USC holds off Texas for overtime victory

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Dewayne Dedmon hit a layup and a free throw with less than two minutes left in overtime to help USC beat Texas 59-53 on Tuesday at the Maui Invitational.

Sheldon McClellan banked in a putback jumper with 25.9 seconds left to put Texas within two points, but J.T. Terrell made two free throws on the next possession to seal the win for the Trojans.

Eric Wise led USC (3-1) with 13 points. Julien Lewis had 17 for Texas (2-2).

In a game with 12 ties and nine lead changes, neither team led by more than three points after halftime until overtime.

Both teams combined to shoot under 36 percent — under 30 percent in the second half. USC will play Marquette today in the tournament's fifth-place game.

No. 11 UCLA 60, Georgia 56

At New York, Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and UCLA made enough free throws late to hold off Georgia for a in the consolation game of the Legends Classic tournament.

In the final minutes of a mostly dreary game, UCLA (4-1) took the lead with Muhammad on the bench, on baskets by Travis Wear and Jordan Adams, but the hyped freshman re-entered with 1:58 left to play.

He made two free throws with 1:15 left, then scooped up a loose ball on the other end with a minute remaining and fed Norman Powell, who was fouled attempting a layup.

Wear finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for UCLA, and Kyle Anderson had nine rebounds and nine points.

Arizona State 64, Cornell 53

At Tempe, Ariz., Jahii Carson scored 21 points, Jordan Bachynski blocked seven shots and Arizona State outlasted Cornell.

Arizona State (3-0) couldn't get the ball inside early and spent most of the first half missing 3-pointers. The Sun Devils shot a little better in the second half to slowly pull away, making 8 of 27 from 3-point range after missing 15 in the first half.

Bachynski had trouble handling the ball in the post most of the night, but made up for it with his defense and 10 rebounds. Carson was 4 of 14 from the floor, but made 11 of 14 free throws and had four assists.

Texas A&M 55,Washington State 54

At Kansas City, Mo., Elston Turner hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2 seconds left, and Texas A&M stunned Washington State in the consolation game of the CBE Classic.

D.J. Shelton had a chance to ensure at least overtime for the Cougars (2-3) when he went to the foul line with 17.5 seconds remaining. He managed to make the first free throw but missed the second, leaving his team clinging to a two-point lead as the Aggies (4-1) raced up court.

J'Mychal Reese got the ball in the hands of Turner and he cleared out the right side of the lane as if he was planning to drive for a tying basket.

Instead, he launched a 3-pointer that hit nothing but net.

The Cougars' Royce Woolridge could only get off a half-court heave that fell short, and the Aggies stormed the court to celebrate.

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