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Pittsburgh's Josh Newkirk (13) makes a dunk after getting past Virginia Tech's Cadarian Raines (4) during the second half Saturday in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 62-57 in double overtime.
Pittsburgh's Josh Newkirk (13) makes a dunk after getting past Virginia Tech's Cadarian Raines (4) during the second half Saturday in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 62-57 in double overtime.
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PITTSBURGH — Cameron Wright scored four of his 18 points in the second overtime to help No. 25 Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 62-57 on Saturday and snap a two-game home losing streak.


Pitt guard James Robinson converted a four-point play with 33 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 48.


All the scoring in the first overtime were free throws, four by each team. Virginia Tech freshman Devin Wilson made two with 43 seconds left to tie the score and send it to a second overtime.


In the second overtime, Pitt forward Lamar Patterson, who was held scoreless during regulation, made his first field goal of the game for a 54-52 lead. Wright added four consecutive free throws.


Pitt (20-4, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached the 20 wins for the 13th consecutive season.


Jarrell Eddie had 15 points for Virginia Tech (8-15, 1-10), which lost its 10th straight. The Hokies have not won since New Year’s Eve when they beat Maryland Eastern Shore. Their one and only ACC victory came more than two months ago, at Miami in the conference opener.


Drexel 78, James Madison 60


PHILADELPHIA — Chris Fouch scored 26 points and Rodney Williams added 14 points along with 10 rebounds as Drexel defeated James Madison.


James Madison (8-16, 3-7 Colonial Athletic Association) was without its leading scorer, Andre Nation, who took a leave for personal reasons. Nation is averaging 17 points per game. Charles Cooke led the Dukes with 18 points with Ron Curry adding 17.


Frantz Massenat added 16 points for the Dragons, who shot 54.7 percent. Fouch is now fifth all-time in Drexel scoring at 1,623, passing Bob Stephens and Mike DeRocckis.


Lehigh 66, Loyola (Md.) 52


BETHLEHEM — Jesse Chuku had 15 points and Mackey McKnight had seven points, 10 rebounds and six assists on Saturday to lead Lehigh.


Tim Kempton added 14 points for Lehigh (13-12, 6-6 Patriot League) which made 26 of 30 free throws and outrebounded Loyola 45-30.


Eric Laster had 17 points and Jordan Latham added 13 points for Loyola (10-13, 5-7).


Boston U. 88, Lafayette 54


BOSTON — Justin Alston scored 17 points and D.J. Irving had 16 as Boston U cruised past Lafayette.


Maurice Watson Jr. had 12 points and eight assists for the Terriers. John Papale added 11 points.


Seth Hinrichs led Lafayette (6-17, 2-10) with 19 points and nine rebounds. The Leopards were held well below their season average of 71.9 points per game and committed 20 turnovers.


George Mason 74, Duquesne 68


PITTSBURGH — Sherrod Wright scored 23 points — his highest output in three weeks — as George Mason broke a nine-game losing skid.


The Patriots (8-15, 1-8 Atlantic 10) shot 50 percent from the floor with Byron Allen adding 17 points, and Jalen Jenkins 10 for their first A-10 win since joining this season.


Soko led the Dukes (10-12, 2-7) with 21 points, Micah Mason adding 16.


St. Francis 74, LIU Brooklyn 58


NEW YORK — Stephon Whyatt scored 17 points and Malik Harmon had 16 with five assists as St. Francis defeated LIU Brooklyn.


The Red Flash (7-16, 5-5 Northeast Conference) shot 50 percent from the field. Whyatt hit four of SFU’s 10 3-pointers, while Earl Brown and Ben Millaud-Meunier each finished with 14 points.


LIU Brooklyn (7-16, 2-8) outrebounded SFU 35-25, but went 3 of 19 from the perimeter. E.J. Reed led the Blackbirds with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Joel Hernandez added 14 with seven.


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