Duquesne stuns No. 10 Saint Louis
Saint Louis’ Dwayne Evans, center, can’t get through the defense of Duquesne’s Dominique McKoy, left, and Jerry Jones during the second half of Thursday’s game.
ST. LOUIS – Micah Mason had 22 points, Jerry Jones added 19 and Duquesne surprised No. 10 Saint Louis 71-64 on Thursday night to snap the Billikens’ school-record, 19-game winning streak.
Saint Louis (25-3, 12-1 Atlantic 10) had not lost since dropping a 70-65 decision on Dec. 1 to unbeaten Wichita State, now ranked No. 2 in the country.
Mason, who entered leading the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (.554), hit four of five from behind the arc for Duquesne (12-15, 4-10), which beat a top-10 opponent on the road for the fifth time (5-28). The Dukes, who were 14-point underdogs, improved to 25-55 against teams ranked in the top 10.
Dwayne Evans had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Saint Louis. Mike McCall Jr. led the Billikens with 18 points, while Jordair Jett (13 points) and Rob Loe (12 points) also were in double digits.
Penn State 65, No. 22 Ohio State 63: D.J. Newbill scored 23 points, Tim Frazier added 16 and Penn State held off a late rally by No. 22 Ohio State for a 65-63 win Thursday on Senior Night.
The Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) had a chance to win at the end. Coming out of a timeout with 6.8 seconds left, Lenzelle Smith Jr.’s 3-pointer rimmed out. The Nittany Lions (14-14, 5-10) grabbed the rebound and time expired.
Ohio State was led by LaQuinton Ross, who scored 19 points. Aaron Craft, plagued by foul trouble most of the game, added 10.
Penn State swept the season series from Ohio State. The Nittany Lions upset the then-No. 23 Buckeyes 71-70 in overtime Jan. 29 in Columbus, Ohio.
Robert Morris 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 64: Karvel Anderson scored 22 points as Robert Morris overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 69-64 on Thursday, keeping its three-game lead in the Northeast Conference.
Robert Morris (19-11, 14-1) trailed 62-47 with 8:34 left in the game after a Fairleigh Dickinson (10-19, 6-9 Northeast) 15-1 run. Anthony Myers-Pate responded with a 3-pointer, which primed a 22-2 run by Robert Morris to finish the game, including hitting 10 of its last 11 free throw attempts.
Lucky Jones had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Robert Morris. Myers-Pate finished with 12.