Chesapeake’s Briante Weber had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists Friday night as No. 10 VCU bounced back from an eight-point second-half deficit to beat Long Beach State 73-67 in consolation play at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.
A 13-0 run turned the game toward VCU, whose "Havoc" style hadn't kept the Rams from decisively losing their first-round game to Florida State. Rob Brandenberg had 18 points and Juvonte Reddic had 17 points and 10 rebounds against the 49ers.
The Rams (3-1) will play Sunday at Coliseo Roberto Clemente against Georgetown, which won 90-63 against Kansas State earlier Friday as D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 25 points. Jabril Trawick added 16 points and Joshua Smith 13 for the Hoyas. ...
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 26 points to lead four Villanova players in double figures in an 84-80 home win over Delaware.
James Bell added 16 points and Darrun Hilliard contributed 15 for Villanova (4-0), which had averaged a 27-point margin of victory in its first three contests.
After the Blue Hens overcame a nine-point deficit to pull even, Villanova retook the lead on Pinkston's three-point play that made it 79-76, starting an 11-2 run.
Davon Usher scored a game-high 27 points to lead Delaware. Kyle Anderson (17), Jarvis Threatt (16) and Carl Baptiste (13) all reached double figures for Delaware.
Host Apprentice (3-0) beat Penn State Fayette 83-69 on the Great Ships Classic’s opening night behind April McCoy’s 20 points and Danita Whitaker’s 14 points and 19 rebounds.
The Builders play Saturday against Bennett (N.C.), which fell 94-50 to Southern Virginia. ...
Despite Shae Kelley's 21 points and 16 rebounds, Old Dominion (2-2) fell 75-60 at Ohio State (4-1) before 5,335 fans to start the Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge.
ODU will play Bowling Green on Saturday and Marist on Sunday, both in the Buckeyes' Value City Arena, to close the event.
Ameryst Alston scored 19 for the Buckeyes, who shot a blistering 49 percent (25-of-51) from the field; ODU connected on 37 percent (21-of-57). The Lady Monarchs forced 17 turnovers but committed 24.
Also scoring in double figures for Old Dominion was senior co-captain Stephanie Gardner, who had 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-4 from 3-point range. Galaisha Goodhope scored 11 points and added four steals. ...
Preseason All-ACC pick Chelsea Douglas chalked up 22 points for Wake (3-2). Jordynn Gaymon led four Highlanders in double-figure scoring by tying her career high of 16.