Charlotte men, Wake women get wins

College basketball roundup

CHARLOTTE — Igor Milicic Jr. scored 26 points as Charlotte beat Rice 69-64 on Wednesday night.

Milicic also contributed 10 rebounds for the 49ers (18-11, 12-5 American Athletic Conference). Dishon Jackson scored 15 with eight rebounds.

Travis Evee led the way for the Owls (11-19, 5-12) with 20 points and four assists. Mekhi Mason added 15 points and six rebounds. Max Fiedler totaled 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.


SMU 80, East Carolina 77

DALLAS — Chuck Harris scored 16 points and Zhuric Phelps scored four in overtime and SMU beat East Carolina 80-77 on Wednesday night. Ricardo Wright had 10 points for the Mustangs (20-10, 11-6 American Athletic Conference). .

RJ Felton led the Pirates (14-16, 7-10) in scoring, finishing with 28 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Johnson added 13 points and 11 rebounds for East Carolina. Cyr Malonga also had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Phelps made the game-tying 3-pointer with five seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

SMU next plays Sunday against UAB on the road, and East Carolina will host Charlotte on Saturday.


Loyola Chicago 69, Davidson 59

DAVIDSON — Miles Rubin and Des Watson scored 13 points apiece and Loyola Chicago beat Davidson 69-59 on Wednesday night.

Rubin also had nine rebounds and five blocks for the Ramblers (22-8, 14-3 Atlantic 10 Conference). Watson added five assists. Braden Norris hit three 3-pointers, scoring 11 with seven rebounds.

The Wildcats (15-15, 5-12) were led by Connor Kochera with 22 points. Bobby Durkin had 13 points. Grant Huffman contributed 11 points, six assists and three steals.


ACC Women’s Tournament

Wake Forest 58, Virginia 55

GREENSBORO — Elise Williams had 25 points and nine rebounds, Alexandria Scruggs added 12 points and No. 14 seed Wake Forest rallied to beat No. 11 seed Virginia 58-55 in an ACC Tournament opener. Wake Forest, which went 2 for 16 in conference play this season, advances to play No. 6 seed Florida State on Thursday in the second round.

Virginia was knocked out of the tournament by Wake Forest for the third straight season. Wake Forest trailed by as many as 15 points in the second half before scoring 27 of the final 36 points to win at least one ACC Tournament game for the fifth straight season. Alyssa Andrews completed a three-point play with 1:29 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Wake Forest its first lead since 25-23.