Lowly Penn State Upsets Michigan
State College, Pa. — Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State upset No. 4 Michigan 84-78 last night for its first Big Ten victory in more than a year.
The Nittany Lions (9-18, 1-14) had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall. The junior guard scored 19 in the second half, including four 3s that whipped Jordan Center fans into a frenzy.
D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers. Marshall’s twisting drive to the basket gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead before Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III misfired on a 3 with 17 seconds left.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5).
No. 5 Miami 76, Va. Tech 58
Coral Gables, Fla. — Miami went 11 minutes without a basket, then finally shook off a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech.
Despite a slow start, Miami (23-4, 14-1) never trailed and improved to 13-0 at home.
No. 7 Georgetown 79, UConn 78 (2ot)
Storrs, Conn. — Otto Porter Jr.’s layup with 9.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave Georgetown a victory over Connecticut, the Hoyas’ 10th straight win and first at Gampel Pavilion.
Porter scored 21 of his 22 points after halftime in a wild game that saw Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East) stay in first place in the conference. The Hoyas had a 12-point lead with 4:36 to go in regulation.
No. 15 Oklahoma State 64, TCU 47
Fort Worth, Texas — Le’Bryan Nash scored a career-high 28 points, Marcus Smart had his typically strong all-around game not far from the high school where he won two state championships, and Oklahoma Stat e(21-6, 11-4 Big 12) beat offensively challenged TCU.
No. 18 Saint Louis 70, Saint Joseph’s 53
St. Louis — Dwayne Evans had 21 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in perhaps his most complete effort of the season, helping Saint Louis run its winning streak to 10 games.
No. 23 Pitt 64, S. Florida 44
Pittsburgh — Tray Woodall scored 14 points and Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half, beating South Florida to hand the struggling Bulls their 10th consecutive loss.
Dante Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East), who have won nine of 12.
No. 16 Louisville 72, Seton Hall 62
Louisville, Ky. — Antonita Slaughter scored 17 points to lead Louisville (23-6, 11-4 Big East) over Seton Hall.
Maine Team in Bus Crash
Georgetown, Mass. — The driver of a bus carrying the University of Maine women’s team that ran off a highway north of Boston, leaving a player with a broken hand, was hospitalized in serious condition yesterday.
Jeffrey Hamlin, 55, of Charleston, Maine, was flown to Boston Medical Center with undisclosed injuries after the crash at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95 in Georgetown, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Hamlin is believed to have had a medical episode, police said. The crash remains under investigation.
Freshman guard Milica Mitrovic, of Belgrade, Serbia, broke her hand and head coach Richard Barron was treated for facial cuts, university spokeswoman Margaret Nagle said. Police say the bus crossed a median, veered across the northbound lanes, went down an embankment and ended up in the woods.
All the players and staff were taken to three hospitals for observation and released early yesterday, Nagle said.
The team was en route to play Boston University last night. The game has been canceled.