David­son loses to Tem­ple in OT on a last-sec­ond steal, dunk

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - College Basketball - As­so­ci­ated Press

Quin­ton Rose’s dunk off his steal as time ex­pired gave Tem­ple a 77-75 over­time win over David­son in the Air Force Re­serve Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame Board­walk Clas­sic on Satur­day.

David­son’s Carter Collins made two foul shots and the Wild­cats led 7569 with 1 minute, 32 sec­onds left in over­time. Rose nailed a 3-pointer to bring the Owls within 75-72 with 68 sec­onds left and Shizz Al­ston Jr.’s 3-pointer tied the score at 75 with 32 sec­onds left.

At the end of reg­u­la­tion, Nate Pierre-Louis and J.P. Moor­man II sand­wiched 3-point­ers around one from Collins and reg­u­la­tion ended tied at 66.

Al­ston had 24 points and 11 as­sists, while Rose scored 18.

Luke Framp­ton led David­son (8-2) with 24 points. Collins scored 16, KiShawn Pritch­ett 12 and Jon Axel Gud­munds­son 10.

Clem­son 74, Rad­ford


Winthrop Coli­seum, Rock Hill, 2 p.m. Pioneer Arena, Greeneville, Tenn., 4 p.m. Queens shot 72 per­cent from the floor Wednes­day in its 121-76 rout of John­son & Wales. Tus­cu­lum hasn’t played in 15 days. The Pi­o­neers’ scor­ing leader is fresh­man guard Trenton Dixon (13 points a game). 66: Shel­don Mitchell scored 20 points and Eli­jah Thomas had 15 points and nine re­bounds as the host Tigers held off the High­landers.

Rad­ford ap­peared ready to put away an­other ma­jor con­fer­ence team, open­ing the sec­ond half on a 10-2 run. They led 40-35 when Mitchell was fouled on a drive by Devon­nte Hol­land. After re­view­ing video, the ref­er­ees called a fla­grant foul on Hol­land for what Rad­ford said on Twit­ter was “bad lan­guage.”

Mitchell made 3 of his 4 free throws, then Aamir Simms hit a 3-pointer and Clem­son’s six-point pos­ses­sion turned a five-point deficit into a 41-40 lead with 14 min­utes to go.

Mitchell’s short jumper with 4:41 to go put Clem­son up for good, 60-58.

Car­lik Jones scored 18 points and Ed Po­lite Jr. had 16 points and 10 re­bounds for Rad­ford.

Clem­son played a

● sec­ond game with­out star Mar­c­quise Reed (sprained knee).

Clem­son coach Brad

Brownell tied Bill Foster for sec­ond place on Clem­son’s all-time vic­tory list with 156 wins. Cliff El­lis is on top with 178 wins.

South Florida 76, Ap­palachian State 69: In Tampa, Fla., Laquincy Rideau scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna had a ca­reerbest 18 re­bounds and added 13 points for his fourth dou­ble-dou­ble and the Bulls held of the Moun­taineers’ late surge.

Xavier Castaneda scored 12 points and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line in the clos­ing minute for USF ( 7-2) which hadn’t played since Nov. 30.

Ap­palachian State (4-6) trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but opened the sec­ond on an 11-2 run to tie the score at 40-40. USF re­sponded with an 11-2 run. The Moun­taineers closed to 69-66 with 1:35 left, but the Bulls went 7 of 12 at the line after that.

App State se­nior Ron­shad Shabazz scored a game-high 29 points and Justin For­rest added 17 points.

Shabazz reached two mile­stones — mov­ing into fifth place on the Moun­taineers ca­reer scor­ing list with 1,673 points and fifth in ca­reer 3-point­ers with 212.

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