Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Butler didn't turn to its heralded
transfer in Rotnei Clarke, or its highly-touted freshman in Kellen Dunham.
Instead the Bulldogs hung their hopes on a former walk-on. And Alex Barlow
came though. Barlow's floater in the paint with 2.4 seconds remaining lifted
Butler to an 88-86 overtime upset win over top-ranked Indiana to hand the
Hoosiers their first loss of the season in the Crossroads Classic. After
Indiana's Cody Zeller tied the contest at 86-86 with 23 ticks left in the
extra session, the Bulldogs called timeout and Barlow got the ball on the
right wing. Using a left-handed dribble, Barlow drove past Jordan Hulls and
into the paint before spinning back to his right and getting a friendly roll
from the rim on his floater. Barlow finished the contest with six points.
Hulls' shot just inside the half-court line came up short at the other end.
The Hoosiers' Yogi Ferrell nailed a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in
regulation to knot the game at 76-76 and send it into overtime.
Final Score: (6) Louisville 87, Memphis 78
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Chane Behanan scored 22 points and No. 6
Louisville overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half to rally for a
87-78 win over Memphis at FedExForum. Behanan recorded 16 of his points
after halftime for a Cardinals team that trailed 54-44 with under 12 1/2
minutes to play before outscoring the Tigers by a 43-24 margin the rest of the
way to notch its fourth consecutive victory. Russ Smith chipped in 19 points
and Peyton Siva amassed 19 as well to go along with seven assists for
Louisville (9-1), which shot 6-of-9 from 3-point range in the second half to
aid in the comeback. The Cardinals, the nation's leader in turnover margin,
also forced 24 Memphis giveaways that led to 29 points for the game. Joe
Jackson finished with 23 points and Tarik Black had 21 for the Tigers.
Jackson added eight assists, but was charged with eight turnovers as Memphis
(6-3) had a four-game win streak halted.
Final Score: (7) Ohio State 90, UNC-Asheville 72
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Sam Thompson scored 18 points and Deshaun
Thomas added 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 Ohio State to a 90-72 win
over UNC-Asheville. Lenzelle Smith netted 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and
Evan Ravenel donated 12 points and seven boards for the Buckeyes (8-1),
winners in four straight. Aaron Craft had six points and eight assists in the
win. Keith Hornsby poured in a game-high 26 points after going 6-for-8 from
behind the arc and Will Weeks added 14 points and six rebounds for the
Bulldogs (3-7), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: (11) Cincinnati 72, Marshall 56
Charleston, WV (Sports Network) - Cashmere Wright posted 14 points to help No.
11 Cincinnati stay undefeated with a 72-56 win over Marshall. Sean Kilpatrick
had 13 points and six rebounds while Justin Jackson gave 10 points for the
Bearcats (10-0), who have won their past three games by double-digits. D.D.
Scarver had 20 points as did Elijah Pittman for the Thundering Herd
(6-5), who have lost two of their last three.
Final Score: (15) Georgetown 81, Western Carolina 68
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25
points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the 15th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas posted an
81-68 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts. Jabril Trawick had 14
points and Otto Porter added 12 with nine boards for the Hoyas (9-1), who
have won their last 42 games against non-conference opponents at the
Verizon Center. Tom Tankelewicz hit six 3-pointers and finished with a
personal-best 24 points for Western Carolina (4-7), which has dropped three of
its last four games.
Final Score: (21) North Carolina 93, East Carolina 87
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - James Michael McAdoo had 19 points and
seven rebounds in No. 21 North Carolina's 93-87 win over East Carolina. P.J.
Hairston added 18 points and Reggie Bullock chipped in 14 for the Tar Heels
(8-2), who have won three straight since losing at Indiana on Nov. 27. Akeem
Richmond led East Carolina (6-2) with 17 points.
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