Chicago Sun-Times

Cats fall in OT, lose third in row


Camren Wynter scored 24 points and his three-pointer from the left baseline with 0.7 seconds left gave Penn State a 68-65 win against Northweste­rn on Wednesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Following a Northweste­rn timeout and having to go the length of the floor, Boo Buie caught the half-court inbounds pass, dribbled once, turned, shot and nearly banked it in as time expired.

Buie scored 20 points, Brooks Barnhizer 19 and Ty Berry 10 for Northweste­rn, which was 12-for-29 from three-point range and managed just six trips to the foul line and made five.

The Wildcats (20-10, 11-8 Big Ten) have dropped three straight while the Nittany Lions (18-12, 9-10) have won four of their last five.

UConn 88, DePaul 59

The No. 14 Huskies (23-7, 12-7 Big East) put the game away early, opening on a 29-2 run against the visiting Blue Demons, who were held to 1-for-13 shooting over the first nine minutes.

DePaul outscored UConn 40-37 in the second half, but was never in this one. Nick Ongenda tied a career high with 17 points for the Blue Demons (9-21, 3-16), who have lost 11 in a row.

Rhode Island 79, Loyola 77

Braden Norris (15 points) made a threepoint­er with 10 seconds remaining to tie the game for the Ramblers (9-20, 3-14 Atlantic 10), but Ishmael Leggett (game-high 20 points) hit two free throws with two seconds left to seal the victory for the Rams (9-20, 5-12) at Gentile Arena.

Sheldon Edwards had 16 points to lead the Ramblers.

Notre Dame 88, Pittsburgh 81

Marcus Hammond and Cormac Ryan each scored 20 points as the Irish (11-19, 3-16 ACC) beat the No. 25 Panthers (21-9, 14-5) to win longtime coach Mike Brey’s final home game. Brey improved to 315-76 at Purcell Pavilion over 23 years as Notre Dame coach.

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