Villanova takes down No. 3 Syracuse in overtime
Ryan Arcidiacono hit the tying three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell made consecutive threes in overtime to send host Villanova to a 75-71 victory over No. 3 Syracuse yesterday, the Wildcats' second win over a top five team this week.
The Wildcats defeated No. 5 Louisville, 73-64, on Tuesday.
Darrun Hilliard had 25 points, six assists and no turnovers in 38 minutes, and Mouphtaou Yarou had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (13-7, 4-3 Big East).
Brandon Triche had 23 points for Syracuse (18-2, 6-1).
Georgetown 53, Louisville 51: A twisting tip-in by Aaron Bowen gave the host Hoyas (14-4, 4-3 Big East) a 52-50 lead with 3:38 to play, and the No. 5 Cardinals (16-4, 4-3) missed their final five shots.
Notre Dame 73, South Florida 65: Jerian Grant scored 18 points and Tom Knight, who had appeared in just 12 of No. 24 Notre Dame's first 19 games, scored 17 in Tampa, Fla. The Irish are 16-4, 4-3.
Pittsburgh 93, DePaul 55: Trey Zeigler scored a season-high 18 points and host Pittsburgh (17-4, 5-3 Big East) went on a 23-4 run midway through the first half.
Wisconsin 45, Minnesota 44: Traevon Jackson narrowly beat the shot clock and hit a 15-foot jumper from the right side with 4 seconds left for host Wisconsin (14-6, 5-2 Big Ten). Andre Hollins had 20 points for No. 12 Minnesota (15-5, 3-4), which lost its fourth in a row.
San Diego St. 55, New Mexico 34: Leading 33-19 at halftime, host SDSU (16-4, 4-2 Mountain West) scored 10 of the first 15 points in the second half. The No. 15 Lobos (17-3, 4-1) shot only 25 percent (11-for-44).
N.C. State 91, North Carolina 83: Lorenzo Brown had 20 points and 11 assists, freshman T.J. Warren 19 points and the host No. 18 Wolfpack (16-4, 5-2 ACC) allowed a 28-point lead to fade to five in the final minute before beating the Tar Heels (13-6, 3-3) for the first time after 13 losses in a row.
Butler 83, Temple 71: Rotnei Clarke scored 25 points in his first game after missing three games with a sprained neck, and Khyle Marshall had 19, for the No. 9 Bulldogs (17-3, 4-1 Atlantic 10) in Indianapolis.
La Salle 69, VCU 61: Ramon Galloway scored 31 points, 12 during an 18-4 run in the second half in Richmond, Va. No. 19 VCU (16-5, 4-2 Atlantic 10) got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Juvonte Reddic but lost for the second time in three days.
E. Michigan 42, N. Illinois 25: In the most curious game of the day, in Ypsilanti, Mich., Northern Illinois (4-14, 2-4 Mid-American) set NCAA Division I records with only four points in the first half, the lowest field-goal percentage in a half in the shot-clock era (3.2 percent, 1-for-31) and lowest field-goal percentage in a game (13.1 percent, 8-for-61).-- AP