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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mizzou survives scare from ODU

Associated Press

Marcus Denmon scored 17 of his 19 points after halftime and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 61 seconds to play Friday night as No. 8 Missouri survived a scare against Old Dominion with a 75-68 victory at Norfolk, Va.

Kim English added 16 points for the Tigers (13-0), who continued their best start since opening 19-0 in 1981-82. They got all they could handle in their first true road game under first-year coach Frank Haith from the Colonial Athletic Association power.

Old Dominion (6-7) was spurred on by a raucous sellout crowd and able to match the Tigers physically. The game was tied 67-all before Denmon hit his fourth 3-pointer with 1:01 to go. He added both ends of a one-and-one with 42 seconds left to make it 72-67.

Kent Bazemore led Old Dominion with 16 points and Trian Iliadis had 15.

Denmon, who missed all three of his three-point attempts in the first half, hit four after the break — three in the first 3 minutes — as the Tigers came out of the locker room with a 20-9 run.

But Old Dominion rallied to finally draw even with 5:54 left, and it went to the wire.

Michael Dixon's driving layup and free throw gave the Tigers a 63-62 lead with 3:16 to play, but Chris Cooper hit a jumper over Steve Moore and was fouled with 2:43 to play. He made the shot and the free throw, and the Monarchs were back in front 65-63 heading into a timeout.

Ratliffe was fouled while scoring inside at the other end, but missed the free throw. The back-and-forth scoring continued with Bazemore scoring on a layup from the right side for the Monarchs before Ratliffe tied it again from the inside. The Tigers made a steal, but Old Dominion stole it back.

Bazemore's driving shot came up short for the Monarchs before Denmon nailed his fourth three-pointer.

Once he added the free throws, the Tigers held on.

MISSOURI (13-0): Ratliffe 6-8 2-7 14, P. Pressey 5-10 4-6 14, M. Pressey 2-4 0-1 4, Denmon 5-13 5-6 19, English 6-12 1-2 16, Dixon 2-7 2-3 6, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 26-54 16-27 75.

OLD DOMINION (6-7): Wright 3-9 0-0 6, Bazemore 6-15 3-7 16, Batten 3-5 0-0 7, Hill 3-8 1-2 8, De Lancey 1-5 0-0 2, Key 0-0 0-0 0, Iliadis 5-9 2-4 15, Cooper 4-9 2-3 10, Ross 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 27-62 8-16 68.

Halftime—Old Dominion 35-33. 3-Point Goals—Missouri 7-17 (Denmon 4-9, English 3-4, M. Pressey 0-1, P. Pressey 0-1, Dixon 0-2), Old Dominion 6-20 (Iliadis 3-7, Batten 1-2, Hill 1-5, Bazemore 1-5, De Lancey 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Missouri 31 (Ratliffe 11), Old Dominion 41 (Cooper 11). Assists—Missouri 16 (P. Pressey 7), Old Dominion 14 (Bazemore 5). Total Fouls—Missouri 15, Old Dominion 22. A—8,460.

No. 7 Duke 110, W. Michigan 70

W. MICHIGAN (5-8): Hutcheson 1-2 0-0 2, Stainbrook 9-19 0-0 18, Ward 6-12 2-2 16, Douglas 3-14 0-0 7, Richie 2-9 2-2 7, Hoerdemann 5-8 0-0 12, Brennan 0-0 0-0 0, Whittington 1-2 1-3 3, Dean 0-1 2-2 2, Conteh 1-4 1-2 3, Loney 0-0 0-0 0, Stapert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-71 8-11 70.

DUKE (11-1): Mas. Plumlee 1-2 1-2 3, Kelly 2-6 3-4 9, Rivers 6-10 6-7 20, Thornton 4-4 0-0 12, Curry 8-12 3-4 22, Cook 4-7 7-8 16, Gbinije 2-3 0-0 6, Hairston 3-8 7-9 13, Dawkins 1-6 0-0 2, Mi. Plumlee 3-4 1-1 7, Zafirovski 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-63 28-35 110.

Halftime—Duke 63-35. 3-Point Goals—W. Michigan 6-13 (Hoerdemann 2-2, Ward 2-6, Douglas 1-2, Richie 1-3), Duke 14-27 (Thornton 4-4, Curry 3-4, Gbinije 2-3, Kelly 2-4, Rivers 2-4, Cook 1-4, Dawkins 0-4). Fouled Out—Conteh. Rebounds—W. Michigan 28 (Stainbrook 8), Duke 50 (Mi. Plumlee 15). Assists—W. Michigan 12 (Douglas 4), Duke 22 (Cook 8). Total Fouls—W. Michigan 26, Duke 16. A—9,314.

No. 20 Murray State 73, E. Illinois 40

MURRAY ST. (14-0): Daniel 2-4 1-2 5, Aska 3-4 2-2 8, Canaan 2-5 0-0 6, Poole 3-9 0-0 8, Long 6-6 0-0 14, Wilson 6-9 0-0 16, Mushatt 1-4 0-0 3, Jackson 2-5 0-0 5, Garrett 3-6 0-0 6, Burge 0-0 0-0 0, Bland 0-1 2-2 2, Nussman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-x53 5-6 73.

E. ILLINOIS (6-6): McKinnie 3-6 2-3 8, Sanders 0-4 4-4 4, Joe. Miller 2-10 1-1 6, Granger 4-12 4-4 12, Woods 2-4 0-0 4, Lubsey 1-3 0-1 2, Akers 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Doss 1-4 1-2 4, McFarlin 0-0 0-0 0, Jon. Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Piper 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 13-48 12-15 40.

Halftime—Murray St. 41-21. 3-Point Goals—Murray St. 12-22 (Wilson 4-7, Long 2-2, Canaan 2-3, Poole 2-5, Mushatt 1-1, Jackson 1-3, Bland 0-1), E. Illinois 2-14 (Doss 1-3, Joe. Miller 1-5, Woods 0-1, Sanders 0-1, Jones 0-1, Granger 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Murray St. 34 (Aska 7), E. Illinois 28 (Sanders 7). Assists—Murray St. 13 (Canaan, Jackson, Long, Poole 3), E. Illinois 4 (Joe. Miller 2). Total Fouls—Murray St. 18, E. Illinois 9. A—2,612.

No. 23 Virginia 57, Towson 50

TOWSON (0-13): Damas 5-9 1-2 13, Gumbs 3-7 3-6 9, Jones 2-8 0-0 4, Nwankwo 3-3 1-2 7, Walden 6-13 0-0 15, Adams 1-2 0-0 2, Giergen 0-1 0-0 0, Pressley 0-2 0-0 0, Flash 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-45 5-10 50.

VIRGINIA (12-1): Scott 3-7 1-2 7, Sene 0-3 3-4 3, Evans 0-3 0-1 0, Harris 5-11 5-9 17, Zeglinski 6-12 4-4 20, Jesperson 0-0 0-0 0, Brogdon 2-9 4-4 9, Ak. Mitchell 0-0 1-2 1, Atkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-46 18-26 57.

Halftime—Virginia 24-16. 3-Point Goals—Towson 5-18 (Walden 3-8, Damas 2-4, Giergen 0-1, Jones 0-2, Gumbs 0-3), Virginia 7-19 (Zeglinski 4-8, Harris 2-5, Brogdon 1-5, Scott 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Towson 29 (Damas, Gumbs 6), Virginia 32 (Harris 7). Assists—Towson 5 (Adams, Damas, Gumbs, Jones, Walden 1), Virginia 9 (Evans 5). Total Fouls—Towson 20, Virginia 12. A—8,751.

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