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Clutch shooting propels Shockers

Karon Bradley was just waiting for the chance to make a big play.

With less than two minutes left in Saturday's game against sixth-ranked LSU, Bradley delivered with the go-ahead basket that propelled No. 24 Wichita State to a 57-53 victory over the Tigers.

"I told myself the whole game that if I had an opportunity to make a shot, I'd take it," Bradley said. "I did and it went in."

Bradley, a senior who transferred from Marquette two years ago, gave the Shockers (4-0) their first lead at 52-50 with 1:47 left.

The Tigers (2-1) came up empty on their next two possessions when Garrett Temple and Tasmin Mitchell missed 3-pointers. Bradley made two free throws with 23 seconds left to give Wichita State a 54-50 lead.

After Darnell Lazare made a basket to bring LSU within two, Bradley made another two free throws with 13 seconds left.

NO. 7 WISCONSIN 77, AUBURN 63: Kammron Taylor scored 16 and the Badgers (4-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season in the third-place game of the South Padre Island Invitational in Texas.

NO. 8 ALABAMA 74, TEXAS SO. 44: Jermareo Davidson had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Crimson Tide (5-0). Alabama played without preseason All-America point guard Ronald Steele, who rested a sore knee.

VANDY 81, ELON 70: Dan Cage scored 17 in his first start of the season and forward Ross Neltner added a career-high 18 for the host Commodores (1-2), who played without injured center Alan Metcalfe.


NO. 9 DUKE 75, DAVIDSON 47: Josh McRoberts and Jon Scheyer had 14 points each for the host Blue Devils (5-1), who held the Wildcats to nearly 39 points fewer than their average and rebounded from a loss to Marquette.

NO. 23 BC 86, R.I. 68: Sean Marshall matched his career high with 23 points, scoring 13 in a row as the host Eagles (2-2) overcame a slow start.

MIAMI 98, LAFAYETTE 66: Jack McClinton scored 23, making four 3-pointers and shooting 7-of-11 from the floor, for the host Hurricanes (4-2).

WAKE FOREST 88, APPY ST. 78: Kyle Visser had 17 points and 10 rebounds, helping the host Demon Deacons open 5-0 for the second time in three years.

Big East

NO. 17 SYRACUSE 81, CANISIUS 71: Eric Devendorf scored 12 of his 17 in the second half, rallying the slow-starting Orange (6-0). Terrence Roberts led visiting Syracuse with 20 points, his dunk capping an 11-2 second-half run.

CINCINNATI 60, C. MICH. 50: Freshman point guard Deonta Vaughn scored 19, and the host Bearcats (4-1) overcame 29 turnovers, second most in school history.

ILLINOIS ST. 78, ST. JOHN'S 65: Boo Richardson scored 18 to help the Redbirds snap a 15-game road losing streak. Anthony Mason and Daryll Hill led the Red Storm (2-3) with 12 points.

VILLANOVA 70, NAVY 61: Mike Nardi scored a season-high 20 and Curtis Sumpter added 16 for the Wildcats (4-1), who won their home opener.

MIAMI (OHIO) 57, RUTGERS 44: Tim Pollitz scored 13 and Alex Moosmann 12 for the RedHawks in the Chicago Invitational Challenge. The Scarlet Knights (1-4) shot 27 percent.

SETON HALL 83, MORGAN ST. 63: Eugene Harvey scored 20, shooting 7-of-8 from the floor for the visiting Pirates (2-1).

Top 25

NO. 11 TEXAS A&M 74, IDAHO ST. 44: Josh Carter tied a school record with eight 3-pointers and scored a season-high 26 to lead the host Aggies (5-0), who shot 62 percent.

NO. 21 NEVADA 78, SANTA CLARA 70: Nick Fazekas had 28 points and 15 rebounds for his fifth straight double double, and the Wolf Pack (5-0) won its seventh straight regular-season road game.


TAMPA 60, FLA. MEMORIAL 49: Jeremy Black scored all his 18 in the second half and added 16 rebounds, and Chris Evans had 18 points and 12 rebounds as the Spartans (5-1) rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit in the Eckerd Thanksgiving Classic.

ECKERD 83, P.R.-MAYAGUEZ 60: Matt Cenatus scored 12 to lead four players in double figures for the Tritons (4-0) in the Eckerd Thanksgiving Classic.

N'WESTERN 40, N. FLA. 39: Freshman Kevin Coble's jumper with 3.2 seconds left lifted the host Wildcats (3-2) over the Ospreys (1-5).

FIU 70, KENNESAW ST. 68: Alex Galindo hit a layup with 1:23 left and Elvis Lora added two free throws in the final 30 seconds for the visiting Golden Panthers (3-3).

JU 87, S.C. STATE 74: Freshmen Lehmon Colbert and Corey Claitt each scored season highs of 17 to lead the host Dolphins (3-2).

FAMU 74, SAVANNAH ST. 65: Darius Glover and Rome Sanders scored 19 each to lead the Rattlers (2-5) in the Chicago Invitational Challenge in Hoffman Estates, Ill.


ILLINOIS 75, BRADLEY 71: Jamar Smith hit a go-ahead 3-pointer, and the Illini (7-0) stormed back from a nine-point second-half deficit in the Chicago Invitational Challenge.

MICHIGAN ST. 71, OAKLAND 53: Drew Neitzel's 21 points and a 32-6 first-half blitz powered the host Spartans (6-1).

MICHIGAN 66, UMBC 54: Courtney Sims scored 18 and Brent Petway 14, and the host Wolverines (7-0) rallied after falling behind early in the second half.

PENN ST. 65, ST. JOE'S 61: Danny Morrissey scored 10 of his 15 in the second half to lead a furious comeback for the host Nittany Lions (4-1), who rallied from a 60-53 deficit in the final 1:04.

MISSOURI 85, SFA 56: Stefhon Hannah had 12 points, nine assists and seven steals for the host Tigers (6-0), who started the game on an 8-0 run and the second half on a 9-0 run and never trailed.

KANSAS ST. 68, COPPIN ST. 57: Lance Harris scored a career-high 26 for the host Wildcats (4-1), becoming Kansas State's first 1,000-point career scorer since Askia Jones in the 1992-93 season.

IOWA ST. 90, LAKE SUPERIOR 61: Mike Taylor had 22 points and seven assists to lead the host Cyclones, 6-0 for the second time in four years.

OKLA. ST. 73, MISSOURI ST. 70 (OT): Mario Boggan scored four of 11 for the Cowboys (7-0) in overtime in the South Padre Island Invitational championship. The Bears tied the score with 1.98 seconds left in regulation on Nathan Bilyeu's drive.

TEXAS TECH 94, UTEP 77: Martin Zeno had a career-high 28 points and Jarrius Jackson scored a season-high 29 as Texas Tech (5-2) gave coach Bob Knight his 874th win, five shy of Dean Smith's Division I record.

ARIZ. ST. 67, IOWA 64: Christian Polk's 35-footer at the shot-clock buzzer with 12.7 seconds left gave the host Sun Devils (3-2) a come-from-behind victory.

WASH. ST. 65, BOISE ST. 63: Derrick Low scored 17 and Daven Harmeling sank two clutch 3-pointers late in the game to lead the host Cougars (6-0).

STANFORD 82, DENVER 39: Robin Lopez had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Anthony Goods made three 3-pointers for the host Cardinal (4-1).

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