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Wake Forest tops Texas 81-80 in OT; Tennessee survives, 62-59

Ishmael Smith drained a jumper with 1.6 seconds left to push Wake Forest past Texas, 81-80, in overtime.

Wake Forest led by as many as 12 in the second half, but Texas just wouldn't die, forcing overtime with a 26-14 run to end the second quarter. The extra session was all Texas early on as J'Covan Brown and Jordan Hamilton drained consecutive three-pointers for the Longhorns. Dames added two free throws to give the Longhorns a 76-68 lead with 3:04 left in OT.

But Wake stayed with it as Texas missed a couple of free throws and Ari Smith scored five points in the final 49 seconds to help the Demon Deacons pull off the win. 

Tennessee survives - Damion James hit two free throws with 9.9 seconds left to lift No.6 Tennessee in a 62-59 win over No.11 San Diego State.

No.6 Tennessee was a in a real fight early, as it trailed 19-18 with 7:31 left, but the Vols, sparked by four points each from Bobby Maze and J.P. Prince, ended the half on a 17-6 run for a 36-24 halftime lead over 11th-seeded San Diego State. The Volunteers are not a powerhouse offensive squad, but they play airtight defense.

 

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