A.J. Graves sank a half-court shot at the buzzer to lift No. 16 Butler to a 57-55 win over Southern Illinois last night in Carbondale, Ill.

Mike Green led the Bulldogs (12-1) with 19 points. Matt Howard added 15 and Graves finished with 10.

Joshua Bone scored a career-high 19 points, including five three-pointers, for the Salukis (5-6).

Mississippi 78, Southern Mississippi 58 -

Chris Warren scored 17 points, Dwayne Curtis added 15, and the No. 22 Rebels (12-0) set a school record for consecutive wins to start the season with a victory over the Golden Eagles (8-5) in Southaven.

Rhode Island 92, Eastern Michigan 75 -

Will Daniels and Jimmy Baron scored 18 points each to lift the No. 25 Rams (12-1) over the Eagles (4-5) to reach today's final of the Islander Invitational in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Washington State 67, North Carolina A&T 34

- Derrick Low scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting as the No. 4 Cougars (12-0) rattled the Aggies (5-8) in Pullman, Wash.

Maryland 76, Delaware 46 -

James Gist scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Terrapins (7-6) snapped a three-game slide with a rout of the Blue Hens (4-7) in College Park, Md.

Marc Egerson scored 17 points for Delaware, which was seeking its first three-game winning streak since January 2005.

North Dakota State 68, Bucknell 60 -

Ben Woodside scored 31 points to lead the Bison from North Dakota (7-5) over the Bison from Pennsylvania (4-7) to reach the final of the Golden Bear Classic in Berkeley, Calif.

Josh Lithicum scored a career-high 18 points and matched his best with 11 rebounds for Bucknell.

Xavier 65, Delaware State 33 -

Jason Love had 10 points and nine rebounds in his first career start to help the Musketeers (9-3) crush the Hornets (3-8) in Cincinnati.

Delaware State, which has lost four straight, got 12 points from Jerel Chavis.

Lehigh 56, Monmouth, N.J. 39 -

Marquis Hall and Rob Keefer scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, to carry the Mountain Hawks (6-5) past the Hawks (2-10) in Bethlehem, Pa.

Monmouth was led by Yaniv Simpson's 11 points.

Assumption 60, Philadelphia University 59


Jason Hickenbottom scored 19 points for the Rams (5-8) and Malcolm Ingram added 19 points and 10 rebounds in a narrow loss to the Greyhounds (9-3) at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.