Austin Nehls scored 24 points with five 3-pointers, Tyler Kohl added 20 points more and Central Connecticut State broke open a tight game after halftime to defeat East Carolina 79-68 for its first win this season.
Isaiah Miller scored 19 points, Marvin Smith scored 10 of his 15 points in the first half, including a go-ahead free throw, and UNC Greensboro pulled away early from Division II member Ferrum College to win 95-43.
McKinley Wright IV rebounded a missed free throw, raced to the other end of the court and made a 3-pointer as time expired, giving Colorado a 70-69 victory against Quinnipiac in the relocated Paradise Jam.
Kenny Carpenter scored 24 of his career-high 26 points in the first half, making six 3-pointers, and Cleveland State picked up its first victory this season, beating Coppin State 80-56 in the Vikings' home opener.
Earlier this month, area law enforcement agencies launched Operation Guardian, which focused on catching sexual predators who target children and resulted in 21 arrests. Eight of the men, ages 22-55 years old, appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court. Bonds were set ranging from $25,000 to $40,000.
Robin TrimarchiThe Ledger-Enquirer
Eight men charged in operation targeting sex predators appear in Columbus Recorder's Court