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February 5 Rebound

Gary Browne and Eron Harris – AP Photo / Andrew Ferguson

Triple overtime in the Big 10, four OTs in the Big South, buzzer beaters in the Mountain West, Wichita State on the ropes, it was a wild night in college basketball. Let's put a bow on it.

VMI 108 (13-9, 6-3) Gardner-Webb 104 (12-12, 5-4) – 4 OTs

Let's get right to the end. In regulation, VMI was down 3 with 9 seconds to go. GW didn't foul. Brian Brown hit a 3 for OT.  No one scored for the first 4:05 until QJ Peterson made a jumper for VMI. Jermone Hill answered for GW. Peterson would miss a potential game winner.

VMI was down 3 with 3 seconds left in the second OT. This time GW fouled. QJ Peterson made the first, missed the second. The rebound went out of bounds to VMI. DJ Covington hit a jumper to send it into OT. In the first OT, Tyrell Nelson tipped in a third shot opportunity with 53 seconds left. Covington hit a jumper for the tie. Naji Hibbert made a jumper with 3 seconds left for the lead but Tim Marshall made a layup, with an assist from Covington naturally, for quadruple OT.

The Keydets scored the first 7 of OT. GW managed the next 4. Down 3 with 31 seconds left, Tyler Strange had a shot blocked by DJ Covington. Rodney Glasgow hit 1 of 2. Tim Marshall then picked Josh Castellanos for a game clinching layup with 14 seconds left. Covington hit the ice free throw after a Strange 3.

DJ Covington had 28 on 13-16 shooting, 13 boards and 5 blocks. Brian Brown had 22, Rodney Glasgow 21 and 12 assists and QJ Peterson 20 for VMI. Tyrell Nelson had 24 and 25 rebounds for the Runnin' Bulldogs. How do small conference games end up at the top of the list? Go crazy.

(4) Wichita State 65 (24-0, 11-0) Indiana State 58 (17-6, 8-3)

Indiana State was down 28-19 in the first half but they went on to take a 37-36 lead very early in the second. 52-44 9:53 ISU went from 19:25 to 13:28 without a point. They didn't score the next 90 seconds after that and were down 50-39. The Sycamores made a run to get the game to a bucket or two nearly the entire way down the stretch. They just couldn't get over the hump. A Cleanthony Early 'and 1 with 1:03 left made it a 5 point game. ISU didn't make a field goal the last 5:13, scoring only 5 points. Early had 19 and 5 for Wichita, Tekele Cotton 14 and 5 assists. The Sycamores shot 32% / 25% from 3 and 71% from the line. Manny Arop had 16-9 in the loss.

(5) San Diego State 67 (20-1, 9-0) Boise State 65 (15-8, 5-5)

Boise St had a 14 point second half lead that was slow whittled away until Xavier Thames hit a jumper with 5:12 left. From down 59-54, Thames took over. He hit a 3, the jumper, made another jumper for the lead, hit a free throw, got a steal and two more free throws then threw a beautiful pass to Dwayne Polee for the game winning 3 with 5 seconds left. The Aztec defense locked down on the Broncos. From 13:45 to 3:39, Boise scored 2 points. Thames had 24 on 5 of 7, 3-4, 10-11 FTs. Mikey Thompson had 16 and Derrick Marks and Thomas Bropleh 15 for Boise.

(10) Michigan 79 (17-5, 9-1) Nebraska 50 (11-10, 3-6)

This was a savage beating after the first 12 minutes. For the first 12, it was 16-12 Michigan. Michigan went on a 29-3 run over the next 9 minutes to lead by 30. Glenn Robinson III was unstoppable with 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting, 3 of 7 from 3, 4-4 at the line in just 28 minutes. Caris LeVert had 16-7-5 assists. Zak Irvin also had 16, while Nik Stauskas posted 9 and 8 assists. Michigan shot 50%-42%-100% (14-14) in their splits.

(13) St. Louis 65 (21-2, 8-0) St. Joseph's 49 (15-7, 5-3)

The Billikens picked their school record 15th win in a row with a statement at St. Joe's. St. Louis's defense held the Hawks to 32% / 6.7% / 60% (not so much defense on free throws but you get the point). Rob Loe had 17. Jordair Jett had 10 and 7 assists.

(14) Louisville 77 (19-4, 8-2) Houston 62 (11-12, 3-7)

The Cardinals broke the half open with a 29-8 run to turn an 11 tie to a 40-19 beating. Louisville went cold in the second half though, scoring 4 over 7 minutes. Houston cut the lead to 10. The Cougars cut the margin to 9, but Chris Jones (14 points, 5 steals) scored 7 in a 9-2 run that put things away. Russ Smith had 17 and 6 assists, while Montrezl Harrell and Luke Hancock each had 15, with 7 boards for Hancock. Jherrod Stiggers and TaShawn Thomas each had 14 for the Cougs.

(20) Virginia 77 (18-5, 9-1) Boston College 67 (6-16, 2-7)

Virginia opened the game 20-5 over the first 10 minutes. It was never interesting after that. One could say it was never interesting before that. The Cavaliers didn't shoot extremely well, 48% / 28.6% / 56% at the line. The free throw shooting made the margin closer than the reality of the game. Malcolm Brogdon had 17 on 4-11, 8-9 at the line, with 11 boards and 7 assists. Justin Anderson and Anthony Gill both had 13 off the bench.  Ryan Anderson lit it up for BC with 20 on 8-11 shooting. He was 4-9 at the line so he didn't light it up from everywhere. BC was 10-20 at the line, which just so happened to be the margin.

West Virginia 91 (14-9, 6-4) (21) Oklahoma 86 (17-6, 6-4) - OT

A big win for Bob Huggins' squad. It wasn't easy after Oklahoma wiped out a 77-70 WVU lead with 3:55 left with a 11-1 run. Eron Harris nailed a 3 with 24 seconds left to send us into OT. Harris hit a pair of 3s to start OT. Up 3, Devin Williams of WVU got a steal off Tyler Neal, who had just missed a pair of 3 pointers. Juwan Staten hit the free throw to make it a 4 point game for his 20th point of the night. Staten had 10 boards, 6 assists and 2 steals. Harris finished with 28 on 10 of 18, 6-13, 2-2. Jordan Woodard had 23, on 8-11, 7-8 FTs, 8 assists and 4 boards for OU.

(23) Gonzaga 71 (21-3, 11-1) Portland 66 (13-11, 5-7)

The Bulldogs got off to a tremendous start 35-13 start during the first 15 minutes. The lead was cut to 9 early in the second half. Portland would keep the pressure on and take the lead on a Pressley 3. Gonzaga scored 11 points the first 13 and a half minutes of the second half. They were outscored 31-11 as a result. The Zags went on an 11-2 run behind 6 from Sam Dower (10) and 5 from David Stockton (13). Kevin Pangos scored 7 of his 13 in the final 1:41 to put it away. Ryan Nicholas had 15-15 for the Pilots.

(25) Pittsburgh 59 (19-4, 7-3) Miami 55 (11-11, 2-7) – OT

This game went to OT 46-46 after Miami outscored Pitt a whopping 18-17. Lamar Patterson scored 10 of his 25 in the OT. He also got the game sealing steal with Pitt up 2 and 4 seconds remaining. Rion Brown had 21 for the U.

ACC

Florida State 70 (14-9, 5-5) Virginia Tech 50 (8-14, 1-9)

The Noles hit 9 of 16 from 3 and 21 of 25 from the line. The Hokies had a slash line of 34% / 24% / 33%. For the 4th game in a row, Virginia Tech has lost by at least 20. Aarron Thomas had 24 for FSU.

BIG TEN

Purdue 77 (14-9, 4-6) Minnesota 74 (15-8, 4-6) – 3 OT

Let's get to the end of regulation. 31 seconds left when Purdue's AJ Hammonds drew a foul and made both for the Boilermaker lead. Andre Hollins missed a pair of shots but Terone Johnson missed a pair of free throws for Purdue. Austin Hollins drilled a shot at the buzzer for OT. 6 of the 8 points in the first OT came at the line. Deandre Mathieu made all 4 for Minnesota. The last two with 31 seconds left after a Maurice Walker steal. Ronnie Johnson missed a game winner for Purdue.

In OT two, the teams traded baskets the first 2 and a half minutes and no one scored the rest of the way. In OT 3, Hammonds made  layup that turned out to be the go ahead basket. Austin Hollins missed 3s with 23 and 7 seconds remaining, but Purdue went 2 of 6 at the line. Instead of letting Minnesota attempt a 3 for the tie, they fouled Andre Hollins, who missed them both. Purdue grabbed the board and the victory.

AJ Hammonds had 20, 14 and 6 blocks for the Boilers, Ronnie Johnson 11-8-8-1 turnover. Maurice Walker had 17 for Minnesota. Deandre Mathieu had 15 and Austin Hollins and Joey King 14. Minnesota was 5 of 21 from deep. The Golden Gophers have lost 3 in a row.

PAC 12

Stanford 80 (15-7, 6-4) California 69 (15-8, 6-4)

The Cardinal got big games from their big plays in the Big Game. Dwight Powell had 22-11-6 assists, Chasson Randle 19 and Anthony Brown 16. Stanford hit 28 of 35 at the free throw line. Cal shot 41% / 41.7% / 57% in the losing effort. Justin Cobbs had 24 on 8 of 13, 2-3, 6-9 FTs, 5 and 4. Tyrone Wallace had 21 on 8 of 15, 3 of 4, 2 of 2. The rest of the team was 10 of 34.

Colorado 68 (17-6, 6-4) Washington State 63 (9-13, 2-8)

This game was 34-26 in favor of Colorado with 14:28 left. It was 50-33 six minutes later thanks to three 3 pointers and an 'and 1'. Asika Booker had 26 on 9 of 12, 2 of 3, 6 of 8 with 5 assists and 3 steals. Xavier Johnson had 20 and 9. DaVonte Lacy of Wazzou went off for 34 on 10 of 19, 8 of 13 from 3, 6 of 6 at the line.

SEC

Vanderbilt 64 (13-8, 5-4) Tennessee 60 (14-8, 5-4)

This one didn't help Tennessee's tournament chances. Vanderbilt, 10-17 at the line, missed a pair of front ends late that gave UT a chance to tie. Josh Richardson missed a late layup and that was it. The Vols shot 7 of 23 from 3. Vandy shot 52.2%. Rod Odom had 26 on 8 of 12, 4 of 7, 6 of 8. Kyle Fuller had 12=10 assists. Jordan McRae had 16 for Tennessee, but on 6 of 18 shooting. Jarnell Sykes had 11-14.

Arkansas 65 (14-8, 3-6) Alabama 58 (9-13, 3-6)

Bobby Portis of Arkansas went the hell off for 35 points on 14 of 17 shooting, 1-2 from 3, 6-6 from the line

Auburn 79 (11-9, 3-6) South Carolina 74 (8-14, 1-8)

3 in a row for Auburn in the SEC.. There were some great scoring performances in this one. KT Harrell had 25 on 9 of 18, 6-6 FTs and Chris Denson had 25 on 8 of 12, 3-4, 6-9 for Auburn. Brenton Williams of South Carolina had 29 on 10 of 14, 6 of 10, 3 of 3.

Texas A&M 72 (13-9, 4-5) Mississippi State 52 (13-9, 3-6)

AMERICAN

South Florida 79 (12-11, 3-7) Central Florida 78 (9-11, 1-8) - OT

Victor Rudd of USF sent the game into OT with a jumper with 10 seconds left. Rudd scored the first 8 of OT for the Bulls. That was good enough to have the game tied with a minute to go after a 6-0 UCF run on a 'and one' and a 3 pointer. John Egbunu blocked Isaiah Sykes. On the other end, Shemiye McLendon was fouled with a second left. He made the first and that was that. Rudd had 25 and 10 for USF. Isaiah Sykes had 25, 12, 5 assists, 2 steals for UCF.

MOUNTAIN WEST

New Mexico 66 (18-4, 9-1) Wyoming 61 (14-8, 5-4) – OT

another OT game on the night and another OT game between these teams. Just like the first game, New Mexico was able to pull it out.  Back to back 3s took Wyoming from down 4 to up 2, but Hugh Greenwood answered with 37 seconds left. Bairstow started OT with a dunk, the Lobos only OT basket. Kendall Williams went 5 of 6 at the line in OT to give NM the lead and ice it. Bairstow had 23 on 8-14, 7-11 FTs, with 11 boards. Williams had 13, 9-12 FTs, 2-13, 0-6, from the field. Alex Kirk had 15-10. Riley Grabau had 12 for Wyoming, Nathan Sobey (5 assists, 4 boards), Charles Hankerson JR and Larry Nance JR all had 10.

Utah State 83 (13-9, 3-7) Nevada 75 (12-11, 7-3)

Colorado State 75 (13-10, 4-6) UNLV 57 (15-8, 6-4)

Fresno State 68 (10-13, 3-7) Air Force 51 (9-12, 3-7)

ATLANTIC TEN

UMass 79 (18-4, 5-3) La Salle 67 (12-10, 4-4)

The Minutemen got back on the sunny side of things with 17-8 assists from Chaz Williams, 13 from Cady Lalanne and Trey Davis, 12 from Derrick Gordon and 11 from Sampson Carter. La Salle shot 40%, 33%, 60% on the losing side. Jerrell Wright had 16-7. 

Richmond 64 (15-8, 5-3) St Bonaventure 62 (13-9, 3-5)

Kendall Anthony made a layup with 5 seconds left for the win for the depleted Spiders.

George Washington 71 (18-4, 6-2) Duquesne 57 (10-11, 2-6)

Dayton 84 (15-8, 3-5) George Mason 67 (7-15, 0-8)

AMERICA EAST

Albany 73 (12-11, 6-4) UMass Lowell 56 (7-15, 5-5)

UMBC 68 (8-15, 4-6) New Hampshire 57 (5-17, 3-6)

BIG SOUTH

High Point 77 (10-12, 6-3) Coastal Carolina 74 (13-10, 6-3)

Devante Wallace (17) stripped Elijah Wilson for the game deciding layup with 25 seconds left.

UNC Asheville 86 (12-11, 6-3) Campbell 73 (11-13, 5-4)

Radford 82 (15-9, 5-4) Charleston Southern 76 (10-12, 4-5)

Presbyterian 77 (5-19, 1-8) Longwood 62 (7-17, 2-7)

COLONIAL

Delaware 67 (18-7, 10-0) Charleston 64 (12-12, 4-5)

The Blue Hens were down 12, 59-46, with 4:52 left. They closed on a 21-5 run with 16 from Davon Usher. Usher scored 42 points on 14 of 20 shooting, 3 of 7, 11 of 14 with 7 steals. He got a steal and layup for the go ahead basket.

William & Mary 53 (14-8, 6-3) UNC Wilmington 50 (6-18, 0-9)

Northeastern 81 (8-16, 5-5) Hofstra 73 (7-17, 3-6)

HORIZON

Green Bay 81 (19-4, 9-1) Illinois-Chicago 70 (5-19, 0-10)

The Phoenix shot 51% from the field. They were just 26 of 41 at the line but they did have 13 offensive boards. The Phoenix blocked 11 shots. Alec Brown had 20 on 7 of 10, 1-1, 5-7. Keifer Sykes had 18 on 4 of 15, 10-17 FTs, 10 boards, 7 assists. Jordan Harks had 17-12 for UIC on 8-12 shooting.

Wright State 77 (14-12, 6-5) Youngstown State 67 (13-11, 4-5)

MAC

Toledo 83 (19-3, 7-2) Bowling Green 76 (10-12, 4-5)

The Rockets maintain first place in their division with this nice win. Toledo shot horribly, 37%, 40% but hit 29 of 35 at the free throw line. Justin Drummond had 22, Rian Pearson 16 for Toledo. JD Weatherspoon had 12-13 as well. Jehvon Clarke and Anthony Henderson went off for BG. Clarke had 23 on 9 of 21, 1 of 7, 4 of 4, 8 assists, 7 boards, 2 steals. Henderson had 23 on 9 of 16, 4 of 7, 1 of 2, 7 boards, 6 assists and 2 steals.

Akron 52 (15-7, 7-2) Eastern Michigan 48 (12-10, 4-5)

The Zips shot 32%, went 3 of 23 from 3, but 15-20 at the line for the in. Demetirus Treadwell, 17-14, and Nick Harney, 15-10, were too much in the middle for EMU.

Western Michigan 90 (13-8, 6-3) Ohio 74 (16-6, 6-3)

Central Michigan 78 (8-13, 1-8) Kent State 73 (12-10, 3-6)

KK Simmons sent the game into OT with a 3 with 28 seconds left for Kent State. But Rayshawn Simmons of CMU was 3 of 4 at the line in OT for the Chippewas. First conference win for the year and first win over a real team since December 7.

Buffalo 69 (12-7, 6-3) Ball State 48 (4-16, 1-8)

MISSOURI VALLEY

Illinois State 76 (13-10, 6-5) Northern Iowa 65 (11-12, 5-6)

Missouri State 66 (16-7, 6-5) Evansville (10-14, 3-8)

PATRIOT LEAGUE

Loyola (MD) 62 (10-12, 5-6) American 58 (14-8, 10-1)

Loyola hit 49% from the field, 7 of 10 from 3 and 17 of 22 at the line. As if the sharp shooting wasn't enough, they turned American over 19 times. Tyler Hubbard had 20 on 6-7 from 3 for the Greyhounds. American made 21 of 41, 11 of 19 from 3. Darius Gardner had 19 on 7-8, 5-5. Jesse Reed had 16 on 4-7 from 3.

Boston 61 (16-8, 9-2) Navy 48 (7-15, 2-9)

Lafayette 66 (6-16, 2-9) Bucknell 58 (10-12, 5-6)

Army 70 (12-10, 8-3) Lehigh 51 (12-12, 5-6)

SUMMIT

Omaha 86 (14-9) Peru State College 62 (Peru State is in Nebraska BTW)

TOP POINTS

  1. 42 – Davon Usher – Dela.
  2. 35 – Bobby Portis – Ark
  3. 34 – DaVonte Lacy – Wazzou
  4. 33 – Javonte Green – Rad.
  5. 29 – Brenton Williams – S.Car
  6. 28 – DJ Covington – VMI
  7. 28 – Eron Harris – WVU
  8. 28 – Kendall Anthony – Rich.
  9. 27 – Tanner Plomb – Army
  10. 27 – Jordan Downing – Presby.
  11. 26 – Rod Odom – Vandy
  12. 26 – Askia Booker – Colo.
  13. 25 – Victor Rudd – USF
  14. 25 – Reco McCarter – Camp.
  15. 25 – Lamar Patterson Pitt
  16. 25 – KT Harrell – Auburn
  17. 25 – Chris Denson – Auburn.
  18. 24 – Tyrell Nelson – Gard-Webb
  19. 24 – Isaiah Sykes – UCF
  20. 24 – Andrew Rowsey – UNC Ashe.
  21. 24 – Mike Rostampour – Omaha
  22. 24 – Justin Cobbs – Cal
  23. 24 – Daniel Bejarano – Colo. St
  24. 24 – Aaron Thomas – FSU
  25. 23 – Glen Robinson III – Mich
  26. 23 – Jordan Woodard – OU
  27. 23 – Cameron Bairstow – NM
  28. 23 – Xavier Thames – SDST
  29. 23 – Deonte Burton – Nev.
  30. 23 – Jehvon Clarke – BG
  31. 23 – Anthony Henderson – BG

TOP REBOUNDS

  1. 25 – Tyrell Nelson – Gard-Webb
  2. 15 – Jerome Hill – Gard-Webb
  3. 15 – Ryan Nicholas – Port.
  4. 14 – AJ Hammonds – Purdue
  5. 14 – Jarnell Sykes – Tenn.
  6. 14 – Javon McCrea – Buff.
  7. 14 – Demetrius Treadwell – Akron
  8. 13 – Jarred Shaw – USU
  9. 12 – Isaiah Sykes – UCF
  10. 12 – Mike Rostampour – Omaha
  11. 12 – Khem Birch – UNLV
  12. 12 – Jarmar Gulley – Mizzou St
  13. 12 – Jordan Harks – UIC

TOP ASSISTS

  1. 12 – Rodney Glasgow – VMI
  2. 10 – Alex Caruso – TAMU
  3. 10 – Kyle Fuller – Vandy
  4. 9 – Sindarius Thornwell – S.Car.
  5. 8 – Nik Stauskas – Mich
  6. 8 – Jordan Woodard – OU
  7. 8 – Ronnie Johnson – Purdue
  8. 8 – Jehvon Clark – BG
  9. 8 – Julius Brown – Toledo
  10. 8 – Charlon Kloof – St Bon.
  11. 8 – Chaz Williams – UMass
  12. 8 – Maurice Watson Jr. – Boston

TOP BLOCKS

  1. 6 – Leek Leek – Camp.
  2. 6 – AJ Hammonds – Purdue
  3. 6 – Bobby Portis – Ark.
  4. 6 – Kevin Ferguson – Army
  5. 5 – DJ Covington – VMI
  6. 5 – Egidijus Mockevicius – Evans.
  7. 5 – Raphiel Putney – UMass
  8. 5 – Ed Drew – Presby.

TOP STEALS

  1. 7 – Davon Usher – Dela.
  2. 5 – Rodney Glasgow – VMI
  3. 5 – Chris Jones – Lou.
  4. 5 – Joe Harris – UVA
  5. 5 – David Brown – WMU
  6. 5 – Akeem Williams – UMass Lowell
  7. 5 – Leron Fisher – Long.
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