Rookie sparks Seton Hall to another big upset
NEWARK, N.J. — Freshman Khadeen Carrington hit a go-ahead layup with 1:38 to play in overtime and Seton Hall knocked off its second ranked foe this week, defeating No. 6 Villanova 66-61 on Saturday.
The Pirates ended the Wildcats’ school-record-tying 13-game winning streak to start the season.
The Pirates (12-2, 2-0 Big East) upset No. 15 St. John’s on Wednesday and came back to deny Villanova coach Jay Wright his 300th win with the Wildcats (13-1, 1-10).
Carrington finished with a career-high 17 points. Sterling Gibbs added 20 for the Pirates.
Daniel Ocheful had a career day for Villanova with 19 points and 24 rebounds, personal bests. Darrun Hilliard added 14 points before fouling out.
NO. 2 DUKE 85, BOSTON COLLEGE 62: At Durham, N.C., freshman Jahlil Okafor scored a career-high 28 points for Duke.
Quinn Cook added 15 points to help the Blue Devils (13-0, 1-0) win their Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
They shot 47 percent and used runs of 17-2 and 14-0 to pull away for their 41st straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium — the longest active streak in the nation.
NO. 3 VIRGINIA 89, MIAMI 80, 2 OT: At Coral Gables, Fla., Virginia squandered a 19-point first-half lead and then came from behind in both extra periods to remain unbeaten.
Virginia never led in the first OT, but the Cavaliers’ Justin Anderson made three free throws with 20 seconds left. He sank a game-tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds remaining to force the second extra period.
NO. 7 GONZAGA 87, PORTLAND 75: At Portland, Kevin Pangos and Prezemek Karnowski scored 21 points each to lead.
Gary Bell Jr. finished with 12 points and Byron Wesley added 10 to help the Bulldogs (14-1, 3-0 West Coast) win their seventh straight.
After trailing by 21, the Pilots (10-5, 1-2) pulled to 75-70 on Alex Wintering's two free throws with 1:58 to play before dropping their second straight.
SOUTH CAROLINA 64, NO. 9 IOWA STATE 60: At New York, Duane Notice scored 15 points and South Carolina picked up its first win over a top-10 team in nearly five years by nearly holding Iowa State without a 3-pointer for the first time in over seven years in a victory at Barclays Center.
Notice also had six rebounds and four assists as the Gamecocks (11-1) shot 46 percent and led most of the way.
NO. 10 OKLAHOMA 73, NO. 22 BAYLOR 63: At Norman, Okla., TaShawn Thomas scored 24 points to help Oklahoma beat Baylor.
Thomas, a senior who transferred from the University of Houston before the season, made 11 of 17 shots and grabbed eight rebounds.
NO. 11 TEXAS 70, TEXAS TECH 61: At Lubbock, Texas, Javan Felix scored 15 points and Jonathan Holmes added 14 to lead Texas over Texas Tech in each team’s Big 12 opener.
Felix was 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Holmes became the 34th player in Texas history to score 1,000 points.
NO. 12 MARYLAND 70, MINNESOTA 58: At College Park, Md., Melo Trimble scored 20 points, and Maryland used a strong defensive performance to beat Minnesota in the Terrapins’ inaugural Big Ten home game.
Dez Wells added 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and sophomore Damonte Dodd had a career-high 12 rebounds for the Terrapins (14-1, 2-0), who have won seven straight. Maryland hasn’t been 14-1 since 1997.
NO. 14 NOTRE DAME 83, GEORGIA TECH 76, 2 OT: At South Bend, Ind., Jerian Grant scored 24 points to lead Notre Dame to a comeback win in double overtime over Georgia Tech.
Pat Connaughton knocked down a 3-pointer just over a minute into the second overtime and added a right-handed scoop 40 seconds later for the Irish. Battling foul trouble most of the game, Zach Auguste’s low post bucket with two minutes left put the Irish up by seven.
BUTLER 73, NO. 15 ST. JOHN’S 69: At New York, Kellen Dunham scored a season-high 28 points, including a pivotal 3-pointer with just more than 2 minutes left that helped Butler hold off St. John’s.
Alex Barlow added 15 points and Roosevelt Jones had 14 to help the Bulldogs (11-4, 1-1 Big East) split their tough road trip to begin conference play. Dunham, the team’s top scorer, was held to 10 points Wednesday in a loss at No. 6 Villanova.