Kansas has to rally for win

Vick hits ty­ing 3, comes through in over­time to avoid up­set by Stan­ford

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL -

Lawrence, Kan. Lager­ald Vick hit the ty­ing 3-pointer in the clos­ing sec­onds of reg­u­la­tion, and then had eight of his 27 points in over­time to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 90-84 win over Stan­ford on Satur­day night.

Dae­jon Davis hit two free throws with 13.3 sec­onds left to push Stan­ford’s lead to 75-72 af­ter driv­ing in and draw­ing a foul by Dedric Law­son. Kansas then ran its “chop” play — the same one it ran when Mario Chalmers sent the 2008 na­tional cham­pi­onship into over­time — and Devon Dot­son found Vick for the ty­ing 3 with just seven sec­onds left.

Vick then opened over­time with an­other 3, and fol­lowed it with a poster dunk that set the Allen Field­house crowd into a frenzy. He kept it go­ing the next time down, hit­ting his sev­enth 3 to make it an eight-point game. Syra­cuse 63, Cor­nell 55: Tyus Bat­tle scored 26 points, Oshae Bris­sett had 19 and Syra­cuse held off Cor­nell to re­main un­beaten at home. No other play­ers scored in dou­ble fig­ures for the Or­ange (5-2). Matt Mor­gan paced Cor­nell (4-4) with 26 points, in­clud­ing 16 in the sec­ond half. He was 6-for-10 from 3 and 9-for-14 over­all. Josh War­ren added eight. Jimmy Boe­heim, son of Syra­cuse coach Jim Boe­heim, scored nine points and reg­is­tered six re­bounds and four as­sists for Cor­nell. His brother, Buddy, hit a 3-pointer for Syra­cuse.

Gon­zaga 103, Creighton 92: Zach Norvell Jr. scored 23 of his ca­reer­high 28 points in the sec­ond half, and top-ranked Gon­zaga wiped out an early dou­ble-digit deficit to beat Creighton.

Duke 113, Stet­son 49: Fresh­man RJ Bar­rett had 26 points, seven re­bounds and a season-high seven as­sists, and No. 3 Duke routed Stet­son.

ne­vada 73, South­ern Cal­i­for­nia 61: Jor­dan Caro­line scored 22 points and No. 5 Ne­vada took con­trol with a dom­i­nant sec­ond half.

Michi­gan 76, Pur­due 57: Jor­dan Poole scored 21 points as part of a bal­anced of­fense and No. 7 Michi­gan was stingy on de­fense to top No. 19 Pur­due.

Ken­tucky 78, unc Greens­boro

61: Reid Travis scored 22 points, Kel­don John­son added six of his 13 points dur­ing a 14-2 sec­ond-half run that helped No. 10 Ken­tucky beat UNC Greens­boro for its sev­enth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

Mar­quette 83, Kansas State 71: Markus Howard scored 45 points and went 19-for-21 from the foul line, and Mar­quette used tight de­fense to hand the 12th-ranked Wild­cats their first loss.

Vir­ginia tech 94, Cen­tral Con­necti­cut State 40: Ahmed Hill scored 24 points to lead No. 13 Vir­ginia Tech.

Houston 65, Ore­gon 61: Ar­mani Brooks scored 22 points to lead Houston past No. 18 Ore­gon.

texas tech 78, Mem­phis 67: Tariq Owens had 13 points and 11 re­bounds and tied a ca­reer high with eight blocks, Jar­rett Cul­ver scored 14 of his 20 points in the sec­ond half and No. 20 Texas Tech ral­lied to beat Mem­phis.

buf­falo 85, San fran­cisco 81: Nick Perkins scored 22 points, Jeremy Har­ris added 15 with eight re­bounds and No. 21 Buf­falo held off San Fran­cisco in the ti­tle game of the Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame Belfast Clas­sic.

Vil­lanova 85, la Salle 78: Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and No. 23 Vil­lanova held off one more up­set. For­mer Ual­bany guard Joe Cremo had eight points, four as­sists and two re­bounds for the Wild­cats.

Mary­land 66, Penn State 59: Fresh­man Jalen Smith scored 16 points, Bruno Fer­nando had 12 points and 13 re­bounds and Mary­land opened Big Ten play by slip­ping past Penn State.

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Lager­ald Vick of Kansas dunks over Trevor Stan­back of Stan­ford dur­ing their game Satur­day at Allen Field­house. Vick fin­ished with 27 points, com­ing through in over­time for the sec­ond-ranked Jay­hawks.

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