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LATE NIGHT SNACKS: Michigan State, Virginia need OT to win in crazy night of college hoops

Bryn Forbes

Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes reacts after a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oakland, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Michigan State 99, Oakland 93, OT

The Spartans are off to their best start in school history as they needed extra time to top feisty in-state rival Oakland. Playing for the first time without Denzel Valentine, Michigan State had to rely on others to step up and they had to slow down a monster outing from Golden Grizzlies junior point guard Kay Felder. Get all of the details on who stepped up for Sparty here.

COMEBACK OF THE NIGHT: Canisius 108, Louisiana Monroe 96, 3 OT

This might be the wildest game we see all season, complete with a double-digit comeback in the final minute to force overtime and some ridiculous overtime shenanigans. Read all about this one here.


No. 5 Virginia 63, California 62, OT: London Perrantes buried the game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to secure the comeback win for Virginia.

No. 11 Iowa State 81, No. 22 Cincinnati 79: Iowa State needed a late jumper from Abdel Nader to seal this one. CBT’s Rob Dauster has more on this one and why it was such an important win for the Cyclones.

No. 6 Xavier 78, Wake Forest 70: The unbeaten Musketeers were down big at one point and came back to win on the road. Rob Dauster wrote about why this kind of game was important for Xavier.

No. 14 Purdue 68, Vanderbilt 55: This was a nice win for Purdue coming off of the Butler loss as they soundly outplayed a quality opponent despite shooting only 2-for-19 from 3-point range. In the battle of big men, A.J. Hammons (21 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks) soundly outplayed Damian Jones (six points, three rebounds) as the Vanderbilt center only played 15 minutes before fouling out.

Texas Tech 65, Arkansas-Little Rock 55: Maybe not a huge outcome at a surface level, but Arkansas-Little Rock was undefeated, and with the win, Texas Tech improves to a very solid 9-1. Forward Zach Smith led the Red Raiders with 12 points and 12 rebounds. There are now only five unbeaten programs left in Division I college basketball and this could be a nice win for Texas Tech later in the season if they’re in the postseason picture.


Isaiah Miles, Saint Joseph’s: While teammate DeAndre Bembry gets most of the attention for the Hawks, Miles, a senior forward, continued his outstanding season in a win over Virginia Tech. Miles finished with 36 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks as he’s scored in double-figures in all 11 games while recording four double-doubles.

Zena Edosomwan, Harvard: The Crimson earned a big win over BYU in overtime at the Diamond Head Classic as the junior big man had 23 points and 17 rebounds -- both career high marks. Edosomwan also played 40 minutes in the contest.

Khallid Hart, Marist: The Red Foxes were able to top Brown in double overtime has Hart finished with 37 points and five steals. With Marist trailing, 83-79, with under a minute left, Hart buried a 3-pointer then made the game-winning free throws after a Brown turnover on the ensuing possession.


  • Freshman Allonzo Trier had 20 points as No. 8 Arizona got past Long Beach State.
  • Tyler Wideman had 15 points and Roosevelt Jones had 12 points, 10 rebounds as No. 9 Butler defeated Southern Utah.
  • No. 13 Miami rolled to an easy road win at La Salle as Ivan Cruz Uceda had 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting and 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.
  • No. 17 Villanova had a blowout win at home over Delaware as Josh Hart led with 18 points.
  • No. 18 Louisville easily beat UMKC as Trey Lewis scored 17 points. More importantly, Deng Adel returned from injury to play a couple of minutes.
  • Staying unbeaten was No. 18 SMU as they beat Kent State behind 25 points, eight assists and four steals from Nic Moore.
  • DePaul beat No. 20 George Washington by 21 points as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. Billy Garrett Jr. had 20 points and seven assists for the Blue Demons.
  • No. 24 Utah didn’t get much of a test in Delaware State as the Utes easily won. Kyle Kuzma had 15 points.
  • Also staying unbeaten was No. 25 South Carolina as they beat St. John’s. Duane Notice tallied 20 points.


  • Florida blew out Jacksonville as one-handed walk-on guard Zach Hodskins scored his first Division I field goal.
  • Ben Simmons had 23 points, six assists and five rebounds as LSU won at home over American.
  • Quality double-digit win for Arkansas over a good North Florida team as Moses Kingsley had 22 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Dayton needed a game-winning bucket from Kyle Davis with 2.1 seconds left to beat Miami (OH).
  • N.C. State used 27 points from Cat Barber as they beat UNC Greensboro.
  • Boston College got past Fordham in the Barclays Center as Jerome Robinson finished with 19 points and six rebounds.
  • Auburn won its opener in the Diamond Head Classic over New Mexico as Kareem Canty had 27 points, seven assists and three steals.
  • Tra Holder and Willie Atwood both had 18 points each as Arizona State outlasted Stephen F. Austin.
  • Ole Miss needed overtime to earn a home win over Troy as Tomasz Gielo and Stefan Moody had 23 points apiece.
  • Indiana pulled away in the second half to earn a home win over Kennesaw State. Thomas Bryant and Troy Williams both scored 20 points for the Hoosiers as they combined to go 15-for-17 from the floor.
  • Georgia easily dispatched Clemson as Charles Mann led the Bulldogs with 18 points.
  • Angel Delgado had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Seton Hall ran past South Florida.
  • Kansas State got past North Dakota State as Barry Brown had 15 points.
  • Nebraska picked up an easy win over Prairie View A&M as Shavon Shields paced the Huskers with 19 points.
  • Melvin Johnson finished with 22 points as VCU defeated Buffalo.
  • Tennessee beat former assistant coach Steve Forbes and East Tennessee State as Detrick Mostella had 17 for the Volunteers.
  • Syracuse cruised to an easy win over Montana as Michael Gbinije had 17 points.
  • Georgetown needed a late 3-pointer from L.J. Peak as they outlasted Charlotte for a close road win.
  • Ron Baker had 17 points as Wichita State crushed Nevada.
  • Iowa used 21 points from Peter Jok as they easily beat Tennessee Tech.
  • Ohio State ran past Mercer as freshman JaQuan Lyle led with 18 points.
  • Georgia State held off Middle Tennessee as Kevin Ware led with 18 points. More importantly, it was Ron Hunter bobblehead night.