PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Laurence Bowers had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Phil Pressey had 11 points and eight assists, leading No. 13 Missouri to a 68-65 victory over VCU on Saturday in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Pressey gave the Tigers (5-1) the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 1:17 to play. That capped a run of five straight possessions where the teams exchanged the lead.
The Rams (3-3) turned the ball over with 57 seconds left. The Tigers called a timeout with 10 seconds left on the shot clock. Pressey took the inbounds, dribbled off a few seconds then made a move to the basket where he ducked under a VCU player and hit a flip shot as the shot clock hit zero.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Andre Hollins scored a career-high 41 points to lead Minnesota to an 84-75 victory over No. 19 Memphis on Friday in the consolation semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The sophomore guard scored 24 points in the first half — one off his career high entering the game — and he closed strong, making 7 of 8 free throws and throwing in a monster dunk over the final 1:15 to account for all the Golden Gophers' points in a 9-0 run to end the game.
Hollins finished 12 of 16 from the field — making all five of his 3-point attempts — and going 12 of 13 from the free throw line.
Minnesota (5-1) will meet the winner of the Northern Iowa-Stanford game for fifth place on Saturday.
D.J. Stephens had 15 points to lead the Tigers (2-2).
LAS VEGAS — Overcoming an 11-point halftime deficit, Sam Dekker fueled the Badgers and scored 19 points to lead Wisconsin past Arkansas in the third-place game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
In addition to Dekker's play, Ryan Evans had 12 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin (4-2). Jared Berggren added 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks and Wisconsin outscored the Razorbacks 48-30 in the second half.
Wisconsin opened the second half on a 16-5 run and took the lead for good at 60-58 with 5:56 left.
B.J. Young led Arkansas (3-2) with 18 points and five rebounds, while Mardracus Wade added 13 points for the Razorbacks, which shot 32 percent in the second half.
Mike Bruesewitz had 11 points and nine rebounds and Traevon Jackson added 11 points for Wisconsin, which shot 67 percent in the second half.
LOS ANGELES — Nikki Greene came up big when Penn State needed it the most.
The senior Greene scored 21 points and grabbed a career best-tying 20 rebounds Saturday to lead No. 6 Penn State to the Cal State Northridge tournament title.
Greene made 13 consecutive free throws in 14 attempts, including 11 of 12 in the final 4 minutes, 52 seconds to help the Lady Lions (5-0) overcome a 67-63 deficit.
Maggie Lucas scored 14 of her 23 points in the first half to help the Lady Lions overcome a 17-point first-half deficit. Alex Bentley scored 19 points for Penn State.
Marta Masoni scored a career-best 22 points for Northridge (3-2), which used a 25-10 run to take a 33-16 lead with 5:52 to play in the first half. Ashlee Guay scored 15 points with eight assists, Camille Mahlknecht had 13 rebounds and Violet Alama scored 11 points for the Matadors.
With Lucas scoring early and Greene making free throws late, there was no reason for Penn State coach Coquese Washington to fret about the big early deficit.
The thing is, the basketball season is a long season, Washington said, and you can't get too worried if you get down early because you've got a lot of time left to make adjustments.
Some adjustments, however, come in practice.
Greene said she likes the aggressiveness of the Celtics' Kevin Garnett and the ability of the Timberwolves' Kevin Love to follow the ball and take it when it looks as if he won't get it.
Northridge coach Jason Flowers said she played like another NBA star.
We thought her presence seemed similar to Dwight Howard, Flowers said, but her free throws are way better.
When she was a freshman, Greene shot between 30 and 40 percent from the line, so her work in practice has paid off over the years.
Coquese challenges me to make 10 free throws in a row before I can leave the gym, she said.
Washington said that's now up to 20.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points and Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 11 California to a victory against Georgetown for the Cal Classic title.
Talia Caldwell had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (5-0).
Sugar Rodgers scored 20 points and Andrea White 15 for the Hoyas (4-2).
Clarendon, the tournament MVP, and Eliza Pierre hit 3-pointers to spark a 15-4 run over a 4:32 second-half stretch. Pierre had 10 points.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jazmin Pitts had a career-high 20 points to lead Virginia to the win in the first game of the San Juan Shootout.
Sarah Imovbioh added 15 points and China Crosby had 13 for the Cavaliers (4-0). Pitts, a reserve, was 9 for 14 from the field.
Christina Foggie scored 26 for Vanderbilt (3-2).
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Waltiea Rolle had 15 points and 12 rebounds and North Carolina scored the first 16 points of the second half.
Xylina McDaniel opened the second half with a jumper for the Tar Heels (5-0), who trailed 32-31 at halftime, then added a 3-pointer after a steal by Brittany Rountree. Krista Gross added a jumper and Rountree sank a 3-pointer for a 40-32 lead.
Shanel Harrison scored 18 for La Salle.
HONOLULU — Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points and No. 13 Oklahoma raced to a win over Oregon in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
Nicole Kornet had 15 points and Morgan Hook scored 12 for the Sooners (4-1). Maddie Manning added 11 points and Portia Durrett had 10 points for Oklahoma, which opened up a 55-35 lead.