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3's propel Charlotte to a double-OT victory

By Wire services
Published December 7, 2003

NORFOLK, Va. - Brendan Plavich made two 3-pointers in the second overtime, including the winner with seven seconds left, as Charlotte outlasted Old Dominion 105-102 on Saturday.

The 49ers, who got a tying layup from Eddie Basden with two seconds left in the first overtime, did not trail but were tied twice in the second overtime. Each time, Plavich broke the tie with 3-pointers.

Old Dominion, which got a layup from Drew Williamson with three seconds left to force overtime, lost despite a career-high 45 points and 15 rebounds from Alex Loughton. He scored nine during the first overtime but was limited to no shots and one free throw in the second.

He finished 17-for-23 from the field, 5-for-5 on 3-pointers.

TULANE 73, RICE 67: Ben Benfield had 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the host Green Wave. A jumper by Jason McKrieth with 4:37 left pulled the Owls within 64-62, but Marcus Kinzer and Vytas Tatarunas converted consecutive offensive rebounds to help seal it.

MISS. ST. 86, UAB 84: Lawrence Roberts made a short hook with 3.1 seconds left for the host Bulldogs. Mo Finley, who scored a career-high 38, including UAB's last 17, made it 73-64 with 8:42 left. Timmy Bowers' second jumpers during the final two minutes gave Mississippi State an 84-83 lead with 1:06 left. After Finley tied it, Roberts grabbed an offensive rebound to allow the Bulldogs to set up the final shot.

MEMPHIS 73, MISSISSIPPI 62: Sean Banks and Antonio Burks scored 18 for the visiting Tigers. The Rebels made five consecutive 3-pointers, including two by Justin Johnson and Kendrick Fox, to pull within 44-38 with 11:21 left. But Memphis answered with consecutive 3-pointers by Jeremy Hunt and Banks.

ALABAMA 65, AUSTIN PEAY 47: Earnest Shelton scored 23 for the host Crimson Tide. Alabama scored the first nine and widened its lead to 38-16 after Shelton's jump shot with 3:07 left in the first half and Jermareo Davidson's dunk with 22 seconds left.

S.C. 76, CLEMSON 61: Carlos Powell had 23 points and six steals as the visiting Gamecocks forced 27 turnovers. The Tigers took their last lead at 44-43 on Akin Akingbala's dunk with about 111/2 minutes left. South Carolina then went on a 20-6 run during the next seven minutes, scoring on seven consecutive possessions to take a 63-50 lead.


MIAMI 89, FIU 72: Darius Rice scored 28 for the host Hurricanes. He made 11 of 20 shots and 3 of 6 3-pointers. Rice scored 17 in the first half then five of Miami's first 12 second-half points to help it take a 57-40 lead.

UCF 80, NAVY 52: Dexter Lyons scored a season-high 19 and Roberto Morentin had 17 points and eight rebounds for the host Knights. The Midshipmen committed 16 turnovers in the first half, which helped UCF close it with a 25-9 run that made it 40-21.

FAU 76, BARRY 73: Pierre Tucker scored four of his 22 on consecutive possessions late for the host Owls. Tucker's scores were part of a 7-0 run, which FAU used to break a 65-65 tie.


BC 76, UMASS 75 (OT): Craig Smith made two free throws with 14.6 seconds left for the host Eagles. Gabe Lee's 3-pointer with 31 seconds left sent it to overtime for the Minutemen, but his jumper at the end of overtime bounced off the rim.

OHIO ST. 62, VA. TECH 57: A 9-0 run in the second half gave Buckeyes a 50-37 lead midway through the second half, and they held on.

VILLANOVA 74, LA SALLE 61: Allan Ray and Andreas Bloch made 3-pointers during a late 14-3 run that allowed the Wildcats to pull away in Philadelphia.

OAKLAND (MICH.) 90, TEXAS A&M 58: The host Golden Grizzlies beat only their third major-conference opponent in their six seasons in Division I. Oakland led 41-32 at halftime and scored the first eight of the second half.

TEXAS TECH 67, NEW MEXICO 58: Jarrius Jackson scored all seven of his points during the final 2:20, including a 3-pointer that put the visiting Red Raiders up 59-57 with 2:20 left.

[Last modified December 7, 2003, 01:34:09]


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