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Roundup: UConn outlasts Providence in OT

Ryan Boatright scored 19 points and Shabazz Napier had 18, including 8 in overtime, to lead Connecticut to an 82-79 victory over host Providence on Thursday night.

Napier and Omar Calhoun hit 3-pointers in overtime to give the Huskies (14-5, 4-3 Big East) a 79-76 edge with 42 seconds left. Napier hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to secure the victory.

Bryce Cotton’s 3-pointer with 1:30 left pulled Providence into a 66-66 tie, and LaDontae Henton’s layup with 18 seconds remaining for the Friars (10-11, 2-7) sent the game to overtime.

Arizona 57, Washington 53 — Nick Johnson had 15 points, and the No. 8 Wildcats (18-2, 6-2 Pac-12) rallied past the host Huskies (12-9, 4-4).

Michigan St. 80, Illinois 75 — Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help the No. 13 Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) beat the visiting Illini (15-7, 2-6).

Saint Louis 75, Butler 58 — Jordair Jett matched his career best with 19 points and the host Billikens (15-5, 4-2 A-10) pressured the No. 9 Bulldogs (17-4, 4-2) into a season-worst 23 turnovers, recording the program’s biggest upset in nine years.

Wagner 84, Sacred Heart 78 — Kenneth Ortiz scored 17 points in an overtime victory for the Seahawks (12-8, 6-3) in an overtime victory over the Pioneers (8-12, 6-3) in New York.

Central Conn. 78, Monmouth 58 — Kyle Vinales scored 24 points to help the Blue Devils (9-11, 5-4 NEC) blow out the host Hawks (8-14, 3-6).

Mount St. Mary’s 77, Quinnipiac 73 — Shivaughn Wiggins led the host Mountaineers (8-12, 3-6 NEC) with 17 points as they held on to beat the Bobcats (8-13, 4-5).

Bryant 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 63 — Alex Francis scored a season-high 27 points and had nine rebounds to help the Bulldogs (14-6, 7-2 NEC) pull away from the host Knights (7-15, 2-7).

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BC 81, N.C. State 69 — Kerri Shields poured in a game-high and season-best 20 points to help the Eagles snap a four-game skid with a win over the Wolfpack (10-12, 2-8).

 After relinquishing a 44-31 halftime lead, the Eagles (9-11, 3-6 ACC) scored 17 straight in the second half.

Duke 82, Miami 43 — Tricia Liston scored 17 points, and the No. 5 Blue Devils (19-1, 90 ACC) routed the visiting Hurricanes (14-7, 5-5).

Wisconsin 63, Penn State 61 — Morgan Paige scored a career-high 33 points and Tiera Stephens had a putback with five seconds left to help the host Badgers upset the No. 7 Lady Lions, who had a 12-game win streak snapped.

Wisconsin (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten) had lost seven of its last eight games. The Lady Lions routed Wisconsin, 84-40, at home two weeks ago.

Tennessee 88, Mississippi State 45 — Kamiko Williams had 10 points and 13 boards in her first start as the No. 9 Lady Vols (17-4, 8-0 SEC) routed the Bulldogs (9-12, 1-7).

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