RALEIGH, N.C. — University of Richmond freshman guard Khwan Fore suffered a left foot injury at a recent practice and will require surgery. His return time is undetermined. Fore broke a bone in the foot.
Richmond played N.C. State at PNC Arena on Wednesday night and Fore was on crutches. Fore, 6-feet and from Huntsville, Ala., played in two of the Spiders’ first three games, averaging about eight minutes. He scored two points.
Fore had been one of Richmond’s first backcourt reserves, coming in to replace starting guards Kendall Anthony and ShawnDre’ Jones. Fore’s injury figures to increase the playing opportunity for 6-4 sophomore Josh Jones (11 minutes per game) as well as UR’s other freshman guard, 6-3 Kadeem Smithen, who played three minutes in Richmond’s first three games.
The Spiders already are redshirting two of their four scholarship freshmen, center Paul Friendshuh and forward Chandler Diekvoss. After UR coach Chris Mooney said that Friendshuh would redshirt, he suffered a knee injury and required surgery.
Morgan State 51, Liberty 50: Cedric Blossom scored 20 points and Donte Pretlow hit the game-winner with 3 seconds left as Morgan State edged Liberty for third place in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge.
Morgan State (1-5) led 25-23 at halftime but Liberty (2-4) stayed close after erasing an eight-point deficit.
David Andoh’s jumper with 50 seconds left put Liberty up 48-47, but Blossom answered with a put-back at 20 seconds to match his career high. Andrew Smith, who led Liberty with 12 points, had a dunk at 13 seconds, setting up Pretlow’s heroics.
American 64, Hampton 60: Pee Wee Gardner scored 18 points, including a three-point play with 20 seconds left, as American edged Hampton.
Dwight Meikle scored consecutive baskets for the Pirates (1-5) to produce a 60-59 lead with 1:34 to play. Then Gardner and Meikle swapped turnovers before Gardner’s game-winning play. Deron Powers missed a shot with 1 second left, allowing Kevin Panzer to add two free throws.
Powers and Meikle both had 14 points for Hampton.
Yellow Jackets ranked: Randolph-Macon is No. 24 in the most recent USA Today Division III Top 25 Coaches’ Poll. The Yellow Jackets are 5-0 and moved to 1-0 in the ODAC with an 85-54 win over Hollins on Tuesday.
Sarah Parsons (J.R. Tucker) and Hannah Livermon (Powhatan) lead the team in scoring at 17.2 and 16.2 points per game, respectively. R-MC will play Eastern Mennonite on Dec. 2.
Pittsburgh 72, Radford 47: Monica Wignot scored 20 points and Fred Potvin added 15 points for the Panthers (3-2) as they defeated the Highlanders (1-3).
Jordynn Gaymon scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for Radford.
Randolph 51, Gallaudet 41: Korin Harris scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats (4-1) past the Bison (1-3). Jensen Hoover and Brie Holdren each added eight points for Randolph.
Top 25 men
No. 4 Duke 93, Furman 54: Freshman Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 24 points as Duke routed Furman.
Amile Jefferson added 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils (6-0).
Butler 74, No. 5 UNC 66: Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset North Carolina in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Roosevelt Jones scored 12 for the Bulldogs (4-0)
Oklahoma 75, No. 22 UCLA 65: Bahamas native Buddy Hield scored 24 points, Frank Booker added 11 and Oklahoma beat UCLA in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Jordan Woodard added 10 points for the Sooners (3-1).