Roundup: Last-second putback saves No. 21 UNLV

Anthony Bennett set career marks in points (25) and rebounds (13) for victorious UNLV.
Anthony Bennett set career marks in points (25) and rebounds (13) for victorious UNLV.

Quintrell Thomas grabbed Anthony Marshall’s airball under the basket and scored on a short hook shot with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift No. 21 UNLV to a 76-75 win over host California on Sunday.

The Runnin’ Rebels led for most of the second half, but trailed, 75-74, following two free throws by Cal’s Justin Cobbs with 11.9 seconds left. Marshall then rushed a long jumper that Thomas alertly grabbed and flipped in. Thomas was fouled on the play but missed the free throw. Justin Hawkins then blocked a 3-point attempt by Cobbs from midcourt as the buzzer sounded.

Anthony Bennett had career highs of 25 points and 13 rebounds while leading UNLV (7-1) to its sixth straight win. Bryce Dejean-Jones also had a career-best 22 points.

Allen Crabbe scored 18 for California (6-2).

Creighton 77, Akron 61 — Doug McDermott scored 30 points for the No. 16 Bluejays (9-1), who broke away late in the first half and beat the Zips in Omaha.

Zeke Marshall and Nick Harney both had 12 points for Akron (4-3), which is 0-25 against ranked opponents since becoming a Division 1 program in 1980-81.

Florida St. 91, Maine 59 — Michael Snaer scored 19 points and freshman Aaron Thomas had a career-high 15 points as the host Seminoles (5-4) routed the Black Bears (3-6). Justin Edwards had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Maine (3-6), which shot just 33.9 percent and had 19 turnovers.


Hartford 69, Fairleigh Dickinson 59 — Yolonzo Moore II scored 27 points to lead the Hawks (5-4) over the host Knights (4-5).

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Lafayette 72, Sacred Heart 70 — Bryce Scott hit a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to give the Leopards (4-8) a victory over the visiting Pioneers (2-6), who got 25 points from Shane Gibson.

Fairfield 65, Rider 52 — Maurice Barrow came off the bench to score 13 points and grab 10 rebounds as the visiting Stags (5-5, 1-1 MAAC) corralled the Broncs (6-5, 1-1).

Women’s basketball

Duke 60, St. John’s 42 — Elizabeth Williams had 16 points and five blocks to help the No. 4 Blue Devils (8-0) cruise past the Red Storm (4-3) in the seventh annual Maggie Dixon Classic in New York.

Kentucky 68, Middle Tennessee St. 56 — DeNesha Stallworth had 16 points, and the seventh-ranked Wildcats (8-1) used a first-half surge to defeat the visiting Blue Raiders (6-4). Middle Tennessee State endured an 11-minute stretch in the first half over which it had no field goals and scored only 2 points.

Penn St. 97, Georgetown 74 — Maggie Lucas scored a career-high 39 points and ignited the No. 10 Lady Lions (7-2) in a thrashing of the Hoyas (7-3) in State College.


Arizona St. 68, BC 59 — Katie Zenevitch tallied 20 points in a losing effort as the Eagles (5-4) dropped a home game to the Sun Devils (5-4).

Central Conn. 43, UNH 32 — The visiting Blue Devils (4-3) got a game-high 14 points from Jaclyn Babe in a triumph over the Wildcats (4-5).

Hartford 67, Dartmouth 52 — Amber Bepko and Alex Hall each registered 13 points as the Hawks (7-2) soared past the Big Green (1-7) in Hanover, N.H.

Women’s hockey

BU 0, Minnesota-Duluth 0 — The seventh-ranked Terriers (11-3-3) needed every one of Kerrin Sperry’s 38 saves to escape the Bulldogs (7-8-3) with a tie.

Dartmouth 4, Maine 2 — Camille Dumais had a goal and two assists to help the Big Green (6-4-2) beat the host Black Bears (2-12-1).

Men’s soccer


Indiana 1, Georgetown 0 — Nikita Kotlov scored off a header pass from Eriq Zavaleta midway through the second half to give the Hoosiers the NCAA Division 1 championship in Hoover, Ala. It is the eighth championship for Indiana (16-5-3), and first since 2004.

 The best scoring opportunity for Georgetown (19-4-3) came in the first half when Tyler Rudy sent a straight shot that diving Indiana goalkeeper Luis Soffner barely stopped with his fingertips.