Kari Korver scored 19 points for the
The Mountaineers (23-14) beat visiting Temple, 66-58, in overtime.
Devon Turk had 14 points and
Loyola was down four points with five minutes left, when Turk buried a 3-pointer from the wing to make a one-point game.
Milton Doyle then hit a jumper and Jeff White's steal led to two Doyle free throws to give the Ramblers a 61-58 lead with about three minutes left.
Texas hopes to introduce Smart as its new coach as early as Friday, according to the person who requested anonymity because the talks with Smart are considered private. Smart's teams have won at least 26 games each of the past six seasons.
Patterson has zeroed in on Smart since firing Rick Barnes last weekend after 17 seasons. Smart, 37, has been among the hot candidates for several high-profile jobs since leading VCU to the 2011 Final Four.
Eastern Washington guard Tyler Harvey, the nation's leading scorer this season, will skip his senior year and make himself available for the
Harvey, who is projected to be a second-round selection, made the announcement in Cheney, Wash.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound redshirt junior from Bishop Montgomery, averaged 23.1 points a game and led the nation in three-point shots made while helping the Eagles to a 26-9 record and the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004.
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Harvey is projected for the second round of the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-7 Oubre started 27 games this last season, helping the Jayhawks win their 11th consecutive
His decision to leave for the NBA is based more on potential than productivity. He scored three points on one-for-three shooting in a loss to