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SIU-Edwardsville easily beats Robert Morris

2013-12-29T21:00:00Z 2013-12-29T21:03:15Z SIU-Edwardsville easily beats Robert Morris Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 29, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

Maurice Wiltz scored a career-high 20 points as SIU-Edwardsville snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-78 win over NAIA Robert Morris-Springfield on Sunday.

Wiltz hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a layup to give SIU-Edwardsville (3-10) a 40-31 lead with 3:13 remaining in the first half. Wiltz finished with five 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting from the field.

Robert Morris-Springfield opened the second half with a 5-0 run to pull within one, 44-43. SIUE answered with a 20-8 run, capped by four-straight 3-pointers, to take a 64-52 lead with 14:03 to play. SIUE was 15 of 23 from 3-point range.

Michael Messer also scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Kris Davis scored 15 with three 3-pointers and four assists for the Cougars.

Robert Calmese scored 25 points, and Reid David added 20 for Robert Morris-Springfield.

Eastern Kentucky 90, IPFW 68: Marcus Lewis scored 17 points to lead Eastern Kentucky over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

Eastern Kentucky (9-4) got 16 points and nine rebounds from Eric Stutz and 11 points from Corey Walden. Glenn Cosey added 10 points and five assists for the Colonels.

IPFW (10-5) was led by Mo Evans with 13 points. Joe Edwards added 12 points and Isaiah McCray chipped in with 10 points.

Eastern used an 11-2 run in the first half, fueled by several fouls by IPFW and made free throws by McCray and Luis Jacobo, to open an 11-point halftime advantage at 46-35.

Drake 75, IUPUI 52: Chris Caird scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Drake.

Drake (9-3) took a 12-0 run and led 25-14 with 10:08 remaining in the first half. Caird hit three 3-pointers in the first half.

Aaron Hawley's tip-in gave Drake a 54-34 lead with 14:31 remaining. The Bulldogs led by as many as 31 points and held IUPUI to 34.5 percent shooting from the field.

Mitch Patton led IUPUI (4-12) with 13 points. Ja'Rob McCallum scored 12 points and Marcellus Barksdale added 11 for the Jaguars, who have lost five straight.

Miami (OH) 67, Southern Illinois 65: Willie Moore and Geovonie McKnight each scored 14 points as Miami (Ohio) edged ahead with 22 seconds remaining.

Moore made a 3-pointer that put Miami within one point, 65-64 with 1:09 left to play. After Anthony Beane missed a layup for Southern Illinois, Will Felder hit a jumper to give the RedHawks a 66-65 lead. A free throw by Quinten Rollins capped the scoring and secured the win for Miami (4-6).

Desmar Jackson scored 27 points, including the final four points for the Salukis (4-9). Jackson's dunk and ensuing jump shot broke a 61-61 tie and put Southern Illinois ahead 65-61 with 1:21 left to play.

The second half consisted of 10 lead changes and three ties.

Creighton 90, Chicago St. 58: Doug McDermott scored 24 points, and Ethan Wragge made four 3-pointers in a row to break open the game in the second half.

McDermott became the 64th player in NCAA history to score more than 2,500 career points, and he extended his streak of consecutive free throws made to a Creighton-record 39.

The Bluejays (10-2) made a season-high 16 3-pointers and carry a five-game win streak into their Big East opener against Marquette at home Tuesday night. Jahenns Manigat matched his career high with five 3s and Wragge also made five. They each scored 15 points.

Clarke Rosenberg had 14 points, Quinton Pippen had 13 and Matt Ross added 10 for the Cougars (5-8), who have lost all eight of their road games by an average of 21 points.

No. 10 Wichita State 81, Davidson 70: Cleanthony Early had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help Wichita State to extend the best start in school history.

Ron Baker had 15 points for Wichita State (13-0) while Darius Carter scored 13 and Tekele Cotton added 10.

Tyler Kalinoski had 17 points for Davidson (4-9), while Tom Droney added 12 and De'Mon Brooks scored 10.

Wichita State was able to salt away the victory at the free throw line. The Shockers were 28 of 41 on free throws while Davidson was just 11 of 16. Three Wildcats fouled out.

Wichita State also had a significant advantage in points off turnovers, converting Davidson's 15 turnovers into 18 points. The Shockers had nine turnovers, which the Wildcats turned into seven points.

No. 12 Oregon 97, Morgan St. 76: Joseph Young scored 24 points and Oregon continued its best start in eight seasons.

Richard Amardi had a season-high 16 points in his first start of the season, and Damyean Dotson scored 15 points for the Ducks (12-0), who are off to their best start since going 13-0 in 2006-07.

Justin Black scored 22 points for the Bears (3-9), and Anthony Hubbard added 15.

Oregon, the national scoring leader coming in, increased its average to 90.8 points per game and were a 3-pointer from a school-record fifth 100-point game this season.

Six players scored seven or more points and Oregon shot 54 percent from the field overall, 7 for 15 from 3-point range and 22 for 26 from the free throw line.

Young, who had three 3-pointers, was 9 for 13 from the field and Amardi made all but one of his nine shots.

No. 13 Florida 76, Savannah St. 34: Florida's Pat Young scored 15 points, becoming the 50th player in school history to reach 1,000 in his career.

Young received a standing ovation as he left the game with 5:41 remaining, waving to the crowd as his achievement was announced. Young topped the 1,000-point plateau on a putback with 7:15 to play.

Michael Frazier II had 11 points for the Gators (10-2). Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin chipped in 10 points each.

Jyles Smith led Savannah State (2-11) with eight points and eight rebounds. The Tigers have lost nine straight.

It was Florida's 22nd consecutive home win, two shy of the school record set in 2007.

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