Late Night Snacks: Arizona avenges Pac-12 loss; Yale remains unbeaten in Ivy League

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GAME OF THE NIGHT: Oregon 68, Arizona State 67 (OT)

About midway through the second half, the announcers on the Pac-12 Network called it. They said this game was going to overtime. That’s exactly what happened when Shaquielle McKissic drained a game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining. The Sun Devils offense look lost on the last possession, but instead of fouling up three the Ducks allowed the chaos to continue, which ended with McKissic going across the court before launching the desperation triple.

In the extra frame Oregon scored the majority of its points from the line to take a 66-62 lead. Jonathan Gilling chose a good time to hit his only three of the night, cutting the deficit to one with 90 seconds left. After a stop McKissic cut through the lane to put the Sun Devils up one. Joseph Young responded with a jumper in the lane on the ensuing possession to give Oregon a 68-67 lead.

Like at the end of regulation, the Sun Devils were in disarray and their final shot didn’t even reach the basket.

IMPORTANT OUTCOMES

No. 6 Arizona 57, Oregon State 34

The Pac-12 favorite avenged its only conference loss of the season with a 57-34 victory in a low-scoring game in Tuscon. Both teams shot under 40 percent and under 30 from three. An ugly win, but a win nonetheless for Sean Miller’s program. The Wildcats now have three conference games on the road.

STARRED

Wesley Saunders, Harvard: Arguably the Ivy League’s top player led the Crimson in a bounce-back win. Saunders stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, seven boards, eight assists and three steals.

Justin Sears, Yale: Another nominee for player of the year in the Ivy League also had himself a game. The Yale forward with 28 points, eight boards, three blocks, two steals and two assists. The Bulldogs keep the top spot in the league standings with a four-point win over Columbia.

Shaquielle McKissic, Arizona State: The Sun Devils forward scored 24 points, grabbed five points and came away with two steals. He also hit the shot of the night to bail out a Arizona State’s final possession and force overtime.

STRUGGLED

Brown: The Bears, in search of their first conference win, led Cornell 49-47 with 2:29 remaining. The Big Red closed the game out on a 10-0 run. Brown matched a season-low for points with 49.

Alex Mitola, Dartmouth: The leading scorer for the Big Green, was held to six points of 2-of-11 (2-of-10 from three) shooting in a loss to Penn. While the junior did end with five assists to one turnover, he tied a season-low for points in a game.

RESULTS

  • No. 6 Arizona 57, Oregon State 34
  • Harvard 75, Princeton 72
  • Manhattan 87, Siena 79
  • Canisius 63, Quinnipiac 57
  • Marist 65, Niagara 61
  • Cornell 57, Brown 49
  • Penn 58, Dartmouth 51
  • Monmouth 60, Fairfield 59
  • Western Illinois 63, IUPUI 59
  • Yale 63, Columbia 59
  • Buffalo 80, Kent State 55