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 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). 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
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.
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.
Idaho 67, North Dakota 54: Trevon Allen scored 19 points and added four assists and four steals as the Vandals (3-4) beat the Fighting Hawks (4-4) in a battle of former Big Sky foes. Cameron Tyson added 13 points, including a go-ahead 4-point play, for Idaho, which shot 49 percent to UND’S 37 and made 12 of 16 free throws.