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Marquette stops UConn in OT

Jae Crowder celebrates after Marquette withstands a big run by UConn, ties the score with 5.3 seconds left, then wins in OT.

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Jae Crowder celebrates after Marquette withstands a big run by UConn, ties the score with 5.3 seconds left, then wins in OT.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Darius Johnson-Odom scored nine of his 17 points in overtime Thursday night to lead Marquette to a 74-67 victory over No. 14 Connecticut, which played without coach Jim Calhoun on the bench.

Jimmy Butler added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (17-11, 8-7 Big East), who tied it at 59 with 5.3 seconds left on a drive by Johnson-Odom.

Kemba Walker led the Huskies (20-7, 8-7) with 27 points, but the guard missed four shots and committed a turnover in overtime.

Calhoun left Wednesday to be with his family in New Hampshire after his sister-in-law died.

This was the 15th game for which associate head coach George Blaney replaced Calhoun on the bench (UConn is 7-8).

The Huskies opened the second half with a 26-7 run to wipe out an 11-point halftime deficit. The Golden Eagles pulled within 51-49 with 6:55 to play. There were two lead changes and three ties from there, including Johnson-Odom's drive that tied it with 5.3 seconds left.

no. 4 pitt 71, west va. 58: Lamar Patterson scored the first five points of the second half, sparking a key run for the host Panthers (25-3, 13-2 Big East). Pitt freshman forward Talib Zanna will miss three to six weeks with a broken right thumb.

last winless team wins: Centenary, the last winless team in Division I, ended its 33-game losing streak with a 73-60 victory over visiting Western Illinois. The Gentlemen (1-28), located in Shreveport, La., were within one loss of tying the Division I record set by Sacramento State from 1997-99. "We have been waiting on this day for a very long time,'' coach Adam Walsh said.

fau 77, troy 60: The host Owls (20-9, 12-3 Sun Belt) achieved their first 20-win season in 18 seasons of Division I play.

georgetown: Starting point guard Chris Wright is expected back for the NCAA Tournament after having surgery for a broken bone in his nonshooting hand.

oklahoma stATE: Guard Ray Penn was suspended indefinitely for failing to follow team policy.

Mississippi State: Guard Jalen Steele will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury.

Women: Miami beats FSU with 18-0 run

CORAL GABLES — Shenise Johnson had 25 points and No. 12 Miami defeated No. 14 Florida State 84-68, pulling away with an 18-0 run late in the game.

Miami and Duke remained tied for the ACC lead, with FSU falling a game back.

The Hurricanes (25-3, 11-2) close out the season Sunday at Georgia Tech.

Courtney Ward led FSU (22-6, 10-3) with 19 points.

vols win rain-abbreviated game: No. 4 Tennessee was awarded a 66-39 win at Mississippi when storms sent water through air vents in the roof and onto the floor with 5:24 left. "I'm just glad nobody got hurt," Vols coach Pat Summitt said. "Now I hope we can get home."

No. 2 Stanford 73, Oregon St. 37: The host Cardinal (25-2, 16-0) clinched a share of the Pac-10 title and can win it by beating Oregon on Saturday.

No. 9 Duke 71, Virginia 48: Jasmine Thomas had 18 points and the visiting Blue Devils (25-3, 11-2 ACC) held the Cavaliers without a field goal for almost 16 minutes in the first half.

ohio st. 54, no. 10 mich. st. 53: Jantel Lavender scored 24 for the Buckeyes, her free throw with 1:50 left the final scoring. The Spartans (24-4, 12-3 Big Ten) had a 20-game home winning streak end, but they clinched the outright conference title when Penn State lost to Purdue.

No. 11 UCLA 74, Arizona 70: The Bruins (23-3, 13-2 Pac-10) tied a school record with their 11th road victory of the season.

GA. Tech 64, No. 13 UNC 57: Alex Montgomery scored 15 of her 22 in the first half for the visiting Yellow Jackets. The Tar Heels (22-6, 8-5 ACC) had 22 turnovers.

No. 17 Wisc.-Green Bay 75, Valpo 48: The host Phoenix (26-1, 15-0) wrapped up the outright Horizon League championship. Green Bay has won outright or shared the regular-season crown for 13 consecutive years, the longest streak in the nation.

No. 15 Maryland 61, Va. Tech 48: Alyssa Thomas scored 15 and the host Terps (22-6, 8-5 ACC) needed a late 21-7 run to beat the conference's last-place team.

No. 20 Kentucky 55, Ark. 54: A'dia Mathies made the winning layup with 4.4 seconds left, the first time the host Wildcats (21-7, 10-5 SEC) led in more than 12 minutes.

Auburn 63, No. 22 Georgia 58: Alli Smalley scored 22 and the visiting Tigers beat the Bulldogs (20-8, 10-5 SEC).

UF postponed: The Gators' game at Vanderbilt scheduled for Thursday was postponed until 6 tonight because of storms.

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