COLLEGE BASKETBALL: SMU stays unbeaten

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DALLAS — Jordan Tolbert had 20 points and 19 rebounds and No. 18 SMU beat Hampton 105-72 on Thursday night to improve to 9-0.

A night after having 18 points and 23 rebounds in a rout over Nicholls State, Tolbert helped the Mustangs to their highest-scoring game since November 2010. SMU is off to its best start since going 10-0 to open the 1997-98 season.

SMU played its final game under the direction of associate head coach Tim Jankovich. Head coach Larry Brown served a nine-game suspension after the NCAA ruled in September that a former administrative assistant completed online course work for a student to help him be admitted to school. The Mustangs also are banned from postseason play this season, including the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Quinton Chievous and Brian Darden had 18 points each for Hampton (4-4).

NO. 20 WEST VIRGINIA 86, MARSHALL 68

CHARLESTON, W.VA. >> Jevon Carter scored 15 points and West Virginia used its depth to wear down Marshall.

West Virginia (9-1) took control with a 16-1 run early in the second half to beat its intrastate rival for the fifth straight year and for the ninth time in 10 tries.

Ryan Taylor led Marshall (3-7) with 15 points. Jon Elmore added 14, and James Kelly had 11.

STONY BROOK 86, AMERICAN 68

WASHINGTON >> Jameel Warney scored 22 points and Stony Brook rolled to a victory over American.

Warney was 10 of 12 from the floor with two steals and two blocks. Ahmad Walker and Carson Puriefoy each had 18 points and six assists for Stony Brook (5-4), which snapped a two-game losing skid on the road.

Delante Jones scored 15 points with four 3-pointers to lead American (2-7). Jesse Reed had 14 points and Paris Maragkos chipped in 12.

American led 15-12 before Warney scored on a jumper, and Roland Nyama made two 3-pointers during an 11-2 spurt, and the Seawolves led the rest of the way.

ROBERT MORRIS 69, LEHIGH 67

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. >> Rodney Pryor scored 20 points and Kavon Stewart sank the winning bucket to lift Robert Morris.

TX Body: Leading by six late in the second half, Robert Morris (2-9) had to hold back a Lehigh surge that included three straight baskets to tie the game at 67. Stewart, who finished with 11 points, dropped in the winning layup with 1:08 left and the Colonials got two turnovers down the stretch to seal the win.


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