SAN JOSE, Calif. » La’Shard Anderson sank two free throws with 35.3 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime to lift Boise State past San Jose State 102-101 last night.
Anderson, who had an apparent game-winning 3-pointer reversed following an official review at the end of the third overtime, scored a career-high 31 points for the Broncos (10-5, 3-0 WAC), who won their first three conference games for just the second time since joining the WAC for the 2001-02 season.
Paul Noonan added 20 points and nine rebounds, Robert Arnold had 16 points and Tre Nichols 14 for the Broncos, who play at Hawaii tomorrow.
Justin Graham matched his career high with 29 points for the Spartans (8-6, 0-3), who lost their third straight.
No. 24 Cincinnati 66, Xavier 46
Yancy Gates scored a season-high 22 points, and the Bearcats extended the second-best start in school history, beating the visiting Musketeers to win back the backyard bragging rights.
"It was quite obvious that Yancy Gates decided it was time to win the crosstown shootout," Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said.
Cincinnati’s 15-0 start matches the 1998-99 team for second-best in school history.
None of the Musketeers (8-5) could stop Gates, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound power forward who went 10-for-16 from the field and had 14 rebounds.
No. 7 Villanova 83, South Florida 71
Corey Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half for the visiting Wildcats, who won for the eighth straight time.
Dominic Cheek had 17 points and Maalik Wayns added 16 to help the Wildcats (13-1, 2-0 Big East). Villanova shot 75 percent from 3-point range, with Stokes and Cheek making all nine of the shots they attempted behind the arc.
Augustus Gilchrist led the Bulls (6-10, 0-3) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 20 Illinois 88, Northwestern 63
Demetri McCamey scored 14 points and Mike Tisdale 13 to help the host Illini improve to 3-0 in Big Ten play and 13-3 overall. JerShon Cobb led the Wildcats (9-4, 0-3) with 18 points.
No. 23 Washington 87, Oregon 69
Freshman Terrence Ross scored a season-high 25 points and the host Huskies shut down the Ducks in the final 12 minutes to improve to 3-0 in Pac-10 and 11-3 overall.
Joevan Catron led Oregon (7-8, 0-3) with 20 points.
Fresno State 63, Louisiana Tech 56
Garrett Johnson scored 17 points as the visiting Bulldogs (7-6, 3-0) defeated the host Bulldogs (9-8, 0-3), who lost for the first time after a 5-0 start at home.