Draine carries Southern Miss over Old Dominion 59-52
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — LaDavius Draine had 18 points as Southern Mississippi defeated Old Dominion 59-52 on Wednesday night.
Tyree Griffin had 16 points and eight assists for Southern Miss...
Stith, Caver help Old Dominion beat Rice, stay atop C-USA
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — B.J. Stith hit a season-high five 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, Ahmad Caver added 17 points and 11 assists, and Old Dominion beat Rice 80-76 on Saturday night.
Justice Kithcart had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for ODU. The Monarchs (18-6, 8-3 Conference USA), who have won seven of their last eight, lead North Texas by a half-game in the conference standings.
Old Dominion cruises past North Texas 72-61
NORFOLF, Va. (AP) — Justice Kithcart had 13 points as Old Dominion topped North Texas 72-61 on Thursday night.
B.J. Stith had 12 points for Old Dominion (17-6, 7-3 Conference USA), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Kalu Ezikpe added 12 points and Xavier Green had 11.
Michael Miller had 17 points for the Mean Green (18-4, 6-3). Ryan Woolridge added 17 points and seven assists. Umoja Gibson had 14 points.
Old Dominion wins 5th straight, 50-48 over UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Justice Kithcart tied a career high with 16 points Thursday night and Old Dominion won its fifth straight with a 50-48 victory over UTEP.
The Monarchs (16-5, 6-2 Conference USA) blew an 11-point lead when UTEP's Efe Odigie made a pair of free throws to tie it at 48 with 1:19 left. B.J. Stith made two free throws to put Old Dominion back in front with 1:01 left.
Stapleton scores 23 points; FAU beats Old Dominion 80-73
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Xavian Stapleton scored 23 points for Florida Atlantic and the Owls beat Old Dominion for the first time at home, 80-73 on Thursday night.
FAU (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA) has won three of its last four games, while Old Dominion (11-5, 1-2) has lost two of three. It was just the second win in nine tries for the Owls in the series, and their sixth straight win at home.
Stith, Caver help Old Dominion rally past W. Kentucky 69-66
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — B.J. Stith and Ahmad Caver scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, and three consecutive 3-pointers pushed Old Dominion ahead by seven and the Monarchs held on to defeat Western Kentucky 69-66 Saturday night capping the school's biggest comeback.
Western Kentucky led 21-0 to start the game as ODU missed its first 12 shots and had two of them swatted away. Caver broke the drought more than nine minutes into the game and the Monarchs closed the distance to 39-32 by halftime.
Pittsburgh Preview Capsule
Last season: 16-17, first losing season since 1999-2000
Coach: Kevin Stallings
Who's gone: F Michael Young, G/F Jamel Artis, G Cam Johnson, F Sheldon Jeter, G Chris Jones, C Rozelle Nix, G Jonathan Milligan, G Justice Kithcart, G Damon Wilson, F Corey Manigault.
Who's back: F Ryan Luther averaged 5.7 points and 3.9 rebounds last season; G Jonathan Milligan.
Pitt guard Cameron Johnson to transfer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson is transferring.
This is the team's latest departure following a bumpy first season under coach Kevin Stallings. Johnson will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately because he is graduating this spring.
Johnson averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The Panthers 16-17 and 4-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 2000.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freshman forward Corey Manigault and sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark are transferring from Pittsburgh.
The players announced the move shortly after the Panthers finished a disappointing 16-17 season in coach Kevin Stallings' first year. Manigault appeared in 18 games, averaging less than a point and a rebound per contest.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh freshman guard Justice Kithcart has been dismissed by coach Kevin Stallings for conduct detrimental to the team.
Stallings said in a statement that it's a privilege to play for the Panthers, and Kithcart "has been unable to hold that standard."
Kithcart averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 assists while playing about 13 minutes a game for the Panthers. Pitt (15-15, 4-13 Atlantic Coast Conference) travels to Virginia on Saturday in the regular-season finale.