College basketball notes: Gophers beat overtime-weary Wisconsin 58-53

Neubauer's Colonels hit 20-win mark again

February 15, 2013 

Andre Hollins hit the go-ahead three-pointer midway through overtime to finish with 21 points and lead host Minnesota to a 58-53 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin on Thursday night.

It was third straight game Wisconsin went to overtime.

Austin Hollins added 11 points for the Gophers (18-7, 6-6 Big Ten), who held the Badgers without a basket for about 11 minutes until Jared Berggren's putback with 10 seconds left in the extra period. Hollins went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line over the final 18 seconds of overtime to seal it.

Sam Dekker scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-8, 8-4), who were 7-for-28 from three-point range, negating their 18 offensive rebounds, and scored a total of four points over the last 10-plus minutes of the game.

No. 13 Ohio State 69, Northwestern 59: Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and Ohio State's 12-0 late run secured its 32nd straight home win against the Wildcats.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 12 points — all in the first half — with Sam Thompson getting 11 and Amir Williams having a career-high 10 for the Buckeyes (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten).

Pesky Northwestern (13-12, 4-8) led throughout the second half despite having only seven scholarship players because of injuries.

Tre Demps led the Wildcats with 16 points.

No. 12 Louisville 72, St. John's 58: Russ Smith scored 21 second-half points, including 12 straight over a 3:03 stretch that put host Louisville ahead for good.

In a game of spurts for both teams, Smith led the last and crucial one for Louisville. The junior guard's dozen points led the Cardinals' 14-5 run for a 46-38 lead.

Peyton Siva added 12 points, Chane Behanan 10 and Gorgui Dieng 10 with a career-high 17 rebounds as the Cardinals (20-5, 8-4) bounced back from Saturday's five-overtime loss at Notre Dame to climb into a three-way tie for second place in the Big East Conference.

Phil Greene IV scored 21 points for St. John's (15-10, 7-6), losers of three of four.

LSU 64, South Carolina 46: In Columbia, S.C., Johnny O'Bryant had a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Tigers won for the fourth time in five games.

LSU (14-8, 5-6 SEC) started 0-4 in the league, including an 82-73 overtime loss at home to the Gamecocks last month.

O'Bryant wasn't the only LSU big man to dominate the Gamecocks (12-12, 2-9).

The Tigers' 7-3 center Andrew Del Piero was 3-for-3 with seven rebounds while 6-8 forward Jalen Courtney was 3-for-4 with four rebounds.

South Carolina's fifth straight loss meant the longest losing streak in the six-year college career of Coach Frank Martin.

State men

Eastern Kentucky 80, Tennessee Tech 69: Mike DiNunno led four Colonels in double figures with 21 points as the host Colonels (20-6, 9-3 OVC) picked up their 20th win of the season.

Jeff Neubauer is the first coach in program history to lead the Colonels to three 20-win seasons.

Tennessee Tech fell to 9-15, 3-9.

Morehead State 85, Jacksonville State 81: Bakari Turner led five Morehead State players in double figures with 19 points as they won at home in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Devon Atkinson (18), Chad Posthumus (13), Jarrett Stokes (12) and Kahlil Owens (11) backed up Turner as the Eagles (12-14, 6-6) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Tarvin Gaines led the Gamecocks (15-9, 7-6) with 31 points.

Florida Atlantic 84, Western Kentucky 78: Greg Gantt scored 31 points and Stefan Moody added a career-high 26 to lift Florida Atlantic over visiting Western Kentucky in Sun Belt Conference play.

Pablo Bertone added 12 points and seven assist to help Florida Atlantic (11-15, 6-9) snap a three-game losing streak.

Kevin Kasper's three-pointer with 33 seconds left cut Western Kentucky's deficit to 81-76, but Richard Morrow hit a layup to extend the lead to 83-76 with 16 seconds to go.

The Owls shot 59.1 percent (26-for-44) while holding the Hilltoppers to just 39.7 percent (27-for-68).

George Fant led the Hilltoppers (13-12, 7-7) with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

SIU Edwardsville 65, Murray State 60: Kris Davis and Mark Yelovich led a balanced scoring effort with 11 points each for host SIU-Edwardsville.

SIU-Edwardsville (9-13, 9-3 Ohio Valley) also got 10 points from Derian Shaffer and 11 rebounds from Michael Messer.

Murray State (18-6, 9-3), which led by two at the half, got 20 points apiece from Stacy Wilson and Isaiah Canaan. Dexter Fields had nine rebounds.

Pikeville 95, Lindsey Wilson 87: Host Pikeville bounced back from consecutive losses to hand the Blue Raiders their third loss of the season.

Trevor Setty topped the winners (20-5, 11-3 Mid-South Conference) with 23 points and seven rebounds.

Daronte Clark's 23 points and 11 rebounds led the Lindsey Wilson (23-3, 13-3).

Nation women

No. 5 Duke 77, Virginia Tech 33: Elizabeth Williams and Haley Peters each scored 25 points as visiting Duke (23-1, 13-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) cruised to its seventh straight victory.

No. 7 Maryland 75, Clemson 45: Tianna Hawkins posted her 12th double-double of the season with 30 points and 12 rebounds for host Maryland.

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