A.J. Abrams made two three-point shots in overtime to lead Texas over No. 9-ranked Louisiana State, 76-75, Sunday at Houston, in a rematch of last season's NCAA regional final that also went to overtime.
Abrams' shot with 1 minute 3 seconds left was the last field goal by either team. Damion James of Texas (6-2) missed two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime and his team leading by one point, giving the Tigers (5-2) a chance for the victory.
After a Louisiana State timeout, Garrett Temple's three-point shot from the top of the key bounced off the front of the rim. Temple had made a three-pointer with 21 seconds left to make it 68-68, the final tie of regulation and the 13th of the game. A major piece of the Tigers' struggles stemmed from Texas' 2-3 zone; the Tigers shot only 35.5% from the field.
Boston College 73, No. 23 Maryland 62 -- With Sean Williams blocking seven shots and Jared Dudley scoring 20 points, the host Eagles (6-2) beat the Terrapins (9-2) in the teams' Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
No. 1 Maryland 77, Temple 66 -- Kristi Toliver scored six points during a closing run to help the Terrapins (12-0) hold off the Owls (4-4) at Philadelphia.
Trailing, 57-44, with 9:36 left in the second half, Temple had gone on an 18-1 run to take a 62-58 lead with 5:38 left. Toliver made consecutive shots and two free throws to give the Terrapins a 65-62 lead with 3:34 left.
No. 9 Louisiana State 75, No. 5 Ohio State 51 -- Sylvia Fowles outplayed the Buckeyes' Jessica Davenport, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds for the Tigers (10-1) in the victory at Baton Rouge, La.
Davenport, who had a 21-point average, finished with 14 points for Ohio State (7-1).