Try as I might, I could not stay awake past halftime of the Pacific-Green Bay game last night. I am a child and it was past my bedtime. Luckily, I woke up around midway through the Niagara-Hartford game, so there’s still plenty of college hoops tip-off marathon action for me to catch.
Here’s what I’m told I missed, but I didn’t really see any of it, so I’m just assuming it’s right:
Pacific 76 Green Bay 58
Green Bay led by one at the half, but the Tigers dropped 50 on the Phoenix in the second session to cruise to their first victory of the season. Pacific dominated on the glass, 61-28, as four Tigers tallied double-digit boards. David Taylor led all scorers with 17 points, while Trevor Anderson had 14 for Green Bay. Pacific used a 19-3 run midway through the second half to put the game away.
Torrance Jones, who stayed up for this game, will have more on it shortly.
Hawaii 64 Florida Atlantic 63
The Warriors trailed by four with 50 seconds left, but Gibson Johnson converted on a three-point play to give Hawaii some hope in the waning seconds. When FAU’s Nick Rutherford missed the front end of a one-and-one, Johnson grabbed the rebound and made the game-winning layup with eight seconds left. Noah Allen led Hawaii with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Ronald Delph paced FAU with 22 points and 12 rebounds on 10-13 shooting.
Hartford 82 Niagara 78 (OT)
Hartford let a late lead slip away, but held on in overtime behind eight points by Jason Dunne in the extra session. The Hawks led by 14 with 5:22 left, when Khalil Dukes caught fire from three to bring the Purple Eagles back. He made three from long range in the final five minutes of regulation to force overtime — his only made threes of the game in 10 attempts. Jalen Ross had 35 points for Hartford to lead all scorers and Dunne finished with 20. Matt Scott had 26 for Niagara.