Alex Jones tied his season high with 21 points, and Seattle kept Eastern Washington off the scoreboard for the final 4:07 Thursday night, winning the nonconference game, 60-51, at KeyArena.
Aaron Broussard added 15 points and Gavin Gilmore 10 for the Redhawks (6-11), who bounced back from Sunday’s 84-64 loss at Pepperdine.
Kevin Winford led the Eagles (4-10) with 11 points, and Tremayne Johnson had 10. Leading scorer Jeffrey Forbes, who averages 13.6, was limited to six.
The Eagles lost their 13th straight road game.
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Laron Griffin hit two free throws to bring Eastern Washington within 55-51 with 4:07 left. But Seattle scored the last five points, all at the foul line.
Seattle, which led by 14 points during the first half and was up 32-23 at halftime, had a 13-point advantage at 41-28 with 14:26 left. It was still a double-digit margin at 53-43 with 7 minutes remaining when Eastern Washington went on an 8-2 scoring run, capped by Griffin’s two free throws at 4:07.
But the Eagles, whose last field goal was a 3-pointer by Geoffrey Allen with 5:49 to go, were blanked the rest of the way.
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No. 24 Cincinnati 66, Xavier 46: Yancy Gates scored a season-high 22 points, and the Bearcats extended the second-best start in school history by beating their crosstown rivals. Cincinnati’s 15-0 start matches the 1998-99 team for second-best in school history.
The Musketeers (8-5), who had won three in a row and eight of 11 in the series, could not stop Gates, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound power forward who scored most of his points on outside jumpers. He went 10 of 16 from the field and had 14 rebounds.
Xavier’s only consistent scorer was forward Jamel McLean, who had 18 points. Terrell Holloway, averaging 21.3 points coming in, managed only five.
No. 7 Villanova 83, at South Florida 71: Corey Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for the Wildcats. Dominic Cheek had 17 points and Maalik Wayns added 16 to help Villanova (13-1, 2-0 Big East) win its eighth straight game. Villanova shot 75 percent from 3-point range.
Augustus Gilchrist led the Bulls (6-10, 0-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
At No. 20 Illinois 88, Northwestern 63: Demetri McCamey scored 14 points and Mike Tisdale added 13 to help the Illini improve to 3-0 in Big Ten play and 13-3 overall. The Illini hit 18 of their 22 first-half shots – 81.8 percent – and finished at 70.5 percent.
JerShon Cobb led Northwestern (9-4, 0-3) with 18 points.
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At No. 3 Duke 71, No. 14 Maryland 64: Jasmine Thomas scored seven of her 22 points in the final 2 minutes, and the Blue Devils remained undefeated by rallying past the Terrapins.
Tricia Liston added 12 points for the Blue Devils (15-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). They shot 38 percent and used a late 11-2 run to extend their winning streak at Cameron Indoor Stadium to 17. They’re also off to their best start since the 2006-07 team opened 30-0.
Kim Rodgers scored 18 points and Diandra Tchatchouang added 14 for Maryland (13-2, 0-1), which went up 60-58 on Lynetta Kizer’s layup with 2:39 to play before Duke got rolling moments later.