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Florida State overcomes Clemson in OT thriller

Posted: Friday, March 08, 2002

Delvon Arrington scored a career-high 24 points for the Seminoles, who defeated Clemson 91-84 in overtime and advanced to play top-seeded Maryland in one of four quarterfinal games Friday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C.

Atlantic 10 Conference

No. 24 Xavier 65, UMass 59, OT

Romain Sato scored 21 points, and Xavier overcame a stunning tying shot at the end of regulation.

Dayton 81, Saint Joseph's 74

Brooks Hall scored 13 points to lead six Dayton players in double figures. The Flyers (20-9) will play Xavier in the semifinals.

La Salle 72, Temple 66

Mike Cleaves had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and La Salle (15-16) almost certainly dashed Temple's NCAA tournament hopes with an upset victory.

Richmond 78, St. Bonaventure 69

Reggie Brown matched a career high with 30 points as Richmond shot 64.3 percent from the floor to beat St. Bonaventure.

Big East Conference

No. 7 Pittsburgh 76, Boston College 62

Donatas Zavackas scored 16 points, and Chevon Troutman added 15 for the Panthers (26-4), who took control with a 21-4 surge over the final six minutes of the first half.

No. 20 Miami 84, Georgetown 76, OT

Marcus Barnes scored five of his career-high 27 points in overtime, and Miami reached the Big East semifinals for the third time in four years.

No. 19 Connecticut 72, Villanova 70

Huskies freshman Ben Gordon scored a season-high 23 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 11.8 seconds to play.

Notre Dame 83, St. John's 63

Notre Dame built a big early lead and then thwarted a St. John's comeback with a string of 3-pointers to defeat the Red Storm.

Big Ten Conference

Iowa 87, Purdue 72

Luke Recker scored 25 points, and Reggie Evans added 19 and a career high-tying 18 rebounds as Iowa opened defense of its tournament championship.

Michigan 72, Northwestern 51

LaVell Blanchard hit a career-high five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 26 points for Michigan.

Minnesota 84, Penn State 60

Dusty Rychart scored a season-high 23 points, and Rick Rickert added 21 for Minnesota.

Big 12 Conference

Colorado 67, Nebraska 60

Blair Wilson scored 24 points as short-handed Colorado (15-13) withstood two Nebraska (13-15) rallies.

Texas Tech 80, Texas A&M 71

Andy Ellis scored 27 points, and Andre Emmett added 24 for Texas Tech (22-7), which will meet No. 12 Oklahoma State in Friday's quarterfinals.

Kansas St. 74, Baylor 73, OT

Larry Reid led the second-half comeback for the seventh-seeded Wildcats (13-15), scoring all 21 of his points after the 11-minute mark in regulation.

Missouri 79, Iowa St. 59

Clarence Gilbert hit 8-of-11 3-pointers and scored 26 points, leading Missouri over Iowa State.

Conference USA

No. 13 Marquette 84, Louisville 76

Cordell Henry scored 24 points and repeatedly darted through Louisville's intense full-court pressure for soft jumpers, steadying Marquette (25-5).

Houston 80, Memphis 74

Marcus Oliver scored a career-high 26 points, and Houston hit just enough free throws in the closing minutes to upset Memphis.

No. 5 Cincinnati 79, South Florida 57

Steve Logan scored 15 points in a brief appearance as Cincinnati easily moved into the semifinals.

Charlotte 78, Tulane 69

Jobey Thomas scored 22 points and matched his season high with six 3-pointers, steadying Charlotte to a victory over Tulane.

Mountain West Conference

Wyoming 69, Air Force 67, OT

Marcus Bailey had 29 points and seven rebounds for top-seeded Wyoming (21-7).

San Diego St. 62, BYU 51

Mike Mackell scored 20 points to lead the Aztecs (19-11), who will play Wyoming in the second round Friday night.

Utah 69, Colorado St. 66

Jeff Johnsen scored 23 points and Utah held off a late rally to beat Colorado State.

Pacific-10 Conference

No. 9 Oregon 86, Washington 64

Luke Jackson scored 16 of his 27 points after halftime, and Oregon beat Washington in the first Pacific-10 Conference tournament game in 12 years.

No. 22 Southern California 103, No. 16 Stanford 78

Pac-10 player of the year Sam Clancy scored 25 points to lead five Trojans in double figures, and USC built a 23-point lead in the first half.

No. 15 Arizona 73, Arizona St. 56

Luke Walton had 25 points and eight rebounds as the Wildcats beat Arizona State.

Southeastern Conference

LSU 69, Vanderbilt 62

Antonio Hudson scored a career-high 24 points to lift the Tigers (17-13), who advanced to meet 17th-ranked Georgia, the East Division top seed, on Friday.

Tennessee 68, Arkansas 61

Arkansas went almost eight minutes without a field goal down the stretch, and Vincent Yarbrough scored 20 points for Tennessee (15-15).

No. 11 Florida 81, Auburn 63

Udonis Haslem had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a perfect shooting performance, and Brett Nelson hit six 3-pointers for Florida.

South Carolina 69, Mississippi 67

Rolando Howell banked in a short shot with 16.9 seconds remaining and South Carolina held on.

Elsewhere:

T.J. McHugh had 21 points and eight rebounds, and Edwin Draughan added 20 points to lead Yale over Princeton 76-60 in an Ivy League playoff game. Yale (20-9) will now play Pennsylvania on Saturday night at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., with an automatic NCAA tournament berth at stake. No team besides Penn or Princeton has won the Ivy League since Cornell in 1988.

... Trevor Huffman scored 24 points, and Antonio Gates had 23 as top-seeded Kent State (25-5) won its 16th straight game and advanced to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament with an 82-70 victory over Marshall. The Golden Flashes next play Toledo, a 62-54 winner over Central Michigan. Also, Theron Smith scored 29 points to lead Ball State (20-10) to a 62-50 win over Miami of Ohio, and Keith McLeod hit a fadeaway 3-pointer with 6 seconds left and Bowling Green (20-10) survived a late Akron (23-7) rally. ... Jeremy Vague scored 14 points as top-seeded Utah State (22-6) beat Idaho 61-41 in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament. The Aggies, who have won nine of 11, will play fourth-seeded Pacific in Friday night's semifinals. Jerry Green scored 23 points to lead UC Irvine (21-9) over Long Beach State (13-17). The second-seeded Anteaters will play either third-seeded UC Santa Barbara or Cal Poly-SLO in the semifinals.



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