Wilson scores 20, leads Army past American 77-64

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Wilson scores 20, leads Army past American 77-64

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Wilson scored 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, and Army outscored American University 19-6 to open the second half for a 77-64 victory in a Patriot League game Saturday.

Kyle Toth and Ella Ellis had 12 points each and Larry Toomey 10 for the Black Knights (7-13, 2-3), who shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50), 52.9 percent on 3-pointers (9 of 17) and 88.9 percent from the line (16 of 18).

Stephen Lumpkins led the Eagles (9-11, 2-3) with 19 points and 10 rebounds, John Schoof scored 14 points and Blake Jolivette had 13.

Trailing 32-31 at halftime, Army led 50-38 on Ellis' 3-pointer with 12:20 remaining.

The Black Knights' shooting numbers for the second half: 63.6 percent (14 of 22) from the field, 55.6 percent (5 of 9) on 3-pointers, 92.9 percent (13 of 14) from the line.

At Army-Navy game, Trump offers interesting commentary

At Army-Navy game, Trump offers interesting commentary

Despite the Army-Navy game opening the second half with a surprising 14-0 lead in favor of the Black Knights, the game took a quick break from being the center of attention when legendary broadcaster Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson interviewed President-elect Donald Trump.

The sportscasters provided commentary during the third-quarter interview while talking about the service academies, the game and football in general.

While alternating between answering questions and helping call the game, Trump said it’s humbling that he will soon be the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

In response to Lundquist’s question about why he decided to attend the game, Trump responded:

"I don’t know if it’s necessarily the best football, but it’s very good. But boy, do they have spirit, more than anybody."

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Freshmen Jackson, Huerter lead Maryland past Saint Peter's

Freshmen Jackson, Huerter lead Maryland past Saint Peter's

COLLEGE PARK, Md. --

Maryland's fast start was more than enough to make up for a sluggish second half on Saturday.

Justin Jackson scored 19 points and fellow freshman Kevin Huerter added a career-high 14 as the Terrapins never trailed in a 66-56 victory over Saint Peter's.

Maryland (10-1) shot 68.4 percent from the floor in the first half as it won its second all-time meeting with the Peacocks. The Terps led by as many as 25 in the second half, but scored only 16 points in the final 14:22.

"It was kind of a boring game," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "They were using 30 seconds even though they were down 20, 25. Our guys kind of got caught up in it and we didn't finish the game the way we would have liked."

Chazz Patterson led Saint Peter's (4-5) with 13 points. Forward Quadir Welton, who was averaging a team-high 16 points for the Peacocks, was held to five points on 2 of 11 shooting against the Terps.

Maryland opened on a 14-0 run, and Saint Peter's didn't score its first points until 11:56 remained in the first half. The Peacocks never cut the margin to less than 10 the rest of the way.

"I thought for a noon game, they didn't come out sleepwalking," Saint Peter's coach John Dunne said. "I thought they might have. I thought their energy level was really, really good. They got real physical with us to start the game."

Saint Peter's trailed 61-40 with 4:26 to play before closing the game with a 16-5 spurt.

"In situations like that, you can't let it get to 24," Dunne said. "You have to keep in the mid-teens so if you do make a run late, it's a little more within striking distance."

The Terps held a 14-5 scoring advantage off turnovers despite forcing Saint Peter's into only 10 giveaways.

It was Maryland's first wire-to-wire victory against a Division I team this season and its third triumph in a row.

"We're getting there in a lot of aspects, but we have to shore up some things," Turgeon said. "Heading into Christmas, hopefully we can improve and play better Monday and get better during finals with practice. Our guys will compete when they need to compete, and that's really what's important."