Justice Kithcart had 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for ODU. The Monarchs (18-6, 8-3 Conference USA), who have won seven of their last eight, lead North Texas by a half-game in the conference standings.
Stith capped a 15-6 run with a 3-pointer to give ODU a 50-45 lead with 12 1/2 minutes to play. Martin made a layup and then hit a 3 to pull the Owls within one about nine minutes later but Kithcart answered with a 3 from the left corner and, after Rice air balled a 3, Ahmad Caver made a short jumper to make it 72-66 with 2:24 to play. Rice trimmed its deficit to four on three occasions in the final 60 seconds but got no closer.
Worku, Leonard help UC Irvine beat Hawaii 70-63
Eyassu Worku scored 19 points, Evan Leonard added 18, and UC Irvine beat Hawaii 70-63 on Saturday night.
Colorado's Bey throws down in transition
Colorado breaks the full court press and gets the ball to Tyler Bey who throws down the big dunk.
Davison lifts E. Washington past Portland St. 89-81
Jacob Davison had 30 points as Eastern Washington beat Portland State 89-81 on Saturday night.