College Basketball Roundup: Charlotte holds on in OT to top Western Kentucky

App State and NC A&T got wins; Elon, UNCG, ECU dropped their games

CHARLOTTE — Jahmir Young scored five of his 24 points in overtime to lead Charlotte to a 75-71 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

Milos Supica made a pair of free throws with 3:07 remaining in the extra period and Charlotte (5-4, 1-1 Conference USA) led the rest of the way. Supica also made a layup to even the contest at 64 with 1:14 remaining to force overtime.

Young hit 5 of 6 foul shots in overtime and finished with seven rebounds and seven assists. Jordan Shepherd added 15 points for Charlotte. Supica had 12 points and seven rebounds. Jhery Matos had 10 points.

Taveion Hollingsworth had 23 points and six rebounds for the Hilltoppers (8-3, 1-1), whose six-game winning streak was broken. Charles Bassey added 11 points and Josh Anderson had 10.

The 49ers leveled the season series against the Hilltoppers with the win. Western Kentucky defeated Charlotte 67-63 on Friday.

Appalachian State 90, Troy 59

BOONE — Justin Forrest had 21 points, shooting 6-of-7 from 3-point range, and Appalachian State romped past Troy 90-59 on Saturday.

Donovan Gregory had 15 points for Appalachian State (7-4, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference). Adrian Delph added 14 points. James Lewis Jr. had 13 points. Michael Almonacy had a career-high 10 assists plus 11 points.

App State achieved season highs with 15 3-pointers and 20 assists.

Nick Stampley had 19 points for the Trojans (6-5, 1-1). Kam Woods added 14 points.

Troy defeated Appalachian State 69-56 on Friday.

North Carolina A&T 97, South Carolina State 86

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Blake Harris came off the bench to score 19 points to lead NC A&T to a 97-86 win over South Carolina State on Saturday.

Tyler Maye had 14 points for NC A&T (4-9, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Conference), which broke its four-game road losing streak. Tyrone Lyons added 13 points and seven rebounds. Webster Filmore had 13 points.

Both teams set season records for scoring during the game. NC A&T scored 45 points in the first half, a season best for the visiting team, while the 50 second-half points for South Carolina State were the best of the season for the home team.

Rahsaan Edwards had 15 points for the Bulldogs (0-11, 0-1), who have now lost 17 consecutive games dating to last season, the second-longest active streak of its kind in the nation. Omar Croskey added 14 points. Themus Fulks had 12 points.

Northeastern 75, Elon 52

BOSTON — Jahmyl Telfort had 20 points as Northeastern routed Elon 75-52 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Tyson Walker had 18 points and six assists for Northeastern (2-5, 1-0), which snapped its four-game losing streak. Coleman Stucke added 15 points. Shaquille Walters had seven rebounds.

Hunter McIntosh had 16 points for the Phoenix (3-2, 0-1). Hunter Woods added eight rebounds.

Tulane 60, East Carolina 56

NEW ORLEANS — Jaylen Forbes had 20 points as Tulane defeated East Carolina 60-56 on Saturday.

Gabe Watson had 13 points for Tulane (6-2, 1-2 American Athletic Conference). Jordan Walker added 10 points. Kevin Cross had seven rebounds.

Brandon Suggs had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pirates (7-2, 1-2). J.J. Miles added 11 points. Jayden Gardner had seven rebounds.

The Green Wave leveled the season series against the Pirates and ended a six-game losing streak versus East Carolina with the win. East Carolina defeated Tulane 68-58 on Dec. 22.

East Tennessee State 71, UNC Greensboro 61

GREENSBORO — Ledarrius Brewer recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds as East Tennessee State got past UNC Greensboro 71-61 on Saturday.

Silas Adheke added 9 points and 11 rebounds for the Buccaneers. Serrel Smith scored a career-high 16 points for East Tennessee State (6-4, 2-0 Southern Conference).

Isaiah Miller had 24 points for the Spartans (5-4, 0-1), whose four-game winning streak was snapped. Mohammed Abdulsalam added seven rebounds. Hayden Koval had four blocks.

Khyre Thompson, the Spartans’ second leading scorer entering the matchup at 9 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 6).