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Men’s top 25 roundup: Clark’s 3-pointers spark Hoyas in OT

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Missouri guard Marcus Denmon (12) drives over Georgetown's Jason Clark.

Missouri guard Marcus Denmon (12) drives over Georgetown’s Jason Clark.

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jason Clark hit three 3-pointers in overtime, lifting No. 16 Georgetown to a bruising 111-102 victory Tuesday night over No. 9 Missouri, which erased an 18-point halftime deficit but faltered at the free-throw line in the final seconds of regulation.

After Michael Dixon hit only one of two foul shots with 14.1 seconds left to give Missouri a 94-91 lead, Chris Wright's 3-pointer tied the matchup of unbeatens at 94-all.

Austin Freeman had 31 points for the Hoyas (7-0), who have won their first seven games for the second consecutive season. Missouri (5-1) trailed throughout the game until Marcus Denmon canned a 3-pointer for a 77-75 lead that had the capacity crowd in Kansas City's Sprint Center roaring.

Denmon had 27 points for Missouri, which missed three of four free throws in the final 19 seconds of regulation. The Hoyas were 18 of 18 from the line.

Dixon, who missed the only shot he took in the first half, sparked the second-half surge and finished with 17 points.

No. 2 OHIO STATE 58, FLORIDA STATE 44: At Tallahassee, Fla., Jon Diebler scored 12 points and Jared Sullinger notched his third double-double of the season in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

No. 7 CONNECTICUT 62, NEW HAMPSHIRE 55: At Storrs, Conn., Kemba Walker scored 30 points and Connecticut returned from its triumphant trip to Hawaii with a harder-than-expected victory.

No. 8 SYRACUSE 78, CORNELL 58: At Syracuse, N.Y., Rick Jackson had 17 points and 13 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season.

No. 10 KENTUCKY 91, BOSTON U. 57: At Lexington, Ky., Brandon Knight scored 23 points as Kentucky bounced back from its first loss of the season.

No. 13 TENNESSEE 86, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 56: At Knoxville, Tenn., Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Scotty Hopson had 19 for Tennessee.

No. 20 ILLINOIS 79, NORTH CAROLINA 67: At Champaign, Ill., Mike Davis scored 20 points for Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

No. 22 WASHINGTON 102, LONG BEACH STATE 75: At Seattle, C.J. Wilcox led seven double-digit Huskies scorers with 20 points.

No. 25 NOTRE DAME 81, INDIANA ST. 72: At South Bend, Ind., Ben Hansbrough scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Notre Dame.