Maurice Martin's two foul shots with 20 seconds left gave St. Joseph's a 63-61 upset over defending national champion Villanova in a Big Five basketball game yesterday at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
St. Joseph's took a 57-48 lead on Greg Mullee's two foul shots with 5:56 to go. Villanova then scored eight straight points. After St. Joseph's Geoff Arnold and Villanova's Kenny Wilson made jump shots, Mullee made two more free throws to give St. Joseph's a 61-58 lead.
Villanova tied it with 28 seconds to go on Dwight Wilbur's three-point play, and eight seconds later, Martin made his foul shots.
Villanova (6-4) had taken a 12-4 lead. St. Joseph's (2-2) made but two of its first 11 shots before finally going ahead at 19-18. Michigan 98, Northern Michigan 76
Richard Rellford's 20 points in Ann Arbor helped No. 2 Michigan (10-0) provide Coach Bill Frieder's 100th victory since coming to the school in 1980.
"It's a thrill," Frieder said. "But I don't think I'll ever get as many wins as Glenn." He referred to Glenn Brown, whose teams at Northern Michigan are 300-176. His team is 9-3 this season. Indiana 86, Iowa State 65
In Bloomington, Ind., Daryl Thomas scored a career-high 31 points and Steve Alford had 24 to help the 17th-ranked Hoosiers to a nonconference victory.
Thomas, who went to the bench with 7:54 left, held Sam Hill scoreless. Hill came into the game with a 10-point average. Indiana is 6-2 and Iowa State 7-2. Kentucky 88, Pepperdine 56
Kenny Walker scored 21 points and Ed Davender 16 as 13th-ranked Kentucky won the 33rd annual Kentucky Invitational in Lexington.
Southern Methodist beat East Carolina, 71-62, in the consolation. Purdue 79, Detroit 59
In West Lafayette, Ind., sophomore Todd Mitchell scored a game-high 22 points to help Purdue to an 8-2 record. Detroit is 5-4. N.C. State 92, Radford 57
In Raleigh, N.C., Walker Lambiotte scored 18 points -- 16 in the first half -- and teammate Panagiotos Fasoulas blocked eight shots.
The game was tied eight times, but not after 25-25. The Wolfpack is 5-3, Radford 4-4. Illinois 67, Missouri 55
In St. Louis, Ken Norman scored 22 points to lead the Illini to a 7-2 record. Missouri is 7-4.
Illinois had little trouble after taking a 16-11 lead. Notre Dame 98, Valparaiso 54
The 19th-ranked Irish hadn't played in 12 days but took a 10-0 lead. Before the game in South Bend had ended, every member of the team had scored.
Valparaiso made only one field goal in the first 13 minutes. During one stretch, it missed 16 straight shots.
"Now we have to get our minds turned from academics and think basketball," Coach Digger Phelps of the Irish said. Notre Dame is 5-1, Valparaiso 3-4. Connecticut 70, Minnesota 69
Reserve Jeff King scored five points in Hartford, Conn., but all were in the last 3:02; his layup with 19 seconds to play made Connecticut 7-0.
Minnesota (8-3) got four shots in the last 10 seconds but missed. The teams were tied 11 times and the lead changed hands 22 times. Pittsburgh 88, Florida State 75
Demetreus Gore scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half of the come-from-behind victory in Pittsburgh. He made seven of eight shots from the floor that half.
Pitt (6-2) haswon five straight at home. The losers are 4-3. Rutgers 82, LIU 67
In Piscataway, N.J., Anthony Duckett's 20 points led five Rutgers players in double figures.
It was the third consecutive victory for Rutgers, which never let its lead dip below 10 in the second half. Rutgers is 4-3, LIU 4-4. Penn State 86, Wagner 76
In State College, Pa., all of Penn State's starters scored in double figures to help offset Terrance Bailey's 36 points. Penn State is 4-2, Wagner 3-5. La Salle 78, Fordham 66
Senior Chip Greenberg's career-high 34 points helped La Salle win a Metro game in Philadelphia. The Explorers are 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the league. Fordham is 3-5 and 0-1. Oklahoma 103, New Orleans 85
In Norman, Okla., Anthony Bowie scored 27 points, Tim McCalister 22 and Darryl Kennedy 20. Kennedy is the 19th Sooners player to total 1,000 in his career. Oklahoma is 9-0 and New Orleans 4-2. New Orleans' Michael Porter led all scorers with 36 points. Tennessee 85, N.C.-Wilmington 57
Tony White, voted the tournament's MVP, scored a game-high 24 points on 11-for-15 shooting to enable Tennessee (6-1) to win its Volunteer Classic at Knoxville. Baylor beat Furman, 59-55, in the consolation.
Freshman Doug Roth entered the game and made his first four shots in the rally that put Tennessee ahead by 30-20. Georgia Tech 72, Jacksonville 53
Mark Price's 22 points, mostly from 20 feet, helped seventh-ranked Georgia Tech win the Gator Bowl tournament in Jacksonville.
Price, the tournament's most valuable player, made nine of his first 11 shots.
Texas A&M beat Southern Mississippi, 81-61, for third place as Don Marbury scored 32 points. Texas A&M is 6-4. Southern Mississippi, which entered the tournament unbeaten, fell to 7-2. Clemson 65, Texas Tech 64
Larry Middleton's 20-footer with four seconds to play won in Lubbock, Tex. Clemson (10-0) had led throughout until eight seconds earlier, when Gregg Crowe's follow shot made it 64-63. The Raiders are 4-5. Virginia Tech 76, West Virginia 69
Dell Curry's 29 points and 15 rebounds, both game highs, enabled the 20th-ranked Hokies to survive a rough ending in Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech has won eight straight after losing its opener to Michigan by a point. West Virginia, which shot 37.3 percent from the field in the game, is 4-5.
After Virginia Tech opened up a 37-34 lead at intermission, West Virginia cut it to 48-47 on a short jumper by freshman forward Darryl Prue with 16:08 to play. The Hokies then scored nine straight points over the next 3:46. Temple 64, Wake Forest 59
Tim Perry scored a career-high 19 points and Ed Coe had 17 with 11 rebounds as Temple won in overtime in Philadelphia.
Howard Evans' 18-foot jump shot gave the Owls the lead for good at 57-55 with 2:30 left in the extra period. Coe made two foul shots 40 seconds later for a 59-55 lead.
Rod Watson sent the game into overtime tied at 51-51 with a 22-footer for Wake Forest at the buzzer. Temple is 6-1, Wake Forest 4-4. St. John's 104, Niagara 61
Eleventh-ranked St. John's (9-1) got 27 points from Walter Berry in New York to win its seventh straight.
The Redmen shot 66 percent from the field and made 30 of 43 from the foul line. Niagara (3-4), the only team besides Georgetown to defeat the 31-4 Redmen last season, fell behind quickly. Syracuse 83, St. Bonaventure 64
In Syracuse, Rafael Addison scored 12 points in the second half, helping No. 4-ranked Syracuse to a 7-0 record. St. Bonaventure is 5-2.
Syracuse's Wendell Alexis led all scorers with 17 points. Teammate Dwayne Washington had 16. UCLA 109, Miami (Fla.) 64
Montel Hatcher scored a career-high 25 points and didn't even play the last eight minutes in Los Angeles. Teamate Reggie Miller had 21 points.
UCLA (5-2) outscored Miami by 46-14 during an 11-minute stretch of the second half. The Hurricanes, returning to major college basketball after dropping the sport after the 1970-71 season, are 5-3. Kansas 89, Arkansas 78
Danny Manning's three-point play started a 7-0 run late in the second half and helped sixth-ranked Kansas win its 23rd straight in Lawrence, Kan. At 9-1, the Jayhawks haven't had a better start since going to the Final Four in 1970-71.
The Razorbacks (7-2) led by 37-32 in the first half. UAB 76, Tennessee-Chattanooga 60
Guard James Ponder scored 21 points as 14th-ranked Alabama-Birmingham (11-1) won the UAB Classic in Birmingham.
Mississippi defeated Campbell, 61-44, in the consolation game. LSU 91, Southern 83
John Williams scored 23 points and Anthony Wilson 21 for ninth-ranked Louisiana State, which won its first invitational. The two Baton Rouge schools never had played each other before.
LSU (11-0) hasn't had a better start since joining the Southeastern Conference in 1932. Southern is 5-2.
Northeast Louisiana beat Southeastern Louisiana, 79-73, in the consolation game.