College Basketball: Yale Edges First-Place Penn

  • Mississippi State guard Roshunda Johnson, right, drives against Kentucky forward Tatyana Wyatt in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the women's Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 2, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State won 81-58. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Friday, March 02, 2018

New Haven, Conn. — Azar Swain’s steal set up an inbounds pass with three seconds left and Miye Oni fed Paul Atkinson for the game-winning basket with 0.3 seconds left to help Yale beat league-leading Pennsylvania, 80-79, on Friday night.

The Quakers (21-8, 11-2 Ivy League) held the lead for the final 10-plus minutes except when the Bulldogs (15-14, 8-5) pulled in front in the final second. Penn, which could have clinched a share of the Ivy League regular-season title with a win, was unable to get a shot in the time remaining. Harvard beat Cornell on Friday night and pulled even with Penn in the standings with one game remaining.

Oni had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Trey Phills led the Bulldogs with 24 points. Atkinson scored 17.

Darnell Foreman and Caleb Wood scored 21 each to lead the Quakers.

Harvard 98, Cornell 88 (2 ot)

Boston — Chris Lewis scored seven of his career-high 29 points in the second overtime while Cornell went without a field goal and Harvard beat the Big Red to sweep the season series.

Seth Towns and Christian Juzang each scored 20 with Juzang grabbing 11 rebounds and Justin Bassey added 18 for the second-place Crimson (16-12, 11-2 Ivy League), who had already clinched a top-two seed in the league tournament and have one regular-season game remaining.

Princeton 78, Brown 63

Providence, r.i. — Myles Stephens had 22 points and 12 rebounds to help Princeton roll over Brown.

Princeton (13-15, 5-8 Ivy League) has won back-to-back games since snapping a seven-game losing streak. Brown (11-15, 4-9) has lost five straight.

Men’s Top 25

No. 2 Michigan State 63, Wisconsin 60

New York— Cassius Winston hit a go-ahead jumper with 7:17 to play and Michigan State won its 13th straight game, beating Wisconsin in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Penn State 69, No. 13 Ohio State 68

New York — Tony Carr found Josh Reaves for a game-winning layup with 3.1 seconds to play and Penn State may have punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a victory over second-seeded Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

No. 15 Michigan 77, Nebraska 58

New York — Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 21 points and Moe Wagner had 20 as 15 Michigan dealt a significant blow to Nebraska’s NCAA hopes, beating the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The fifth-seeded Wolverines (26-7) face top-seed Michigan State today in the first semifinal at Madison Square Garden.


No. 2 Mississippi State 81, Kentucky 58

Nashville, Tenn. — Roshunda Johnson scored 20 points, and No. 2 Mississippi State remained undefeated by routing Kentucky in the SEC quarterfinals.

No. 4 Louisville 73, Va. Tech 70

Greensboro, n.c. — Myisha Hines-Allen had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Louisville hold off Virginia Tech in the ACC quarterfinals.

No. 5 Notre Dame 83, Virginia 47

Greensboro, n.c. — Marina Mabrey scored 24 points to help Notre Dame beat Virginia in the ACC quarterfinals.

No. 6 Oregon 84, Colorado 47

Seattle — Satou Sabally scored 21 points, and Lexi Bando added 19 to help Oregon beat Colorado in the Pac-12 quarterfinals.

No. 9 UCLA 77, California 74

Seattle — Jordin Canada scored 27 points and UCLA held California scoreless for more than two minutes down the stretch to escape with the Pac-12 quarterfinal victory.

No. 13 Ohio State 82, Rutgers 57

Indianapolis — Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points, Stephanie Mavunga added 18 and Ohio State cruised into the Big Ten semifinals for the fifth straight year.

No. 15 Texas A&M 75, No. 24 LSU 69

Nashville, Tenn. — Chennedy Carter scored 27 points, a Texas A&M record in an SEC Tournament game, to help the Aggies reach the semifinals.

No. 17 Maryland 67, Indiana 54

Indianapolis — Kaila Charles scored 24 points and Maryland held Indiana scoreless over the final minute in the Big Ten quarterfinals.

No. 22 Belmont 63, Jacksonville State 53

Evansville, Ind. — Darby Maggard scored 20 points and Belmont tied the school record set last season with its 21st straight victory, pulling away from Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley semifinals.

No. 23 N.C. St. 51, No. 18 Duke 45

Greensboro, n.c. — Chelsea Nelson had an ACC Tournament-record 22 rebounds and scored 15 points in North Carolina State’s quarterfinal victory.

No. 25 Mercer 81, Samford 44

Asheville, n.c. — Kahlia Lawrence scored 23 points and top-seeded Mercer advanced to the Southern Conference title game for the third straight year.