College Basketball Roundup: After COVID delays, Gardner-Webb finally plays in loss to WKU

ECU and Campbell stay unbeaten; UNCG falls to 1-3

Gardner Webb and coach Tim Craft, pictured last season, finally got to play after several postponements due to COVID-19. (Gerry Broome / AP Photo)

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Charles Bassey had a career-high 29 points plus 14 rebounds as Western Kentucky beat Gardner-Webb 86-84 on Thursday night.

Josh Anderson had 16 points for WKU (4-2). Luke Frampton added 15 points and Kenny Cooper had six assists.

Jacob Falko had 19 points for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (0-1), who were playing for the first time this season after postponements and cancellations of games due to COVID-19. Lance Terry and Jaheam Cornwall each had 15 points. Cornwall — who missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer — also had six rebounds and six assists.

East Carolina 73, North Florida 67

GREENVILLE — Jayden Gardner had 20 points and 12 rebounds as East Carolina topped North Florida 73-67 on Thursday.

J.J. Miles had 16 points for East Carolina (5-0). Brandon Suggs added 10 points and Tristen Newton had eight assists.

Ryan Burkhardt had 15 points for the Ospreys (0-7). Emmanuel Adedoyin added 11 points and six rebounds, and Jonathan Aybar had nine rebounds.

Campbell 122, Florida National 92

JACKSONVILLE — Austin McCullough had a career-high 26 points and Jordan Whitfield added 20 points as Campbell easily defeated Florida National 122-92 on Thursday.

Cedric Henderson Jr. had 19 points for Campbell (4-0). Jesus Carralero added 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Jeffery Hernandez had 20 points for the Conquistadors. Kenneth Santos added 20 points and eight rebounds and Jose Benitez had 17 points.

Coppin State 85, UNC Greensboro 80

BALTIMORE — Anthony Tarke had a career-high 33 points plus 10 rebounds as Coppin State narrowly beat UNC Greensboro 85-80 on Thursday night.

Tarke shot 11 for 13 from the field. He added eight assists and four blocks but also committed seven turnovers.

Nendah Tarke had 20 points for Coppin State (1-4). Chereef Knox added 11 points and Koby Thomas had seven rebounds.

Isaiah Miller had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Spartans (1-3). Khyre Thompson added 18 points and eight rebounds.