Towson State shocks Oregon State in overtime
Marcus Damas connected on an 18-foot shot with eight-tenths of a second left to give Towson a shocking 67-66 overtime victory over Oregon...
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marcus Damas connected on an 18-foot shot with eight-tenths of a second left to give Towson a shocking 67-66 overtime victory over Oregon State on Saturday.
The Tigers (5-8), who got 20 points and a career-high 21 rebounds from Jerrelle Benimon, overcame a 19-point second-half deficit to force the five-minute extra period.
Ahmad Starks gave Oregon State (9-3) its first lead in overtime on a three-pointer with 15 seconds left.
On the ensuing possession, Damas took a pass a few feet inside the three-point line on the left wing and nailed the shot, quieting the Gill Coliseum crowd.
Eric Moreland had 16 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and six blocks for Oregon State, which had won five straight games. Joe Burton added 15 points and Roberto Nelson 14 points for the Beavers.
At Arizona State 68,
Coppin State 52
Freshman playmaker Jahii Carson had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Sun Devils to a win in their final tuneup before Pac-12 play.
With the victory, the Sun Devils (11-2) exceeded their win total for all of last season. They open Pac-12 play Wednesday night at home against Utah.
Troy Franklin, Michael Murray and Patrick Cole scored 13 apiece for Coppin State (3-11).
At Colorado 80,
Josh Scott scored a career-best 21 points, Askia Booker had 19, and the Buffaloes led handily from start to finish against the Hawks.
Andre Roberson added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Spencer Dinwiddie had 11 points and six assists for Colorado (10-2), off to its best start since also opening 10-2 in 2005-06.
Evan Cooper had 14 points to lead Hartford (7-6).
at California 62
The Crimson (7-4) scored the final six points of the game in the last 1:13, all on free throws, to upset the Golden Bears (8-4).
Harvard led for most of the game, but California took a 62-61 lead on a David Kravish layup with 1:50 remaining. But those were the final points for the Golden Bears.
Allen Crabbe had 27 points and seven rebounds to lead California. Laurent Rivard scored 19 to lead Harvard.
At Stanford 65,
Chasson Randle scored 16 points and Bellevue High graduate Aaron Bryant scored all eight of this points in the second half as the Cardinal (9-4) held off the Leopards (5-10).
Josh Huestis matched his career-high with 14 rebounds for Stanford, which led by just two points in the final minute. Bright then hit two free throws to help seal the win.