Tuesday's college basketball: Western Michigan outlasts Oakland in OT

Associated Press
Tennessee forward Grant Williams  works for a shot as he's defended by Georgia Tech guard Jose Alvarado.

Rochester — Josh Davis converted a 3-point play with two minutes left in overtime to give Western Michigan an 85-77 win over Oakland on Tuesday night.

The Broncos (2-1) bounced back from a 90-64 loss at Ole Miss Saturday.

Brad Brechting got the Golden Grizzlies even twice in overtime, hitting two straight free throws to tie it at 75-75, then knocking down a jumper in answer to a Seth Dugan dunk with 2:20 remaining, but those were the last points Oakland would score. Davis’ 3-point play made it 80-77, Jared Printy hit a 3 and Dugan hit a pair of free throws to set the final score.

Karmari Newman hit a 3-pointer with :17 left in regulation to pull Oakland even and force overtime.

Kawanise Wilkins and Dugan each scored 20 points and Dugan pulled down 10 rebounds. Davis added 19 points and 10 boards and Michael Flowers added 14 points and a dozen rebounds.

Newman finished with 18 points and Xavier Hill-Nais added 17 for Oakland (1-2).

Top 25

(At) No. 5 Tennessee 66, Georgia Tech 53: Grant Williams scored 22 points and No. 5 Tennessee (3-0) used its stingy defense to beat cold-shooting Georgia Tech (1-1), which shot just 27.6 percent from the field.

(At) No. 22 LSU 85, Memphis 76: Skylar Mays scored 19 points, transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams added a career-high 14, and LSU (3-0) held off a relentless effort by first-year coach Penny Hardaway’s Memphis squad.