Murray State finally falls
Robert Covington had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead visiting Tennessee State to a 72-68 victory over No. 9 Murray State last night, handing the Racers their first loss of the season.
Isaiah Canaan had 31 points and six rebounds for the Racers (23-1, 11-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who were the last unbeaten team in Division 1.
Racers coach Steve Prohm had never lost a game as a head coach.
“[I won’t sleep] because I’ll watch the tape and I’ll be mad at myself,’’ he said, “and then they’re building a house next door and they start building the house at 5:30 so I can’t sleep anyways after that, so it’s rough right now.’’
The Tigers (16-10, 9-4) led, 69-68, when a turnover gave Murray State the ball with 11.2 seconds to play, but Tennessee State stole the inbounds pass. Covington was fouled with 9.7 seconds left, but he missed both free throws.
Canaan turned the ball over and committed a foul with 3.5 seconds to play. Kenny Moore made two free throws to make it a 3-point lead. Murray State again turned the ball over on a long inbounds pass.
Gonzaga 73, St. Mary’s 59 - Freshman guard Kevin Pangios scored 27 points to lead the host Bulldogs (19-4, 9-2 West Coast) over the No. 16 Gaels (22-3, 11-1).
Mississippi St. 70, Mississippi 60 - In Starkville, Arnett Moultrie scored 18 points and Dee Bost dished a career-high 13 assists as the No. 20 Bulldogs (19-5, 6-3 SEC) easily beat the Rebels (14-9, 4-5).
Wisconsin 68, Minnesota 61 - Jordan Taylor scored 27 points as the No. 21 Badgers gutted out an overtime road victory.
The Badgers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) failed to score over the last 7 1/2-plus minutes of the second half while the Gophers (17-8, 5-7) dug out of a 13-point hole.
Ryan Evans had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, which went 15 for 17 from the free throw line in overtime.
Indiana 84, Illinois 71 - Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Victor Oladipo had 18 to lead the No. 23 Hoosiers (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten) at home.
BU 67, Maine 54 - The Terriers (14-13, 10-3) held the Black Bears (11-12, 5-7) to 32.8 percent shooting to secure an America East victory.
Darryl Partin came off the bench to score 14 points and Dom Morris added 13 points and seven rebounds for BU.
UNH 69, Albany 64 - Alvin Abreu scored 21 points and Brian Benson had 19 and 12 rebounds as the Wildcats (8-15, 3-9 American East) held off the visiting Great Danes.
Duke 71, BC 62 - Chelsea Gray scored 10 of the Blue Devils’ last 12 points as No. 5 Duke avoided a shocking upset at Conte Forum, as BC lost for a school-record 11th straight time.
Gray hit a jumper that gave Duke a 61-55 lead with 3:22 left. But BC closed that to 61-60 on a 3-pointer by Tessah Holt and two free throws by Katie Zenevitch.
Gray, who led all scorers with 19 points, then made a 3-pointer, Kristen Doherty hit a layup for BC, and Gray sank another 3-pointer, making it 67-62 with 1:28 to play.
Duke (20-3, 11-0 ACC) got 18 points and 10 rebounds from 6-foot-3-inch Elizabeth Williams and 16 points from Peters.
The Eagles (5-19, 0-11) were led by Doherty with 17 points.
Stanford 69, USC 52 - Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and a career-high 6 blocked shots as the No. 4 Cardinal extended their school-record home winning streak to 75. Older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike added 22 points and eight rebounds for Stanford (21-1, 12-0 Pac-12).
Maryland 91, Clemson 61 - Lynetta Kizer scored 18 points and the eighth-ranked Terrapins (21-3, 8-3 ACC) had six players score in double figure to win their 10th straight game over the host Tigers.
Detroit 70, Green Bay 58 - Shareta Brown scored 24 points and Senee Shearer added 23 to help the Titans (13-11, 9-3 Horizon) stun the ninth-ranked Phoenix (20-1, 10-1), whose 40-game regular-season win streak came to an end.
Illinois 66, Ohio State 65 - Alexis Moore hit a twisting layup with two seconds left to give the Illini (9-16, 3-9 Big Ten) a victory over the No. 10 Buckeyes (21-3, 8-3).
Vanderbilt 93, Tennessee 79 - Tiffany Clarke scored 23 points, Christina Foggie added 22 points, and the host Commodores (19-5, 7-4 SEC) upset the No. 11 Lady Vols (17-7, 8-3).
Delaware 76, Old Dominion 63 - In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne had 27 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 12 Blue Hens (21-1, 12-0 CAA).