Ray Harrison scored 22 points and G.G. Smith had 18, including four three-point baskets, to help Georgia to a 100-93 victory over Iowa on Wednesday in a first-round National Invitation Tournament game at Iowa City, Iowa.
Jumaine Jones and Phenizee Ransom had 14 points apiece, while Larry Brown had 11 for the Bulldogs (17-14), who will play North Carolina State in the second round.
Ricky Davis scored 25 points and Ryan Bowen 24 for the Hawkeyes (20-11). Bowen had 11 rebounds.
Chris Herren had three baskets down the stretch, including the go-ahead score on a putback with 51 seconds remaining, to lead Fresno State (19-11) past Pacific (23-10), 73-70, at Stockton, Calif. The victory moved Bulldog Coach Jerry Tarkanian within one victory of another 20-win season. He has 25 in 26 years of coaching at the Division I level, including the last 13. . . . Quentin Hall made four consecutive three-point baskets in a 16-0 run that sparked Gonzaga (24-9) to a 69-55 victory over Wyoming (19-9) at Laramie, Wyo. . . . Dayton (21-11) withstood a 45-point night by Charles Jones for a 95-92 victory over Long Island (21-11) at Dayton, Ohio. . . . Sam Jacobson scored 20 points as Minnesota (16-15) ran away from Colorado State (20-9) in the second half of a 77-65 victory at Minneapolis. . . . Fred Williams scored a career-high 23 points as Alabama Birmingham (21-10) defeated Missouri (17-15), 93-86 at Columbia, Mo. . . . Keldrick Bradford scored a career-high 27 points and Omar Sneed added 25 points and 17 rebounds for Memphis (17-11), which held Ball State (21-8) scoring star Bonzi Wells to a season-low nine points during a 90-67 victory at Memphis, Tenn. . . . Shernard Long made a layup as time expired to push Georgetown (16-14) past Florida (14-15), 71-69, at Gainesville, Fla. . . . Sophomore Mamadou N'diaye scored a career-high 19 points in the first postseason victory in 10 years for Auburn (16-13), a 77-62 win over Southern Mississippi (22-11) at Auburn, Ala. . . . Aaron Hutchins had 19 points and seven assists as Marquette (19-10) defeated Creighton (18-10), 80-68, at Milwaukee. . . . Dan Langhi scored 16 points as Vanderbilt (19-12) held off St. Bonaventure (17-15), 73-61, after nearly blowing a 13-point lead at Nashville. . . . C.C. Harrison picked up North Carolina State (17-14) with four second-half three-point baskets in a 59-39 victory over Kansas State (17-12) at Raleigh, N.C. . . . Pete Lisicky scored 20 points and Jarrett Stephens added 19 points for Penn State (16-12) in an 82-68 victory over Rider (18-10). . . . Freshman Dion Glover scored a season-high 33 points and Georgia Tech (18-13) started the second half with a 20-5 run en route to an 88-78 victory over Seton Hall (15-15) at Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets made a season-best 15 three-point shots, one short of the school record.