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NIT ROUNDUP : Penn State Run Beats Miami Run

March 16, 1995|Associated Press

John Amaechi scored 21 points and Penn State (18-10) came back from a 20-point deficit in the second half to beat Miami, 62-56, Wednesday in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament at State College, Pa.

Miami (15-13) used a 27-4 first-half run to help build a 48-28 lead with 14 minutes to play before Penn State went on a 20-3 run to get back into the game.

OTHER GAMES

Isaac Fontaine scored 32 points to lead Washington State (17-11) past Texas Tech, 94-82, at Pullman, Wash. Texas Tech finished 20-10. . . . Keith Carmichael made two three-point baskets in overtime to give Coppin State (21-9) a 75-68 victory over St. Joseph's (17-12) in a game in Philadelphia that was held up 1 hour 15 minutes because Mario McGriff of Coppin State shattered a backboard during warmups. . . . Craig Wise scored 28 points to lead Canisius (19-12) to an 83-71 victory over Seton Hall (16-14) at Buffalo. . . . Aaron Hutchins scored 20 points to lead Marquette (18-11) to a 68-61 victory at Auburn (16-13). . . . Chris Kingsbury scored 19 points for Iowa (20-11), which held off DePaul (17-11) to win, 96-87, at Moline, Ill. . . . Rodney Walker scored 28 points and New Mexico State (24-9) took a 15-0 lead en route to a 97-83 victory over Colorado (15-13) at Las Cruces.

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