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February 7 Rebound

Welcome to the Friday, February 7 rebound. We quite a few conference leaders in action tonight. Let's see how they fared.

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(6) Villanova 70 (21-2, 9-1) Seton Hall 53 (13-10, 4-6)

The Wildcats overcame a sluggish start to cruise to an easy win. From down 2016 with 6 minutes to go in the half, Nova went on a 18-6 run to close it. They dominated the second half with more great play. Nova shot 51% despite going 5 of 21 from 3. James Bell had 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting, 4 of 7, 2 of 2 and 6 boards. JayVaughn Pinkston had 19 on 9 of 11, with 6 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals. Darrun Hillard and Daniel Ochefu (10 boards, 6 assists) each had 10 points. Sterling Gibbs had 16 for the Pirates.

Jay Wright picked up his 400th win.

(12) Creighton 78 (19-3, 9-1) DePaul 66 (10-14, 2-9)

The Blue Jays didn't shoot the 3 ball well, 7-25, but the rest of their offense was efficient enough to keep the Blue Demons at bay. It was a historic game for Doug McDermott. During the course of action, he made his 1,000th field goal and pulled down his 1,000th rebound. McDermott had 32 on 9-21, 13-14 FTs, and 9. The only other Blue Jay in double figures at Austin Chatman, who had 11 and 5 assists. DePaul's Brandon Young scored 16 on 5 of 17 shooting. The Blue Demons shot 40%, 35%, 61.5%. A better shooting night and maybe they pull off the upset. We will never know.

CONFERENCE USA

Southern Miss 60 (20-3, 7-1) Marshall 57 (8-16, 2-7)

Marshall led nearly the entire game before Neil Watson shook his man then drilled an open 3 with 1.6 seconds left. Southern Miss hit three of their eight 3 pointers for their last three field goals. A brutal loss for the Thundering Herd.

Tulane 64 (12-11, 6-4) Charlotte 63 (14-8, 5-4)

Jay Hook (18 points) was fouled after pulling down an offensive rebound with a second left. He He hit the second to win the game.

ATLANTIC SUN

Mercer 75 (19-6, 10-2) Kennesaw State 68 (4-21, 1-11)

The Bears overcame a poor shooting performance from 3, 6-21, by hitting 21-27 at the foul line. Langston Hall was a great example of this. He scored 20 on 5 of 17 shooting, 3 of 9 from 3 but 7 of 8 at the line. Hall had 4 assists and 4 steals. Daniel Coursey had 9-14-5 blocks.

HORIZON

Detroit 59 (10-14, 3-6) Valparaiso 57 (14-10, 6-3)

Alec Peters scored a layup with 35 seconds left for Valpo. A Detroit layup attempt was blocked. After a timeout, Juwan Howard JR nailed a 3 with five seconds left for the Titan win.

IVY

Harvard 52 (18-3, 5-0) Brown 45 (11-8, 3-2)

The Crimson stay perfect in Ivy action with some great defense. Brown shot 27% / 12.5% with 15 turnovers. Harvard only shot 32% / 22% / 60%. Zena Edowsomwan had 12 points to lead the Crimson. Steve Moundou-Missi had 8-9.

Columbia 53 (14-8, 3-2) Princeton 52 (12-6, 0-4)

Meiko Lyles drilled a 3 with 28 seconds left. The Tigers missed a pair of layups on their next trip for the tough loss.

Yale 67 (10-9, 4-1) Dartmouth 54 (9-10, 2-3)

MAAC

Manhattan 84 (16-6, 9-4) Canisius 73 (16-8, 10-3)

The Jaspers jumped out to a 15-1 lead. They saw the lead cut to 3 late in the first half, but an 11-2 run rebuilt the lead. The lead would never get closer than 7. Manhattan shot 52%, 11-22 from 3. That made up for 20 turnovers. George Beamon had 27 on 9-22, 5-9, 4-5. Ashton Pankey had 16-11-5 blocks. The Golden Griffins shot 40.6%, 6-14 from 3 and 15-24 from the line. Billy Baron had 22, but on 6 of 15. He had 7 boards and 7 assists as well.

Iona 90 (14-8, 11-2) Niagara 89 (6-18, 3-10)

Iona came back from down 86-74 with 4 minutes left to claim the top spot in the MAAC. AJ English hit a 3 with 8 seconds left to give the Gaels the big win. Sean Armond had 5 of his 22 points and an assist in the run, English (15-5-5) scored 4, and Tavon Sledge had a 3 point play and assisted on the game winner. David Laury led the team with 28 on 9 of 13, 10 of 12 from the line, and 9 boards. Five Purple Eagles had double figures, topped by 18 from Ramone Snowden.

St Peter's 66 (8-14, 4-9) Siena 53 (10-14, 6-7)

Fairfield 60 (5-19, 2-11) Monmouth 56 (10-14, 4-9)

TOP POINTS

  1. 32 – Doug McDermott – Creighton
  2. 28 – David Laury – Iona
  3. 27 – Tony Hicks – Penn
  4. 27 – George Beamon – Man.
  5. 22 – Nolan Cressler – Cornell
  6. 22 – Billy Baron – Cani.
  7. 22 – Sean Armond – Iona
  8. 20 – Langston Hall – Mercer
  9. 20 – James Bell – Nova
  10. 19 – Louis Dabney – Tulane
  11. 19 – Miles Jackson-Cartwright – Penn
  12. 19 – Alex Rosenberg – Col.
  13. 19 – Juwan Howard – Detroit
  14. 19 – JayVaughn Pinkston – Nova
  15. 18 – Jay Hook – Tulane
  16. 18 -Desi Washington – St Peter's
  17. 18 – Ramone Snowden – Niagara

TOP REBOUNDS

  1. 14 – Daniel Coursey – Mercer
  2. 12 – Marvin Dominique – St Peter's
  3. 12 – Rayvon Harris – Niagara
  4. 11 – Tyrone O'Garro – Mon.
  5. 11 – Ashton Pankey – Man.
  6. 10 – Mike Thorne Jr – Char.
  7. 10 – Justin Sears – Yale
  8. 10 – Fran Doughtery – Penn
  9. 10 – Cedric Kuakumensah – Brown
  10. 10 – Amadou Sidibe – Fair.
  11. 10 – Ramone Snowden – Niagara
  12. 10 – Daniel Ochefu – Nova
  13. 10 – Evan Bruinsma – Detroit

TOP ASSISTS

  1. 8 – Grant Gibbs – Creig.
  2. 7 – Tony Hicks – Penn
  3. 7 – Billy Baron – Cani.
  4. 6 – Pierria Henry – Char.
  5. 6 – Jonathan Stark – Tulane
  6. 6 – Daniel Ochefu – Nova
  7. 6 – Ryan Arcidiacono – Nova

TOP STEALS

  1. 5 – Carlton Brundidge – Detroit
  2. 4 – Pierria Henry – Char.
  3. 4 – Alex Rosenberg – Col.
  4. 4 – Langston Hall – Mercer

TOP BLOCKS

  1. 5 – Ashton Packney – Man.
  2. 5 – Daniel Coursey – Mercer
  3. 4 – Rhamel Brown – Man.
  4. 4 – Justin Sears – Yale
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