Ryan Gomes and Marcus Douthit each scored 14 points and Providence finally survived the buzzer, beating Seton Hall, 63-60, last night in East Rutherford, N.J., snapping the Pirates' eight-game winning streak.
The Friars (9-3, 1-1 Big East) escaped as Andre Barrett, Andre Sweet, and John Allen missed game-tying 3-point attempts for Seton Hall (11-3, 1-1) in the final eight seconds to end a two-game losing streak in which both losses came at the buzzer.
Texas beat the then-No. 25 Friars, 79-77, last Monday in overtime in a game that the officials needed seven minutes of videotape review to decide whether the final shot counted. Rutgers posted a 65-64 win Saturday with a 3-pointer with less than a second to play. Pitt 74, Notre Dame 71 -- Julius Page and Jaron Brown led a second-half comeback, and the No. 13 Panthers (17-0, 3-0 Big East) shook off Chris Thomas's 29 points to capture their 36th consecutive home game. Syracuse 82, Missouri 68 -- At Columbia, Mo., Hakim Warrick had 21 points and 12 rebounds as the No. 17 Orangemen earned their 12th straight victory and coach Jim Boeheim's 665th career win, putting him ahead of John Wooden for 19th on the career Division 1 list. Central Conn. St. 80, Mt. St. Mary's 68 -- Ron Robinson had 23 points and Justin Chiera added 22, enabling the Blue Devils to triumph in New Britain, Conn.Trinity 80, Old Westbury St. 65 -- Tyler Rhoten (24 points) and Shaun Smyth (21) led the way as the Bantams improved to 12-0 with their victory in Hartford.Women's basketballMichigan St. 64, Detroit Mercy 41 -- Lindsay Bowen scored 20 points and the No. 23 Spartans made big runs in each half to win. George Washington 85, Yale 57 -- Anna Montanana and Valerie Williams each scored 19 points as the Colonials cruised to the 500th win in school history at New Haven.St. Lawrence 72, Williams 65 -- Aliza Bogdanich scored 18 points as the Saints held the Ephs scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the second half and rallied to post the victory in Williamstown.Men's hockeySouthern Maine 6, Framingham St. 2 -- Franco Narcisi tallied twice as the visitors won the nonconference game.