Dedric Lawson had 24 points, eight in overtime, and freshman Devon Dotson added 17 points as No. 2 Kansas made a case for returning to the top of the polls with an 87-81 victory over No. 5 Tennessee in the finals of the NIT Season Tip-Off at Barclays Arena in Brooklyn on Friday.
Dotson followed a Lawson tip-in with a three-point play as the Jayhawks (5-0) scored the first five points in overtime for a 74-69 lead and never trailed while winning their 14th straight game against an AP Top 10 team.
Schofield - Points - Overtime - Grant - Williams
Admiral Schofield scored nine of his 21 points in overtime, and Grant Williams had 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists before fouling out with 1:24 left in regulation, but the Volunteers (4-1) never had the ball with a chance to tie after the Jayhawks’ quick start.
Kansas was No. 1 in the preseason AP Top 25 before dropping behind Duke the last two weeks. No. 3 Gonzaga, which beat Duke earlier this week, also could take over the top spot.
DeAndre - Hunter - Points - Cavaliers - Plays
DeAndre Hunter scored 20 points as the Cavaliers made enough plays on both ends and claimed the Battle 4 Atlantis championship over the Badgers at Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Ty Jerome added 11 points and was the only other double-figure scorer for Virginia (6-0), which won despite shooting 25.9 percent in the second half and 37 percent overall. The Cavaliers won a November tournament for the sixth straight season and allowed less than 50 points for the third time this season.
Ethan - Happ - Wisconsin - Time - Win
Ethan Happ scored 22 for Wisconsin (5-1), which was unable to start 6-0 for the first time since 2014-15 and unable to get its seventh win over a Top-10 team under coach Greg Gard. Happ also had 15 rebounds, six assists and four blocked shots.
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