HONOLULU — Tanner Smith scored 10 of his game-high 26 points in overtime to lead Clemson to an 83-75 win over Southern Illinois in a consolation semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic Friday.
Rod Hall, a former Laney standout, scored 18 points, Devin Booker scored 16 and Andre Young had 11 points for Clemson (7-6). The Tigers made all 15 of their free throws in overtime. Smith’s three-point play with 1:59 left in the extra period put Clemson ahead to stay.
Southern Illinois (3-7) led 62-59 with 11.3 seconds left in regulation, but Hall made a driving layup with 3.8 seconds left and was fouled. He made the free throw to send the game to overtime.
Smith was 8 of 16 from the field and made 8 of 9 free throws. Bryan Narcisse, a former North Augusta standout, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
NO. 4 LOUISVILLE 70,
WESTERN KENTUCKY 60
In Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored 23 points and Louisville overcame a sleepy start and rallied from an eight-point deficit in the second half to beat Western Kentucky (4-9).
Gorgui Dieng had 13 points and 15 rebounds – his fifth consecutive double-double – for the Cardinals (12-0), one of the nation’s six unbeaten Division I teams.
NO. 13 WISCONSIN 79,
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE 45
In Madison, Wis., Jordan Taylor scored 17 points to lead Wisconsin (11-2) over Mississippi Valley State (1-10) in the Badgers’ final game before Big Ten play begins.
NO. 15 PITTSBURGH 54
In Pittsburgh, Latif Rivers scored all 18 of his points in the second half – including six critical free throws in the final minute – to lead Wagner to a stunning victory over Pittsburgh.
The Seahawks (8-3) won their first game over a ranked opponent since knocking off then-15th-ranked Alabama on Nov. 24, 1978.
Pittsburgh (11-2) saw its nine-game winning streak snapped.
NO. 21 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 85,
In Las Vegas, Anthony Marshall had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 21 Nevada-Las Vegas (13-2) over California.
Justin Cobbs had 20 points and five assists for California (10-3).