Radford knocks off Longwood 72-59 for 7th straight win

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) Carlik Jones scored 21 points, Big South player of the week Ed Polite Jr. had 13 points and eight rebounds and Radford beat Longwood 72-59 on Monday night to secure its seventh straight victory.

Caleb Tanner added 10 points for Radford (14-6, 6-0), which is off to its best start in league play since the 1999-00 team started 7-0. The Highlanders have won seven straight in the series and hold a 24-7 advantage, including 11-4 in the last 15 games.

Isaiah Walton scored 26 points for Longwood (12-9, 2-4), which was just 7-23 last season. The Lancers are the fastest team in program history to reach double-digit wins since the 2000-01 season.

Walton scored 21 of Longwood's 34 first-half points, including two at the buzzer to pull the Lancers within 36-34. He was 7 of 10 from the field, with 4-of-5 shooting from distance, and finished 9 of 16. He scored 30 points last Wednesday in a 75-61 win over Winthrop and his career high of 32 came in the second game of last season, an 87-77 loss to Columbia.

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