No. 2 Kansas escapes with overtime win
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 in Lawrence, Kan.
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 (6-0) 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 7 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 and put it out of reach.
KZ Okpala had 22 points and eight rebounds for Stanford (4-4). No. 5 Nevada 73, USC 61: Jordan Caroline scored 22 points, and the Wolf Pack took control with a dominant second half to beat the Trojans (5-3) in Los Angeles and equal their 8-0 start from last season. Nevada scored the first nine points of the second half and had a 31-11 run in the teams’ first meeting since 1976.
No. 7 Michigan 76, No. 19 Purdue 57: Jordan Poole scored 21 points as part of a balanced offense, and the Wolverines (8-0) were stingy on defense while routing a third ranked team this season and beating the Boilermakers (5-3) in the teams’ Big Ten opener. Michigan is in its best start since beginning 16-0 in 2012-13.
No. 10 Kentucky 78, UNC Greensboro 61: Reid Travis scored 22 points, and Keldon Johnson added six of his 13 points during a 14-2 second-half run that helped the Wildcats (7-1) beat the Spartans (7-2) in Lexington, Ky., for their seventh consecutive victory.
Marquette 83, No. 12 Kansas State 71: Markus Howard scored 45 points and went 19 of 21 from the foul line, and the host Golden Eagles (6-2) used tight defense to counter Kansas State’s in-yourface play in Milwaukee, handing the Wildcats (6-1) their first loss.
No. 20 Texas Tech 78, Memphis 67: Tariq
Owens had 13 points and 11 rebounds and tied a career high with eight blocks, and the Red Raiders overcame a 12-point deficit in the final 9:05 to beat the Tigers (3-4) in Miami for their seventh straight double-digit win to open the season.
No. 21 Buffalo 85, San Francisco 81: Nick Perkins scored 22 points, Jeremy Harris added 15 with eight rebounds and the Bulls (7-0) held off the Dons (7-1) in a battle of unbeaten teams for the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic title in Northern Ireland.
No. 23 Villanova 85, La Salle 78: Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and the Wildcats (6-2) held off an upset bid from the Explorers (0-8) at the Palestra to win their 23rd straight Philadelphia Big 5 game. No. 24 Maryland 66,
Penn State 59: Freshman Jalen Smith scored 16 points, Bruno Fernando had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Terrapins (7-1) slipped past the Nittany Lions (4-3).
Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:12 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Saturday night.
Point took a pass from Nikita Kucherov across the front of the crease to the left side and flipped it past James Reimer. Tampa Bay improved to 19-7-1, a point ahead of Toronto for the overall NHL lead.
Kucherov had a goal and two assists, and Cedric Paquette, Mathieu Joseph and Alex Killorn also scored. Louis Domingue made 24 saves, and Steven Stamkos recorded an assist to help the Lightning improve to 3-0 against the Panthers this season.
Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had a goal and an assist, and Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov also scored for the Panthers. Reimer stopped 34 shots.
The Panthers have gone to overtime in four of their past five games.