Ruben Guillandeaux scored 21 points and Earl Pettis added 19 as La Salle rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat Boston University, 84-81, last night at Agganis Arena.
Leading, 76-72, the Explorers (6-3) made 8 of 12 free throws in the final 1:19 to hold off the Terriers (4-6), who closed to within a point on three occasions in the final 41 seconds.
BU’s D.J. Irving hit a free throw with 10 seconds left to make it 82-81, but missed the tying foul shot. Pettis hit two free throws with eight seconds left and BU’s John Holland missed a 3-point shot with two seconds to go.
La Salle trailed for most of the first half, falling behind, 30-18, before closing to 38-35 at the break. The lead changed nine times in the second half, with the Terriers holding their last advantage at 70-69 with 3:48 left.
Darryl Partin scored 20 points to lead BU, which shot 13 of 29 from beyond the arc. Freshman Dom Morris added a career-high 15 points and Holland also had 15 for the Terriers. Irving added 11 points.
Army 71, New Hampshire 63 — Ella Ellis scored 21 points and Julian Simmons added 15 as the Black Knights (5-4) beat the Wildcats (5-3) in Durham, N.H.
Ferg Myrick had 12 points and Tyler Conley 12 for New Hampshire. Dane DiLiegro had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats, who also got 10 points from Chandler Rhoads.
Ohio St. 75, IUPUI 64 — Jared Sullinger set a school freshman record with 40 points, leading the second-ranked Buckeyes (7-0) back from a 9-point second-half deficit to beat the Jaguars (4-6) in Columbus, Ohio.
Sullinger hit 12 of 17 shots from the field and 16 of 23 free throws — both records — and had 13 rebounds for Ohio State.
Alex Young had 20 points, Leroy Nobles 16, and Donovan Gibbs 12 for the Jaguars. The Buckeyes finished the game on a 34-14 run.
It was the 23d 40-point game ever by a Buckeye, and the first since Dennis Hopson scored 41 in 1986 against Dayton. It was only the fourth time an Ohio State player has scored 40 points or more in a game in the last 45 years. The previous freshman scoring record at Ohio State was held by Michael Redd, who had 30 points against Southern California on Dec. 20, 1997.
Temple 68, Georgetown 65 — Ramone Moore scored 30 points and the Owls (6-2) upset the No. 9 Hoyas (8-1) in Philadelphia.
Hollis Thompson missed a shot underneath that would have put Georgetown ahead with a few seconds left. Kahlir Jefferson iced it with two free throws and the fans stormed the court after Austin Freeman’s desperation halfcourt shot was off. Jason Clark had 15 points and Freeman and Julian Vaughn both scored 14 for Georgetown.
Moore added 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 5 blocks. Tiffany Hayes and Bria Hartley each had 16 points for UConn, which doesn’t play again until Dec. 19 against No. 6 Ohio State. The UCLA men’s team set the Division 1 record in January 1974. Angel Robinson led Marquette with 15 points.
Xavier 65, Middle Tennessee 52 — Megan Askew scored 17 points and the No. 4 Musketeers (9-0) held off the host Blue Raiders (6-3) to extend the best start in school history.
Special Jennings added 14 points for Xavier, which has its highest ranking ever for the second straight week. Ty’Shia Phillips picked up her third foul before halftime but still finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Ebony Rowe led MTSU with 13 points.
Duke 83, Albany 48 — Freshmen Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston each scored 15 points to help the No. 5 Blue Devils (10-0) to a rout of the Great Danes (6-3) in Durham, N.C.
Jasmine Thomas added 11 points for Duke, which never trailed, shot a season-best 58.9 percent from the field, and had a season-high 19 steals. Felicia Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Great Danes.
Texas A&M 100, Purdue 55 — Danielle Adams tied a career high with 27 points despite early foul trouble, and the No. 7 Aggies (7-1) cruised past the Boilermakers (4-3) in College Station, Texas.
Courtney Moses led Purdue with 26 points.
West Virginia 39, Villanova 36 — Liz Repella scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:26 left, and the No. 9 Mountaineers (9-0, 1-0 Big East) survived a 15-point second half in their victory over the Wildcats (5-4, 0-1) in Villanova, Pa.
Lindsay Kimmel led Villanova with 12 points.
Josephine Pucci added a goal for Harvard, tying the game in the first period after Kristina Lavoie opened the scoring for New Hampshire. Laura Bellamy made 13 saves for the Crimson.