College basketball roundup: Keydets’ losing streak reaches 6 | Colleges

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Marc Gosselin scored 16 points, Mike Amius had 13 with 12 rebounds and Western Carolina turned back VMI 65-58 on Monday night.

Ashley Williams also had 13 points for the Catamounts (8-10, 4-2 Southern Conference) and Deriece Parks had 11.

Bubba Parham had 20 points and Keither Smith, who was 4 for 4 from 3-point range, had 18 for the Keydets (5-11, 0-5), who have lost six straight.

The Keydets kept the pressure on in the second half but each time they get within a possession or two, the Catamounts would get a key bucket. Smith’s 3-pointer with 1:36 to play pulled VMI within 62-58 but after that the Keydets had two turnovers and two missed shots.

No. 5 Duke 83, No. 25 Miami 75

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami.

The Blue Devils scored 15 points in only six possessions to rally, and the comeback included a trio of 3-pointers by Trent. He shot 9 for 14, including 6 for 9 from beyond the arc.

Marvin Bagley III had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (16-2, 4-2 ACC),

Lonnie Walker IV finished with 19 points for Miami (13-4, 2-3).

Boston College 81, Florida State 75

BOSTON — Ky Bowman scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Jerome Robinson also had 19 points as Boston College beat Florida State.

Nik Popovic and Jordan Chatman each added 14 points and Steffon Mitchell had 13 with nine boards for the Eagles (13-6, 3-3 ACC).

Terance Mann scored 21 points, CJ Walker 19 and Braian Angola 17 for Florida State (13-5, 2-4).

No. 23 Michigan 68, Maryland 67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Michigan over Maryland.

Moritz Wagner had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines (16-4, 5-2). Anthony Cowan scored 24 points for Maryland (14-6, 3-4).

No. 1 UConn 75, No. 9 Texas 71

AUSTIN, Texas — Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left to help top-ranked UConn survive a tough upset bid from No. 9 Texas.

UConn earned its 102nd consecutive regular-season victory but it was in question when Samuelson missed two free throws with 15 seconds left. Dangerfield put the game away from the line seconds later.

Jatarie White scored 18 points for Texas (14-3).

High school standout Florent Thamba of Mountain Mission School in Grundy announced on Twitter on Monday that he has verbally committed to Baylor.

Last month, the senior center had narrowed his list to Virginia Tech, Baylor, Illinois and Nebraska. He had visited Virginia Tech in November.

Thamba picked Baylor over Nebraska and Illinois, according to Rivals.com.

He is rated the No. 18 senior center in the nation, according to ESPN.

Texas Tech fined after court storming

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 for the court storming that took place after last weekend’s home win over West Virginia.

The league reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a Texas Tech fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement Monday that Texas Tech did not ensure the safety and security of West Virginia players following the game in Lubbock, Texas.

Videos posted on social media by fans show Harris and other West Virginia players trying to reach the sideline as Red Raider fans swarmed the court. The videos show Harris striking a fan who had run into him before Harris is pulled away.

Other players were involved in a separate skirmish trying to protect a teammate in the swarm.

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in a statement that his school “admittedly did fail to meet our expectations Saturday in efforts to secure the floor and allow West Virginia to exit without incident.”

Louisville up to No. 2 in women’s poll

NEW YORK — Unbeaten Louisville moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday, the highest ranking in school history.

The Cardinals moved up one spot after routing then-No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67 last Thursday.

Duke, which visits Virginia Tech on Thursday, moved up one spot to No. 15.

Sixth-ranked Tennessee will visit No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday in a big-time nonconference contest.

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