The performance of the week in men’s college basketball belonged to Yuat Alok as Coppin State defeated Norfolk State 81-77 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. In just his fourth game for Coppin, Alok scored a career high 18 points (8/12FG) and pulled down 8 rebounds.
Not far behind in the pecking order was Dan Fotu who scored 16 points as St Mary’s College, California won 65-61 on the road at Marymount. Fotu went 6/8 from the foul line and 4 from 8 from the field.
Quinn Clinton iced the game with a pair of free throws for his only points in the game as St Mary’s grabbed their second West Coast Conference win in three days. St Mary’s also defeated San Francisco 67-63 with Fotu scoring 11 points, his fourth consecutive double figure haul.
Also in the West Coast Conference Taki Farensohn scored 7 points but Portland suffered a heavy defeat at BYU going down 95-67.
Flynn Cameron posted 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists as University of California Riverside deposited CSU Bakersfield 70-63. Angus McWilliam contributed 3 points and a couple of rebounds as Riverside improved to 4-2 in the Big West Conference ahead of a 12-day break.
Flynn’s brother Tobias made 8 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists as high flying Abilene Christian demolished Central Arkansas 93-58. Abilene are 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the Southland Conference.
Davidson College improved to 6-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference after a 69-60 win against Massachusetts. Sam Mennenga had 11 points (5/11FG) and 8 rebounds, 3 of those at the offensive end, plus 6 points for Davidson. Those points carried the former Westlake Boys forward past 100 points for the season at 7.5 points per outing.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored a season best 10 points to accompany 5 rebounds as South Dakota improved to 6-0 in the Summit League with an 84-74 win against Western Illinois.
Anzac Rissetto scored 7 points as North Carolina Charlotte trumped Florida Atlantic 74-71 and are now 3-3 in Conference USA.
In NCAA Division II Conor Flanagan amassed a career high 23 points (8/14FG, 5/7 3PG) but couldn’t prevent West Florida going down 83-70 to Lee University.
Equally impressive was Wilfred Dickson who amassed 26 points (7/11FG) as South Dakota School of Mines won a tight encounter against Black Hills State 79-78 to move to 6-4 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Dickson is enjoying a fine senior year averaging 13.4ppg.
Concordia-Irvine opened PacWest Conference play with a pair of losses to Point Loma. Across the two games Mac Stodart scored 22 points (8/15FG, 3/53PG).
The two game series between Dallas Baptist and Midwestern State was decided by just 2 points with DBU following up an 80-81 win with an even more dramatic 91-90 victory – the second victory courtesy of an in-bounds alley-oop play with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. Will Heather played his part in the wins totaling 25 points (10/18FG) across the two games.
Also with 8 points was Matt Brien for Nebraska at Kearney with the Lopers well beaten by Missouri Southern State, 85-57.