Cody Doolin converted a three-point play with 4.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and San Francisco upset Gonzaga, 96-91, on Saturday in a game marred by physical play.
The Dons (10-10 overall, 4-1 West Coast) benefited from an elbow by Gonzaga’s Robert Sacre in the final minute of regulation that was called an intentional foul.
Doolin finished with 23 points and Angelo Caloiaro scored 17 points in the biggest win of the season for San Francisco, which moved into sole possession of second place in the conference. The home fans rushed the court and tossed everything from T-shirts to soft drinks airborne in a wild celebration afterward.
Steven Gray and Demetri Goodson had 20 points apiece for the Bulldogs (13-7, 3-2), who suffered their second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak.
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A setback at Santa Clara on Thursday was their first defeat since an 83-79 loss at Notre Dame on Dec. 11.
No. 10 Texas 74, at No. 2 Kansas 63: J’Covan Brown scored 23 points and keyed a second-half surge by the Longhorns (16-3, 4-0 Big 12), who erased a 15-point deficit to snap a 69-game home winning streak by Kansas’ (18-1, 3-1).
No. 1 Ohio State 73, at No. 23 Illinois 68: Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and the Buckeyes (20-0, 7-0 Big Ten) scored 14 straight points in the second half to rally past the Illini (14-6, 4-3).
No. 7 Villanova 83, at No. 3 Syracuse 72: Maalik Wayns scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half as the Wildcats (17-2, 5-1 Big East) took a big lead and then held on to beat the Orange (18-2, 5-2) in front of a raucous Carrier Dome crowd.
No. 4 Duke 83, at Wake Forest 59: Kyle Singler scored 24 points and keyed the run that helped the Blue Devils (18-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) pull away from the pesky Demon Deacons (7-13, 0-5).
No. 5 Pittsburgh 80, at DePaul 50: Gilbert Brown scored 17 points and Ashton Gibbs added 13 to lead the Panthers (19-1, 7-0 Big East) over the Blue Demons (6-13, 0-7).
At No. 8 Connecticut 72, Tennessee 61: Kemba Walker scored a season-low 16 points but that was enough to help the Huskies (16-2) beat the Vols (12-7), spoiling coach Bruce Pearl’s brief return to the bench. Pearl is serving an eight-game SEC suspension for lying to NCAA investigators, but was allowed to coach the nonconference game against the Huskies.
At No. 11 Texas A&M 64, Kansas State 56: Khris Middleton had 18 points and the Aggies (17-2, 4-1 Big 12) made 13 free throws in the last 2 minutes to hold off the Wildcats (13-7, 1-4).
At No. 14 Purdue 63, Penn State 62: JaJuan Johnson’s jumper with 3 seconds left gave the Boilermakers (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) the win over the Nittany Lions (10-8, 3-4).
At Providence 72, No. 19 Louisville 67: Marshon Brooks scored 27 points and Gerard Coleman had 19 to lead the Friars (12-8, 1-6) over the Cardinals (15-4, 4-2).
At Vanderbilt 89, No. 22 Saint Mary’s 70: John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor each scored 19 points and the Commodores (14-4) snapped the Gaels’ (17-3) 11-game winning streak.