No. 4 Villanova victorious
PHILADELPHIA — Scottie Reynolds wasn't interested in talking about his 27 points. He is a mature senior star now and the play he wanted to talk about after Villanova's seventh straight win was an offensive rebound.
The 6-foot-2 guard was able to grab the rebound of a missed 3-pointer by teammate Reggie Redding as the shot clock expired, before falling to the court and calling a timeout.
Reynolds glossed over his big offensive game yesterday to talk proudly of his lone offensive rebound in the fourth-ranked Wildcats' 82-77 victory over No. 11 Georgetown.
"I'm not saying I'm great, but you see the great players come up with the big play, do whatever it takes, an offensive rebound, a dive on the floor, taking a charge," he said, referring to his big play with 1:55 left and the Wildcats ahead 72-69. "It doesn't have to be a shot all the time."
Reynolds was asked if he knew Villanova didn't have the possession arrow and that's why he called the timeout.
"Kind of," he answered with a sheepish grin. "Now I'll say yes."
The Wildcats (16-1, 5-0) moved into a tie for first place in the Big East with No. 16 Pittsburgh, but the win wasn't sealed until Reynolds and freshman Maalik Wayns combined to go 8 of 8 from the free-throw line over the final 36 seconds.
Greg Monroe had 29 points and 16 rebounds for the Hoyas (13-3, 4-2), who trailed 46-31 at halftime and managed to tie the game twice but never could take the lead.
No. 8 Duke 90, Wake Forest 70: Miles Plumlee had career highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds, younger brother Mason Plumlee added 11 points and host Duke (15-2, 3-1 ACC) beat Wake Forest (12-4, 2-2).
Kyle Singler added 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Nolan Smith had 20 points for the Blue Devils.
Michigan 68, No. 15 Connecticut 63: Zack Novak made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1 1/2 minutes left and Manny Harris followed with a layup to lift host Michigan (10-7) over Connecticut (11-6).
Harris finished with 18 points for the Wolverines.
Kemba Walker scored 15 points, Gavin Edwards added 14 and Jerome Dyson 13 for the Huskies.
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No. 4 Tennessee 64, Vanderbilt 57: Glory Johnson had 17 points and nine rebounds as host Tennessee (16-1, 4-0 SEC) beat Vanderbilt (13-5, 2-3).
The Lady Vols, who hit an uncharacteristically low 57.7 percent of their free throws, sank five of their last six to seal the win.
No. 5 Ohio State 81, Indiana 64: Samantha Prahalis scored 23 points, and Jantel Lavender added 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Ohio State (19-1, 7-0 Big Ten) past Indiana (9-8, 2-4).
Sarah Schulze had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes.
No. 6 Georgia 73, Arkansas 63: Ashley Houts had 16 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and visiting Georgia (17-1, 4-1 SEC) beat Arkansas (8-10, 0-5).
The Lady Bulldogs put the game away with a 16-2 run in the second half.
No. 13 Oklahoma 74, No. 8 Texas A&M 65: Danielle Robinson scored 24 points, Nyeshia Stevenson added 20 and host Oklahoma (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) beat Texas A&M (14-2, 2-1).
The Sooners blitzed A&M at the start of both halves to build a 16-point lead, then staved off a second-half rally.
No. 10 North Carolina 75, Maryland 64: Chay Shegog scored 17 points, while Italee Lucas bounced back from a scoreless first half to lead host North Carolina (14-3, 2-1 ACC) over Maryland (14-4, 2-2). Lucas finished with 12 points for the Tar Heels.
No. 11 Nebraska 65, No. 9 Baylor 56: Yvonne Turner made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Cory Montgomery added 18 points and visiting Nebraska (16-0, 3-0 Big 12) beat Baylor (14-3, 1-2).
The Cornhuskers, who made 12 3-pointers, are one of three unbeaten schools in the country, joining No. 1 Connecticut and No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Mississippi 80, No. 12 LSU 71: Bianca Thomas scored a career-high 42 points, including 28 in the second half, to lead host Mississippi (12-5, 3-1 SEC) over LSU (13-3, 2-2).
Thomas scored 23 points in the final 12 minutes. Elizabeth Robertson added 14 points for Ole Miss.
No. 16 Florida St. 74, North Carolina St. 71: Cierra Bravard hit a layup with 11 seconds left and added a free throw with 5.4 seconds to go to lift host Florida State (16-3, 3-1 ACC) over North Carolina State (11-7, 1-2).
Alysha Harvin scored 21 points, while Bravard added 13, and Courtney Ward and Angel Gray each had 11 for the Seminoles.
No. 18 West Virginia 69, Pittsburgh 54: Korinne Campbell had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead visiting West Virginia (17-1, 5-0 Big East) over Pittsburgh (11-6, 0-4) for its 15th straight win.
Sara Miles added 13 points and nine assists for the Mountaineers, who tied No. 1 Connecticut for first place in the Big East.
Penn State 68, No. 20 Michigan State 60: Tyra Grant had 23 points to help host Penn State (13-4, 5-2 Big Ten) send Michigan State (11-7, 2-5) to its third consecutive loss.
Alex Bentley added 14 points for the surging Nittany Lions, who earned their fourth straight victory.
Boston College 77, No. 21 Georgia Tech 51: Stefanie Murphy scored a season-high 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to lead host Boston College (11-7, 2-1 ACC) over Georgia Tech (15-4, 2-2).
Carolyn Swords and Brittanny Johnson added 12 points apiece for the Eagles.
Wake Forest 67, No. 25 Miami 64: Secily Ray scored 16 points and Brittany Waters added 14 to help host Wake Forest (11-7, 2-2 ACC) beat Miami (13-4, 1-2).
Wake Forest collected its first win over a ranked team since a 53-46 win over then-No. 10 Texas A&M on Nov. 23, 2007.