Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Wake drives past No. 13 Indiana

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Bryant Crawford and Devin Thomas had success going to the basket, and Wake Forest advanced to the semifinals of the Maui Invitational as a result.

Crawford, a freshman point guard, made a driving layup with 3.2 seconds left to give Wake Forest the lead, and the Demon Deacons upset No. 13 Indiana 82-78 Monday.

Crawford had the ball at the head of the key for about eight seconds before he put his head down and, using a screen by Thomas, drove to the basket to give Wake Forest (3-1) the lead.

"That was a great play by Bryant, to turn the corner and to find the seam and score," Demon Deacons coach Danny Manning said. "We were fortunate enough to score."

Wake Forest faces No. 19 Vanderbilt in tonight's semifinals.

"We won our first game, and there's not a lot of time to celebrate," Manning said. "We will celebrate on the bus, but once we get to the hotel property, we will be getting ready for Vanderbilt, another good team."

Indiana (3-1) led 75-67 with 4:50 left, but the Demon Deacons went on a 9-2 run to take a 78-77 lead on a drive by Crawford with 24 seconds to play.

Troy Williams made a free throw with 13 seconds left to tie the score.

"We played well for 16 minutes in the second half," IU coach Tom Crean said. "You can't beat anybody with 16 good minutes, especially at Maui.

"Once we got the nine-point lead we stopped doing the things that got us that lead. I'm disappointed. I'm disappointed we didn't play the way we should have."

FSU 90, OHIO 81: Dwayne Bacon had 25 points and Malik Beasley 22 for the Seminoles (4-1) in the fourth-place game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton earned his 240th win at the school.

NO. 3 MICH. ST. 89, E. MICH. 65: Javon Bess scored nine of his 13 in the first half and matched a season high with six rebounds to help the host Spartans (4-0) pull away after a sluggish start.

NO. 4 IOWA ST. 83, CHATTANOOGA 63: Naz Mitrou-Long scored 24, Georges Niang added 19 and the host Cyclones (3-0) won their third straight game.

NO. 5 KANSAS 123, CHAMINADE 72: Wayne Selden and Sviatoslav Mykhaliuk scored 18 each to lead seven players in double figures for the Jayhawks (2-1) in the Maui Invitational.

NO. 19 VANDY 92, ST. JOHN'S 55: Jeff Roberson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Commodores (4-0), who opened the game with a 27-4 run and romped in the opening round of the Maui Invitational.

MARQUETTE 81, NO. 22 LSU 80: Jajuan Johnson hit the winning free throws with 10.8 seconds left, and the Golden Eagles (2-2) survived a frenetic finish in the semifinals of the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in New York. Tigers freshman Ben Simmons had 21 points and 20 rebounds in front of 51 NBA scouts and gave LSU (2-1) its only lead at 80-79 with a reverse layup with 21.5 seconds left.

NO. 23 XAVIER 78, N. KY. 66: Trevon Bluiett had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and the host Musketeers (4-0), playing as a ranked team for the first time in four years, pulled away.

AP POLL: Miami entered No. 15 after wins over Utah and Butler, which fell out along with Baylor and Michigan. Also joining were No. 23 Xavier, No. 24 Cincinnati and Texas A&M and SMU, which tied for 25th. Kentucky moved up a spot to No. 1.

Women

NO. 1 UCONN 97, KANSAS ST. 57: Breanna Stewart scored 25 to lead the Huskies (2-0) in Hartford, Conn., on the 30th anniversary of Geno Auriemma's first game as head coach. Auriemma earned his 919th win.

NO. 3 N. DAME 110, VALPo 54: Marina Mabrey had career bests of 18 points and 10 assists and a school-record 12 steals for the fifth triple double in history for the visiting Irish (4-0).

NO. 4 TENN. 59, CHATTANOOGA 57: Diamond DeShields had 17 points and made numerous big plays down the stretch as the Vols (4-0) hung on for their 26th straight home victory.

NO. 23 SYRACUSE 90, MORGAN ST. 61: Alexis Peterson scored 17, Brianna Butler added 15 and the host Orange (2-1) made 13 3-pointers.

AP POLL: USF moved up one spot to No. 18 after going 1-1, including a three-point loss to current No. 5 Baylor. FSU had the biggest fall after losing to Florida, dropping eight spots to 14th. Connecticut remained a unanimous No. 1.

Tonight

USF vs. ALBANY 7, Sun Dome Records: USF 0-3, Albany 2-2 Radio: 820-AM

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