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Furman stuns No. 8 Villanova 76-68 in OT

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) First, it was Loyola. Next came Villanova.

One by one, Furman is picking off teams from last year's Final Four and proving to be the surprise story of the first month of the college basketball season.

Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Furman stunned the defending national champion and eighth-ranked Wildcats in overtime, 76-68 on Saturday.


Michigan routs GW in Tip-Off semifinal

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Charles Matthews scored 25 points to lead No. 18 Michigan into the finals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament with an 84-61 rout of George Washington on Saturday.

Jordan Poole made five of his eight 3-point shots and added a career-high 22 points for the Wolverines (4-0). Zavier Simpson had 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists.


No. 24 Marquette rallies by Presbyterian

MILWAUKEE (AP) Graduate transfer Joseph Chartouny picked a good time to make his presence felt at Marquette.

Sam Hauser scored 19 points and Chartouny added 16 off the bench as the No. 24 Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a 74-55 nonconference victory over stubborn Presbyterian on Saturday.


Friars beat S. Carolina in Tip-Off semi

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - David Duke scored 20 points to rally Providence to a 76-65 win over South Carolina and into the finals of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off tournament on Saturday.

Alpha Diallo added 17 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Friars (3-1).


Gibbs, Harvey key Irish win over Tribe

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Coach Mike Brey believes Notre Dame has its point guard in Prentiss Hubb.

"I can't thank (Hubb) enough for being aggressive and helping me get into a flow," said T.J. Gibbs, who scored 18 points to lead four Irish players in double figures. "It starts with him."


NC State routs Maine, improves to 4-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State big man Wyatt Walker figures the Wolfpack's start has been about "playing against the game of basketball" to prepare the team for tougher games ahead.

That's probably the only way to look at it, considering the overmatched opponents on the schedule so far are doing little to make the Wolfpack even a little uncomfortable.


Miami fights off Bethune Cookman 78-70

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) After two blowout wins to start the season, Miami finally overcame a difficult test.

Chris Lykes scored 21 points as the Hurricanes fought off Bethune Cookman for a 78-70 victory Saturday afternoon.


Johnson helps Pitt hold off N. Alabama

PITTSBURGH (AP) - As one of two new Division I programs in 2018-19, not many had high expectations for North Alabama this year.

But these Lions can put up a fight. Facing a major-conference opponent for the first time in program history, North Alabama was up to the task, forcing a tight contest with Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.


Harris, NM St. edge New Mexico 98-94

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A.J. Harris scored a career-high 31 points and went 9-of-11 from the field and New Mexico State held off a late New Mexico rally to win 98-94 on Saturday.

Terrell Brown added 20 for the Aggies (3-1).


Demir ends strong, Drexel beats La Salle

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Troy Harper scored 24 points and Alihan Demir added 21 and Drexel beat La Salle 89-84 on Saturday.

Demir scored 14 points of his points in a 4 1/2-minute span at the end.

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