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.
College player scores 109 in game
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club.
Taylor scored 109 points for Division III Grinnell College on Sunday, shooting 24-for-48 on 3-pointers in a 173-123 win over Crossroads. He poured in 53 during the first nine minutes of the second half.
The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., set an NCAA record for any level by scoring 138 points last Nov. 20 in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.
The only other player to score more than 109 in an NCAA game was Rio Grande’s Clarence “Bevo” Francis, who had 113 against Hillsdale in 1954.
Against Crossroads College, Taylor was 35 of 70 overall from the field while playing only 29 minutes. He made 15 of 17 foul shots.
No. 18 Boiler women beat Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Courtney Moses scored 30 points to lift No. 18 Purdue to an 81-79 win over Toledo on Sunday.
Moses was 13 of 18 from the field, with four 3-pointers, including the go-ahead jumper with 6:29 remaining in the second half that gave the Boilermakers (3-0) the lead it would hold to the buzzer. Houser added 17 points and eight assists to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 14 games.
Toledo (1-2) trailed by just 2 at the break, 41-39, and kept the game close with seven lead changes before Purdue took control in the closing minutes. Andola Dorch closed the gap to a point (80-79) on a layup with 33 seconds left, but then fouled Houser who sank a free throw to pad the Purdue win.