Tuesday’s basketball: Eastern rolls against Rochester
James Thompson IV had 19 points and 17 rebounds, Willie Mangum IV made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points, and Eastern Michigan beat NAIA-member Rochester College, 78-63, at Ypsilanti on Tuesday.
Mangum hit his first 3-pointer to give Eastern Michigan a 20-7 lead, Thompson posted a double-double in the first half, and the Eagles cruised into halftime with a 40-23 lead.
Rochester pulled to 54-42 with 13 minutes left in the second half, but Ty Toney answered with a tough layup to start a 12-0 run.
Tim Bond and Ray Lee added 12 points each for Eastern Michigan (1-2), which made 7 of 16 3-pointers. Bond grabbed seven rebounds as the Eagles held a 45-34 advantage on the glass.
Angelo Griffis made six of Rochester’s 12 3-pointers and had 27 points and 12 rebounds. The Warriors were held to just 20-of-62 shooting (32 percent) and their bench was outscored 25-0.
(At) Michigan State 70, Southern 55: Tori Jankoska scored 16 and Taya Reimer and Nia Hollie scored 12 each each for the Spartans (3-0).
Top 25 men
(At) Baylor 66, No. 4 Oregon 49: Johnathan Motley scored 17 in his season debut for Baylor (2-0).
(At) No. 5 North Carolina 93, Long Beach State 67: Joel Berry II scored 23 for North Carolina (3-0).
(At) No. 8 Virginia 72, St. Francis, N.Y. 32: Austin Nichols scored 11 in his debut for Virginia (2-0).
(At) No. 18 Syracuse 90, Holy Cross 46: Andrew White scored 19 for Syracuse (2-0).