Champion scores 18 in Le Moyne’s win
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Logansport High School product Nate Champion led the way as Le Moyne College men’s basketball team recorded an 81-67 win over Mansfield University on Saturday night in a non-conference game.
Champion led the Dolphins with a team-high 18 points, 11 of which came in the second half. The senior guard also dished six assists and grabbed three rebounds.
Le Moyne (1-1), which won its home opener for the first time since the 2009-10 season, starts Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday at the University of New Haven.
Indiana State beats No. 21 Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND (AP) — Justin Gant scored 17 points, Manny Arop had 13 and Indiana State beat No. 21 Notre Dame 83-70 in men’s basketball action on Sunday.
It was the first home November loss for Notre Dame under 14th-year coach Mike Brey, whose teams had been 48-0 in November entering Sunday.
Khristian Smith added 15 points for the Sycamores (2-1).
The Sycamores led 40-30 at halftime, but Notre Dame took a 45-44 lead with 15:07 remaining on Austin Burgett’s three-point play. Indiana State responded with an 18-3 run to take control of the game.
Eric Atkins led the Irish with 18 points.
Belmont surprises No. 12 Tar Heels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — J.J. Mann hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.1 seconds left to help Belmont upset No. 12 North Carolina 83-80 on Sunday in the Hall of Fame Tipoff.
Mann finished with a career-best 28 points. His last basket gave the Bruins (3-1) an 81-80 lead. The Tar Heels (2-1) had rallied from 11 down in the second half to lead by eight with about 4 minutes left. After Mann’s basket, UNC’s J.P. Tokoto missed a shot for the lead from near the top of the key. Drew Windler grabbed the loose rebound and threw it ahead to Caleb Chowbay, who scored on a breakaway layup with 0.2 seconds left to seal a stunning win.