Daily Press (Sunday)

No. 14 FAU prevails in Vegas epic


Johnell Davis scored 35 points, one short of his career high, and had nine rebounds to lead No. 14 Florida Atlantic to a spine-tingling 96-95 double-overtime victory Saturday over No. 4 Arizona in the Desert Classic in Las Vegas.

Giancarlo Rosado made the back end of two free throws with just less than a minute remaining for what turned out to be the winning point Saturday for the Owls (10-2).

Caleb Love, who led Arizona (9-2) with 26 points, missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. The former North Carolina guard was one of five Wildcats to score in double figures.

No. 23 Memphis 77, Vanderbilt 75:

David Jones had 28 points and nine rebounds as the host Tigers (10-2) rallied from a 62-54 deficit with a 12-0 run to beat the Commodores (4-8). Malcolm Dandridge’s dunk with 5:07 to go put Memphis ahead to stay, 64-62.

Ezra Manjon scored 22 points but missed a 3-point try at the final buzzer for Vanderbilt. Tyrin Lawrence added 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

No. 25 Mississipp­i 89, Southern Miss 72:

Matthew Murrell had a season-high 26 points and five assists, Jaylen Murray scored 21 points and Ole Miss (12-0) beat the Golden Eagles on a neutral court in Biloxi.

N.C. State 83, Detroit Mercy 66:

DJ Horne made six 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 26 points as the Wolfpack (9-3) beat the Titans (0-13) in Raleigh.

Horne was 9 of 15 from the floor and grabbed six rebounds to go with a career-best six assists. Ben Middlebroo­ks added 11 points, and DJ Burns Jr. and Dennis Parker Jr., a freshman from Richmond’s John Marshall High, each scored 10 points for N.C. State, which has won five of its last six.

Late Friday

No. 2 Kansas 75, Yale 60:

Kevin McCullar Jr. scored a career-high 34 points, taking over during a second-half run that gave Kansas the lead, and the Jayhawks (11-1) eventually pulled away from the Bulldogs (7-6) in Lawrence.

No. 6 Marquette 81, Georgetown 51:

David Joplin scored 20 points in Milwaukee as the Golden Eagles (10-3, 1-1) bounced back from a loss at Providence in their Big East opener. Tyler Kolek had 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds for Marquette, which has won 19 consecutiv­e Big East home contests.

Former King’s Fork High star Jayden Epps scored 14 points and Dontrez Styles 12 for Georgetown (7-6, 0-2), which committed 19 turnovers and shot 32.8% (20 of 61).

No. 10 Baylor 107, Mississipp­i Valley State 48:

Ja’Kobe Walter scored 26 points and made five of Baylor’s 19 3-pointers as the Bears beat a winless team in their final game in the Ferrell Center.

Baylor (10-2) scored the first 20 points after tipping off for the last time in the campus arena they have called home since 1988. The 2021 national champions finished with a 401-169 record there. Baylor’s next game will be in the $212 million Foster Pavilion, on Jan. 2 against Cornell.

No. 13 Illinois 97, Missouri 73:

Terrence Shannon Jr. had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Quincy Guerrier scored a career-best 28 points and Illinois (9-2) won the Braggin’ Rights rivalry game in St. Louis. Sean East II had 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead the Tigers (7-5), who lost their third straight.

No. 16 Colorado State 76, Loyola Marymount 67:

Isaiah Stevens scored 19 points in Los Angeles to break the career scoring record for CSU (11-1). He broke the record previously held by Pat Durham (1985-89) and now has 1,986 points in five seasons with the Rams. Will Johnston scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half for the Lions (7-6).

No. 17 Brigham Young 101, Bellarmine 59:

Noah Waterman scored 15 points, Spencer Johnson and Trevin Knell had 14 apiece and BYU (11-1) shot 58% in a home win. Johnson had eight

rebounds and seven assists.

PJ Hall scored 27 points, including 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting in the first half, for the host Tigers (10-1) against the Royals (6-8).

No. 18 Clemson 109, Queens 79: No. 19 Texas 71, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 55:

Dillon Mitchell had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double this season for the Longhorns (9-2).

No. 24 Wisconsin 80, Chicago State 53:

AJ Storr scored a careerhigh 29 points as Wisconsin (8-3) ended a four-game winning streak of Chicago State (7-10).

Georgia Tech 73, Hawaii 68:

Freshman Baye Ndongo scored a season-best 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Georgia Tech win a Diamond Head Classic semifinal in Honolulu.

The Yellow Jackets (8-3) advanced to play Nevada (11-1) in the championsh­ip game tonight. The Rainbow Warriors (8-3) and TCU (9-2) will play for third place.

Ndongo took over after the Yellow Jackets squandered a 21-point lead and fell behind. JoVon McClanahan had 19 points and eight assists to pace Hawaii.

Florida State 67, Winthrop 61:

Jalen Warley and Primo Spears scored 12 points apiece and VCU transfer Jamir Watkins added 11 in Tallahasse­e for the Seminoles (6-5), who have won two straight after four consecutiv­e losses.

Notre Dame 60, Marist 56:

Markus Burton scored 21 points as the host Irish (5-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and ended a five-game winning streak by the Red Foxes (7-3).

VCU 75, Maryland Eastern Shore 51:

Max Shulga had 14 points and five rebounds for the Rams (7-5) at Siegel Center. The Hawks (2-8) have lost six games in a row.

Joe Bamisile had 13 points and Kuany Kuany 12 for VCU, and Sean Bairstow — who followed VCU coach Ryan Odom from Utah State — made his season debut after injuring his leg in the preseason. Bairstow started and had 11 points and four rebounds.

 ?? ETHAN MILLER/GETTY ?? Florida Atlantic’s Brandon Weatherspo­on reacts as time expires in the second overtime of the Desert Classic against Arizona in Las Vegas. The No. 14 Owls defeated the No. 4 Wildcats 96-95.
ETHAN MILLER/GETTY Florida Atlantic’s Brandon Weatherspo­on reacts as time expires in the second overtime of the Desert Classic against Arizona in Las Vegas. The No. 14 Owls defeated the No. 4 Wildcats 96-95.

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