TULSA 48, SMU 47 – Pat Swilling Jr. hit a 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left to give Danny Manning and Tulsa a 48-47 victory over Larry Brown and SMU in just the second coaching matchup of an NCAA-winning coach and the Final Four’s most outstanding player.
The shot by Swilling Jr., son of former NFL linebacker Pat Swilling, thwarted a huge second-half comeback from SMU. The Mustangs (10-6) trailed 34-17 at halftime before outscoring the Hurricane 29-8 for a 46-42 lead.
Tulsa (9-6) pulled within a point on a 3-pointer by Scottie Haralson, and Swilling Jr. hit the winning shot after SMU fouled twice with the Hurricane trying to get loose for an open look.
Manning, the eighth-leading scorer in NCAA history, was the star on Kansas’ 1988 national championship team. Brown is the only coach to win NCAA and NBA titles.
The game was the Conference USA opener for both teams.
BAYLOR 83, OKLAHOMA ST. 49 – Brooklyn Pope scored 18 points and Brittney Griner added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help second-ranked Baylor beat No.13 Oklahoma State on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims had 13 points and Destiny Williams 11 points for the Lady Bears (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), who extended the longest active home-winning streak in the country to 47 games.
Liz Donohoe scored 13 points and Toni Young had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma State (11-2, 0-2), which has dropped two straight games after winning their first 11.
Baylor could move back into the No. 1 spot in the poll today after No. 5 Notre Dame beat top-ranked UConn 73-72 on Saturday.
TEXAS A&M 63, ARKANSAS 51 – Courtney Williams scored 16 points to lead four Texas A&M players in double figures, and the 24th-ranked Aggies defeated No. 23 Arkansas on Sunday.
Adrienne Pratcher had 13 points for Texas A&M (12-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference). Kelsey Bone had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Courtney Walker also scored 11 points for the Aggies, who never trailed in the game.
Sarah Watkins had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Razorbacks. Watkins also had three blocks and three steals. Keira Peak scored 11 points.
Arkansas (12-3, 0-2) has lost its first two SEC games after winning nine straight in nonconference play.
The Aggies shot 59 percent in the first half and held the Razorbacks to 24 percent in building a 30-17 lead. Texas A&M finished at 44 percent while Arkansas shot 30 percent for the game.