Villanova's Randy Foye (2) falls after being fouled by Bucknell's Abe Badmus (5) in the first half Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, in Villanova, Pa. At rear is Chris Niesz (31). Foye hit the floor and the base of the basket support, not moving for several minutes before being helped off the court on his feet.
AP Photo/George Widman
COLUMBIA, S.C. Tarence Kinsey scored 17 points and Carlos Powell had 12 in the second half to lead South Carolina to a rare victory over No. 3 Kentucky, 73-61 on Tuesday night.
It was the first home win for the Gamecocks (14-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) over the Wildcats (19-3, 10-1) since 1997, and it was just South Carolina's sixth victory in 41 meetings against Kentucky, which never looked in synch.
No. 5 Wake Forest 68, Miami 63
CORAL GABLES, Fla. Eric Williams and Chris Paul each scored 13 points for the Demon Deacons, who won their sixth straight with a strong defensive effort.
Wake Forest (22-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) had its biggest lead at 61-53 with 4 1/2 minutes left. Miami (15-8, 6-6) rallied and had one shot to tie, but Anthony Harris' 22-footer fell short with 5 seconds to go.
No. 18 Connecticut 94, Providence 89, 2OT
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Charlie Villanueva had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Huskies in the double-overtime win.
Connecticut (16-6, 8-3 Big East) scored seven consecutive points to start the second overtime.
Ryan Gomes scored a career-high 37 points including all of the Friars' 11 in the second overtime to go over the 2,000-point milestone in his career. The Friars (11-14, 1-10) had beaten UConn twice in a row.
Marcus Williams had 15 points and 13 assists for UConn, which was coming off a loss to then-No. 2 North Carolina. The Huskies were again without leading scorer Rashad Anderson, who is hospitalized as he recovers from an infection in his leg.
No. 25 Villanova 89, Bucknell 51
VILLANOVA, Pa. Allan Ray scored 23 points to lead the Wildcats to their biggest win of the season.
Mike Nardi, who hit four 3-pointers, and Curtis Sumpter each had 14 points for Villanova (15-6), which was coming off its worst loss of the year against No. 9 Syracuse.
Chris McNaughton had 17 points for Bucknell (17-8), who beat then-No. 10 Pittsburgh and Saint Joseph's this season.
BOSTON Megan Duffy had all 14 of her points in the second half as fifth-ranked Notre Dame overcame an 11-point deficit to beat No. 25 Boston College 54-47 Tuesday night for its 10th straight victory.
Notre Dame holds a one-game lead over Rutgers and Connecticut atop the Big East. The Fighting Irish (23-3, 11-2) play at No. 14 Rutgers on Saturday.
Jacqueline Batteast scored 15 points for the Irish, who dropped the Eagles (16-7, 7-5) to 0-6 this season against ranked opponents. Clare Droesch paced BC with 10 points.
Duffy's two free throws gave the Irish a 44-43 lead with 2:22 to go. After a BC turnover, Charel Allen's baseline drive pushed Notre Dame's edge to three points.
The Eagles closed to 46-45 on Lisa Macchia's layup with 1:08 to go, but Teresa Borton's offensive rebound and layup off a desperation 3-point attempt by Duffy made it 48-45 with 33 seconds remaining.
Duffy hit four free throws and Breona Gray two in the closing 24 seconds to secure the victory.
The Fighting Irish took a 42-41 lead on Allen's putback with 4:03 left, but BC regained the edge on Kathrin's Ress' foul-line jumper 13 seconds later. It was the Eagles' first basket in 9:01.
After Notre Dame sliced an 11-point halftime deficit to six, BC opened a 39-28 lead on Aja Parham's baseline jumper with 13:51 left. But the Irish scored 12 of the next 14 points, cutting it to 41-40 on Batteast's putback with 5:23 left.
The Eagles held the Irish to their lowest scoring half of the season, taking a 26-15 edge at the break. BC held Notre Dame to 21.7-percent shooting from in the half (5-of-23), mainly double-teaming leading scorer Batteast nearly every time she touched the ball in the low post to disrupt the offensive rhythm.
BC has dropped four of five games since leading scorer Jessalyn Deveny was lost for the season with a ruptured right Achilles' tendon.
Notre Dame improved to 7-2 against ranked opponents and 10-1 on the road.
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