Turner hits clutch 3, No. 17 Tennessee beats No. 20 VCU
Turner’s big shot spoiled a dramatic comeback by the Rams, who trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half.
John Fulkerson led Tennessee (6-1) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Bowden added 14 points and Turner scored 12 for the Vols.
Marcus Santos-Silva led VCU (6-2) with 22 points and De’Riante Jenkins had 15.
Jenkins hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 69-69 with 5 seconds left. Tennessee called timeout and inbounded the ball from the frontcourt with 1.7 seconds remaining. Turner launched the winning shot from the right corner.
NO. 21 COLORADO 59, SACRAMENTO STATE 45
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey pulled down 17 rebounds and scored 11 points, including a reverse layup off a sensational spin on his way to the basket in the closing minutes as Colorado fended off scrappy Sacramento State.
The Buffaloes improved to 6-0 for the second time in three seasons, but it wasn’t easy. The Hornets (4-1) were within striking distance at 45-40 after the only basket of the night by their leading scorer, Joshua Patton.
Ethan Esposito’s 12 points led the Hornets, who only got four points from Patton, 14.5 below his average, on 1-for-8 shooting.
Jones finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading a surge late in the first half that put Xavier in control. Naji Marshall scored nine consecutive points for Xavier in the second half and finished with 13 as the Musketeers piled up a season high in points.