Notre Dame sinks Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — V.J. Beachem sank the goahead basket and made the clinching steal as No .20 Notre Dame rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Miami 67-62 on Thursday night.
The Fighting Irish (15-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored Miami 10-1 down the stretch to earn their sixth straight victory. Their four league wins have been by a total of 18 points.
Miami (11-4, 1-2) had its 21-game home winning streak snapped.
The Fighting Irish were down 61-57 with 2:30 left, but Beachem’s reverse layup put them ahead 63-61 with 1:04 to go. After Ja’Quan Newton made one of two free throws for Miami, Steve Vasturia drove for a layup with 8 seconds remaining.
Following a timeout, Beachem made a steal on the inbounds play, and Matt Farrell’s two free throws iced the victory.
Notre Dame won despite shooting a season-low 37 percent, with Miami blocking a season-high 12 shots.
Farrell led the Irish with 15 points and six assists, and Beachem had 13 points.
Miami senior Davon Reed tied a career high with 21 points but made a critical turnover down the stretch. The Hurricanes had 13 turnovers to only six for Notre Dame.
No. 18 Wisconsin 89 Ohio State 66
MADISON, Wis. — Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as No. 18 Wisconsin recovered from a poor shooting performance four days earlier to blitz Ohio State.
Wisconsin (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) shot 39 percent from the field on Sunday, including just 2-of-14 from 3-point range, as Purdue snapped the Badgers’ nine-game winning streak.
Wisconsin had no such troubles with the Buckeyes (10-7, 0-4). The Badgers shot 49 percent from the field, including a season-best 55 percent from the 3-point line.
Nigel Hayes added 15 points, while Vitto Brown scored 12.
Ohio State, playing its third straight game without Keita Bates-Diop, who’s out for the season with a stress fracture in his leg, allowed Wisconsin to tur n 21 offensive rebounds into 28 secondchance points.
JaQuan Lyle led the Buckeyes with 13 points.
Nor theastern 92 Drexel 75
BOSTON — T.J. Williams matched his career high with 30 points and Northeastern beat Drexel for the second time this season, posting a thumping that featured five players scoring in double figures Thursday night.
Nor theaster n (12-5, 5-0 Colonial) beat the Dragons in overtime, 75-70 last week in Philadelphia and extended its win streak to eight straight, the longest streak since the team matched that number in 2013. Drexel now has lost five straight, including four straight conference games.
Sammy Mojica scored 18 points to lead the Dragons (6-11, 0-4).
No. 5 Gonzaga 93 Loyola Marymount 55
SPOKANE, Wash. — Przemek Kar nowski scored 17 points as No. 5 Gonzaga beat Loyola Mary mount to remain the nation’ s only undefeated Division I basketball team.
Zach Collins scored 15 points and Silas Melson added 13 for Gonzaga (16-0, 4-0 West Coast), which has the nation’ s longest winning streak at 16 games. Six Zags scored in double figures.
Buay Tuachsco red 19 points for Loyola Marymount (8-8, 1-4), which has lost 15 straight games to Gonzaga dating to 2010.
No. 22 Cincinnati 66 SMU 64
CINCINNATI — Troy Caupain scored 16 points and blunted SMU’s comeback, and No. 22 Cincinnati let most of a 15-point lead slip away before holding on.
The Bearcats (14-2, 4-0) won a matchup of the last two unbeaten teams in American Athletic Conference play, taking their seventh straight game overall. Gary Clark led Cincinnati with 18 points, including two 3 st hat matched his career high.
S MU (14-4,4-1) lost its 10- game winning streak, which tied for third-longest in school history.