RADFORD, Va. -- Ed Polite, Jr. scored on a putback to break a late tie and four different players made eight of eight free throws in the last 54 seconds as Big South leader Radford had all it could handle to defeat Longwood 70-63 Thursday night.
Carlick Jones scored 18 points with eight rebounds as Radford (13-7, 6-1) pounded the boards, pulling down 40 rebounds to 23 for Longwood and outscoring the Lancers 18-11 on second-chance points. Radford scored 24 points off 17 Longwood turnovers.
Randy Phillips added 12 points for the Highlanders.
Walton's 3-pointer with 2:15 remaining pulled Longwood into a 60-60 tie, but when the Lancers started fouling inside the final minute, Phillips, Caleb Tanner, Travis Fields, Jr. and Jones combined to make 8 of 8 free throws. The Highlanders made 18 of 22.
Alabama beats Wichita State 90-86 in Charleston
Kira Lewis Jr. had 24 points and Alabama outlasted Wichita State 90-86 to take fifth place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
Michigan beats Providence for Tip-Off title
Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points to lead No. 18 Michigan to a 66-47 victory over Providence and the championship of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament.
UMass Lowell beats Sacred Heart 94-90 behind Jones
Ryan Jones scored 21 points with five 3-pointers and six assists, Alex Rivera added 20 points with four 3s and UMass Lowell held off Sacred Heart 94-90 on Sunday.