College Basketball Roundup : Notre Dame Upset by BYU, 80-76

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Tom Gneiting scored 7 of his 18 points in overtime to lead Brigham Young to an 80-76 upset of 16th-ranked Notre Dame Monday night at Provo, Utah.

Gneiting’s three-point play with 1:33 left in the overtime gave the Cougars (6-9) a 73-69 lead. Brigham Young made seven free throws in the final minute and a half to seal the victory.

The Cougars helped Notre Dame (9-2) send the game into overtime by missing their last five free throws in regulation play.

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BYU used a 13-2 spurt midway through the first half to take a 29-21 edge, and held the lead until Mark Stevenson’s basket put the Irish ahead with 2:58 left in the overtime. Gneiting countered with a layin at the 2:30 mark and the Cougars never trailed again.

Jeff Chatman scored 21 points for BYU, 16 of them in the first half. David Rivers scored 28 for the Irish, including eight in overtime.

Duke 87, St. Joseph’s 66--Mark Alarie scored 22 points and Johnny Dawkins had 21 as the third-ranked Blue Devils routed the Hawks at Philadelphia.

The Blue Devils (15-0) outscored St. Joseph’s, 22-2, during one 8 1/2-minute span in the second half, turning a six-point lead into a 26-point advantage.

The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Hawks (9-3).

Duke, which led, 41-39, at halftime, scored the first nine points of the second half.

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St. Joseph’s closed to within 56-51 on a layup by Wayne Williams with 12:14 remaining in the game before the Blue Devils pulled away.

Rodney Blake scored 19 points for St. Joseph’s, and Maurice Martin added 18.

LSU 86, Mississippi 68--Sophomore John Williams scored 21 points to lead the eighth-ranked Tigers to a Southeastern Conference victory over the Rebels at Baton Rogue, La.

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The Tigers (15-2, 3-2) built a 44-29 first-half lead as Ole Miss (8-6, 1-4) never posed a threat.

Ricky Blanton scored 17 points for the Tigers, Nikita Wilson added 16 and Derrick Taylor had 11.

Roderick Barnes scored 22 for the Rebels.

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Louisville 59, Southern Mississippi 54--Jeff Hall hit a 20-foot jumper to break a 54-54 tie with 1:21 remaining and the 17th-ranked Cardinals added three free throws to hold off the Golden Eagles in a Metro Conference game at Hattiesburg, Miss.

The Cardinals (9-4, 1-1) built a six-point lead with 12:58 to play, but Southern Mississippi (8-6, 0-3) used a pressing defense to get back into the game. Two free throws by Louisville’s Billy Thompson and another by Hebert Crook preserved the victory.

Freshman center Pervis Ellison had 18 points and 9 rebounds for Louisville. Randolph Keys had 14 points for Southern Mississippi.

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Bradley 79, Dayton 77--Hersey Hawkins scored 25 points, including the tying basket as time ran out, and the Braves went on to defeat the Flyers in overtime at Dayton.

Dayton (9-5) took a 69-67 lead on a basket by Damon Goodwin with two seconds left in regulation, before Hawkins’ heroics.

Hawkins scored baskets to win two games for the Braves (16-1) last week, one at the buzzer.

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Bradley never trailed in overtime, taking a 73-69 lead on baskets by Donald Powell and Trevor Trimpe, and holding the Flyers scoreless until the 1:16 mark. The Braves hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 21 seconds to secure the victory.

Goodwin scored 28 points.

Alabama Birmingham 77, South Alabama 64--Jerome Mincy had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the 14th-ranked Blazers turned back the Jaguars in a Sun Belt Conference game at Birmingham, Ala.

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Steve Mitchell scored 24 points for the Blazers (16-2, 3-0).

Jeff Hodge scored 14 points for South Alabama (12-6, 1-1).

Villanova 68, Connecticut 59--Freshmen forward Doug West scored 16 points and the defending national champion Wildcats stymied the Huskies with a zone defense in a Big East Conference victory at Hartford, Conn.

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Center Tim Coles made a dunk shot with 2:40 left to draw Connecticut (9-4, 1-3) to within 56-53, but the Huskies could not score in the next 1:37.

Freshman Ken Wilson put the game away for Villanova (11-7, 3-1) by making five free throws in the final 1:24.

Connecticut guard Earl Kelley scored 18 points.

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Oregon 83, Stanford 69--Anthony Taylor scored 24 points to pace the Ducks to the Pacific 10 Conference victory at Palo Alto.

Oregon (6-8, 1-4), hit on 17 of 27 field goals in the first half to build a 36-25 lead. Keith Balderston had 14 points and Taylor 10 in the first 20 minutes.

St. Bonaventure 82, Rhode Island 81--Doug Turner hit a 15-foot jump shot with 20 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Bonnies an Atlantic 10 Conference victory over the Rams at Olean, N.Y.

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The Bonnies (9-5) outscored the Rams, 28-9, to take a 56-39 lead nine minutes into the second half. The Rams (6-8) rallied to send the game into overtime when freshman John Evans sank two free throws with no time left.

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