CLINTON, S.C. -- Ed Polite Jr. scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Radford beat Presbyterian 78-62 in a Big South Conference opener on Saturday afternoon.
Radford shot 52 percent overall to 40 percent for Presbyterian and had a 44-27 rebounding edge.
A Tanner 3-pointer capped a 15-7 start for the Highlanders and they never trailed on their way to a 40-32 lead at the break.
Presbyterian closed to 57-52 with 11:10 to play but the Highlanders replied with 15 unanswered points over the next six minutes, stretching it to 72-52 with 5:22 left and rolled to the win.
Francois Lewis scored 23 points to lead the Blue Hose (7-7).
Wilbon, Kornheiser call a basketball game for their alma maters
Michael Wilbon, who went to Northwestern, and Tony Kornheiser, who went to Binghamton, call a game that saw their alma maters faceoff.
LSU, Mississippi State enter top 16
The Ducks and Orange left Madison Square Garden out of the Power Rankings, which opened the door for two SEC teams to climb in.
No. 6 Nevada dominates Little Rock, 87-59
Caleb Martin scored 19 points, Jordan Caroline had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Little Rock 87-59 on Friday night.