Wake Forest rallies to beat Spiders in OT

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Dec. 07, 2013 @ 09:22 PM

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 26 points and Wake Forest rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat Richmond 76-66 in overtime Saturday.
Tyler Cavanaugh added 15 points for the Demon Deacons (8-2), including a pair of free throws early in overtime that put Wake Forest ahead to stay.
Devin Thomas had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and Travis McKie 10 points for the Demon Deacons, who have won two straight.
Cedrick Lindsay scored 18 points and Kendall Anthony 14 for the Spiders (7-3), who led by as many as 12 points midway through the second half and forced Wake Forest into 21 turnovers.
However, the Demon Deacons fought back, with Miller-McIntyre tying the score at 61 with two free throws with 7.4 seconds left in regulation.
Wake Forest, which had a 53-24 rebounding advantage, then held Richmond to just one field goal in overtime.


Green Bay 75, Virginia 72
Todd McMahon
The Associated Press
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Greg Mays scored a career-high 24 points, and Keifer Sykes added 21 as Wisconsin-Green Bay pulled out a 75-72 win over Virginia on Saturday.
Sykes made two free throws for the Phoenix (5-2) with 8.7 seconds left after Joe Harris missed a 3-pointer for Virginia. The Cavaliers (7-3) had a final chance to tie the score, but Justin Anderson missed a 3-point shot as the buzzer sounded.
Virginia fought back from a 13-point deficit early in the second half, tying the score at 69 on a 3-pointer from Malcolm Brogdon with 1:51 left. Brogdon led the Cavaliers with 17 points. Harris and Anthony Gill each added 12 points.
The loss is the second straight for Virginia this week and spoiled the Green Bay homecoming for Virginia coach Tony Bennett. Bennett, in his fifth season at Virginia, was a star player at Green Bay from 1988-92.

Notre Dame 80, Delaware 75
TOM COYNE
Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jerian Grant scored 25 points, including a pair of 15-foot jumpers in the final 95 seconds after Delaware cut the lead to one, to lead Notre Dame to an 80-75 victory over the Blue Hens on Saturday in the first round of the Gotham Classic.
Trailing 68-60, the Blue Hens used a 9-2 run to cut the lead to 70-69 on a layup by Jarvis Threatt. But Grant hit the back-to-back jumpers to end a seven-minute drought by the Irish without a field goal as Notre Dame regained control.
Pat Connaughton, who had 21 points, made four free throws in the final minutes and Garrick Sherman, who added 19, made two.
Notre Dame (6-2) had a 37-27 rebounding advantage over Delaware (5-4) and outscored the Blue Hens in the paint 36-24. The Blue Hens shot 54 percent in the second half, but couldn't come up with the big shots when they needed it at the end.
Threatt led the Blue Hens with 23 points and Davon Usher and Kyle Anderson had 19 points each.
Grant was 10-of-16 shooting and added four assists, while Connaughton hit 3-of-4 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and had three steals.
The victory is the first time the Irish played Delaware, where Irish coach Mike Brey got his start as a head coach before taking the Notre Dame job in 2000.

No. 4 Syracuse 93, Binghamton 65
JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Trevor Cooney and C.J. Fair each scored 17 points and No. 4 Syracuse hit Binghamton with a long-range barrage in a 93-65 victory on Saturday night.
Syracuse (9-0), which beat Indiana 69-52 on Tuesday night, continued its nonconference home winning streak to 48 games in the Carrier Dome and figures to move up to No. 2 next week after top-ranked Michigan State and No. 3 Kentucky lost this week.
With a starting lineup of one sophomore and four freshmen, Binghamton (2-7) figured to struggle against the bigger, more athletic Orange, and the Bearcats did after a solid start.
Jerami Grant had 14 points for Syracuse, Dajuan Coleman had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Ron Patterson added a season-high 10 points, hitting two of the Orange's 13 3-pointers.
 

Colorado 75, No. 6 Kansas 72
EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker brought Colorado fans spilling onto the court by swishing a 25-footer at the buzzer Saturday to lift Colorado to a 75-72 victory over No. 6 Kansas, marking the program's first victory over the Jayhawks in its last 20 tries.
Colorado (9-1) squandered a six-point lead with 1:44 left and Kansas tied the game with a bucket by Perry Ellis with 4 seconds left. But after a timeout, Buffs forward Xavier Johnson got the ball to Booker, who dribbled a few paces past half court — about even with where John Elway's courtside seats were located — and launched the shot that hit nothing but net.
The fans exploded onto the court, straight past Elway, and gang tackled Booker, a junior, who is trying to lead the Buffs to their third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.
This win will look mighty good on their resume. It's their ninth straight — CU hasn't lost since its opener against Baylor — and it is the first win over Kansas since 2003 and only the second in the last 48 meetings between the former Big 12 foes.
Booker and Spencer Dinwidde led CU with 15 points each.
Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks, who had been ranked second but have now lost two of their last three, with 22 points.


No. 7 Louisville 113, Louisiana-Lafayette 74
GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 20 points and No. 7 Louisville beat Louisiana-Lafayette 113-74 on Saturday.
What looked like a challenge midway through the first half for the Cardinals (8-1) ended with them reaching a season high for points, helped by 38-of-62 shooting from the field (61 percent). The Ragin' Cajuns (6-3) rallied from an 18-9 deficit to grab the last of several small leads at 41-39 before Louisville turned up the intensity on both ends.
The Ragin' Cajuns cooled off from 61 percent in the first half to shoot 7 of 31 in the second half.
Harrell led six Cardinals in double figures as Chris Jones added 19 points, Russ Smith 16, Wayne Blackshear 15, Terry Rozier 11 and Luke Hancock 10 to reach 1,000 in his career.
Shawn Long's 25 points led ULL.
Louisville improved to 9-0 against ULL.

 

No. 8 Wisconsin 70, Marquette 64
GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sam Dekker had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Wisconsin withstood a late Marquette rally for a 70-64 victory Saturday that snapped its two-game losing streak in the intrastate rivalry.
Frank Kaminsky added 11 points, including a straightaway 3 to give Wisconsin a 60-54 lead with 1:18 left. The crucial bucket stopped a 10-2 run by Marquette that helped close an 11-point deficit.
Jamil Wilson scored 22 points, including a 3 from the wing that had drawn Marquette (5-4) within three. Kaminsky then nailed his clutch 3 for the Badgers (10-0), who are off to the best start in 20 years.


No. 16 Memphis 96, Northwestern State 76
CLAY BAILEY
Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Shaq Goodwin scored a career-high 21 points and the No. 16 Tigers defeated Northwestern State 96-76 on Saturday.
Goodwin was 8 of 11 from the field for Memphis (6-1). Joe Jackson scored 18 points with five assists and Michael Dixon Jr. finished with 14 points, connecting on 6 of 9 from the field.
Jalan West had 15 points to lead Northwestern State (3-4), which lost for the fourth time in its last five.
Memphis never trailed in the game and led by as many as 30 with just over six minutes left.

Missouri 80, No. 18 UCLA 71
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
Two free throws by Johnathan Williams III gave Missouri (9-0) a 62-60 lead it wouldn't relinquish with 9:30 remaining. The team trailed for most of the first half and into the second before Earnest Ross made a 3-pointer with 14:46 left.
The win extended Missouri's NCAA-best, home-court winning streak to 24 games and the Tigers' run of 79 consecutive wins against non-conference opponents at Mizzou Arena. The victory was the first in that stretch against a nationally ranked team.
Jordan Adams scored 22 points and had 10 rebounds for UCLA (8-1), which dropped its first road game this season. Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine each added 13 points
The Tigers remain the only unbeaten team in the Southeastern Conference and are off to their best start since the 2006-07 season.

No. 21 UMass 105, Brigham Young 96
JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for No. 21 Massachusetts on Saturday to lead the Minutemen to their eighth straight victory, 105-96 over Brigham Young.
Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass (8-0) in the third annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, played down the street from the basketball shrine in the town where James Naismith invented the sport.
Williams was 9-for-14 from the floor, including 5-for-7 from 3-point range, and he hit all nine of his foul shots as the Minutemen topped 100 points in regulation for the first time in five years.
Tyler Haws scored 25 points for BYU (7-3). All three of the Cougars' losses were against teams ranked in The Associated Press Top 25.
The Minutemen (8-0) are off to their longest winning streak since 1998 and their best start since winning their first 26 games in 1995-96 en route to a since-vacated appearance in the Final Four.

No. 22 Michigan 107, Houston Baptist 53
NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nik Stauskas scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half, and No. 22 Michigan overwhelmed Houston Baptist on Saturday, reaching its highest point total in over 15 years.
The Wolverines (6-3) bounced back from a loss at Duke with a nearly flawless offensive show in the first half. Michigan led 60-34 at halftime after shooting 68 percent from the field — 10 of 16 from 3-point range — and committing only one turnover.
The Wolverines ended up tying a school record for 3-pointers with 16.
Glenn Robinson III scored 17 points for Michigan, which picked Houston Baptist's zone apart and punished the Huskies (3-6) in transition.
Michigan had not scored this many points since a 112-64 win over Indiana on Feb. 22, 1998.
About the only anxious moment for Michigan came with 16:44 left in the game, when star big man Mitch McGary took a hard fall near the basket and appeared to hurt his right leg. But he was able to get up and made a point of running hard to the bench when a replacement entered the game. When he got back to the sideline, McGary began waving his arms and the crowd responded.
He was back in the game less than two minutes later.

Georgia Tech 87, East Tennessee State 57
MATT WINKELJOHN
Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half Saturday, when Georgia Tech used a big run late in the period to blow open the game on the way to a 87-57 win over East Tennessee State.
The Yellow Jackets (7-3) led just 24-19 after ETSU's Jalen Riley made a pair of free throws with 7:35 left in the first half.
Georges-Hunt countered with a 3-pointer at the other end and Tech raced from there to a 44-23 halftime lead.
East Tennessee State (4-6) was led by A.J. Merriweather's 18 points and seven rebounds. Riley scored 12.
Trae Golden had 13 points and five assists off the bench, and Robert Carter Jr. had 11 points and eight rebounds. Stacey Poole Jr. pitched in a career-high 11 points.

IUPUI 71, NC Central 65
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcellus Barksdale scored 17 points and IUPUI held off a late charge by N.C. Central on Saturday to win 71-65 in the first-ever meeting between the teams.
P.J. Hubert and Ian Chiles each scored 14 points for IUPUI (3-7) and Mitch Patton added 11.
Alfonzo Houston scored a game-high 24 points to lead N.C. Central, Jeremy Ingram scored 16 points, Jordan Parks had 12, and Jay Copeland had 10.
IUPUI led 35-25 at halftime. A 10-3 run boosted IUPUI's lead to 48-35 at 12:53 in the second half, but the Eagles made it a two-point game with a layup by Houston with 1:29 to go. Barksdale, Patton and Chiles each made free throws down the stretch to ensure the IUPUI win.

Arkansas 74, Clemson 68
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Michael Qualls scored 17 points as Arkansas held off a late Clemson rally to win 74-68 Saturday.
Arkansas (6-2) led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but the Tigers pulled within 70-66 on a K.J. McDaniels dunk with 29 seconds left. Playing the nation's leading scoring defense, Arkansas made only two field goals in the game's final 10 minutes.
Rashad Madden finished with a season-high 14 points for the Razorbacks.
McDaniels led all scorers with a career-high 27 points for Clemson (7-2).
Clemson used an 11-2 run to pull within 65-60 on a McDaniels 3-pointer with 2:49 remaining. The Tigers twice trailed by four points in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.
Clemson out-rebounded Arkansas 45-30 and recorded 19 offensive rebounds. The Tigers, who shot 32.8 percent, rarely capitalized, though, finishing with 14 second-chance points.
Arkansas has won 19 straight games at home.

Gardner-Webb 67, The Citadel 55
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donta Harper scored 13 points to lead Gardner-Webb past The Citadel 67-55 Saturday afternoon.
Tyler Strange added 11 points for the Runnin' Bulldogs (5-5), while Tyrell Nelson chipped in with 10.
The Citadel (3-8) was led by Brian White with 13 points and C.J. Bray added 11 points. The Citadel shot just 38 percent from the floor, including just 2 of 15 from beyond the arc.
Gardner-Webb ran up a 9-point halftime lead while leading as much as 13 in the frame. Harper made an emphatic dunk to open the second half, but The Citadel cut the lead to 40-33 at 15:22 on Bray's jumper. They got as close as four points after a pair of free throws by Tom Koopman at 10:23, but Gardner-Webb used an 18-6 run to blow it open late in the game.

 

Radford 72, North Carolina A&T 52
RADFORD, Va. (AP) — R.J. Price made 6 of 7 3-pointers on Saturday and Radford took a big lead early, never looking back in a 72-52 victory over North Carolina A&T.
Radford started the game on a 15-2 run and led 40-24 at the half. The Highlanders also had a 24-6 run in the second half.
The Highlanders (6-2) shot 10 of 19 from 3-point range and achieved their best start since the 1993-94 season. Price finished with 22 points and Javonte Green added 15 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Richaud Pack led N.C. A&T (3-6) with 13 points and Bruce Beckford added 11. The Aggies won last year's matchup in Greensboro 81-77.