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.

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