. The Bearcats went 8 of 10 at the line down the stretch on a night were they shot free throws 11-18. The Huskies had some chances to take the lead but Shabazz Napier took some poor shots, 16 points on 5 of 19, and Cincinnati's defense locked up the Huskies when they needed a 3. Sean Kilpatrick put on a show for the ESPN audience with 26 points on 8 of 15, 5-8 from 3, 5-7 at the line, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Kilpatrick became the third Bearcat to break the 1,900 point barrier, joining Steve Logan and Oscar Robertson in that exclusive club.

(9) Michigan State 82 (20-3, 9-1) Penn State 67 (12-11, 3-7)

The Spartans welcomed Adreian Payne back with a nice win over the Nittany Lions. Payne played 18 minutes, scoring 12 on 5 of 9 shooting, 2-2 at the line. Payne had 3 boards and 2 assists. He was one of 5 Spartans in double figures. Kenny Kaminski had 19 on 7-9, 5-6 from 3. Garry Harris had 14, but on 5 of 16. Denzel Valentine finished with 11-11-6-4 steals. Matt Costello had 10-6-3. For Penn St, Tim Frazier had 22 on 9 of 14. DJ Newbill had 17 on a rocky 5 of 18.

Belmont 99 (18-8, 9-2) Murray St 96 (13-9, 8-2)

How does an Ohio Valley game get mentioned with the top 25 games? When it kicks some ass. The Bruins had a 10 point lead with a minute left. TJ Sapp and Cameron Payne made 3s in a span of 5 seconds. Payne made a layup to cut it to 3 with 22 seconds left. After Belmont's JJ Mann hit 4 free throws to CJ Ford's two, Payne was fouled shooting a 3 with 4 seconds left. He made two but missed the third. Belmont called a timeout for the inbound but TJ Sapp made a steal. His game tying 3 was no good.

As you would expect, some guys went off for big games. Belmont had JJ man with 25 on 6 of 8, 2-3, 11-12 FTs with 9 boards, Blake Jenkins with 25 as well on 10-12 and Craig Bradshaw with 22 on 7-12, 2-3, 6-6, with 6 assists. Cameron Payne had a game high 29 for Murray on 9-20, 3-8, 8-9 with 5 assists and 4 boards. Jarvis Williams had 21-13 and TJ Sapp had 20.

PAC 12

Arizona State 86 (17-6, 6-4) Oregon State 82 (13-9, 5-5) – OT

The last couple minutes of this game weren't exactly well played. After Roberto Nelson scored with 2:34 left, no one did until Jermaine Marshall for Arizona St scored with 28 seconds left. That opened the door for Nelson to make a layup to tie with 20 seconds left. The game turned in OT with Arizona St up 2. Jermaine Marshall made a layup, then Shaquielle McKissic got a steal that led to Jahii Carson hitting a pair of free throws. 6 was too big a hole for the Beavers to climb. Jermaine Marshall had 25 for the Sun Devils, Jahii Carson 23-6-6-3 steals and Jordan Bachynski 17-15-7 blocks. Roberto Nelson of Oregon St had 26 on 8 of 18, 4 of 5, 6 of 7.

Utah 78 (15-7, 4-6) Washington 69 (13-10, 5-5)

Nice win for the Utes at home. They shot 60% from the field and 22-31 at the foul line. Brandon Taylor had 20 for the team high. Delon Wright had 19 on 7 of 9, 5-8 FTs, 5 assists, 4 boards, 3 steals and a block. Jordan Loveridge had 16-13. For Washington, CJ Wilcox had 20 and Nigel Williams-Goss had 19.

SEC

Georgia 91 (11-10, 5-4) LSU 78 (14-7, 5-4)

A tough loss for LSU's NCAA hopes. LSU was down 13, cut the lead to 3 but could get no closer. The Bulldogs broke their 3 game skid by shooting 60%. They went 32 of 46 at the foul line. Nemanja Djurisic had 17, Charles Mann 16 and Marcus Thornton 15 and 10. Jordan Mickey  had 19 on 7 of 9 for LSU. Andre Stringer had 19 but on 6 of 15. LSU star Johnny O'Bryant had 9 on 4-11 with 2 rebounds but played just 15 minutes before fouling out.

AMERICAN

SMU 75 (18-5, 7-3) Temple 52 (6-15, 1-8)

The Mustangs let the defense shine, holding Temple to a 30% / 20% /64% (ok that one was on Temple) and forced 15 turnovers. SMU hit 54% but 8 of 14 at the foul line. Markus Kennedy had 14-9 and Shawn Williams had 14. Nic Moore had 11-7 assists and Keith Frazier had 11 as well.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE

St Mary's 77 (17-7, 7-4) Loyola Marymount 58 (11-13, 3-9)

BYU 89 (15-9, 7-4) Santa Clara 76 (10-14, 3-8)

San Francisco 74 (15-9, 8-4) San Diego 67 (13-12, 4-8)

Pepperdine 80 (14-10, 7-5) Pacific 69 (12-10, 3-8)

ATLANTIC 10

VCU 68 (19-4, 7-1) Rhode Island 52 (11-12, 2-6)

ATLANTIC SUN

Florida Gulf Coast 100 (15-9, 9-2) Jacksonville 71 (9-14, 5-7)

The Eagles maintained a share of first place with a monster win. They shot 66% / 50% / 74%. Brett Comer had 30 on 11 of 17, 4-4, 4-5 with 8 assists. Eric McKnight had 22 on 11-11. That's efficient.

North Florida 54 (13-12, 7-5) Stetson 52 (6-17, 4-7)

Lipscomb 77 (11-12, 6-6) USC Upstate 75 (13-11, 6-5)

Lipscomb was down 7 with 1:33 left. Chad Johnson hit a 3, Josh Williams (21) hit a 3, JC Hampton (21) made a 3 to get them down 3. Hampton made a layup to cut it to one. After a missed layup, Josh Williams nailed another 3 with 11 seconds left.

East Tennessee State 64 (13-11, 6-5) Northern Kentucky 50 (8-16, 4-8)

BIG SKY

Weber State 84 (12-7, 9-2) North Dakota 72 (9-12, 6-5)

The Wildcats stay on top of the Big Sky with a big win. Davion Berry had 21-6-5 assists and Joel Bolomboy had 20-10. They hit 24-27 at the foul line.

Idaho State 73 (8-12, 5-6) Northern Colorado 70 (13-7, 7-4)

Idaho St's Tomas Sanchez had 23 points, none bigger than the 3 pointer he nailed with 14 seconds left for the go ahead bucket.

Montana 82 (11-9, 6-5) Portland State 76 (11-9, 6-5) – OT

Keron DeShields of Montana hit a layup to send the game into OT. DeShields wasn't done, he scored 11 in the OT period. DeShields finished with 19.

Sacramento State 87 (9-11, 5-6) Northern Arizona 70 (9-13, 6-5)

Eastern Washington 79 (10-12, 5-6) Montana State 50 (10-12, 5-6)

BIG SOUTH

Winthrop 92 (12-10, 5-4) Barber-Scotia 62

BIG WEST

UC Santa Barbara 75 (15-6, 6-2) Hawaii 64 (15-7, 4-4)

UC Irvine 61 (15-9, 6-2) Long Beach State (9-13, 5-3)

The Big East was shaken out a little bit as the top 4 teams met. The UC teams pulled out wins to tie atop the league.

UC Davis 89 (8-15, 3-5) CS Northridge 86 (11-13, 3-6)

This was a 7 point game for Davis with 1:14 left. They gave the lead away with a pair of missed free throws and a turnover. Northridge hit a pair of threes around a layup to tie. This was a tie game in OT when Georgi Funtarov (15) hit a 3 with 7 seconds left.

U Riverside 72 (8-14, 3-5) CS Fullerton 69 (7-14, 2-5)

CONFERENCE USA

UTEP 58 (17-6, 7-1) East Carolina 47 (12-11, 1-7)

The Miners move half a game ahead of Southern Miss for the C-USA lead. They held the Pirates to 35% shooting, while the Miners shot 52%. John Bohannon had 12-14-4 assists.

Louisiana Tech 66 (19-5, 7-2) Tulsa 61 (10-12, 5-3)

Middle Tennessee 67 (16-7, 6-2) Florida Atlantic 63 (8-15, 3-5)

Rice 75 (7-15, 2-7) North Texas 70 (11-11, 2-6)

Old Dominion 69 (11-12, 5-3) UTSA 61 (7-14, 3-5)

FIU 78 (12-11, 4-4) UAB 73 (14-8, 3-5)

HORIZON

Cleveland State 92 (16-9, 7-3) Oakland 85 (9-16, 4-6)

MAAC

Marist 68 (9-14, 6-7) Rider 61 (12-10, 8-5)

MISSOURI VALLEY

Bradley 63 (10-14, 5-6) Loyola (IL) 54 (8-15, 3-8)

NEC

Robert Morris 65 (13-11, 8-1) LIU Brooklyn 56 (7-15, 2-7)

The Colonials stayed on top of the standings with some solid defense, holding the Blackbirds to 32% / 22%. Karvel Anderson finished with 16 for Robert Morris.

Bryant 79 (15-9, 7-2) Central Connecticut State 68 (6-16, 2-7)

Mount St. Mary's 73 (10-12, 6-3) Sacred Heart 60 (4-20, 1-8)

St Francis (NY) 78 (15-9, 6-3) St Francis (PA) 52 (6-16, 4-5)

Wagner 75 (11-11, 5-4) Fairleigh Dickinson 68 (8-15, 4-5)

OVC

SIU-Edwardsville 93 (9-15, 5-5) SE Missouri St 88 (12-12, 3-7) - OT

This game had a wild last 2:29 where SIE tied the game, SEMO took it back, SIE tied it, SEMO hit a 3, SIE two, SEMO two, SIE a three, SEMO a layup with 12 seconds left and SIE with a layup as time ran out. OT was not as dramatic as SIE went on a 5-0 run to start the period and traded buckets until the end. Tyler Stone had 37 on 15 of 19, 6 of 7 FTs for SEMO.

Eastern Illinois 91 (9-14, 6-5) UT Martin 79 (7-18, 2-8)

Austin Peay 75 (10-13, 4-5) Tennessee St 65 (3-22, 2-9)

SOUTHERN

Davidson 109 (13-11, 9-1) Samford 88 (10-15, 4-6)

The Wildcats scored 61 points in the first half. They shot 65% overall and 73% from distance. They hit 16 of 22. 26 assists on 37 field goals. Brian Sullivan hit 7 of 10 for long range, Tyler Kalinoski 5-7. Davidson is tied for the SoCo lead.

Elon 72 (13-11, 6-3) UNC Greensboro 66 (11-14, 4-6)

Wofford 74 (12-10, 7-3) Georgia Southern 61 (11-13, 4-5)

Appalachian State 54 (7-15, 3-6) Citadel 45 (4-21, 0-10)

SOUTHLAND

Stephen F. Austin 93 (21-2, 10-0) Nicholls St 64 (109, 7-3)

The Lumberjacks picked up win 18 in a row with a thrashing of the Colonels. 5 Lumberjacks scored in double figures, led by Thomas Walkup's 17 on 7 of 10 shooting. SFA forced 21 turnovers.

Incarnate Word 82 (17-5, 5-4) Texas A&M-CC 78 (10-14, 7-4)

Central Arkansas 85 (6-15, 3-7) SE Louisiana 71 (9-12, 4-6)

Abilene Christian 87 (8-15, 2-7) Houston Baptist 81 (4-19, 1-10)

SUMMIT

North Dakota State 66 (17-6, 6-2) IUPUI 60 (5-20, 0-8)

South Dakota State 79 (13-10, 5-3) IPFW 51 (18-7, 6-2)

These results created a tie atop the Summit between North Dakota State and IPFW. The leader won't take too long to be decided, they play on Saturday.

SUN BELT

Georgia State 68 (17-6, 10-0) UALR 57 (12-11, 7-4)

The Panthers ran their Sun Belt record to a sparkling 10-0. They held UALR to 37% shooting, 2-14 from three. Devonta White had 22 on 6 of 11, 9 of 12 FTs. RJ Hunter had 14 and Ryan Harrow 13 on 4 of 15.

Louisiana-Lafayette 92 (14-9, 5-5) TX-Arlington 89 (9-13, 4-6)

Texas State 65 (7-15, 3-6) UL Monroe 57 (7-11, 4-6)

Troy 79 (8-14, 3-7) South Alabama 74 (7-16, 1-9)

WAC

Utah Valley 79 (14-8, 8-1) Grand Canyon 68 (11-11, 6-3)

The Wolverines extended their WAC lead with a nice bounce back win. The shot the lights out at 50% / 50% / 93%. Holton Hunsaker had 29 on 8 of 14, 4 of 7, 9 of 9. Three other Wolverines had double figures.

Idaho 73 (8-14, 3-6) New Mexico State 67 (17-8, 6-3)

Seattle 83 (11-10, 3-5) UT-Pan American 62 (6-18, 2-7)

INDEPENDENT

NJIT 110 (10-15) Wheelock College 46

TOP POINTS

  1. 37 – Tyler Stone – SEMO
  2. 35 – Travis Bader – Oakland
  3. 31 – Shawn Long – La Laf
  4. 31 – Lonnie McClanahan – Tx Arl.
  5. 31 – Charlie Lee – Clev. St
  6. 30 – Jalan West – NW St
  7. 30 – Sherman Blanford – E.Illinois
  8. 30 – Brett Comer – FGCU
  9. 29 – Cameron Payne – Murr. St
  10. 29 – Holton Hunsaker – U.Valley
  11. 29 – Karl Cochran – Wofford
  12. 28 – De'Mon Brooks – David.
  13. 28 – Luke Nelson – UC Irvine
  14. 27 – Jaron Nash – N.Dakota
  15. 27 – Parker Wentz – Ab.Christian
  16. 27 – Shawn Glover – O.Rob
  17. 27 – Tyler Haws – BYU
  18. 27 – Corey Hawkins – UC Davis
  19. 26 – Mikh McKinney – Sac. St
  20. 26 – Hunter Williams – Troy
  21. 26 – Tim Williams – Samford
  22. 26 – Sean Kilpatrick – Cincinnati
  23. 26 – Roberto Nelson – Ore. St
  24. 25 – Blake Jennings – Belmont
  25. 25 – JJ Mann – Belmont
  26. 25 – Kyle Richardson – Port. St
  27. 25 – Augustine Rubit – S.Ala.
  28. 25 – Brian Sullivan – David.
  29. 25 – Shawn Jones – Mid. Tenn.
  30. 25 – Jermaine Marshall – Arz. St

TOP REBOUNDS

  1. 17 – Alan Williams – UC SB
  2. 17 – Eric Moreland – Ore. St
  3. 15 – Jordan Bachynski – Arz. St
  4. 14 – John Bohannon – UTEP
  5. 14 – Korey Billbury – O.Rob.
  6. 14 – Brandon Edwards – Tx Arl.
  7. 14 – Gilvydas Biruta – R.I
  8. 14 – Beau Levesque – St. Mary's
  9. 13 – Devonte Upson – SE LA
  10. 13 – Jarvis Williams – Murr. St
  11. 13 – DeQuan Hicks – NW St
  12. 13 – Jay Bowie – Marist
  13. 13 – Sean Obi – Rice
  14. 13 – Lee Skinner – Wofford

TOP ASSISTS

  1. 11 – Dovine Stewart – SI-Edwardsville
  2. 11 – Jason Brickman -  LIU-Brooklyn
  3. 10 – Dylan Garrity – Sac. St
  4. 10 – Tom Droney – David.
  5. 10 – Lucas Nutt – SEMO
  6. 10 – Kahlil Felder – Oakland

TOP BLOCKS

  1. 11 – Mamadou Ndiaye – UC Irvine
  2. 7 – Jordan Bachynski – Arz. St
  3. 5 – Rakeem Buckles – FIU
  4. 5 – Naofall Folahan – Wagner
  5. 5 – Brandon Peel – C.Conn.St
  6. 5 – Alan Williams – UC SB

TOP STEALS

  1. 5 – Chris Hansen – Id St
  2. 5 – Seth Gearhart – Rice
  3. 5 – Phillip Jones – UTSA
  4. 5 – Kyle Collinsworth – BYU
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