DOVER, Del. -- Jairus Lyles scored 21 points with four rebounds, six assists and three steals and UMBC rolled to an 81-60 win over Delaware State on Wednesday night.
The Retrievers trailed 40-35 at halftime but opened the second half on a 15-3 run capped by Maura's 3-pointer to lead 50-43 with 15:36 left. A hail of 3-pointers followed with Lyles sinking two, Maura sinking three more and Sherburne and Brandon Horvath adding one apiece.
UMBC was 16 of 33 (48.5 percent) from behind the arc and outscored the Hornets 46-20 after intermission.
Jonathan Walker scored a career-high 21 points a tied a career high with six assists to lead Delaware State (2-8), owners of a four-game slide and winless against Division I teams this season.
Jim Calhoun, who has a career record of 873-380 and led UConn to three national titles before retiring in 2012, has been hired as coach at Saint Joseph.
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott believes a tentative ruling making show-cause orders illegal in California would threaten NCAA membership for state schools.
Guard James Bouknight, ranked 87th in the ESPN 100, is the first player from the Class of 2019 to commit to UConn and first-year coach Dan Hurley.
|North Carolina A&T||11-5||1||20-15|
|North Carolina Central||9-7||3||19-16|
|South Carolina St||6-10||6||10-22|