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Chapman leads NC Central over Coppin State 84-75

Chapman leads NC Central over Coppin State 84-75

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Emanuel Chapman dished out 13 assists Saturday to help North Carolina Central remain unbeaten in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with an 84-75 victory over Coppin State.

Ray Willis scored 20 points and Jeremy Ingram 19 for the Eagles of North Carolina Central (12-7, 5-0), who won their sixth straight. Jay Copeland added 17 points and Stanton Kidd had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Chapman, the conference's assists leader with 5.8 per game, posted the fifth-best total in program history while falling one short of his career best.

Andre Armstrong scored 28 points and Patrick Cole had 17 to pace Coppin State's Eagles (5-16, 2-4).

After Coppin State cut a 14-point deficit to 58-54 with 9:28 remaining, two layups by Copeland started an 11-3 North Carolina Central run that made it 69-57 with 5:21 left. Ingram also hit two baskets during the run.

Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

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Blair scores 21 to lift Georgetown over SMU

DALLAS — Jahvon Blair matched his career-high with 21 points as Georgetown defeated SMU 91-74 on Saturday night.

Mac McClung had 19 points and seven assists for Georgetown (6-3). Omer Yurtseven added 19 points and Jamorko Pickett had 11 for the visitors.

Kendric Davis had 17 points for the Mustangs (8-1), whose eight-game season-opening winning streak ended. Feron Hunt added 17 points. Tyson Jolly had 16 points and six rebounds.

Georgetown plays Syracuse at home next Saturday. SMU takes on Georgia on the road next Friday.

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

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VCU rides impressive second half to take down Old Dominion

RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva posted 13 points as VCU topped Old Dominion 69-57 on Saturday night.

Issac Vann had 10 points for VCU (7-2). Marcus Evans added 10 points. De'Riante Jenkins had six rebounds for the hosts.

Malik Curry had 11 points for the Monarchs (3-7), who have now lost six games in a row. Xavier Green added 11 points. Dajour Dickens had 10 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

VCU plays Missouri State at home next Sunday. Old Dominion matches up against Illinois on the road next Saturday.

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