Allegheny 86, Thiel 75, 2OT
The hot-shooting Gators (5-4) led by as many as 17 in the first half but the Tomcats (6-2) chipped away at the formidable deficit — thanks in no small part to a 22-of-25 performance from the free-throw line. Thiel forced overtime when, with just 13 seconds remaining, Kamran McCaskill found Boardman native Chace McKinney under the hoop for a layup. After both teams scored just five points in the first extra period, Allegheny went on a 15-4 run in the second overtime to put the game away and seal the win. Anthony Harvey and AJ Forbes each had 19 points and four rebounds for Thiel. Five total Tomcats scored in double-figures, including Khari Bess (12), Ladell Trotty (12) and McKinney (11). Ryan Stanko led Allegheny with 31 points.
Hiram 59, Heidelberg 58
Calysia Smyers split two foul shots with just over two seconds to play to lift Hiram (4-5) over Heidelberg (3-4) at Price Gymnasium. Smyers made the first free for a 59-58 lead, but missed the second. The Student Princes got the rebound called a timeout to set up a final shot attempt, but their 3-pointer at the buzzer missed. Alexis Kemper led the Terriers with 12 points and Danielle Day had 10 rebounds. Kathleen Phillips led the Student Princes with 19 points. Megan Miller and Jordan Ickes each scored 11.
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No. 3 Baylor 94, Oral Roberts 56
Odyssey Sims scored a season-high 27 points, Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Baylor ran its home winning streak to 44. Baylor (8-1) hit 16 of its first 19 shots and led 51-34 at halftime. Sims , playing in her second game since returning from a hamstring injury, connected on a 30-footer just before the first-half buzzer sounded. Brooklyn Pope , making her second start of the season, was 8 of 9 from the floor and scored 19 points.
No. 11 Penn State 60, Virginia Tech 41
Maggie Lucas scored 17 points and Dara Taylor added 15 points to help Penn State beat Virginia Tech. Mia Nickson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Bentley finished with 10 points, five steals and four assists for Penn State (8-2).
No. 19 North Carolina 49, N.C. Central 21
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Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points, and Brittany Rountree added 11 in North Carolina’s victory. North Carolina (9-1) tied the program records for fewest points in a win and fewest points allowed in a game.
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