NCAA College Basketball Top 25 Scores, Recaps: Feb. 12

NCAA college basketball Top 25 scores and recaps from the games that took place on Sunday, February 12.

VIRGINIA TECH 80, No. 12 VIRGINIA 78, 2OT

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Seth Allen nailed a short jumper with 3.2 seconds left in double overtime to lift Virginia Tech to an 80-78 victory over No. 12 Virginia in Athletic Coast Conference action on Sunday.

With the game tied at 78-78, Allen worked his way in the lane and then pulled up a few feet from the basket to hit what turned out to be the winner for the home team.

London Perrantes of Virginia
London Perrantes of Virginia in college basketball

Allen finished with 20 points to lead the Hokies (17-7, 6-6 ACC) off the bench, while Justin Bibbs hit four 3-pointers and tallied 16 points and six rebounds and Zach LeDay added 11 points and six boards in the victory.

Khadim Sy scored 10 points for Virginia Tech, which collected 33 points from players off the bench.

London Perrantes led Virginia with 22 points, while Kyle Guy finished with 12 for the Cavaliers (18-6, 8-4), who build a 14 point advantage in the first half and led for 37:09 but couldn’t put away their rival.

Following the game, Virginia Tech fans stormed the court at Cassell Coliseum but did so in a well-organized manner, as no one went past the 3-point line.

As a team, the Hokies, who has lost two straight and three out of four before Sunday’s game, shot 44.1 percent and made 20-of-26 free throws to setup the win.

Virginia, which lost three of the past five games overall, shot 42.4 percent as a team but was just 14-of-24 from the charity strip.

Virginia Tech was listed as a heavy 16 percent underdogs against the Cavaliers by ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

NORTHWESTERN 66, No. 7 WISCONSIN 59

Meanwhile, Bryant McIntosh had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Northwestern upset No. 7 Wisconsin 66-59 in Big Ten action on Sunday.

Dererk Pardon added 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals and Vic Law ended with 11 points, six rebounds and two steals for the Wildcats (19-6, 8-4), who is fourth in the Big Ten standings.

Nigel Hayes had 13 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin, which had its eight-game winning streak snapped.

Dmitrik Trice and Vitto Brown each scored 11 points for the Badgers (21-4, 10-2), but star forward Ethan Happ, who is averaging a team-high 14.2 points and 9.2 this season, was held to just nine points.

No. 10 UCLA 78, OREGON ST. 60

In another Top 25 score, Lonzo Ball tallied 22 points, nine assists and six rebounds, while shooting 9-of-12 from the floor, and No. 10 UCLA pulled away late to beat Oregon State 78-60 on Sunday.

Lonzo Ball of the UCLA Bruins
Lonzo Ball of the UCLA Bruins college basketball team

Fellow freshman TJ Leaf flirted with a double-double to end with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins (23-3, 10-3 Pac-12), who shot 52.4 percent in the win.

Stephen Thompson Jr. scored 18 points to lead Oregon State, which has lost 13 straight and 18 of their last 19 games.

Drew Eubanks ended with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Beavers (4-22, 0-13 Pac-12).

No. 25 SMU 60, No. 11 CINCINNATI 51

Meanwhile, Semi Ojeleye scored 18 points and Sterling Brown added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 25 SMU beat No. 11 Cincinnati 60-51 on Sunday.

Both teams were locked at 28-28 at halftime, but the Mustangs (22-4, 12-1 American) used a decisive 15-0 run after the break to setup the win and handed Cincinnati its first loss in conference play this season.

Shake Milton and Ben Emelogu II each scored 11 points for SMU, which has won eight straight games and 18 of the last 19 overall.

Jacob Evans scored 15 points for the Bearcats, who had their 15-game win streak snapped.

Kevin Johnson had 13, Kyle Washington finished with 11 points and six rebounds and Gary Clark pulled down 12 rebounds in the defeat for Cincinnati.

NCAA BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

NORTHWESTERN 66, No. 7 WISCONSIN 59
No. 10 UCLA 78, OREGON ST. 60
No. 25 SMU 60, No. 11 CINCINNATI 51
VIRGINIA TECH 80, No. 12 VIRGINIA 78, 2OT

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