When the Auburn Tigers practice long-range shots, Reggie Sharp never makes any. Apparently, he needed game pressure to nail one.
Sharp's heave from 35 feet at the overtime buzzer lifted Auburn over archrival Alabama, 72-69 Wednesday night.
Sharp got the inbounds pass when No. 14 Alabama swarmed sharp-shooting Adam Harrington. He raced across midcourt and sent the ball toward the basket.
"That shot by Reggie Sharp was the craziest thing I have ever seen," said teammate Scott Pohlman, who had 18 points. "I don't know what to say, it was unbelievable. We play around with half-court shots before practice, but Reggie has never made one until now."
Sharp's unlikely heroics were in keeping with the Tide's road woes. It handed the Tide (20-6, 8-5) their 21st loss in 22 away games, and they are 1-5 in road conference matches this season.
"I have never hit a shot like that before," Sharp said. "This win was the best of my career."
And one of the worst for Alabama, which was led by Rod Grizzard with 17 points.
"There is nothing you can do. It's over," said Grizzard, who tied the game on a jumper with 4.4 seconds left in overtime. "We should have won it. They came out on top with a lucky shot."
Elsewhere, it was No. 4 Duke 98, Georgia Tech 54; No. 6 Iowa State 62, Kansas State 51; No. 7 Florida 75, No. 12 Mississippi 55; No. 8 Arizona 88, Arizona State 58; No. 18 Notre Dame 76, No. 10 Boston College 75; No. 11 Kansas 91, Colorado 79; No. 13 Kentucky 84, LSU 61; No. 19 Wisconsin 64, Minnesota 54; St. John's 73, No. 21 Georgetown 70; Georgia 88, No. 22 Tennessee 76; No. 23 St. Joseph's 82, Dayton 72; and No. 24 Wake Forest 92, Clemson 60.
No. 4 Duke 98, Georgia Tech 54
Jason Williams scored 25 points and Shane Battier had 16 as Duke handed Georgia Tech its most lopsided loss in 29 years.
Duke (24-3, 11-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won 88 of 89 against unranked opponents, including 24 straight. The 44 points represented Duke's largest margin of victory this season.
Visiting Georgia Tech (15-10, 7-7), which had won five of seven, had its worst loss since 118-73 to North Carolina on Feb. 12, 1972.
No. 6 Iowa State 62, Kansas State 51
Jamaal Tinsley scored 16 points and Tyray Pearson 12, leading Iowa State (23-3, 11-2 Big 12) to its 10th straight win.
Kansas State (9-15, 3-10) has lost seven of eight games.
No. 7 Florida 75, No. 12 Mississippi 55
Udonis Haslem scored 21 points for Florida, which lost forward Brent Wright early in the second half. The side of Wright's right shoe blew out, causing him to land awkwardly on the same foot he had surgically repaired in January. X-rays were negative.
Matt Bonner finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds as host Florida (19-5, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) won for the eighth time in nine games.
No. 8 Arizona 88, Arizona State 58
Gilbert Arenas scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half as Arizona won its 12th straight against the Sun Devils (11-14, 3-11). Arizona has won five of its last six, and 11 of 13 overall. The Sun Devils have lost seven of their last nine at home, including 1-6 in the Pac-10.
No. 18 Notre Dame 76, No. 10 Boston College 75
Martin Ingelsby hit an off-balance 15-foot jumper with 3.7 seconds left for host Notre Dame.
The Eagles had one last chance to tie, but Troy Bell lost the ball to David Graves.
Troy Murphy had 23 points for the Irish (18-6, 10-3), who moved two games ahead of Syracuse in the Big East's West Division with three games left. Bell had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles (19-4, 10-3), first in the East Division, a game ahead of Providence.
No. 11 Kansas 91, Colorado 79
Nick Collison had a career-high 26 points and Kenny Gregory added 20 as Kansas withstood near-perfect foul shooting by Colorado. It was the host Jayhawks' 24th straight victory over the Buffaloes.
Kansas (20-5, 9-4 Big 12), which hasn't lost to Colorado in 10 years, overcame 21-of-22 foul shooting by the Buffaloes.
No. 13 Kentucky 84, LSU 61
Keith Bogans scored all 23 of his points in the second half, and Tayshaun Prince added 16 for host Kentucky (18-7, 11-2 Southeastern Conference), which has won eight straight and 15 of its last 17. LSU has lost eight straight and 12 of its last 14.
No. 19 Wisconsin 64, Minnesota 54
Kirk Penney scored 21 points, including 14 during a four-minute span in the first half for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-5 Big Ten), which moved into a third-place tie with Ohio State in the conference.
Wisconsin played without guard Ricky Bower, sitting out the second game of his four-game NCAA suspension.
St. John's 73, No. 21 Georgetown 70
Freshman Willie Shaw bounced back from a scoreless game against Duke with 16 points. Shaw missed all eight of his shots in the loss to Duke, the Red Storm's worst defeat at Madison Square Garden in 41 years. But against the Hoyas, he hit four 3-point attempts.
Kevin Braswell had 19 points for the Hoyas (20-6, 7-6), who have lost three of four.
Georgia 88, No. 22 Tennessee 76
D.A. Layne scored 21 points and Anthony Evans had 18 points and 14 rebounds as Georgia handed Tennessee its fifth straight loss. Host Tennessee (18-9, 5-8) came unraveled in the final minutes and the Bulldogs (15-11, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) went on a 15-0 run.
No. 23 St. Joseph's 82, Dayton 72
Marvin O'Connor shot 8-for-13 from 3-point range and scored 30 points for visiting St. Joseph's. The Hawks (22-4, 12-1 Atlantic 10) are off to their best start since 1985-86, winning eight straight and 16 of 17.
Tony Stanley scored 19 points for the Flyers (16-10, 7-6), whose four-game winning streak was stopped.
No. 24 Wake Forest 92, Clemson 60
Darius Songaila scored 24 points and Craig Dawson added 19 for the Demon Deacons (18-8, 7-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won just their second conference road game. They dominated from the start and led 41-9 at halftime.
The Tigers were coming off an upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday.
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