|BU’s D.J. Irving drives past GW’s Joseph Katuka in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)|
Huskies slip by SIU in overtime
Allen’s free throw lifts Northeastern
Chaisson Allen hit one of two free throws with two seconds remaining in overtime to give Northeastern a 63-62 victory over Southern Illinois yesterday in Carbondale, Ill.
Allen was sent to the line when Southern Illinois’s Mamadou Seck was called for a technical foul following a tussle for the ball after a missed jumper by Allen with about six seconds left in OT.
Allen finished with 12 points, including all 3 of the Huskies’ points in overtime, and 10 rebounds. But he missed a free throw with three seconds left in regulation that could have won the game for the Huskies. He finished 1 of 3 from the line.
Joel Smith led Northeastern (2-0) with 19 points.
Southern Illinois’s Carlton Fay hit a free throw with 23 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 60-60. Fay finished with 9 points for the Salukis (0-2).
Gene Teague and John Freeman led Southern Illinois with 13 points apiece. Teague also pulled down 11 rebounds.
BU 76, George Washington 67 — John Holland scored 28 points to lead the Terriers over the Colonials in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Villanova, Pa.
Jake O’Brien added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Terriers (1-1), who beat the Colonials for the first time in 12 meetings dating to 1979 and will play Villanova in the second round today.
The Terriers opened the game on a 21-5 run and did not relinquish the lead, twice pumping it to 20 points in the first half. The Colonials trimmed it to 5 with 1:32 left on Bryan Bynes’s free throws.
But Matt Griffin got a steal and fed Holland for a layup that made it 74-67 with 46 seconds left. Holland added two free throws to cap the scoring with 32 seconds to go.
Duke 79, Miami (Ohio) 45 — Seth Curry scored 17 points and the No. 1 Blue Devils routed the RedHawks in the second round of the CBE Classic in Durham, N.C.
Kyrie Irving added 13 points and Mason Plumlee had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds for the Blue Devils (2-0). They shot 43 percent from the field, hit 40 percent of their 3-pointers, held a 48-27 rebounding advantage and used two overwhelming runs in the first half to effectively end it by halftime.
Nick Winbush scored 14 points for the RedHawks (1-1). They were held to 33 percent shooting in losing their 15th straight game against ranked opponents.
Curry, the younger brother of Golden State guard Stephen Curry who sat out last season after transferring from Liberty, was 3 of 4 from 3-point range.
Michigan St. 82, South Carolina 73 — Durrell Summers had 22 points, Draymond Green scored 18 and Delvon Roe added 15, helping the No. 2 Gamecocks hold off the Gamecocks in East Lansing, Mich.
The Spartans (2-0) led 42-25 at halftime, but had the lead cut to single digits early in the second half and couldn’t pull away because they made too many turnovers and gave up a lot of 3-pointers.
Freshman Bruce Ellington made a shot from beyond the arc that pulled the Gamecocks (1-1) within 6 points with 2:13 left to play, but they couldn’t get closer.
Kansas State 73, Virginia Tech 57 — Martavious Irving hit three 3-pointers during a decisive second-half run that turned a tight game between two cold-shooting teams into a laugher and sparked the No. 3 Wildcats over the No. 22 Hokies in Manhattan, Kan.
Two technical fouls were called on the Virginia Tech bench as Kansas State (2-0) was taking charge in the second half.
Malcolm Delaney, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s leading returning scorer, had 22 points for the Hokies (1-1). His bucket gave Virginia Tech a 40-38 lead early in the second half, then Rodney McGruder’s 10-foot jumper ignited the Wildcats on the 28-9 run that gave them an insurmountable lead.
Ohio St. 93, Florida 75 — With Jared Sullinger dominating inside and David Lighty outside, the No. 4 Buckeyes were too much for the No. 9 Gators.
Sullinger and Lighty scored 26 points apiece and Ohio State won in Gainesville, Fla., in an early-season matchup of teams with national championship hopes.
Villanova 84, Marist 47 — Maalik Wayns scored 17 points and Dominic Cheek had 15 to lead the No. 6 host Wildcats over the Red Foxes in the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Jay Bowie had 14 points for Marist (0-1), which extended Division 1’s longest losing streak to 19 games.
Syracuse 66, Detroit 55 — Scoop Jardine scored a career-high 27 points, Rick Jackson had 10 points and a career-best 22 rebounds, and the No. 10 Orange rallied past the Titans in the Legends Classic in Syracuse, N.Y.
Syracuse (3-0) trailed for much of the first half and finally broke open the game with two big runs in the second to foil the upset bid by Detroit (0-2).
Louisville 88, Butler 73 — Rakeem Buckles scored 17 points and the Cardinals christened their new downtown arena with an upset of the No. 16 Bulldogs.
Terrence Jennings added 13 points and eight rebounds while Elijah Justice and Preston Knowles added 12 points each as the Cardinals withstood a late surge by the Bulldogs.
Baylor 74, La Salle 64 — Quincy Acy had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Jones scored three consecutive baskets to ignite a go-ahead spurt early in the second half and the 17th-ranked Bears overcame an often sloppy performance to beat the Explorers in Waco, Texas.
Washington 98, E. Washington 72 — Justin Holiday scored 8 of his career-high 18 points during Washington’s 20-5 run to open the second half, center Matthew Bryan-Amaning posted his second double-double in as many games, and the 17th-ranked Huskies overcame a sluggish first half to rout the Eagles in Seattle.
Tennessee 85, Belmont 76 — Scotty Hopson scored 18 points and the No. 24 Volunteers hung on to beat the Bruins in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Knoxville.
Women Texas A&M 87, Arkansas-Little Rock 41 — Danielle Adams had 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading the eighth-ranked host Aggies to an easy win over the Trojans in College Station, Texas.
The Aggies led by 21 at halftime and outscored Arkansas-Little Rock, 7-2, in the opening minutes of the second half to stretch the lead to 48-21. A 17-1 run later in the second half extended Texas A&M’s lead to 69-26.
Georgetown 53, Maryland 45 — The No. 13 Hoyas ended a 10-minute scoring drought with back-to-back 3-pointers late in the second half to earn a victory over the No. 21 Terrapins in Georgetown.
Hobbled with leg cramps, Rubylee Wright made a 3-pointer with 1:39 left to give Georgetown (2-0) a 46-45 lead. Sugar Rodgers followed with another three seconds later to give the Hoyas breathing room against the Terrapins (1-1). Rodgers scored a game-high 21 points.
Texas 112, Northwestern State 53 — Ashleigh Fontenette scored 23 points to lead the No. 17 Longhorns over the Demons in Austin, Texas.
Chassidy Fussell and Kathleen Nash each had 21 points, and reserve Chelsea Bass added 18 for Texas (2-0) in the lopsided effort.
St. John’s 77, Manhattan 51 — Shenneika Smith scored 17 points and the No. 20 Red Storm routed the Jaspers in New York.
Iowa 91, Bradley 53 — Jaime Printy led five players in double figures with 21 points and the No. 22 Hawkeyes cruised past Bradley in their home opener.