MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

December 2, 2012

College basketball roundup


Phoenix Staff Reports

Men

BACONE 75, WILEY COLLEGE 72 – A back and forth affair came down to the final possession as the Bacone Warriors trailed by three when Roland Barbaza’s three-point try was no good to give Bacone the win Saturday against Wiley College.

Bacone never led against the Wildcats and trailed by as much as 12 points before tying the game at 57-57 with 8:31 remaining off a dunk by Kwame Bates.

Late in the second half, Bacone’s Deantre Harlan scored to pull within one at 73-72 with 1:02 remaining; Wiley’s Tayler Jacobs would score with 25 seconds remaining giving the Warriors the final possession, up by three where Barbaza missed a would be tying three-pointer in the final seconds.

Bacone hit 41 percent (29 of 70) for the game. Bates paced the Warriors with 14 points off the bench. Alex Stanley had 12 points while Christian Smith and Barbaza finished with points each.

The Warriors (2-6, 0-2) face LSU-Shreveport on the road at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

VIRGINIA TECH 81, OKLAHOMA ST. 71 – Erick Green scored 28 points and hit eight critical free throws in the final 76 seconds Saturday to help Virginia Tech remain unbeaten.

Robert Brown added 18 points and Jarell Eddie had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hokies (7-0) and first-year coach James Johnson.

Le’Bryan Nash and Marcus Smart scored 18 each to lead the Cowboys (5-1), who lost to the Hokies for the fourth straight time, all in past three seasons.

Green played only nine minutes in the first half after drawing two quick fouls, but scored the Hokies’ first 10 points of the second half on a pair of 3-pointers, two free throws and a long fadeaway.



Women

WILEY COLLEGE 94, BACONE 48 – The Lady Warriors were unable to get rolling offensively, losing to Wiley College on Saturday.

Trailing by 18 points at halftime, Bacone wouldn’t get any closer the rest of way, dropping to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference play.

The Lady Warriors hit 25 percent (15 of 58) from the field, went 17 for 26 at the free throw line but committed a season-high 31 turnovers in the loss.

Jazz’mere Robinson led Bacone in scoring with 10 points

OKLAHOMA STATE 91, TEXAS SOUTHERN 49 – Liz Donohoe and Lindsey Keller scored 18 points apiece and Oklahoma State routed Texas Southern.

Toni Young added 16 points for the Cowgirls (6-0), who have won 12 in a row dating to last season’s WNIT title. It’s the nation’s longest winning streak.

Morgan Toben scored 12 and Brittney Martin added 11 points. OSU’s Tiffany Bias had 10 assists, more than the Tigers who finished with nine. Keller and Kendra Suttles had eight rebounds for the Cowgirls who had a 44-23 edge on the boards.

Gianne Fleming led the Tigers with 13 points. Texas Southern (1-6) has lost four in a row.