PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Bobby Pettiford Jr. made a twisting reverse layup off a loose rebound with 0.2 seconds left in overtime to give No. 3 Kansas a 69-68 win over Wisconsin in a Battle 4 Atlantis semifinal on Thursday.

Pettiford’s layup marked his only points of the game, capping a thriller that saw Wisconsin rally from 15 down early in the second half.

Pettiford landed on the floor after the basket as he watched the ball go through the net, then extended his fists in front of him and yelled as he started to sit up.

By the time he had gotten on his feet, he had a big smile while his teammates began to hug and gather with him near the baseline corner to celebrate.

The team left the court to chants of “Bobby! Bobby!” as they headed to Friday’s championship game.

Jalen Wilson scored 29 points and had 14 rebounds for the reigning national champion Jayhawks (6-0), and Kevin McCullar Jr. had 18 points and nine rebounds – and a 3 to force overtime.


Tyler Wahl led the Badgers (4-1) with 23 points and 10 rebounds.

(1) NORTH CAROLINA 89, PORTLAND 81: Pete Nance scored 28 points, Caleb Love added 23 and the Tar Heels (5-0) survived an unexpected test from the Pilots (4-3) in the opening round of the Phil Knight Invitational at Portland, Oregon.

The Tar Heels needed a late 14-3 run to finally pull away from one of the tournament’s host schools.

Love carried them in the first half with 16 points and reached the 1,000-point mark in his career, becoming the 80th North Carolina player to reach that mark. North Carolina has the most 1,000-point scorers of any school in the country.

(8) DUKE 54, OREGON STATE 51: Kyle Filipowski had 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Blue Devils (5-1) held off a challenge from the Beavers (3-2) in the opening game of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament at Portland, Oregon.

Ryan Young added 11 points and 15 rebounds off the bench and was the only other Blue Devils player to score in double figures.


Jordan Pope led the Beavers (3-2) with 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals.

(22) TENNESSEE 73, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 66: Julian Phillips scored a season-high 25 points to help the Volunteers (4-1) hold off the Trojans (4-2)  in overtime in the semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

The first-year forward made 7 of 13 shots and 10 of 12 free throws to go with eight rebounds for the Volunteers, with four of those free throws coming in the OT.

Santiago Vescovi overcame a rough shooting game to hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:45 left in the extra period, and Zakai Zeigler went 4 for 4 at the line in the final 23.7 seconds left of overtime to seal the win.

MICHIGAN STATE: Forward Malik Hall will be sidelined for about three weeks due to a stress reaction in his left foot, the school announced.

Hall felt discomfort in his foot following Michigan State’s win over Villanova last week and further examination revealed the injury. No surgery is needed, the school said.



(7) NOTRE DAME 90, AMERICAN 65: Olivia Miles had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Notre Dame (5-0) opened a 25-point halftime lead and cruised past American University (0-4) at the 2022 Goombay Splash in Bimini, Bahamas.

Sonia Citron added 17 points and Dara Mabrey 15 for the Fighting Irish

(8) NORTH CAROLINA 85, (18) OREGON 79: Eva Hodgson scored 14 of her 21 points during a fourth quarter flurry of shotmaking, and No. 8 North Carolina (5-0) rallied on multiple occasions in the second half and topped No. 18 Oregon (4-1) in the semifinals of the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon.

Hodgson scored 10 points in a 90-second span of the fourth quarter after it looked as if the Ducks were about to pull away. Hodgson’s four-point play with 5:12 remaining gave North Carolina a 72-68 lead. Oregon pulled within 74-73, but Hodgson hit four free throws down the stretch, sandwiched around Destiny Adams’ basket, and the Tar Heels were able to hold on.

Te-Hina Paopao led Oregon with 18 points.


(12) LSU 80, GEORGE MASON 52: Angel Reese scored 21 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for her sixth-straight double-double as the Tigers (6-0) topped the Patriots (3-4) at Bimini, Bahamas.

LSU’s streak of five-straight 100 point games came to an end.

The game was never in doubt as the Tigers  scored the first eight points and made 10 of 15 shots and 7 of 8 free throws to lead 27-9 after one quarter. Reese had 10 points.

LSU tied the 1998-99 UConn Huskies and 2013-14 Oregon Ducks with five-straight 100 point games but came up short of what is believed to be the NCAA record of six straight century games by Louisiana Tech in the midst of the 1981-82 season. That team won the first-ever NCAA women’s basketball championship with current LSU coach Kim Mulkey as the point guard.

(13) N.C. STATE 82, VANDERBILT 73: Jakia Browner-Turner scored 18 points, Diamond Johnson added 16 with nine rebounds and seven assists and the Wolfpack (5-1) topped the Commodores (5-2) in the Cancun Classic.



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