When Indiana Coach Bob Knight visited Jacque Vaughn last year, hoping to persuade the star point guard from Pasadena Muir High to come to Indiana, neither could have foreseen what a cold December night in Lawrence, Kan., would bring.
Vaughn ended up picking Kansas over the Hoosiers, and on Wednesday night he made a three-point shot with less than a second to play in overtime, lifting the sixth-ranked Jayhawks to an 86-83 victory over Knight and 12th-ranked Indiana.
"I gave a head fake," Vaughn said of the final shot. "I was just trying to draw a foul. (Todd) Leary retreated enough for me to get my legs under me and get up in the air and it went in."
Vaughn has shown signs of possible stardom during his 12 games with Kansas (11-1). He has become the starter at point guard.
After a sloppy first half in which each team struggled while making 37% of its shots, Damon Bailey came alive for the Hoosiers (5-2) to score 30 of his 36 points.
No. 5 Kentucky 100, Ohio State 88--Guards Travis Ford and Tony Delk combined for 50 points in leading the Wildcats (6-1) over the Buckeyes (5-3) in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational at Lahaina, Hawaii.
Missouri 108, No. 19 Illinois 107--The Tigers (6-1) outscored the Illini (6-2) in the third overtime at St. Louis after Illinois freshman Kiwane Garris missed two free throws after time had expired in the second overtime.
No. 20 Cincinnati 78, Miami (Ohio) 75--LaZelle Durden and John Jacobs scored 14 points each to help the Bearcats (8-2) hold off the Redskins (3-3) at Cincinnati.
Brevin Knight scored 23 points to lead Stanford (6-0) to an 84-72 victory over Virginia (3-3) at Palo Alto. . . . Marcus Wilson scored 14 points to help North Carolina State (4-4) to a 66-58 victory over Oregon State (1-5) at Corvallis, Ore. . . . Ron Riley scored 25 points to lead Arizona State (3-3) to a 68-58 overtime victory over Southern Methodist (1-5) at Tempe, Ariz.