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FAU survives Cleveland St.

©Associated Press
November 17, 2002

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Earnest Crumbley scored 15 of his 24 in the second half and Jeff Cowans added 14 as Florida Atlantic held on to defeat Cleveland State 71-66 Saturday.

Modibo Niakate led Cleveland State with 17 points, but he missed a 3-point shot in the final 15 seconds that would have gotten the Vikings within a point.

Nick Neumann and Crumbley, who was 5-for-5 in the second half, hit a free throw each to seal the win. Cowans, No. 7 all-time on the school's 3-point list with 787, made two free throws with 1:50 left to put the Owls ahead 66-56.

Wes Robinson's 3-pointer and two free throws by Niakate got Cleveland State within 68-64 with 27 seconds left. Robinson stole the inbounds only to have Niakate's 3-point attempt fall off the front of the rim.

Florida Atlantic led 27-24 at the half despite 37 percent shooting and failing to hit a field goal for the first four minutes. Drew Skeeter tied the score at 3 with a 3-pointer, but Walt Chavis hit a 3-pointer in a 7-0 Cleveland State run that gave the Vikings a 19-13 lead.

COLORADO ST. 80. IPFW 62: Ronnie Clark had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Brian Greene scored 15 of his 19 in the second half to lead the host Rams.

Matt Williams also had 16 points for Colorado State, whose seven-point halftime lead was erased four minutes into the second half of the opener for both teams.

Terry Collins paced Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne with 15 points. Jim Kessenich had six of his 14 during a 13-6 run at the start of the second half that tied the score at 41.

E. WASH. 75, WINTHROP 61: Less than 24 hours after a season-opening loss to Wisconsin, the Eagles recovered in the consolation game of the NABC Classic at Madison.

Alvin Snow led Eastern Washington with 19 points, shooting 50 percent from the field. Snow, last season's Big Sky Conference defensive player of the year, also had four steals.

MIAMI: Forward Karron Clarke, forward/center Leonard Harden III and center Yankuba Camara signed national letters of intent.

The 6-6 Clarke is ranked 29th among the nation's recruits by ESPN. He averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals as a junior for Lincoln High School in Brooklyn. The 6-9 Harden, playing at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, is Lindy's sixth-ranked junior college center.

The 6-11 Camara, a Gambia native who is playing at Moberly (Mo.) Area Community College, is considered a top rebounder and shot-blocker.

MISSISSIPPI: Emmanuel Wade and Justin Reed did not play in a 70-67 exhibition win over visiting Athletes in Action.

Coach Rod Barnes has said he is punishing the players, who are facing assault charges. Barnes has not said when they will be allowed to play.

Wade, 21, was charged with assaulting a police officer after he was involved in a scuffle at a roller rink Sept. 21. The felony carries a maximum prison sentence of five years.

Reed, 20, was charged with a misdemeanor in connection with the same incident.

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