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.