Chris Bosh scored 18 points and B.J. Elder added 12 in Georgia Tech's 72-58 victory over Ohio State in an NIT first-round game last night in Atlanta.
Ohio State (17-15), which lost to No. 13 Illinois in the Big Ten tournament championship game Sunday, was playing its first game without Zach Williams. The junior forward was suspended for arguing with the Buckeyes' coaching staff during the loss to Illinois.
Sean Connolly led the Buckeyes with 16 points, and Brent Darby had 12.
Georgia Tech, coming off a loss to North Carolina State in the first round of the ACC tournament, broke the game open after Matt Sylvester's layup cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 48-47 with 12 minutes 13 seconds remaining.
Ismai'il Muhammad ended an 18-4 run nearly eight minutes later with a reverse jam that put Georgia Tech (15-14) ahead 66-51.
* RHODE ISLAND 61, SETON HALL 60: Dawan Robinson hit a three-pointer with 4.1 seconds left to lead the Rams to a come-from-behind win at home.
Seton Hall's J.R. Morris got off a three-point attempt at the buzzer that was off the mark.
Robinson scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half as Rhode Island (20-10) worked to erase a 17-point deficit. But he was nearly the goat when a technical foul called on him with 3:46 left allowed Seton Hall to increase its lead to 60-52.
Andre Barrett hit the technical foul shots -- the only points Seton Hall (17-13) scored in the final 6:54.
* ST. JOHN'S 62, BOSTON U. 57: Willie Shaw scored 14 points to lead the Red Storm at home. Marcus Hatten added 12 points for the Red Storm (17-13), which is making its 27th NIT appearance and has won it a record five times.
* PROVIDENCE 67, RICHMOND 49: Rob Sanders had 16 points and the Friars (17-13) held the host Spiders (15-14) to 29 percent shooting.
Donnie McGrath had 13 points, while Ryan Gomes, Marcus Douthit and Sheiku Kabba each had 10. Richmond's three leading scorers, Mike Skrocki, Tony Dobbins and Jeff Myers, combined to miss 21 of 23 field goal attempts.
* MINNESOTA 62, SAINT LOUIS 52: Rick Rickert and Maurice Hargrow each scored 15 points to lead the Golden Gophers on the road. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for Minnesota (17-12).
* TEXAS TECH 66, NEVADA 54: Andre Emmett scored 18 points to lead the Red Raiders (19-12) at home.
* IOWA ST. 76, WICHITA ST. 65: Jake Sullivan scored 23 points and Tim Barnes hit four three-pointers to lead a 16-3 second-half run in Ames, Iowa. Barnes finished with 21 points for the Cyclones (17-13).
* CHARLESTON 71, KENT STATE 66: Thomas Mobley scored 20 points, including 12 in the second half, to lead the visiting Cougars (25-7).
* UAB 82, LA.-LAFAYETTE 80: Eric Bush scored three baskets in the final three minutes to lift the host Blazers (20-12).
* W. MICHIGAN 63, ILL.-CHICAGO 62: Mike Williams scored 10 of his team's last 17 points and had a key rebound in the final minute for the host Broncos (20-10).