Harvard holds off Dartmouth in OT

Oklahoma guard Trae Young (11) takes the final shot of overtime in front of Oklahoma State guard Kendall Smith, left, in an NCAA college basketball game against in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Oklahoma State won 83-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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Oklahoma’s Trae Young takes aim on the final shot of overtime, which he missed to preserve Oklahoma State’s 83-81 victory.

Seth Towns made five 3-pointers and matched his career high with 26 points, Justin Bassey finished with a double-double, and Harvard blew a big second-half lead before holding off Dartmouth, 62-57, in overtime on Saturday in Hanover, N.H.

Bassey totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his career for the Crimson (7-10, 2-0 Ivy League), who saw a 17-point lead evaporate over the final 12½ minutes of the second half.

Taylor Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Big Green (4-11, 0-2).


Dartmouth trailed, 41-24, before James Foye and Barry hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 24-5 run that saw the Big Green take a 48-46 lead with 21 seconds left in regulation and the ball in their hands. But Corey Johnson swiped an errant pass and fed Towns, who sank both of his free throws after being fouled by Johnson with 2 seconds left, to force overtime.

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Harvard reasserted itself in the extra period. Chris Lewis had a dunk, Towns buried a 3, Lewis nailed a jumper and Bassey hit from distance in a 10-2 run that wrapped up the victory.

BU 75, Navy 68 — Javante McCoy scored 16 points as the Terriers (10-9, 6-2 Patriot League) beat the Midshipmen (13-8, 4-4) in Annapolis, Md.

McCoy had a perfect day shooting, making all five attempts from the floor, hitting one from long distance, and going 5 of 5 from the line.

Will Goff added 10 points and Tyler Scanlon also had 10 points while dishing out six assists for BU.


BU held a 29-27 halftime advantage. The Midshipmen closed to 52-51 after Shawn Anderson hit a jumper with 7:23 left.

McCoy drilled a 3-pointer and followed that with a steal and a dunk as BU pushed its lead to 57-51 with 5:19 remaining. The Terriers made eight free throws down the stretch to seal their fourth win in the last five games.

George Kiernan led Navy with 22 points. Tom Lacey added 12 points with 16 rebounds.

Northeastern 79, Delaware 61 — Donnell Gresham Jr. scored all of his 17 points in the second half, Vasa Pusica added 16, and the Huskies (13-7, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Blue Hens (11-10, 4-4) at Matthews Arena.

Northeastern at one point was shooting nearly 64 percent from the floor in the second half and finished 25 of 53 (47 percent), making 9 of 20 on threes.


Ryan Daly and Ryan Allen scored 16 points apiece for Delaware.

Saint Louis 66, UMass 47 — Jordan Goodwin had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists as the Billikens (10-10, 3-4 Atlantic 10) defeated the Minutemen (10-10, 3-4) in Amherst.

Luwane Pipkins scored 17 points for UMass.

Rhode Island 88, Dayton 74 — Jared Terrell scored 24 points and E.C. Matthews added 17 as the Rams (15-3, 7-0 Atlantic 10) defeated the Flyers (9-10, 3-4) in Dayton, Ohio, to extend their win streak to 10 games.

Josh Cunningham led Dayton with 32 points and 12 rebounds.

The win is the first time Rhode Island has won by double digits in Dayton and the 10-game win streak is its longest since the 1987-88 season when the Rams made the Sweet 16.

Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 56 — Zach Thomas scored 18 points with six rebounds as the Biston (13-8, 7-1 Patrios League) beat the Crusaders (5-14, 2-6) for their sixth straight win Lewisburg, Pa.

Thomas, the Patriot League’s scoring and rebounding leader, made 4 of 7 from the field and 9 of 11 free throws with Nana Foulland added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Austin Butler had 13 points and six rebounds and Jacob Grandison 13 points and nine boards for Holy Cross.

Villanova 81, UConn 61 — Jalen Brunson scored 23 points as the top-ranked Wildcats (18-1) routed their former Big East rivals in Hartford.

Donte DiVincenzo added 17 points for Villanova, which completed its nonleague schedule at 13-0. Jalen Adams scored 19 for the Huskies (10-9).

Since the breakup of the old Big East, both teams have won national titles — UConn in 2014 and Villanova in 2016. But the programs seem to be headed in opposite directions. The Wildcats are 147-18 since joining the new Big East and 50-5 since the start of the 2016-17 season. UConn is 103-60 in the same span, but just 26-26 the last two seasons.

Purdue 87, Iowa 64 — Carsen Edwards scored 22 points and Vincent Edwards had 19 in Iowa City, leading the No. 3 Boilermakers (19-2, 8-0 Big Ten) over the Hawkeyes (10-11, 1-7) for their 15th straight victory. Luka Garza had 19 points for Iowa.

Oklahoma State 83, Oklahoma 81 — Freshman Trae Young scored 48 points, but he missed a three at the buzzer in overtime as the No. 4 Sooners (14-4, 4-3 Big 12) fell to the Cowboys (13-6, 3-4) in Stillwater, Okla.

Young, who leads the nation in scoring, had 34 points after halftime. He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in Sooners’ history after also missing a 3-point try at the end of regulation.

Young shot 14 for 39, including 8 for 20 on 3-pointers, and made all 12 of his free throws. ESPN Stats & Info said the 39 shots and 20 3-point attempts were both Big 12 records.

None of Young’s teammates scored more than 8 points.

Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith had 20 points for Oklahoma State. Smith’s 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation tied it at 73.

Duke 81, Pittsburgh 54 — Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. had 21 points on 9-for-10 shooting as the No. 5 Blue Devils (17-2, 5-2 ACC) defeated the Panthers (8-12, 0-7) in Durham, N.C.

Fellow rookie Marvin Bagley III added 20 points for Duke, which cruised to a second easy win against the Pittsburgh in 10 days.

Parker Stewart scored 15 points for the Panthers.

West Virginia 86, Texas 51 — Jevon Carter scored 22 points to lead the No. 6 Mountaineers (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) over the Longhorns (12-7, 3-4) in Morgantown, W.Va.

James Bolden had 19 points, Daxter Miles Jr. scored 15, and Sagaba Konate had 10 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 blocks for West Virginia.

Houston 73, Wichita State 59 — Rob Gray scored 24 points as the host Cougars (15-4, 5-2 American Athletic) beat a Top 10 team for the first time in 22 years, handing the No. 7 Shockers (15-4, 5-2) their second straight loss.

Wichita State, which fell to SMU, 83-78, on Wednesday was led by Shaquille Morris with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Landry Shamet, who entered the game leading the Shockers in scoring with 16 per game, was held scoreless in the first half and finished with seven points.

Iowa State 70, Texas Tech 52 — Freshman Cameron Lard scored 18 points as the Cyclones (11-7, 2-5 Big 12) cruised past the No. 8 Red Raiders (15-4, 4-3) in Ames, Iowa, for their first win over a ranked opponent this season.

Nick Weiler-Babb, Lindell Wigginton, and Donovan Jackson each added 13 points for Iowa State. Zhaire Smith had 10 points for Texas Tech.

Kansas 70, Baylor 67 — Malik Newman scored 7 of his game-high 24 points in the closing minutes as the No. 10 Jayhawks (16-3, 6-1 Big 12) rallied to beat the Bears (12-7, 2-5) in Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas trailed, 67-61, with 2:05 to go before Newman went on his scoring binge, giving them the slimmest of leads again. Baylor had a couple of chances after that, but Manu Lecomte missed a 3-pointer and his layup attempt high off the glass with three seconds left was no good.

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 14 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out for Baylor.

Xavier 73, Seton Hall 64 — In Newark, J.P Macura scored a season-high 27 points as the No. 11 Musketeers (18-3, 6-2 Big East) handed the No. 19 Pirates (15-5, 4-3) their first loss in 12 games at home by rallying from a 10-point second-half deficit.

Trevon Bluiett added 15 for Xavier, which held Seton Hall to 7 points in the final 6:42.

Desi Rodridguez scored 19 points for the Pirates. Khadeen Carrington added 14 points and Angel Delgado had 8 points and 18 rebounds.

Cincinnati 86, East Carolina 60 — Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington each had 17 points, and Gary Clark had 14 points and 14 rebounds, lifting the No. 12 Bearcats (17-2, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) over the Pirates (8-11, 2-6) in Highland Heights, Ky.

Shawn Williams and Isaac Fleming each had 15 points for East Carolina.

North Carolina 80, Georgia Tech 66 — Luke Maye had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 15 Tar Heels (16-4, 5-2 ACC) beat the Yellow Jackets (10-9, 3-3) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Theo Pinson added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Joel Berry II and Cameron Johnson finished with 16 points apiece for North Carolina.

Josh Okogie scored 18 points to lead Georgia Tech.

Men’s hockey

Northeastern 5, UMass 0 — Nolan Stevens scored the hat trick and added an assist, Dylan Sikura had a goal and three assists, and the No. 8 Huskies (15-6-3, 11-4-1 Hockey East) rolled over the Minutemen (11-1-11-1, 6-6-1) at Matthews Arena.

Cayden Primeau stopped 19 shots to record the shutout.

Harvard 4, St. Lawrence 3 — Jack Badini scored at 1:16 of overtime to lift the Crimson (9-6-4, 8-3-3 ECAC) over the Saints (4-18-2, 0-11-1) in Canton, N.Y.

Ryan Donato had two goals and an assist, and Lewis Zerter-Gossage had a goal and two assists for Harvard.

St. Lawrence had tied the game on Carson Gicewicz’s goal with 48 seconds left in regulation.

BU 3, Merrimack 1 — Bobo Carpenter had two goals and an assist to lead the Terriers (11-11-2), 9-7-2 Hockey East) to a victory over the Warriors (7-13-4, 4-9-2) at Agganis Arena.

Brady Tkachuk also had a goal for BU, and Jake Oettinger made 26 saves. Ludvig Larsson scored for Merrimack.