Men's Basketball

Close call for Vols; U of L, WKU women win

Tyler Smith made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left, and No. 10 Tennessee held off DePaul 57-53 in the second round of the Paradise Jam on Sunday at the Virgin Islands. Smith finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for the Vols (4-0), who will play No. 7 Purdue for the tournament title on Monday night.

DePaul (2-1) closed to 55-53 on Mac Koshwal's layup with 44.5 seconds left, but the Vols ran off nearly 30 seconds before Jeremiah Kelly finally fouled Smith. He made both ends of the 1-and-1, and Will Walker missed a three-point attempt in the closing seconds.

Former University Heights star Scotty Hopson, who had been off to a strong start to the season, was held to four points. He was 2-for-10 from the field and 0-for-5 from beyond the arc.

Men's highlights

No. 2 Michigan St. 90, Valparaiso 60: Tom Izzo won his 340th game at Michigan State, tying the school record for victories. Izzo shares the record with mentor Jud Heathcote, who was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

No. 5 Villanova 79, Miss issippi 67: Scottie Reynolds scored 21 points, Corey Stokes added 18 and Villanova won the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Kansas State 83, No. 18 Dayton 75: Jacob Pullen scored 26 points and Denis Clemente added 21 to lead Kansas State (4-1) past Dayton in the third-place game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

N.C. State 60, Auburn 58: Tracy Smith's basket with 1.3 seconds remaining lifted N.C. State to a win in the Glenn Wilkes Classic at Daytona Beach, Fla. Smith finished with 11 points and 15 rebounds and was selected tournament MVP.

Miami (Fla.) 85, South Carolina 70: James Dews scored 22 points and Dwayne Collins added 17 points to go with 15 rebounds, leading Miami past South Carolina in the championship of the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

George Mason 69, Indiana 66: Cam Long scored 18 points and hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to lift George Mason to a victory in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Murray St. 84, N.C. Central 61: B.J. Jenkins scored 16 points, leading five Murray players in double figures, as the Racers routed North Carolina Central in the 2K Sports Classic at Miami.

Penn State 59, Davidson 57: Jeff Brooks (Doss) scored 12 points and for Penn State in the Charleston (S.C.) Classic.

Women's highlights

No. 23 Louisville 84, Tennessee Tech 54: Becky Burke scored 16 points and Louisville overcame a sloppy first half to beat visiting Tennessee Tech (1-3). Chauntise Wright added 15 points and Deseree Byrd had 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Cardinals (2-1).

Tacarra Hayes (Marion County) led Tennessee Tech with 20 points and six rebounds but the Golden Eagles shot just 28 percent from the floor and turned it over 20 times.

Western Kentucky 81, South Dakota State 74: Amy McNear scored a career-high 28 points as the Lady Toppers (3-0) ended South Dakota State's 15-game home-court winning streak. Arnika Brown (Christian County) had 17 points and 10 rebounds for WKU.

No. 5 Notre Dame 80, Iona 45: Natalie Novosel (Lexington Catholic) had eight points and three rebounds for the Irish.

Morehead State 68, Winston Salem State 45: Tiffany Hamilton, Chynna Bozeman and Ashley Martin scored 16 points apiece for the host Eagles (3-2).

Thomas More 77, Centre 72: Chelsea Tolliver (Simon Kenton) scored 20 points and Nicole Dickman (Notre Dame) added 10 points and 15 rebounds to lead Thomas More to a win in the Centre Tip-Off Classic at Danville.

Transylvania 74, Kalamazoo 54: Brittany Henderlight (Woodford County) had 17 points and four assists to lead the Pioneers to a win in the Sodhexo Classic at Hanover, Ind. Holly Milburn (Scott County) added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Transy.

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