Kim Rodgers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give No. 12 Maryland a 56-53 win over No. 24 Georgia Tech on Thursday night in Atlanta in a game interrupted by a power outage with just over 2 minutes to play.
Rodgers’ winning shot from the baseline came with 1.2 seconds left after Georgia Tech had tied the game on a free throw by Sasha Goodlett. Rodgers was 0-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc previously.
Lynetta Kizer had 19 points, and Alyssa Thomas scored 17 for the Terrapins (19-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Tyaunna Marshall scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half for Georgia Tech (18-7, 6-3). Former Lincoln High standout Alex Montgomery had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets.
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The game was interrupted for 20 minutes while full lighting was restored after an apparent power surge darkened Alexander Memorial Coliseum with 2:12 to play.
Montgomery and Metra Walthour hit 3-pointers to start the second half and Georgia Tech took its first lead at 30-29 on two free throws by Montgomery less than 3 minutes in.
The Yellow Jackets hit eight of their first 11 shots after halftime and were up 40-36 with 12 minutes to play. Maryland then scored seven straight, but Montgomery hit a 3-pointer to start a 10-2 run that gave Georgia Tech a 50-45 lead with less than 5 minutes remaining.
But Thomas and Rodgers had three-point plays around a basket by Marshall, and Maryland went back ahead on a score by Kizer just before the lights went out.
No. 11 Michigan State 73, at Wisconsin 70 (OT): Kalisha Keane scored 28 points – and hit the shot that sent the game into the extra period – to lead the Spartans past the Badgers. Keane made an off-balance 3-pointer from the right wing to tie it at 60 with 13 seconds to go and added seven points in the extra period to help Michigan State (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) close to a half-game of first-place Penn State. Wisconsin (12-10, 7-3) dropped one game behind the Nittany Lions.
At No. 24 Georgia 57, Arkansas 54 (OT): Jasmine James scored 14 points, Meredith Mitchell added 12, and the Bulldogs (17-5, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) erased an 11-0 deficit to beat the Razorbacks (16-6, 4-6). Porsha Phillips had 18 rebounds for Georgia.
At No. 3 Duke 82, No. 18 Miami 58: Freshman Haley Peters scored 15 points, and the Blue Devils (21-1, 7-0 ACC) routed the Hurricanes (20-3, 6-2), who got 27 from ACC leading scorer Riquna Williams.
At No. 1 Ohio State 62, Michigan 53: Jared Sullinger hammered away inside for 19 points and 15 rebounds, and the Buckeyes (23-0, 10-0 Big Ten) came back from a sluggish first half to beat the Wolverines (13-9, 3-6) and open a season with 23 wins for the second time in school history.
Gonzaga 67, at Portland 64: Robert Sacre had 17 points, 12 rebounds and blocked four shots as the Zags (15-8, 5-3 West Coast Conference) beat the Pilots (16-7, 4-4).
At Northern Colorado 63, Eastern Washington 53: Devon Beitzel scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half as the Bears (12-9, 8-2 Big Sky) moved into a first-place tie with Montana in the conference by beating the Eagles (7-15, 4-6). Cliff Colimon had 17 points to lead EWU.