- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

From combined dispatches

BAYLOR 74, GEORGETOWN 72: LaceDarius Dunn and Kevin Rogers each scored 20 points and Curtis Jerrells added 19 to lead the Bears (21-14) to a win over the Bears (16-15) in the first round Wednesday night in Waco, Texas.

Baylor claimed its first NIT win in four appearances.

Jerrells put Baylor ahead 74-69 with a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining.

But DaJuan Summers hit a 3-pointer for Georgetown with three seconds left, and Tweety Carter missed the front end of a one-and-one opportunity for the Bears.

Summers, who led the Hoyas with 19 points, grabbed the rebound and launched a shot at the buzzer that fell short.

Jerrells’ layup tied the game at 67-67 with just under five minutes remaining. He followed with a steal, and Carter’s 3-pointer gave the Bears the lead for good less than 30 seconds later.

Behind 72-69, Georgetown’s Chris Wright attempted a 3-pointer from the left side with 11 seconds left. Jerrells partially blocked the shot and Dunn pulled down the rebound for the Bears. He nailed the clinching free throws in the final seconds.

Greg Monroe added 12 points and Austin Freeman 11 for Georgetown.

VA. TECH 116, DUQUESNE 108 (2OT): Virginia Tech got 33 points from A.D. Vassallo and 23 from Jeff Allen, and the Hokies (19-14) scored on their first five possessions in the second overtime to outlast 46 points from Aaron Jackson in a first-round win over the Dukes (21-13) in Blacksburg, Va.

With the victory, the Hokies advanced to the second round, where they will host Baylor.

Duquesne, making its first postseason appearance since the 1994 NIT, closed out its best season since the 1971 team went 21-4.

MIAMI 78, PROVIDENCE 66: Jack McClinton made seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points to lead the visiting Hurricanes (19-12) to a victory over the Friars (19-14).

Dwayne Collins had 12 rebounds and Lance Hurdle added 12 points for Miami, which outrebounded Providence 44-35.

FLORIDA 84, JACKSONVILLE 62: Nick Calathes broke out of a shooting slump with 19 points, Chandler Parsons added 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Gators (24-10) beat the Dolphins (18-14) in Gainesville, Fla.

Florida, which lost four of its last six, played one of its best first halves of the season. The Gators shot 63 percent from the field, were 6-of-9 from 3-point range and had a 21-point lead at the break.

AUBURN 87, TENN.-MARTIN 82: DeWayne Reed scored 23 points and Quantez Robertson added 19 to lead the Tigers (23-11) to a victory over the Skyhawks (22-10) in Auburn, Ala.

CREIGHTON 73, BOWLING GREEN 71: P’Allen Stinnett scored 18 points, including two big free throws in the final minute, and the Bluejays (27-7) came from behind to defeat the Falcons (19-14) in Omaha, Neb.

KANSAS ST. 83, ILLINOIS ST. 79 (OT): Jacob Pullen scored seven of his career-high 32 points in overtime as the Wildcats (22-11) outlasted the Redbirds (24-10) in Manhattan, Kan.

TULSA 68, NORTHWESTERN 59: Jerome Jordan scored 16 points and Ben Uzoh added 13 as the Golden Hurricane (25-10) beat the Wildcats (17-14) in Tulsa, Okla.

Uzoh hit four free throws in the final 21 seconds as Tulsa won its first game in the tournament since winning the title in 2001.

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