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Campbellsville women fall to Okla. City

Whitney Ballinger's 48 points, 18 rebounds, seven blocks, four steals and three assists weren't enough for Campbellsville. The Lady Tigers overcame a 10-point second-half deficit, but Oklahoma City forced overtime and won 86-77 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Tournament in Jackson, Tenn.

Ballinger, a 6-foot-3 junior out of Carroll County, started the tournament with a triple-double against Trevecca Nazarene on Wednesday. She averaged 30.3 points, 15.0 rebounds and 9.0 blocks through three games.

Ballinger shot 18-for-29 for the game but was held to one point in overtime and fouled out with 17 seconds to go.

Division-III finals

Wisconsin-Stevens Point 78, Williams 73: Down 10 points with 11 minutes to play, Jared Jenkins led the Pointers on a run that put them ahead comfortably with five minutes to go on their way to a third NCAA Division III championship in seven years.

Jenkins finished with 17 points, and Matt Moses scored 22 for Stevens Point to help the Pointers (29-4) to a 78-73 win over Williams College in Salem, Va.

Men's NIT

North Carolina 76, Mississippi St. 74: Larry Drew II hit a shot over center Jarvis Varnado with two seconds to play to give the Tar Heels a win in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament in Starkville.

The 6-foot-2 point guard drove to the basket and was able to get the shot over the 6-9 Varnado, who was second in the nation this season with 4.8 blocks per game.

"I saw Jarvis on my right, and I just wanted to give it a chance to go in," Drew said. "It was all instinct. I just wanted to get a shot off."

Will Graves made a contested three-pointer — his fourth of the game — with 31 seconds left to give the Tar Heels a 74-72 lead. But Barry Stewart tied it for the Bulldogs (24-12) with two free throws, setting the stage for Drew's game-winner.

"After they hit their free throws, I told Larry just to push it," UNC Coach Roy Williams said.

He did just that, sending a high-arcing, left-hander over Varnado, the NCAA's career blocks leader.

"He was coming at me, and I knew he was going to take the shot," Varnado said. "He made one hell of a layup, give him credit."

Texas Tech 69, Jacksonville 64: Brad Reese had 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the host Red Raiders in the second round of the NIT. Tech (19-15) overcame an 11-point first-half deficit and didn't take the lead until 14:51 remained, when a dunk and free throw by D'walyn Roberts made it 45-42.

UAB 72, North Carolina State 52: Elijah Millsap had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Alabama-Birmingham never trailed for the second consecutive NIT game at home. UAB (25-8), which tied the school record for wins in a season, will host North Carolina on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. The Blazers made eight of their first 11 shots while jumping out to a 19-5 lead. They extended their advantage to 26-7. The Wolfpack committed nine turnovers in the first 12 minutes.

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