College Basketball Roundup

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 29, 2007

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Zabian Dowdell scored four of his 19 points in overtime and No. 23 Virginia Tech rallied after blowing an eight-point lead late in regulation to improve to 10-0 at home this season.

The Hokies (14-5, 4-1), who saw a 58-50 lead disappear in the final six minutes when they managed just one more point, went ahead to stay on two free throws by Jamon Gordon with 3:08 left, then padded their lead on Dowdell’s putback with 2:11 to play.

Gordon added 16 points and Coleman Collins had 11 and 14 rebounds for the Hokies.Maryland (15-5, 1-4) lost for the second time in five days in Virginia. The Terps were beaten 103-91 at Virginia on Tuesday

D.J. Strawberry led the Terrapins with 16 points andMike Jones and Greivis Vasquez had 12 each.

No. 24 Marquette 77, No. 6 Pittsburgh 74, OT

PITTSBURGH — Dominic James made two free throws after being fouled with less than a second remaining in overtime and No. 24 Marquette rallied after squandering an 11-point lead to surprise No. 6 Pittsburgh 77-74.

James scored 23 points and Dan Fitzgerald and Wesley Matthews had 14 each as the Golden Eagles (17-4, 4-2) improved to 4-1 against Top 25 teams.

They dealt Pitt (17-3, 5-1) only its second home court loss in 30 games the last two seasons.

No. 20 Notre Dame 82, South Florida 58

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Rob Kurz had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Colin Falls added 14 points to lead Notre Dame (16-3, 4-2 Big East) over South Florida, the 14th straight home win this season for the Fighting Irish.

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