College Basketball's Marathon Tuesday: Daytime Shift Scores, Gamethreads

A full day of hoops continues with Siena outlasting Northeastern and No. 20 Georgetown edging Temple.

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Marathon Tuesday's Daytime Shift Features Siena, No. 20 Georgetown

The day started with an upset win for Cal State Fullerton over UCLA and a surprisingly easy 80-58 win for St. Mary's at home over San Diego State.  Will there be any surprises in the morning and afternoon games?  Visit Blogging the Bracket for a little more on each of these contests, and be sure to follow along here or on my Twitter feed.

Drexel at Niagara (8 a.m.)
FINAL: Niagara edges Drexel, 67-61

No. 24 Clemson at Liberty (10 a.m.)
Game discussion at Shakin the Southland
FINAL: Clemson crushes Liberty, 79-39

Northeastern at Siena (12 p.m.)
FINAL: Siena clips Northeastern, 59-53

Arkansas-Little Rock at Tulsa (2 p.m.)
FINAL: Tulsa blew away Arkansas-Little Rock, 59-45

Temple at No. 20 Georgetown (4 p.m.)
Game discussion at Casual Hoya, featuring a Q&A with Temple blog "The Owl's Nest"
FINAL: Georgetown survived Temple, 46-45

Binghamton at Pittsburgh (5:30 p.m.)
FINAL: Pitt thumped Binghamton, 71-46 

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St. Mary's Routs San Diego State

Moraga, CA (Sports Network) – Mickey McConnell netted a career-best 24 points, as the Saint Mary’s-CA Gaels trounced the San Diego State Aztecs, 80-58, in non-league action at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga

McConnell hit 6-of-8 shots from long distance, while also dishing out seven assists for the Gaels (2-0). Omar Samhan registered a double-double with 17 points and a game-high 16 boards, and freshman Matthew Dellavedova also finished with 17 points.

Malcolm Thomas led the way for SDSU (1-1) with 14 points and eight rebounds. Billy White and D.J. Gay also reached double-digit points, posting 10 apiece in the defeat.

SMC opened the game with a 25-5 run and it took a commanding 42-21 lead to the break.

In the second half, the Gaels connected on 48.1 percent of their shots from the floor, as they coasted to the 22-point win.

SMC dropped in 13-of-29 shots from long range, while also scoring 28 points from 14 SDSU turnovers.

- Via Sports Network

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Cal State Fullerton Beats UCLA For The First Time

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Aaron Thompson poured in a game-high 22 points and the Cal State Fullerton Titans stunned the UCLA Bruins, 68-65, in double-overtime of a non-league matchup at Pauley Pavilion.

Thompson finished the night 9-of-14 from the floor with nine rebounds, as CSUF (2-0) defeat UCLA for the first time in 10 meetings. Gerard Anderson added 14 points and five assists, while Jacques Streeter chipped in 11 points.

Malcolm Lee and Michael Roll each scored 17 points to pace the Bruins (0-1), who had their string of 37 straight home wins over unranked non-conference opponents snapped. Reeves Nelson tallied 11 points and six boards off the bench, and Nikola Dragovic pulled in a game-high 14 caroms in the losing cause.

The Bruins went 0-of-7 from long range and just 3-of-9 at the foul line in the opening period, allowing the Titans to take a 33-27 lead to the break.

UCLA rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half and held a 57-56 lead in the closing moments. With 9.5 seconds left, Streeter made one of two free throws to tie the game and UCLA’s Jerime Anderson missed a game-wining shot attempt at the buzzer, as the contest went into overtime.

Roll’s three-pointer with 2:02 remaining in the first overtime tied the score at 60-60 and neither team could come up with a winning shot down the stretch.

Thompson hit a jumper 26 seconds into the second overtime and the Titans never relinquished the lead. UCLA had several opportunities to tie or take the lead in the final moments, but couldn’t get any shots to drop in the three-point loss.

UCLA shot a dismal 31.0 percent from the floor on the night, while also struggling from long distance (5-of-29) and at the foul line (8-of-17).

- Via Sports Network

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