USC triumphs in OT

DAYTON, Ohio — Pe'Shon Howard hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Southern California to a 79-76 overtime victory over Dayton Sunday.

After Dayton's Devin Oliver missed a reverse layup with the score tied at 76, USC (8-4) got the rebound and called time out with 4.7 seconds left. Howard took the inbounds pass, dribbled up the right side and let his shot fly over Dayton's Vee Sanford for the win.

Dayton (9-3) took the lead twice in overtime on 3-pointers by Jordan Sibert. The Trojans responded with two free throws and a 3-pointer by Howard to lead 76-75.

Oliver tied the score with a free throw, and Julian Jacobs missed on a drive with 35 seconds left to set up Dayton's chance to win in the final seconds.

Howard finished with 12 points and Byron Wesley scored 26 to lead USC. Sibert led Dayton with 21 points and five 3-pointers.

No. 10 Connecticut 82, Washington 70

At Seattle, Shabazz Napier scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and grabbed six rebounds to lead No. 10 Connecticut to victory.

Fellow guard Ryan Boatwright had 16 points and five rebounds and Lasan Kromah scored 14 points for Connecticut (10-1), which fell into a double-digit hole early in its first true road game of the season but controlled the game in the second half.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (6-5) with 19 points on 6-of-15 shooting and had four assists and four fouls. Darin Johnson had 13 points for Washington and Mike Anderson, who is from Hartford, Conn., added 10 points.

Connecticut was coming off its first loss of the season, 53-51 to Stanford at home Wednesday. In that game UConn was 5 of 31 from the field and 0 for 12 on 3-pointers in the second half. The early going against Washington wasn't much better as Connecticut missed its first six shots from behind the arc as UW built a double-digit lead.

Creighton 68, California 54

At Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott overcame a slow start to finish with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Creighton defeated California.

The Bluejays (9-2) won their fourth game in a row and led from start to finish for a third straight. The Golden Bears (8-4) shot just 36 percent and were held 21 points below their average of 75 a game.

McDermott, who has scored 20 or more points in all but one game this season, missed 6 of his first 7 shots and finished 9 for 21. Austin Chatman added 11 points and Grant Gibbs had 10.

Justin Cobbs led the Bears with 13 points. Tyrone Wallace had 12 points and David Kravish added 11. Cal was without starting guard Ricky Kreklow, who broke his right hand in practice. Freshman Jabari Bird started in Kreklow's place but left late in the first half with a right ankle injury.

UCLA 83, Weber St. 60

At Los Angeles, Kyle Anderson helped put UCLA back in the win column by scoring a career-high 23 points, leading the Bruins to victory.

The Bruins (10-2) were coming off a 17-point loss to No. 8 Duke but improved to 10-0 at home.

Weber State took an early lead thanks to some hot shooting but the Wildcats cooled down quickly. UCLA used a 22-5 run in the first half to build a 33-21 lead, and were never threatened again.

Anderson, one of six players in the country with a triple-double this season, also finished with 10 rebounds and six assists. Tony Parker scored 13 points, and Bryce Alford added 10 for UCLA. The Wildcats (2-5) were led by Richaud Gittens and Davion Berry, who scored 15 and 14 points, respectively.

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