VIRGINIA WINS ON BANK SHOT AT THE BUZZER
winston- salem, n. c. Darius Thompson banked in a 3- pointer at the buzzer to give No. 11 Virginia a 72- 71 victory overWake Forest on Tuesday night.
“I just tried to get a foul, and threw it,” Thompson said. “And it happened to go off the backboard.”
Malcolm Brogdon scored 28 points and Anthony Gill added 17 for the Cavaliers. The league’s top 3- point shooting team shook off a miserable night on the perimeter, hitting four 3s in the final minute to pull out a most unlikely win.
Bryant Crawford scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and Devin Thomas added 19 for the Demon Deacons, who blew a 10- point lead with 90 seconds left. Crawford missed one of two free throws with 4.0 seconds left to set up Virginia’s last chance. Marvelle Harris scored 25 points, and Fresno State erased a big night from Josh Adams with a 71- 60 victory overWyoming. Adams scored 32 points for the Cowboys. … Buddy Hield scored 30 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat Texas Tech 91- 67. Hield, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, made 9- of- 12 shots, including 5- of- 8 3- point attempts, and 7- of- 8 free throws. … Jalen Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds, andNo. 7 Xavier held off a late rally to beat No. 10 Providence 75- 68, the Musketeers’ first road win over a top 10 team in 20 years. … Jonathan Holton had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 9
to a 70- 55 victory over State, giving theMountaineers a sweep of the season series. … Nigel Hayes scored 31 points andWisconsin snapped No. 19 Indiana’s 12- game winning streak with an 82- 79 victory in overtime.
Virginia players celebrate with Darius Thompson, left, after his last- second, game- winning shot againstWake Forest on Tuesday night inWinstonSalem, N. C. Chuck Burton, The Associated Press