LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Raheem Appleby scored 17 points and Louisiana Tech held on to beat UALR 75-73 Monday night, giving the Bulldogs a sweep of the nonconference rivalry.
Louisiana Tech only shot 36 percent from the field but connected on 26 free throws in 36 tries and held a 45-33 rebounding advantage. The Bulldogs (9-3) also beat the Trojans 70-52 on Nov. 14 in Ruston, La. It was the final nonconference game of the season for both teams.
John Gillon led UALR (8-5) with 15 points and Leroy Isler had 11 points in the Trojans' first home loss of the season in eight games. UALR shot 45 percent.
The Trojans could have tied it in the final seconds, but James White missed two free throws. UALR got the ball back but Josh Hagins missed a jumper for the tie. Neither team led by double digits in the contest.
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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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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