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Oregon wins on OT dunk

SALT LAKE CITY — Damyean Dotson stole a pass from Dallin Bachynski and raced untouched for a breakaway dunk with one second left in overtime and No. 10 Oregon defeated Utah 70-68 Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

The Ducks (13-0) are off to their best start since 13-0 in 2006-07.

Jordan Loveridge scored 21 for Utah, which led by 10 in the second half.

Delon Wright put the Utes (11-2) ahead 68-66 with consecutive baskets. But Dotson made two free throws to tie it in the final minute, then came up with the steal and winning basket.

No. 4 Wisconsin 76, N'western 49: Freshman reserve Nigel Hayes had a career-high 19 points and the visiting Badgers (14-0) won the Big Ten opener for both teams.

No. 8 Wichita St. 82, S. Illinois 67: Fred VanVleet had 17 points, seven assists and two steals and the visiting Shockers (14-0) won the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

No. 24 GONZAGA 73, SAINT MARY'S 51: Przemek Karnowski had 15 points and nine rebounds for the host Bulldogs (13-2, 3-0 West Coast Conference).

Michigan 63, Minnesota 60: Jon Horford, younger brother of former Gator and current Hawks center-forward Al Horford, had 14 points and nine rebounds to help the visiting Wolverines overcome the loss of Glenn Robinson in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Robinson sustained an apparent right leg injury early in the second half. The severity and nature of Robinson's injury was unknown.

famu 93, fiu 87, OT: Jamari Bradshaw's 3-pointer forced overtime, and he scored five in OT for the host Rattlers (4-10). Bradshaw had26 points and nine rebounds. FIU (8-7) led by six with 54 seconds left but made just 5 of 10 free throws from there.

Women

No. 2 Notre Dame 94, S. Dakota St. 51: Kayla McBride scored 18 on 8-for-8 shooting and Natalie Achonwa added 13 points and 13 rebounds for the host Irish (12-0). It was Notre Dame's final nonconference matchup before making its ACC debut.

No. 3 Duke 87, Old Dominion 63: Tricia Liston scored 17, all in the first half, and Elizabeth Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the host Blue Devils (13-1).

No. 16 LSU 80, No. 5 Tennessee 77: Danielle Ballard matched a career high with 25 points and the visiting Tigers (11-2) beat the Vols (11-2) after squandering most of a 16-point lead in the last 4½ minutes. LSU ended a seven-game losing streak in the rivalry and snapped Tennessee's string of 16 consecutive victories in SEC openers. Tennessee retired the No. 3 jersey of Candace Parker, who led the Vols to national titles in 2007 and 2008. LSU coach Nikki Caldwell was a Vols assistant during Parker's career and is a former Tennessee player.

No. 6 Kentucky 85, alabama 63: Jennifer O'Neill scored 17 as the visiting Wildcats (13-1) won the SEC opener for both teams.

No. 9 Baylor 92, Kansas State 63: Odyssey Sims scored 40, Sune Agbuke had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and the visiting Bears (11-1) won the Big 12 opener for both teams. Sims was 12-for-19 from the field and 12-for-16 on free throws as Baylor won its 50th straight league game.

NO. 10 UNC 74, JAMES MADISON 71: Xylina McDaniel scored 19 as the host Tar Heels (12-2) held on to win their seventh straight.

No. 11 Oklahoma St 67, Texas 61: Tiffany Bias had 23 points and six assists as the host Cowboys (12-0) won the Big 12 opener for both teams. OSU has the best start in school history. It was 11-0 last season.

No. 13 S. Carolina 55, Ark. 51: Tiffany Mitchell had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the visiting Gamecocks (13-1) in the SEC opener for both teams. USC led 28-16 at halftime and won despite shooting only 40 percent.

no. 14 Iowa State 71, TCU 49: Nicole Blaskowsky came off the bench to score 24 and the visiting Cyclones (12-0) won the Big 12 opener for both teams and tied the school record for best start.

Ohio State 89, no. 17 Purdue 78: Martina Ellerbe made four straight free throws to start the second half to give the host Buckeyes the lead for good in the Big Ten opener for both. The Boilermakers (10-3) got no closer than 10 in the closing minutes. Ohio State is the lone Big Ten team with a winning record, 41-27, against Purdue.

No. 18 NEBRASKA 66, NORTHWESTERN 65: Rachel Theriot hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:39 left and had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds as the host Cornhuskers (11-2) won the Big Ten opener for both teams.

No. 21 Fsu 78, Pittsburgh 69: Natasha Howard scored a career-high 27 as the visiting Seminoles (13-1) won in the ACC opener for both teams. Morgan Jones, Brittany Brown and Ivy Slaughter each scored 11, and Slaughter had 13 rebounds in the Seminoles' ninth straight win.

Indiana 86, No. 22 Iowa 84: Larryn Brooks led the host Hoosiers (14-0) with 20 points and nine assists in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Hawkeyes (12-3) outscored Indiana 8-3 in the final seconds to climb within two, but Brooks made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute, and Simone Deloach and Taylor Agler each added one.

No. 25 Okla. 68, Texas Tech 38: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 17 as the visiting Sooners (10-4) won the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Red Raiders shot 23 percent, going 5-of-31 (16 percent) on 3-pointers.

florida 82, miss. st. 72: Cassie Peoples scored 23 and the host Gators (11-3) won the SEC opener for both teams. Jaterra Bonds scored 18, Christin Mercer added 12 and January Miller had her first career double double with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for Florida.

Oregon wins on OT dunk 01/02/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 12:01am]

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