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Maryland rolls to 76-61 win over Stony Brook in opener

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Maryland rolls to 76-61 win over Stony Brook in opener

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Michal Cekovsky hit every shot he put up, scoring 10 points to help lead Maryland to a 76-61 win over Stony Brook in the season opener on Friday night.

Cekovsky made three field goals and four free throws.

Anthony Cowan led the way for the Terrapins, scoring 15 points with six rebounds and four assists. Kevin Huerter added 13 points, Justin Jackson chipped in 11 points while hauling down 14 rebounds, and Bruno Fernando came off the bench to score 10 points.

The Terps hit 27 of 55 from the floor while limiting Stony Brook to 23-of-63 shooting. Both teams were cold from beyond the arc. Maryland made just 2 of 14 and the Seawolves hit 9 of 27.

Tyrell Sturdivant had 17 points and Akwasi Yeboah added 15 for Stony Brook.

Maryland took an early lead and was up 41-23 at the break.

Johnson, Hall lead No. 16 Virginia past Davidson 80-60

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Johnson, Hall lead No. 16 Virginia past Davidson 80-60

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Nigel Johnson scored 22 points and Devon Hall had a career-high 20 Saturday for No. 16 Virginia, which returned from a break for final exams to beat Davidson 80-60.

Kyle Guy added 19 points for the Cavaliers (9-1), who were playing for the first time since losing 68-61 to No. 11 West Virginia on Dec. 5.

The Wildcats (4-4), also playing for the first time in 11 days, got 20 points from Peyton Aldridge and 12 from Oskar Michelsen. They made only 8 of 26 3-point attempts.

Davidson led 18-11 with nine minutes left in the first half, but Guy hit a 3-pointer as Virginia started to shake off its rust. Guy's basket sparked a 26-11 burst to end the half. Johnson scored 11 of his points in the run, and Hall hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

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Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No. 8 Kentucky outlasted Virginia Tech 93-86 on Saturday for its most significant victory this season.

The Wildcats won their seventh straight and hit a season-high 11 3-pointers, with six players making at least one. Kentucky (9-1) finished 11 of 22 from behind the arc. Quade Green added 17 points with a pair of 3s while wearing shaded protective glasses after injuring his eye last week against Monmouth.

A back-and-forth game featuring 11 lead changes, eight ties and plenty of perimeter fireworks eventually swung Kentucky's way down the stretch thanks to Knox and Diallo, whose 3-pointer with 4:54 left made it 78-71. Diallo's free throw with 13 seconds left provided an eight-point edge and Knox's two free throws five seconds later sealed the outcome.

Ahmed Hill had 20 points, Justin Robinson 19 and Kerry Blackshear 18 for Virginia Tech (8-2), which entered the game leading the nation in scoring (96.2 points). The Hokies shot 58 percent and 10 of 22 from long range but couldn't keep up with Kentucky down the stretch.