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Baylor gets to quarters of the NIT

WACO, Texas — Pierre Jackson had 26 points and 16 assists to lead Baylor to an 89-86 victory against Arizona State on Friday in the second round of the NIT.

Cory Jefferson added 21 for Baylor (20-14), which faces the winner of Monday's game between Robert Morris and Providence in next week's quarterfinals.

Down 84-78 with 44 seconds left, Arizona State (22-13) cut it to 85-83 with 26 seconds to play. Jefferson hit a free throw. And soon after, Jahii Carson turned the ball over under the Sun Devils' basket.

Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63: Roy Devyn Marble scored 28 for the host Hawkeyes (23-12), who face the winner of Sunday's game between Virginia and St. John's. Stony Brook (25-8) tied it at 41 early in the second half before Iowa's 13-3 run.

Connecticut: Junior forward Tyler Olander was arrested and charged with trespassing at about 2 a.m. Thursday in Panama City Beach. Police said he refused orders by security guards and a sheriff's deputy to leave a condominium complex. A pretrial hearing was not scheduled.

Coaching: Hofstra fired Mo Cassara after going 38-59 over three seasons. The Pride went 7-25 this season, and four players were arrested in December on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. … Furman coach Jeff Jackson resigned after one winning record over seven seasons and an 85-131 overall record.

Division II: Eckerd senior forward Darrien Mack and Saint Leo senior guard Marcus Ruh were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District first team.

Baylor gets to quarters of the NIT 03/22/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 23, 2013 1:10am]
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