Marquette edges No. 6 Pitt in OT

Dominic James' two free throws with less than a second left insured the win.
PITTSBURGH -- Dominic James made two free throws after being fouled with less than a second remaining in overtime, and No. 24 Marquette rallied after squandering an 11-point lead to surprise No. 6 Pittsburgh 77-74 Sunday.
James scored 23 points and Dan Fitzgerald and Wesley Matthews had 14 each as the Golden Eagles (17-4, 4-2) improved to 4-1 against Top 25 teams and dealt Pitt (17-3, 5-1) only its second home court loss in 30 games the last two seasons.
Ronald Ramon scored 21 points and 7-footer Aaron Gray had 16 points and nine rebounds despite sitting out the final 31/2 minutes of regulation, when Pitt surged back after trailing 60-51 following Fitzgerald's two 3s. Marquette led 48-37 earlier in the half.
No. 20 Notre Dame 82,South Florida 58
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Rob Kurz had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Colin Falls added 14 points to lead Notre Dame over South Florida, the 14th straight home win this season for the Fighting Irish.
The Bulls kept it close early, leading by as many as five points about eight minutes in. But Notre Dame (16-3, 4-2 Big East) ended the first half on a 21-2 run, holding South Florida without a basket for the final nine minutes of the half to open a 42-26 lead at intermission.
The Bulls (10-10, 1-5) missed their final eight shots of the half and were just 2-of-10 from the free-throw line during that span.
Kentrell Gransberry led South Florida with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 23 Virginia Tech 67,Maryland 64, OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Zabian Dowdell scored four of his 19 points in overtime and Virginia Tech rallied after blowing an eight-point lead late in regulation to improve to 10-0 at home this season.
The Hokies (14-5, 4-1), who saw a 58-50 lead disappear in the final 6 minutes when they managed just one more point, went ahead to stay on two free throws by Jamon Gordon with 3:08 left, then padded their lead on Dowdell's put-back with 2:11 to play.
Gordon added 16 points and Coleman Collins had 11 and 14 rebounds for the Hokies.
D.J. Strawberry led the Terrapins (15-5, 1-4) with 16 points and Mike Jones and Greivis Vasquez had 12 each.
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