2/4/09 News & Notes

2/3/09

Savannah State (Horace Broadnax) (12-11) vs. Texas-Pan American

Raye Bailey scored 19, including four 3-pointers, to lead Savannah State to a 64-58 win over Texas-Pan American Monday night. Chris Linton had 12 points and Jovonni Shuler along Tracy Rankins each scored eight for Savannah State (12-11). Savannah State led 27-22 at the half.

#8 Marquette (Scott Monarch) (20-2) vs. Depaul

Jerel McNeal scored 26 points and No. 8 Marquette beat DePaul 76-61 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight victory, matching its longest winning streak in seven years. The Golden Eagles (20-2, 9-0), the Big East’s only undefeated team, had trouble putting away DePaul but did enough to send the Blue Demons (8-15, 0-10) to their 10th straight loss and keep them winless in the conference.

North Carolina Central (Henry Dickerson) (2-23) vs. North Carolina State

North Carolina State got an 87-59 victory over North Carolina Central on Tuesday night. The Wolfpack (12-8) outrebounded the Eagles 52-14. North Carolina Central (2-23) jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first 3:30 by hitting its first four shots. However, N.C. State went on a 39-11 run in the next 10 minutes to take a 41-21 lead. The Eagles never got closer than eight points in the second half as the Wolfpack pulled away with a 13-0 run. Jamar Briscoe scored 28 points to lead North Carolina Central.