No. 2 Kansas es­capes with over­time win

The Bradenton Herald (Sunday) - - Sports - — AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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