BYU-Hawai'i holds off Western New Mexico
Staff and News Services
Scott Salisbury hit two free throws with 26 seconds to go to lift Brigham Young-Hawai'i to a 76-74 men's basketball victory over Western New Mexico at Silver City, N.M. last night.
The Mustangs had a chance to win, but Joey Ramirez's 3-point attempt bounced off the rim and BYUH's Alex Foyle grabbed the rebound as time expired.
BYUH is 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the Pacific West Conference. Western New Mexico is 1-11 and 0-6.
Salisbury, who had a game-high 25 points, hit all six of his free throws in the final 5 1/2 minutes, as the Seasiders hit 81 (26-of-32) percent from the free-throw line for the game.
Foyle added 20 points for BYUH. Malcolm Connor scored 24 points for Western New Mexico.
Montana St.-Billings 67, Hawai'i Pacific 56: Kyle Stirmlinger had 19 points and nine rebounds as host Montana State-Billings beat Hawai'i Pacific in a Pacific West game.
David Carse added 10 points for the Yellowjackets (14-3, 4-2 Pacific West), who recorded a school-record 28th straight home victory.
Nash Subotic led Hawai'i Pacific (12-5, 3-2) with 15 points, followed by John Avilla with 13.
MEN'S TOP 25
No. 6 Oklahoma 84, No. 18 Missouri 71: Hollis Price scored 24 points, 13 during a stretch in which Oklahoma scored on 14 straight possessions, and the Sooners beat the Tigers at Norman, Okla.
Oklahoma (15-2, 4-1 Big 12), coming off a loss at then-No. 4 Kansas that ended a 13-game winning streak, shot 49 percent and had a 43-26 rebounding edge to beat Missouri for the eighth straight time.
The Tigers (14-5, 4-2) got 26 points from Clarence Gilbert, who hit eight 3-pointers. That didn't offset the Tigers' lack of an inside game or an off night by Kareem Rush, the second-leading scorer in the Big 12 with a 19.6 average. He had 13 points but was just 4-of-15 from the field.
WOMEN'S TOP 25
No. 1 Connecticut 80, Notre Dame 53: Sue Bird scored 19 points and Tamika Williams 17 to lead top-ranked Connecticut over defending national champion Notre Dame at Hartford, Conn.
Williams led a dominating inside game with 11 rebounds to help the Huskies (21-0, 7-0 Big East) remain unbeaten.
The Fighting Irish (10-7, 4-2) hit just 2-of-15 in the first 12 minutes. The Irish also turned the ball over 10 times in the opening period, including their first three possessions.
Wake Forest 65, No. 21 North Carolina 64: Adell Harris made two free throws with 12 seconds left, and Tonia Brown had 16 points for Wake Forest at Winston-Salem, N.C.
North Carolina (14-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) took a 64-63 lead with 20 seconds left after a steal and an uncontested layup by Nikita Bell. Brown hit the game-winning free throws after she drove to the basket and was fouled by Candace Sutton.
Wake Forest is 9-9 and 3-5.