College Sports

Wall, Kentucky slip past Vandy

John Wall sank a pair of free throws with 20 seconds left and had a big blocked shot to send No. 2 Kentucky to a 58-56 win over No. 17 Vanderbilt on Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn.

Kentucky (26-1, 11-1 SEC) grabbed a two-game lead over Vanderbilt in the SEC East and dealt the Commodores (20-6, 9-3) their first home loss this season.

Wall's free throws gave the Wildcats a 57-53 lead, but John Jenkins answered with a 3-pointer to pull Vanderbilt within a point.

Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe missed a pair of free throws, but Wall responded by blocking a three-pointer by Jenkins on the other end and grabbing the ball.

He made one of two free throws for a two-point lead with 2.5 seconds to play, and the Commodores had one more chance.

A.J. Ogilvy caught a long in-bounds pass, but his runner in the lane bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

KENTUCKY (26-1): Cousins 6-11 7-9 19, Patterson 6-12 0-0 13, Miller 1-4 0-0 3, Wall 3-11 6-10 13, Bledsoe 2-8 4-8 8, Dodson 0-2 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Orton 0-1 0-3 0, Liggins 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 19-53 17- 30 58.

VANDERBILT (20-6): Walker 3-4 0-0 6, Taylor 4-10 9-12 17, Ogilvy 3-8 3-5 9, Beal 2-9 2-2 6, Tinsley 1-7 0-0 2, Ezeli 1-1 0-0 2, Goulbourne 0-4 2-2 2, McClellan 0-0 0-0 0, Jenkins 2-8 0-0 5, Tchiengang 2-5 2-4 7. Totals 18-56 18-25 56.

Halftime—Kentucky 27-25. 3-Point Goals—Kentucky 3-16 (Miller 1-2, Patterson 1-3, Wall 1-4, Dodson 0-2, Bledsoe 0-2, Liggins 0-3), Vanderbilt 2-20 (Tchiengang 1-2, Jenkins 1-6, Walker 0-1, Gou lbourne 0-2, Tinsley 0-4, Beal 0-5). Fouled Out—Ezeli, Tchiengang. Rebounds—Kentucky 36 (Patterson 13), Vanderbilt 40 (Tchiengang, Walker 8). Assists—Kentucky 9 (Bledsoe 3), Vanderbilt 7 (Beal, Tinsley 2). Total Fouls—Kentucky 20, Vanderbilt 27. Technicals—Bledsoe, Taylor. A—14,316.

No. 4 Purdue 75, Illinois 65 — Robbie Hummel had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Purdue to its ninth straight win.

E'Twaun Moore added 18 points and Keaton Grant scored 13 of his season-high 15 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (23-3, 11-3 Big Ten), who moved into a tie with No. 11 Michigan Sta te for the conference lead.

Demitri McCamey of Illinois scored six points, and his 16 assists tied for the fourth-most in Big Ten history. Mike Davis had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and Brandon Paul added 13 po ints for the Fighting Illini (17-10, 9-5).

Purdue closed the game on a 14-5 run to sweep the season series. The Boilermakers outscored the Fighting Illini 24-3 from the free-throw line.

ILLINOIS (17-10): Richardson 4-7 0-0 10, Davis 8-14 0-0 16, Cole 2-2 0-0 6, McCamey 2-6 1-2 6, Tisdale 6-11 0-0 12, Paul 4-10 2-3 13, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Keller 0-3 0-0 0, Griffey 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-55 3-5 65.

PURDUE (23-3): Hummel 4-13 12-12 22, Johnson 1-10 3-6 5, Kramer 3-5 1-1 7, Barlow 1-4 0-0 2, Moore 7-14 1-2 18, Grant 3-6 6-6 15, Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Hart 2-5 1-1 6, Bade 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2 1-59 24-28 75.

Halftime—Illinois 35-32. 3-Point Goals—Illinois 8-16 (Paul 3-7, Cole 2-2, Richardson 2-4, McCamey 1-2, Keller 0-1), Purdue 9-18 (Moore 3-5, Grant 3-5, Hummel 2-3, Hart 1-4, Kramer 0-1). Foule d Out—Cole. Rebounds—Illinois 30 (Davis 12), Purdue 35 (Hummel 12). Assists—Illinois 21 (McCamey 16), Purdue 11 (Jackson, Moore 4). Total Fouls—Illinois 22, Purdue 12. Technical—Illinois Bench. A—14,123.

No. 8 West Virginia 75, Seton Hall 63 — Kevin Jones and Devin Ebanks scored 16 points apiece to lead West Virginia.

Da'Sean Butler added 14 points for West Virginia (21-5, 10-4 Big East).

Seton Hall trimmed a 19-point deficit to 63-60 with 3 minutes left, but West Virginia outscored the Pirates 12-3 the rest of the way. All the Mountaineers' points in the run came on free throws .

Jeff Robinson scored 16 points and Robert Mitchell added 10 for the Pirates (15-10, 6-8).

Seton Hall's Jeremy Hazell, the Big East's second-leading scorer at 21.9 per game, played with eight stitches in his shooting hand and was limited to nine points. Starting point guard Eugene Ha rvey sat out his second straight game with a bruised right wrist.

SETON HALL (15-10): Pope 4-10 1-2 9, Robinson 6-10 4-4 16, Lawrence 4-8 0-0 8, Theodore 3-8 1-2 8, Hazell 2-10 3-4 9, Jackson 1-4 1-1 3, Mitchell 3-6 2-2 10, Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Garcia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 12-15 63.

WEST VIRGINIA (21-5): Ebanks 4-7 8-12 16, Jones 5-11 5-5 16, Smith 3-9 2-2 8, Butler 4-12 5-10 14, Bryant 2-10 0-0 5, Mazzulla 1-2 3-4 5, Pepper 1-4 0-0 3, Flowers 0-0 2-2 2, Kilicli 2-3 2-3 6. Totals 22-58 27-38 75.

Halftime—West Virginia 40-26. 3-Point Goals—Seton Hall 5-14 (Mitchell 2-4, Hazell 2-4, Theodore 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Robinson 0-2), West Virginia 4-18 (Pepper 1-2, Jones 1-3, Bryant 1-4, Butler 1-6, Smith 0-3). Fouled Out—Pope, Theodore. Rebounds—Seton Hall 36 (Pope 10), West Virginia 41 (Jones 9). Assists—Seton Hall 12 (Hazell 4), West Virginia 13 (Ebanks 4). Total Fouls—Seton Hall 28 , West Virginia 16. Technicals—Robinson, Seton Hall Bench, Flowers. A—1,816.

No. 12 New Mexico 59, Air Force 56 — Darrington Hobson scored 17 points, including a putback with 16.9 seconds remaining, and Dairese Gary made two free throws with 2.5 seconds left as New Mexico avoided a major upset.

The Lobos (25-3, 11-2 Mountain West) won their school-record 11th straight in conference play and set the school's best-ever record through 28 games.

Grant Parker scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half for the Falcons (9-16, 1-11), including a layup with 27.8 seconds left that put them ahead 56-55. But Gary drove and found Hobson on N ew Mexico's ensuing possession.

AIR FORCE (9-16): Parker 7-10 0-0 17, McLain 3-7 2-2 9, Fletcher 0-1 0-0 0, Lyons 4-10 2-2 11, Washington 3-6 0-0 6, Fitzgerald 0-0 0-0 0, Bohannon 3-3 0-2 6, Stewart 0-2 0-0 0, Fow 0-0 0-0 0, Merriex 0-1 2-2 2, Brooks 1-1 2-2 5. Totals 21-41 8-10 56.

NEW MEXICO (25-3): Hardeman 3-4 0-1 6, Martinez 4-11 0-0 10, Hobson 5-13 6-6 17, Gary 1-2 5-8 7, McDonald 2-7 0-0 5, Dennis 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 0-1 2-2 2, Garth 1-2 2-2 5, Fenton 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 2-2 3-6 7. Totals 18-44 18-25 59.

Halftime—New Mexico 28-22. 3-Point Goals—Air Force 6-15 (Parker 3-5, Brooks 1-1, McLain 1-3, Lyons 1-6), New Mexico 5-22 (Martinez 2-9, Garth 1-2, Hobson 1-3, McDonald 1-6, Fenton 0-1, Dennis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Air Force 23 (McLain 6), New Mexico 24 (Hobson 8). Assists—Air Force 11 (Fletcher 5), New Mexico 11 (Gary, Hobson 5). Total Fouls—Air Force 21, New Mexico 13. Te chnical—Hobson. A—14,586.

No. 18 Butler 70, Siena 53 — Shelvin Mack scored 23 points and Gordon Hayward had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Butler to its 17th straight victory, tied with Murray State for the nation's longest w inning streak.

The biggest attraction in this year's BracketBusters showcase, pitted two of the nation's hottest teams. Butler (25-4), the Horizon League regular-season champion, hasn't lost since Dec. 22.

Clarence Jackson had 24 points for Siena (22-6), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season champion, which had won 16 of its previous 17.

The Bulldogs won without forward Willie Veasley, who missed the game with a sprained left knee. Veasley had started Butler's previous 27 games.

SIENA (22-6): Rossiter 4-8 2-3 10, Franklin 2-7 3-6 7, Jackson 9-15 4-4 24, Ubiles 2-11 0-0 4, Moore 0-9 1-3 1, Anosike 2-3 0-0 4, Griffin 0-3 0-0 0, Martens 0-0 0-0 0, Wignot 0-1 0-0 0, Breeden 0-1 0-0 0 , Priestley 1-1 1-1 3. Totals 20-59 11-17 53.

BUTLER (25-4): Hayward 6-13 1-2 15, Jukes 2-4 3-4 9, Howard 4-6 0-0 8, Mack 8-14 4-5 23, Rodgers 0-0 0-0 0, Vanzant 0-1 0-0 0, Hahn 2-4 0-0 6, Nored 3-5 2-3 8, Butcher 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 25-48 11-16 70.

Halftime—Siena 31-28. 3-Point Goals—Siena 2-13 (Jackson 2-5, Ubiles 0-3, Moore 0-5), Butler 9-20 (Mack 3-7, Hahn 2-3, Jukes 2-4, Hayward 2-5, Vanzant 0-1). Fouled Out—Rossiter. Rebounds—Siena 32 (Rossiter 9), Butler 35 (Hayward 12). Assists—Siena 10 (Moore 4), Butler 14 (Nored 6). Total Fouls—Siena 18, Butler 19. A—9,111.

No. 20 Tennessee 63, South Carolina 55 — Bobby Maze scored 14 points and Tennessee reached the 20-victory mark for the fifth straight season.

The Vols (20-6, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) needed a late 17-3 run to pull out their seventh straight win over South Carolina (14-12, 5-7).

Brandis Raley-Ross had 16 points to lead the Gamecocks, who have lost four of six since their upset of then-No. 1 Kentucky last month.

Chism had 11 points and Prince 10 for the Vols.

Devan Downey, the SEC's leading scorer, shot just 4 of 18 from the field for 15 points, his lowest output in a league game this season.

TENNESSEE (20-6): Maze 5-12 2-4 14, Chism 4-6 2-2 11, Prince 1-4 8-10 10, Goins 0-1 0-0 0, Hopson 3-10 2-4 8, Pearl 2-2 0-0 4, Tatum 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 1-2 0-0 3, Hall 3-3 2-4 8, Williams 1-1 3-8 5. Totals 20-41 19-32 63.

SOUTH CAROLINA (14-12): Jackson 5-9 0-0 10, Downey 4-18 5-6 15, Raley-Ross 5-10 4-7 16, Galloway 2-9 0-0 5, Muldrow 3-12 0-0 6, Spinella 0-1 0-0 0, Baniulis 0-1 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-1 0-0 0, Steed 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 20 -63 10-15 55.

Halftime—South Carolina 28-24. 3-Point Goals—Tennessee 4-11 (Maze 2-4, Chism 1-1, McBee 1-1, Goins 0-1, Prince 0-1, Hopson 0-3), South Carolina 5-26 (Raley-Ross 2-6, Downey 2-7, Galloway 1-7, Baniulis 0-1, Spinella 0-1, Muldrow 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tennessee 40 (Chism 9), South Carolina 30 (Muldrow 6). Assists—Tennessee 11 (Maze 3), South Carolina 3 (Downey, Jackson, Rale y-Ross 1). Total Fouls—Tennessee 13, South Carolina 19. A—15,622.

No. 21 Temple 75, Saint Joseph's 67, OT — Ramone Moore had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Lavoy Allen notched his 10th double-double of the season for Temple.

The Owls (22-5, 10-2 Atlantic 10 ) swept the season series against the Hawks (9-18, 3-10), defeating them for the seventh consecutive time.

Moore made 11 of 18 shots from the field and reached double figures for the sixth consecutive game. His previous career high was 18 in Wednesday's win at St. Bonaventure.

Allen was 7 of 8 from the field and finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. It was the 25th double-double of his career.

Darrin Govens had 21 points for the Hawks, who lost their fourth straight.

TEMPLE (22-5): Allen 7-8 2-3 16, Eric 2-8 0-0 4, Brooks 3-10 5-6 12, Guzman 2-4 0-0 4, Moore 11-18 2-4 24, Fernandez 3-12 6-7 13, DiLeo 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-4 2-2 2, Randall 0-1 0-0 0 . Totals 28-66 17-22 75.

SAINT JOSEPH'S (9-18): Hilliard 1-5 0-0 2, O'Brien 0-1 2-2 2, Crosgile 1-3 1-2 3, Govens 7-17 3-4 21, Williamson 6-15 7-8 20, Prescott 1-4 0-0 3, Bentley 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 4-10 6-7 16, Irwin 0-2 0-0 0, Baptiste 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-57 19-23 67.

Halftime—Temple 29-23. End Of Regulation—Tied 59. 3-Point Goals—Temple 2-15 (Fernandez 1-5, Brooks 1-5, Randall 0-1, Moore 0-1, Allen 0-1, Guzman 0-1, Williams 0-1), Saint Joseph's 8-25 (Gove ns 4-10, Jones 2-5, Williamson 1-2, Prescott 1-4, Crosgile 0-2, Irwin 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Temple 47 (Allen 10), Saint Joseph's 30 (Jones 8). Assists—Temple 14 (Guzman 4), Saint Josep h's 11 (Williamson 4). Total Fouls—Temple 20, Saint Joseph's 20. A—8,151.

N.C. State 68, No. 23 Wake Forest 54 — Farnold Degand hit two three-pointers in the decisive second-half run for North Carolina State.

Tracy Smith scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack (15-13, 3-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led the entire game but needed three straight 3s from Degand and Javi Gonzalez with about 6 minute s left to get firm control.

N.C. State snapped a five-game losing streak, earned its first league victory in a month and beat its instate rival in Raleigh for the fifth straight time.

Al-Farouq Aminu had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (18-7, 8-5), who have lost two straight.

WAKE FOREST (18-7): Aminu 6-12 3-4 15, Smith 6-16 0-3 12, Harris 0-9 0-0 0, McFarland 2-7 3-4 7, Williams 5-11 2-4 12, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Stewart 1-6 0-0 2, Weaver 1-1 0-0 2, Woods 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 23-66 8-15 54.

N.C. STATE (15-13): Gonzalez 3-8 4-5 11, Degand 4-8 3-4 13, Wood 1-3 1-2 4, T.Smith 4-8 6-6 14, Horner 3-7 4-4 10, Howell 2-4 0-0 4, Painter 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 4-8 2-3 12, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Mays 0-2 0-0 0. Total s 21-52 20-24 68.

Halftime—N.C. State 28-18. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 0-12 (Aminu 0-1, Williams 0-1, Smith 0-2, Stewart 0-4, Harris 0-4), N.C. State 6-12 (Williams 2-3, Degand 2-4, Wood 1-1, Gonzalez 1-3, Hor ner 0-1). Fouled Out—Aminu, Stewart. Rebounds—Wake Forest 50 (Aminu 14), N.C. State 31 (Horner 12). Assists—Wake Forest 6 (Smith 5), N.C. State 14 (Gonzalez 6). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 21, N.C. State 16. A—15,324.

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