NORFOLK, Va. -- Five players scored in double figures led by Aaron Bacote with 20 as Old Dominion pulled away for a 77-57 win over Howard Wednesday night.
It was the first win for the Monarchs (1-1) under new coach Jeff Jones.
Ross had a double-double, grabbing 12 rebounds and had six blocks, both career highs.
The Monarchs led 35-29 at the half but an eight-point surge by Baker helped make it 58-40 with 10:49 left.
Old Dominion shot 53.6 percent in the second half to pull away while the Bison were connecting on less than 30 percent of their shots. The Monarchs struggled from the foul line, making just 13 of 30 free throws.
Hal "King" Lear, a Temple basketball star during the 1950s, died Saturday at his White Plains, New York home.
Sebastien Bellin's friend Chris Young joins Ryan Smith on Outside the Lines to discuss his friend's bravery, courage and strength after surviving the Brussels bombings in March.
Andrew White III is leaving the Nebraska men's basketball team and will play elsewhere for his final college season.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|