CLINTON, N.Y. — Sam Willson scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime and started a 10-0 run with a layup in overtime as Colby earned a 99-95 win over Hamilton in a New England Small College Athletic Conference men’s basketball game Sunday afternoon.

Colby’s Ryan Jann forced overtime by making two of three free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt with .2 seconds remaining in regulation.

Jann put the Mules (14-8, 2-6 NESCAC) ahead for good with a three-point play in overtime, snapping an 82-82 tie.

All five Colby starters scored in double figures, led by Patrick Stewart with 22 points.

Chris Hudnut added 17 and Luke Westman finished with 15, including 7 of 8 free throws in overtime.

Reserve guard Michael Grassey paced Hamilton (11-11, 2-6) with 23 points.

MIDDLEBURY 78, BOWDOIN 69: Matt St. Amour scored 26 points and hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with less than three minutes remaining as the Panthers (14-8, 6-2) beat the Polar Bears (9-10, 2-6) in Middlebury, Vermont.

St. Amour’s 3-pointer gave Middlebury a 70-67 lead, and he followed with another basket. The Panthers clinched the win with four free throws in the final 37 seconds.

Bowdoin erased a 13-point deficit in the second half, sparked by 10 straight points from freshman forward Jack Simonds. Simonds finished with 23 points, while Lucas Hausman led the Polar Bears with 29.

(5) IOWA 77, ILLINOIS 65: Peter Jok scored 23 points and Jarrod Uthoff added 18 points and 12 rebounds in a win at Champaign, Illinois.

Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for the Hawkeyes (19-4, 10-1 Big Ten) and led them to a 48-36 lead with 16:48 to play.

Iowa would push the lead to as many as 20 points midway through the half.

Adam Woodbury had a double-double afternoon for the Hawkeyes with 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Iowa outrebounded the Illini 43-32. Illinois (11-13, 3-8) has been outrebounded in 10 of its 11 conference games.

Jalen Coleman-Lands led Illinois with 17 points, going 5 of 11 from 3-point range..

Jok took over early in the second half, scoring seven of the first 10 points for Iowa.

(12) SMU 92, SOUTH FLORIDA 58: Shake Milton scored 22 points and Nic Moore added 17 as the Mustangs (20-2, 9-2 American Athletic Conference) rebounded from their second loss of the season with a rout at Tampa, Florida.

SMU, which had lost two straight on the road, has matched the best 22-game start in school history. The Mustangs won 26 of their first 28 games before finishing 26-4 in 1955-56.

(16) OREGON 76, UTAH 66: Dillon Brooks had 30 points and nine assists, both career highs, in a win at Eugene, Oregon.

Chris Boucher added 15 points and Elgin Cook had 12 for the Ducks (20-4, 9-2 Pac-12), who won their sixth straight game and 22nd straight at home, one shy of the school record.

Brooks, who had the first 30-point game for Oregon this season, had six rebounds.

Kyle Kuzma led the Utes (17-7, 6-5) with 18 points, and Jordan Loveridge had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

(17) MIAMI 75, GEORGIA TECH 68: Sheldon McClellan scored 22 points and Ja’Quan Newton hit a huge 3-pointer to lead the visiting Hurricanes (18-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a fifth win in six games.


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