LATE LAYUP PROPELS SETON HALL TO WIN
new york» Desi Rodriguez made a tiebreaking layup with 11.6 seconds left, lifting Seton Hall over No. 16 South Carolina 67-64 in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
The Pirates went ahead when Rodriguez took an inbound pass from Khadeen Carrington and drove along the baseline for the layup. PJ Dozier then missed a 3-pointer for the Gamecocks, and Myles Powell knocked down one free throw for Seton Hall.
The Pirates trailed by nine early in the second half before rallying. Carrington led Seton Hall with 21 points after missing his first five shots.
Dozier scored 20 points for South Carolina, which shot 38.6 percent and was outscored 40-30 in the final 20 minutes.
Nik Popovic tipped in a missed layup by Ky Bowman with two-tenths of a second remaining to lift Boston College to a 72-71 win over Auburn in the Under Armour Reunion at Madison Square Garden. … Jahmal McMurray scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws that put the game out of reach with five seconds left, and South Florida slipped past Bethune-Cookman for a 79-73 overtime win. Midway through the extra period, South Florida got a jumper from McMurray that sparked a 7-0 spurt and gave the Bulls their first lead since late in regulation at 75-70.
baltimore» Brionna Jones had 25 points and 14 rebounds, helping No. 4 Maryland to another dominant win over in-state foe Loyola, 79-60. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added 17 points for Maryland, which has started the season 11-0 for the second consecutive year. The Terrapins scored 21 points off 23 turnovers.
Freshman Sabrina Ionescu had her second-career triple-double, Oti Gildon tied a career best with 16 points, on 7-of-11 shooting, and No. 25 Oregon beat Clemson 87-59.
Buffs rise to No. 15 nationally. Colorado climbed two more spots in this week’s AP top 25, rising to No. 15 on Monday. It is the highest ranking for the Buffs since 2013.