Missouri edges past VCU in Bahamas
BY Associated Press
Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 6:35 AM
Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.
Troy Daniels of VCU missed a 3 and the Tigers ran out the clock.
Negus Webster-Chan and Keion Bell had 12 points apiece for Missouri while Earnest Ross added 11.
Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic both had 12 points for the Rams while Rob Brandenberg added 11.
No. 18 UNLV 82, Iowa State 70: In Las Vegas, freshman Anthony Bennett scored 22 points and No. 18 UNLV beat Iowa State in the consolation game of the Global Sports Classic.
UNLV (3-1) began to pull away late in the second half. After Will Clyburn's tip-in at 7:24 cut Iowa State's deficit to 57-54, the Rebels closed the game with a 25-16 run.
Anthony Marshall added 16 points for the Rebels, and Mike Moser had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Clyburn had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cyclones.
No. 19 Memphis 52, Northern Iowa 47: In Paradise Island, Bahamas, Chris Crawford had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis avoided losing all three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Memphis (3-2) was one of four ranked teams in the regular-season tournament, but it was the only one not to reach the semifinals and things didn't look so great late in the first half against the Panthers, who led 26-12 with 4:34 to play.
Mitchell led the Panthers (3-3) with 18 points and five assists, but Northern Iowa shot 31.4 percent (16-of-51), including going 7-of-27 (25.9 percent) from 3-point range.
Wisconsin 77, Arkansas 70: Overcoming an 11-point halftime deficit, Sam Dekker scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin past Arkansas 77-70 in the third-place game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
In addition to Dekker's play, Ryan Evans had 12 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin (4-2). Jared Berggren added 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks and Wisconsin outscored the Razorbacks 48-30 in the second half.
B.J. Young led Arkansas (3-2) with 18 points and five rebounds, while Mardracus Wade added 13 points for the Razorbacks, which shot 32 percent in the second half.