Men's Basketball

College hoops roundup: Virginia tops Clemson

Sylven Landesberg scored six of his 23 points in overtime and Virginia ended an eight-game losing streak, beating No. 12 Clemson 85-81 in overtime.

Landesberg's driving basket with 13.4 seconds left in regulation tied it at 74, and he had the last six points in a 10-5 run to start the extra period for the host Cavaliers (8-13, 2-8 ACC), whose only other league victory came in overtime at Georgia Tech.

Terrence Oglesby had 17 points, including five three-pointers, for the Tigers (20-4, 6-4), but his leaning attempt with about 8 seconds left was well off the mark.

Loyola of Chicago 71, No. 15 Butler 67: Freshman Jordan Hicks scored a career-high 23 points and Loyola of Chicago snapped a six-game losing streak.

The Ramblers (13-15, 5-11 Horizon League) delivered a loss that prevented the host Bulldogs (22-3, 13-2) from clinching at least a share of their third straight conference regular-season championship.

Matt Howard, who scored a career-high 30 points for Butler, led a comeback that brought the Bulldogs within 69-67 with 31 seconds left, but Justin Cerasoli hit two free throws with four seconds remaining to seal the win.

No. 3 North Carolina 69, Miami 65: Ty Lawson sealed the game with a three-pointer with 10.6 seconds left, and North Carolina held off a comeback bid from visiting Miami.

The Tar Heels' point guard, who was fighting an illness all day, scored 21 points and Wayne Ellington added 15 for North Carolina (23-2, 9-2 ACC). But even combined, they barely topped Jack McClinton, who led all scorers with a dazzling 35 points — doing so with 15 NBA scouts in attendance.

The win, combined with Duke and Clemson losses earlier Sunday, left the Heels two games up in the loss column in the ACC.

No. 22 Illinois 65, Indiana 52: Mike Tisdale and Mike Davis both scored 16 points and Illinois held off host Indiana's second-half rally.

The Fighting Illini (21-5, 9-4 Big Ten) won their third straight overall and improved to 10-4 against the Hoosiers in the last 14 games.

Matt Roth had 13 points for Indiana (6-18, 1-11), which couldn't avoid setting another dubious school record — becoming the first Hoosiers team to lose 18 games in a season.

Curry listed as day-to-day

Davidson star guard Stephen Curry's injured left ankle is not broken, and the nation's leading scorer will be listed as day-to-day.

Coach Bob McKillop said Curry will sit out Monday's practice, but no determination has been made for Wednesday's game against Southern Conference foe The Citadel.

Curry is averaging 29 points and 5.8 assists.

Nation women

No. 1 Connecticut 95, No. 19 Pittsburgh 42: Renee Montgomery scored 20 points and Connecticut (25-0, 11-0 Big East) raced to a 19-point lead in the first 5½ minutes en route to a home victory.

Montgomery became the first active player in UConn history to have her jersey put up in the Huskies of Honor. Her No. 20 is alongside such greats as Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Jennifer Rizzotti. Montgomery's only the 11th player to receive the honor.

Montgomery is the third player in UConn history to have 1,500 points and 500 assists in her career.