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Washington State beats Jackson State 52-41

Washington State beats Jackson State 52-41

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Brock Motum scored 27 points, DaVonte Lacy added 11 points including three 3-pointers and Washington State beat Jackson State 52-41 on Thursday night.

Washington State (7-4) trailed 36-34 with 12 minutes remaining before the Cougars woke up and went on a 14-0 run. The Tigers would not score again until the 5:15 mark and managed to score only four more points the rest of the way.

Dundrecous Nelson scored 13 points, Christian Williams and Kelsey Howard each added eight points for Jackson State. The Tigers shot just 22 percent from the field, 13 of 57, compared to Washington State, which shot 40 percent for the game, making 20 of 49 shots.

Jackson State (0-7) scored 21 points off 19 Cougar turnovers, keeping the Tigers competitive throughout most of the game, but it had no answer for the inside play of Motum, leading Washington State by outscoring the Tigers 30-14 in the paint.

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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