Surging Spiders Grind Out Road Win At Rhody, Move Into A-14 First-Place Tie - KINSTON, R.I. - David Gonzalvez scored a game-high 19 points, and Richmond won a critical Atlantic 14 showdown at Rhode Island, 69-67, Wednesday night. Their fifth-straight win moved the surging Spiders into a tie for first in the A-14 with six regular-season games remaining. Thanks to Richmond's victory and a win by Dayton over Charlotte, the Spiders return to the Capital City tied atop the conference standings with the 49ers and Xavier. (via Richmond)
Wright Scores Career-High in 75-47 Routing of Charlotte - DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Wright scored a career-high 30 points Wednesday to lead Dayton to a 75-47 victory over Charlotte, tightening the Atlantic 14 race. Dayton (17-6, 6-3), who was the preseason favorite to win the A14, has rebounded from consecutive one-point conference losses with three straight victories to help create a logjam of seven teams within one game of first place in the loss column. (via Dayton)
Western Athletic: Nevada 67, at Idaho 66 NEV - 14-9 (6-4) [RPI: 76, State: 77] ID - 10-12 (3-8) [RPI: 169, State: 132] Star of the Game:Luke Babbitt 21 Pts (7-16 FG, 4-5 FT), 7 Reb
Johnson Lifts Nevada Past Idaho 67-66 - MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - Armon Johnson hit a layup and a free throw with 2.9 seconds left to lift Nevada past Idaho 67-66 on Wednesday night. Johnson led the Wolf Pack (14-9, 6-4 Western Athletic) with 23 points, while Luke Babbitt added 21. (via Nevada)
Men's Basketball Rolls to 83-64 Victory Over Maine - Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Muhammad El-Amin (Lansing, Mich.) (24 points) and junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) combined for 47 points to lead the Stony Brook University men's basketball team to its sixth straight win with a 83-64 victory over the Maine Black Bears before a raucous sellout crowd at Pritchard Gymnasium on Wednesday night. The Seawolves, whose starters accounted for 78 of their 83 points, improved to 17-7 overall and 9-2 in the America East. (via Stony Brook)
Aggies Travel to Fresno State Thursday - The Aggies are 15-8 and tied for first place in the WAC with an 8-2 record following a 70-68 win over Louisiana Tech, Feb. 8 in Las Cruces. Junior guard Jahmar Young posts a team-high 21.3 points per contest while senior guard Jonathan Gibson adds 18.3 points per game and sophomore forward Troy Gillenwater provides 19.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Junior forward Wendell McKines supplies 11.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest while sophomore center Hamidu Rahman is contributing with 11.4 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 12-12 and 5-5 in league play after a 61-51 decision at Hawai'i, Feb. 6. The victory was Fresno State's first WAC road win of the season. Sophomore guard/forward Paul George has a team-high 17.0 points per game but he's been sidelined with an ankle injury since Jan. 21. Senior forward Sylvester Seay adds 15.4 points per game while freshman center Greg Smith and sophomore guard Mike Ladd contribute 12.2 and 10.0 points per contest, respectively. (via New Mexico State)