College basketball roundup: Newton carries ECU to road win

App State, UNCW and Elon all suffered losses

East Carolina Basketball

TAMPA, Fla. — Tristen Newton recorded 14 points and 10 assists to lift East Carolina to a 65-57 win over South Florida on Thursday night.

Vance Jackson had 16 points for East Carolina (13-12, 4-9 American Athletic Conference). Brandon Suggs added 13 points and Tremont Robinson-White had 10 points and six rebounds.

Serrel Smith Jr. had 18 points for the Bulls (7-18, 2-11), whose losing streak stretched to four games.

Troy 67, Appalachian State 61

BOONE — Efe Odigie recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds to carry Troy to a 67-61 win over Appalachian State on Thursday night.

Duke Deen had 16 points for Troy (18-8, 9-4 Sun Belt Conference).

Adrian Delph had 17 points for the Mountaineers (16-12, 10-5). Donovan Gregory added 17 points and CJ Huntley had 11 points.

The Trojans improve to 2-0 against the Mountaineers this season. Troy defeated Appalachian State 68-53 on Jan. 8.

Towson 79, UNC Wilmington 55

WILMINGTON — Nicolas Timberlake had 18 points to lead five Towson players in double figures as the Tigers rolled past UNC Wilmington 79-55 on Thursday night.

Charles Thompson added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers (20-7, 11-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Jason Gibson chipped in 14, Cam Holden scored 13 and Antonio Rizzuto had 10.

Jaylen Sims had 22 points for the Seahawks (18-8, 12-3). Mike Okauru added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Tigers leveled the season series against the Seahawks. UNC Wilmington defeated Towson 81-77 on Jan. 22.

Delaware 71, Elon 62

ELON — Jyare Davis had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Delaware to a 71-62 win over Elon on Thursday night.

Jameer Nelson Jr. had 17 points for Delaware (18-9, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association). Ryan Allen added 13 points and Kevin Anderson had 12 points.

Darius Burford had 21 points for the Phoenix (8-20, 5-10). Hunter McIntosh added 16 points.

The Fightin’ Blue Hens improve to 2-0 against the Phoenix this season. Delaware defeated Elon 80-77 on Jan. 22.