BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tyrell Johnson had 16 points off the bench to carry Appalachian State to a 72-64 win over Troy on Thursday night.
Justin Forrest had 15 points for Appalachian State...
Flatten carries S. Dakota St. past W. Illinois 86-66
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Skyler Flatten had 31 points as South Dakota State easily beat Western Illinois 86-66 on Saturday.
Flatten shot 6 for 9 on 3-pointers. He added six...
MONROE, La. (AP) — Daishon Smith scored 26 points as Louisiana-Monroe beat Appalachian State 81-75 on Thursday night.
Ronshad Shabazz scored a career-high 47 points for the Mountaineers...
Webster, Young lift W. Illinois past Oral Roberts 75-66
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster had 13 points to lead five Western Illinois players in double figures as the Leathernecks defeated Oral Roberts 75-66 on Saturday night. Zion Young added 12 points...
Brown leads Georgia Southern past Appalachian St. 92-69
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tookie Brown had 28 points as Georgia Southern routed Appalachian State 92-69 on Saturday.
Simeon Carter had 18 points for Georgia Southern (18-10, 10-5 Sun Belt...
Benlevi carries Georgia St. past Appalachian St. 80-75
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Malik Benlevi had 20 points as Georgia State edged past Appalachian State 80-75 on Thursday night.
D'Marcus Simonds had 18 points for Georgia State (19-8, 10-4 Sun Belt...
Jackson scores 21 to lift Omaha over W. Illinois 77-63
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Jackson had 21 points as Omaha topped Western Illinois 77-63 on Wednesday night.
KJ Robinson had 17 points for Omaha (17-9, 11-2 Summit League), which won its fifth...
Shabazz leads Appalachian St. past Coastal Carolina 88-79
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz had 20 points as Appalachian State defeated Coastal Carolina 88-79 on Saturday.
Justin Forrest had 18 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State (9-16, 4-8 Sun Belt Conference). Isaac Johnson added 14 points and eight rebounds. Adrian Delph had 11 points for the hosts.
Ajay Sanders scored a career-high 22 points for the Chanticleers (12-12, 6-6). Zac Cuthbertson added 17 points and eight rebounds. Tyrell Gumbs-Frater had 13 points.
Forrest scores 32 as Appalachian State wins third straight
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Justin Forrest scored 32 points, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, and Appalachian State defeated UL Monroe 85-84 on Saturday, the Mountaineers' third consecutive victory.
Forrest's season-high came on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line. Isaac Johnson had 13 points, Ronshad Shabazz 12, and Adrian Delph and Tyrell Johnson scored 11 each for Appalachian State 8-14, 3-6 Sun Belt). The Mountaineers shot 56 percent.
Johnson scores 20 in Appalachian State’s 104-77 romp
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tyrell Johnson scored 20 points in 16 minutes, leading five into double-digit scoring and Appalachian State routed Louisiana 104-77 on Thursday night.
Appalachian State scored the first 17 points and the situation kept getting better for the Mountaineers. Louisiana committed 12 turnovers in the first half, leading to 17 points off turnovers and a 51-31 halftime lead for the Mountaineers.
Pyle leads Western Illinois to 65-59 win over South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Ben Pyle scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Western Illinois to a 65-59 win over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon.
Kobe Webster added 13 points and four rebounds for the Leathernecks (8-13, 3-5 Summit League). C.J. Duff had 11 points and Brandon Gilbeck chipped in 10 points with six rebounds and three blocks.
Omaha takes down W. Illinois behind 22 pts from Jackson
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Zach Jackson scored 22 points and KJ Robinson scored 18 and Omaha won its third straight in beating Western Illinois 80-71 on Thursday night.
Brett Barney's 3-pointer capped a 20-10 run to give the Mavericks (10-8, 4-1 Summit League) a 40-28 lead with 2:19 before halftime. Omaha led 45-33 at the break and held on to its double-digit lead until Isaac Johnson's layup provided the game's final margin.
Stewart, Avants net 21, N Dakota tops W Illinois 71-65
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Marlon Stewart and Conner Avants had 21 points apiece and North Dakota pulled out a 71-65 win over Western Illinois on Saturday.
The Fighting Hawks (8-10, 2-3 Summit League) used a 10-0 run to take the lead for good, 51-47, with 12:55 to play. The Leathernecks (6-12, 1-4) missed 10 straight shots.
North Dakota added a 9-0 run inside the six-minute mark to push the lead to 10 with 2:03 to go as Western Illinois was missing three shots with three turnovers.
Ward’s double-double leads NDSU past Western Illinois
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Tyson Ward had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead six North Dakota State players in double figures as the Bison beat Western Illinois 85-69 on Thursday night.
Deng Geu added 14 points for the Bison (8-10, 2-2 Summit League). Sam Griesel scored 12 while Rocky Kreuser and Vinnie Shahid scored 13 apiece.
Kobe Webster had 17 points and Isaac Johnson added 15 points for the Leathernecks (6-11, 1-3).
Warren leads UT Arlington past Appalachian St. 82-72
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Warren had 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting as UT Arlington topped Appalachian State 82-72 on Thursday night, extending the Mountaineers' losing streak to four games.
David Azore had 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds — the freshman's first double-double — for UTA (5-11, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) and TiAndre Jackson-Young added 14 points.
Obanor, Malone spark Oral Roberts off the bench
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Reserves Kevin Obanor, with 19 points, and Kaelen Malone, with 11 assists, sparked Oral Roberts to an 82-63 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night.
Sikes, S. Alabama hold off Appalachian State 79-73
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Rodrick Sikes scored 21 points and made four 3-pointers and South Alabama held off a late rally to defeat Appalachian State 79-73 in a Sun Belt Conference opener on Thursday night.
Webster scores 22 as W. Illinois wins Summit opener 78-60.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster scored 22 points with four assists, leading five players into double-digit scoring and Western Illinois won its Summit League opener, toppling Denver 78-60 on Sunday.
Ben Pyle scored 15 points for Western Illinois (6-9, 1-0). C.J. Duff and Jordan Hughes 11 each and Isaac Johnson 10. Hughes also pulled down 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.
Bess scores 20 points, Saint Louis defeats Appalachian State
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess scored 20 points, Hasahn French had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Saint Louis dominated the second half to defeat Appalachian State 83-55 on Sunday.
Tramaine Isabell Jr. added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Billikens (8-5). Bess was 8 of 13 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds.
Isaac Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Mountaineers (5-8) and Ronshad Shabazz scored 13.
Shabazz fuels Appalachian State past Milligan, 99-60
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz hit 7 of 10 shots from deep to finish with 29 points and fuel Appalachian State's 99-60 rout of NAIA-member Milligan to extend its nonconference home winning streak to 12 games on Thursday night.
The Mountaineers (5-7) close out the nonconference portion of their schedule December 30 at Saint Louis. They now have five straight wins at home this season.
Georgetown pulls away late to beat Appalachian State 83-73
WASHINGTON (AP) — James Akinjo made three 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Josh LeBlanc posted a double-double and Georgetown pulled away late from Appalachian State for an 83-73 victory on Tuesday night.
The Hoyas (8-3) led 72-69 with 1:41 remaining when LeBlanc dunked off a pass from Akinjo, Greg Malinowski put in two free throws and Jessie Govan finished the 7-0 run with a 3-pointer for a 10-point lead — their largest of the game — with under a minute left.
Eastern Illinois roars back to beat Western Illinois, 76-65
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 18 points and Eastern Illinois came from nine points down at halftime to beat Western Illinois for the second time this season, 76-65 on Saturday night.
Eastern Illinois now has won back-to-back games after a three-game losing streak.
Trio combines for 62, Appalachian State tops Howard, 100-86
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The trio of Justin Forrest, Ronhsad Shabazz and Tyrell Johnson combined for 62 points — 21, 21 and 20, respectively — and Appalachian State never trailed, topping Howard 100-86 Tuesday night in the first meeting between the teams.
Tyrell Johnson's 20 points was a season best. Isaac Johnson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (3-5), who are 3-0 at home. Adrian Delph added 11 points
Webster, Johnson combine for 42, W. Illinois cruises 83-58
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster and Isaac Johnson combined for 42 points, Brandon Gilbeck added 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots and Western Illinois led all the way, defeating SIU-Edwardsville 83-58 Wednesday night.
Western Illinois (3-4) shot 58 percent from the floor, making 29 of 50 shots with 12 3-pointers and 15 assists. The Leathernecks offense was especially potent after halftime, with 15-of-24 shooting (62.5 percent), and 64 percent from distance, 7 of 11.
Johnson’s 19 points lead App State past Winston-Salem 91-64
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Isaac Johnson scored a career-high 19 points, Adria Delph had 18 points and five rebounds — both personal bests — and Appalachian State beat Division II-member Winston-Salem State 91-64 on Monday night.
Gilbeck leads Western Illinois in 95-56 win over Dominican
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Seven-footer Brandon Gilbeck scored 19 points and blocked four shots, Isaac Johnson added 18 points and Western Illinois never trailed in beating Division III Dominican (Ill.) 95-56 on Wednesday night.
Freshman Ben Pyle and Zion Young scored 12 points apiece and Kobe Webster had 11 for the Leathernecks (2-1), who forced 22 turnovers and shot 55.9 percent from the field to the Stars' 38.2 percent.
Lewis scores 21, Alabama beats Appalachian St. 81-73
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Avery Johnson called it a mature performance as Kira Lewis scored 21 points in the second game of his career to lead Alabama to an 81-73 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday night.
Donta Hall added with 12 points and 12 rebounds. John Petty and Herbert Jones scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Crimson Tide (2-0).
Western Illinois beats Div.-III North Park 84-56
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster scored 21 points with eight rebounds and four assists and Western Illinois beat Division-III North Park University 84-56 on Saturday.
Webster was 8 of 18 from the field including three 3-pointers for the Leathernecks (1-1). Isaac Johnson added 14 points a led the team with nine rebounds. C. J. Duff also had 14 points with four rebounds and three steals and Ben Pyle and James Claar each had 11 points.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reserve O'Showen Williams scored a career-high 22 points, Justin Forrest added 19 and fifth-seeded Appalachian State cruised to a 93-64 win over Little Rock in the opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
Griffin Kinney and Ronshad Shabazz added 12 points apiece and Isaac Johnson had 11 with 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers (15-17), who face fourth-seated Texas-Arlington on Friday.
Daum leads South Dakota St. over W. Illinois 66-60
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum scored 33 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and top-seeded South Dakota State beat No. 8 seed Western Illinois 66-60 on Saturday night in the Summit League Tournament quarterfinals.
The Jackrabbits advance to play Sunday's winner between No. 4 seed Fort Wayne and fifth-seeded North Dakota State.
Denver finishes strong, routs Western Illinois 89-52
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Joe Rosga knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 27 points to help spark Denver to an 89-52 win over Western Illinois in the Summit League regular season finale Saturday night.
Denver ended its regular season on a four-game win streak. The Pioneers entered Saturday's game tied with Fort Wayne for third, but the Mastodons lost to South Dakota State, 97-90 to fall to fourth.
Arkansas St. upsets Appalachian St., 82-79; tighten Sun Belt
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Rashad Lindsey hit a jumper with 1:33 left in the game to give Arkansas State the lead and the Red Wolves made it stand up for an 82-79 upset of Appalachian State in a Sun Belt Conference battle Thursday night.
Appalachian State entered the game tied with Troy for seventh place. But after both teams lost and Coastal Carolina posted a 65-60 win over Little Rock, it's now a three-way tie.
Johnson and Webster put up double-doubles in WIU win
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Isaac Johnson had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Kobe Webster had 15 and 10 to lead Western Illinois to an 82-74 win over North Dakota State on Thursday night.
Delvin Ancrum scored 23 for the Leathernecks (12-14, 3-10 Summit League), who led wire-to-wire, including jumping out to a 10-0 lead to open the game.
Appalachian State beats Troy 65-54
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 15 points, Griffin Kinney had 12 points and eight rebounds and Appalachian State beat Troy 65-54 on Saturday.
App State outscored the Trojans 15-2 over the first seven minutes of the second half for a 49-29 lead. Jordon Varnado made two 3-pointers during an 8-2 Troy run to pull to 61-54 with 43 seconds left but O'Showen Williams and Justin Forrest made four free throws to seal it.
Daum powers South Dakota State past Western Illinois, 82-62
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Mike Daum hit the 30-point plateau for the 10th time this season and South Dakota State won its 14th straight home game, beating Western Illinois 82-62 Saturday afternoon to hold onto first place in the Summit League standings.
The Jackrabbits have a one-game lead with two games left to play, including a first-place showdown with rival South Dakota Thursday and the regular-season finale at Fort Wayne Saturday.
Fort Wayne rolls past Western Illinois 90-74
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Kason Harrell scored 20 points and Fort Wayne rolled past Western Illinois 90-74 on Wednesday night.
Harrell was 8 of 15 from the field, including three from distance, and had five steals for the Mastodons (17-12, 6-6 Summit League), who are third in the conference standings. John Konchar added 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five blocks. Bryson Scott also scored 19, Xzavier Taylor had 11 points and nine rebounds and Jordon King added 10 points.
Hagedorn leads South Dakota past Western Illinois 80-54
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Tyler Hagedorn scored 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Matt Mooney added 12 points and eight boards and South Dakota cruised to an 80-54 win at Western Illinois on Thursday night.
South Dakota took a 4-2 lead on a Hagedorn layup before the game was two minutes old, stretched it to as many as 31 four times and sent all 14 players into the game.
4 starters in double figures as Denver beats WIU 70-58
DENVER (AP) — Jake Pemberton scored 13 points to lead four Denver starters in double figures and the Pioneers beat Western Illinois 70-58 on Thursday night.
Joe Rosga and Daniel Amigo scored 12 points each and Ade Murkey 10 for the Pioneers (9-12, 3-4 Summit League), who shot 56 percent, making 8 of 12 3-point attempts, and won their second straight.
Appalachian St. battles back, beats Little Rock 72-67 in OT
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — O'Showen Williams had 13 points and Griffin Kinney added 10 with 12 rebounds as Appalachian State battled back to beat Little Rock 72-67 in overtime on Thursday night.
Appalachian State (9-13, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference) outscored the Trojans 13-8 in the extra period.
Appalachian State's Tyrel Johnson blocked Jaizec Lottie's layup with six seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.
South Dakota State routs Western Illinois 98-70
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — David Jenkins Jr. scored 27 points to lead seven in double-figure scoring as South Dakota State remained undefeated in the Summit League with a 98-70 rout of Western Illinois on Saturday night.
South Dakota State (17-5, 5-0) has won eight straight and 10 of its last 11 games.
Gilbeck, Webster lead Western Illinois in 107-45 romp
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Gilbeck and Kobe Webster each scored 18 points and five players reached double figures as Western Illinois rolled over Oak Hills Christian of the NCAAA 107-45 Saturday night.
The Leathernecks (9-7) made 45 of 75 shots, pulled down 59 rebounds and outscored Wolfpack 64-20 in the paint.
Gilbeck made 8 of 11 shots, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Webster shot 8 of 12 as Western Illinois finished 42-75 (56 percent).
Brown’s late jumpers give Georgia Southern 4th straight win
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Tookie Brown hit two straight jumpers in the final minutes as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Appalachian State 60-59 on Saturday for its fourth straight Sun Belt Conference win.
Trailing 57-56, Brown hit a jump shot for a 58-57 lead. He made the game-winning shot with 56 seconds left. Isaac Johnson answered with a layup with 39 seconds remaining. The game ended on Ronshad Shabazz's missed 3-point attempt that would have won the game for the Mountaineers.
Williams hits late 3 to lead Appalachian St. to 79-73 win
MONROE, La. (AP) — O'Showen Williams drilled a 3-pointer in the final minutes and Justin Forrest added a late layup to secure Appalachian State's 79-73 win over Louisiana Monroe in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Shabazz scores 21, Appalachian State hangs on 80-76
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 21 points, including a pair of key free throws with 22 seconds left, and Appalachian State blew most of a 25-point second-half lead before pulling out an 80-76 win over UT Arlington on Sunday.
The Mountaineers (7-8, 2-0 Sun Belt) were leading by 12 with 1:02 remaining and then were nearly undone by 8-of-14 free-throw shooting before ending a four-game losing streak to the Mavericks (9-6, 0-2).
Appalachian State beats Texas State 66-62 in Sun Belt opener
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 20 points, Justin Forrest added 14 points including a key 3-pointer, and Appalachian State closed on a 5-0 surge to beat Texas State 66-62 on Friday night in a Sun Belt opener.
Tre'Larenz Nottingham made a layup and two free throws to give Texas State a 62-61 lead with 1:41 to play. Shabazz split a pair of free throws, Forrest hit a 3 with 18 seconds left, and Isaac Johnson made one of two free throws to seal it for Appalachian State (6-8).
Hampton blitzes App St. behind do-it-all Marrow, 86-53
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Marrow scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals, and Malique Trent-Street scored 21 and Hampton turned it on in an 86-53 win over Appalachian State on Wednesday night.
Hampton (5-8) controlled the game with a 45-32 edge in rebounding, collected 15 steals and forced the Mountaineers into 24 turnovers and blocked nine shots with Greg Heckstall swatting four.
Western Illinois beats Milwaukee 90-69
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Kobe Webster made 5 of 8 from 3-point range and scored 21 on Saturday night to help Western Illinois beat Milwaukee 90-69.
Brandon Gilbeck had his third double-double of the season with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks and the Leathernecks (7-2) led the entire way in winning their third in the last four.
Appalachian State rolls to 84-61 win over South Florida
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 21 points with five assists as Appalachian State rolled to an 84-61 win over South Florida on Saturday night.
Shabazz was 9 of 18 from the field and sank both of his free throws. Justin Forrest added 19 points and five assists for the Mountaineers (5-4). Tyrell Johnson had 13 points and Isaac Johnson had 10 rebounds.
Western Illinois pummels Calvary, 102-25, for 3rd win
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Gilbeck scored 22 points, hitting 10 of his 11 shots from the field, as Western Illinois blasted Calvary University, 102-25 on Saturday night.
Calvary, from Kansas City, Mo., competes in the Association of Christian College Athletics, which has just 16 member schools across the United States.
Western Illinois raced to a 53-8 lead in the first half and outscored the Warriors 49-17 in the second half.
Louisiana-Monroe beats Appalachian State 75-64
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Travis Munnings scored 21 points with 8-for-11 shooting to lead Louisiana-Monroe to a 75-64 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.
Nick Coppola added 16 points, Sam McDaniel had 14 and Marvin Jean-Pierre hauled in 10 rebounds for Louisiana-Monroe. The Warhawks (8-20, 2-13 Sun Belt Conference) pulled away in the second half with 57 percent shooting from the field and finished 26 for 52 overall.