No. 1 Indiana slips past Georgetown in overtime
A night after an ineffective game, Cody Zeller had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 82-72 overtime win against Georgetown...
NEW YORK — A night after an ineffective game, Cody Zeller had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 82-72 overtime win against Georgetown in the title game of the Legends Classic tournament on Tuesday night.
Jordan Hulls had 17 points for Indiana (5-0) and Yogi Ferrell had 14, including seven in overtime. His last points came on a three-pointer he released just before the shot clock ran out, giving Indiana a 10-point lead with about a minute to go and, finally, clinching a game Indiana almost had wrapped up in regulation.
"Our guys just went out and played a high-level team in a high-level way," Indiana coach Tom Crean said. "It's a program win for us. A program championship for us."
Markel Starks scored 20 points for the Hoyas (3-1).
Other Top 10 men
No. 9 North Carolina 71
Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham each scored 17 points to lead the unranked Bulldogs (3-1) past the Tar Heels (4-1), jumping out to a 17-point halftime lead and holding back several second-half surges from the Tar Heels in the second round of the Maui Invitational.
P.J. Hairston led UNC with 15 points.
At No. 7 Florida 58, Savannah State 40
Mike Rosario scored 13 points, Patric Young added a double-double and Florida overwhelmed Savannah State.
Young finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high six blocks. The Gators played the final 13-plus minutes without leading scorer Kenny Boynton. Boynton sprained his left ankle when the landed on an opponent's foot while driving to the basket.
Muhammad leads UCLA past Georgia
NEW YORK — Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and No. 11 UCLA made enough free throws late to hold off Georgia for a 60-56 win in the consolation game of the Legends Classic.
In the final minutes of a mostly dreary game, UCLA (4-1) took the lead with Muhammad on the bench, on baskets by Travis Wear and Jordan Adams, but the hyped freshman re-entered with 1:58 left to play.
He made two free throws with 1:15 left, then scooped up a loose ball on the other end with a minute remaining and fed Norman Powell, who was fouled attempting a layup.
Other Pac-12 men
USC 59, Texas 53 (OT)
Dewayne Dedmon made a layup and a free throw with less than two minutes left in overtime to help USC beat Texas (2-2) at the Maui Invitational.
Sheldon McClellan banked in a putback jumper with 25.9 seconds left to pull Texas two points behind, but J.T. Terrell made two free throws on the next possession to seal the win for the Trojans.
Eric Wise led USC (3-1) with 13 points.
At Arizona St. 64, Cornell 53
Jahii Carson scored 21 points, Jordan Bachynski blocked seven shots for Arizona State (3-0).
Top 5 women
At No. 5 Notre Dame 93, Mercer 36
Natalie Achonwa had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Notre Dame (3-0) to a rout over Mercer.
Gonzaga 80, Missouri St. 66
Keani Albanez scored 19 points and Jazmine Redmon and Haiden Palmer each scored 16 to help the Zags (5-0) trip up Missouri State (1-2) in the Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Brigham Young 62,
at Arizona 48
In her season debut, Jennifer Hamson had 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Cougars (3-2) past the Wildcats (4-1).
Arizona's Erica Barnes had 10 points, four steals and seven rebounds.
Oregon State 49,
UC Santa Barbara 46
Oregon State defeated the Gauchos in the inaugural game of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Patricia Bright had 16 points and eight rebounds for OSU (2-1).
At Utah 62, N. Colorado 55
Rachel Messer scored 18 points to lead the Utes (4-0).