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B.J. Stith leads Old Dominion to decisive win over Richmond

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B.J. Stith leads Old Dominion to decisive win over Richmond

NORFOLK, Va.  -- B.J. Stith had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Ahmad Caver added 14 points, six boards and 12 assists, and Old Dominion beat Richmond 79-60 on Wednesday night.

Richmond led 33-31 at halftime but Old Dominion opened the second half on a 20-0 run -- with six points from Caver and capped by Brandan Stith's 3-point play. The Monarchs outscored Richmond 48-27 in the second half.

Trey Porter and Randy Haynes each added 12 points for Old Dominion (6-3). Brandan Stith finished with 11 points and Porter set a career-high with six blocks.

Old Dominion entered allowing just 62.4 points per game, which ranks 29th in the country.

Solly Stansbury and Grant Golden scored 12 points apiece for Richmond (1-8). De'Monte Buckingham had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.

William and Mary rallies to top George Mason

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William and Mary rallies to top George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va.  -- Nathan Knight scored 27 points with seven rebounds and Matt Milon added 22 points and William & Mary pushed its win streak to five with a 77-70 win over George Mason on Wednesday night.

The Tribe (6-2) lost two of its first three games before putting together the win streak. George Mason (4-5) now has lost four of its last five.

Jaire Grayer made a 3-pointer and Justin Kier added a layup and George Mason led 58-46 with 11:28 to play. But William & Mary outscored the Patriots 23-10 over the nine minutes and took the lead for good when Knight made a pair of free throws with 2:11 left.

Otis Livingston II and Grayer both missed jump shots for the Patriots, and the Tribe's Connor Burchfield made a 3 with 36 seconds for a 72-68 lead. George Mason was 2-for-7 shooting in the final 4:38.

Grayer led the Patriots with a career-high 24 points, Livingston scored 20 and Goanar Mar 10.

Bibbs, Blackshear each score 20 as Virginia Tech rolls over Radford

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Bibbs, Blackshear each score 20 as Virginia Tech rolls over Radford

BLACKSBURG, Va.  -- Justin Bibbs and Kerry Blackshear Jr. scored 20 points each to carry Virginia Tech to a 95-68 victory over Radford on Wednesday.

Bibbs connected on 8 of 10 from the floor and hit four 3-pointers for the Hokies (8-1), who won their sixth straight game. After being suspended for the first two games of the season by head coach Buzz Williams, Bibbs has returned to score in double figures in seven straight games.

Blackshear hit 4 of 6 from the floor and made all 11 of his free-throw attempts. Justin Robinson finished with 11 points and nine assists.

Ed Polite Jr. scored 15 points to lead Radford (4-4), which scored the first four points of the game, but then withered under the Hokies' attack. Virginia Tech, the nation's leader in field-goal percentage coming in (54.6 percent) shot 62 percent from the floor (31 of 50) against Radford.

Thanks to some torrid shooting, the Hokies took control of this game within the first 15 minutes. Virginia Tech used two big runs -- 14-2 and 13-2 -- in that span to build a double-digit advantage and never trailed the rest of the way.

The Hokies capped their first half with back-to-back 3-pointers from Devin Wilson and Bibbs to end the first half and take a 47-30 lead. Virginia Tech shot 64 percent from the floor (16 of 25) in the first half, including 7 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc.