HOUSTON -- Lamonte Bearden drilled a 3-pointer to start the scoring in the second overtime and Western Kentucky held on to beat Rice 92-85 on Thursday night.
Josh Anderson followed Bearden's trey with a jumper and added four free throws in the final 90 seconds to secure Western Kentucky's third straight victory.
Rice's Ako Adams drained a deep 3-pointer to tie it at 80-80 with 15 seconds left in the first overtime. It appeared that Charles Bassey had a tip in at the buzzer for the win but he was called for offensive goal tending and the teams went to double overtime.
Anderson led all scorers with 24 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Hilltoppers (14-10, 7-4 Conference USA). Jared Savage added 21 points and Bearden finished with 16 points and 11 assists.
Savage drained a 3 for a 71-70 lead with 1:02 left in regulation. Chris Mullins had a chance to win it for Rice but he split a pair of free throws with five seconds left. Bassey grabbed the rebound, kicked the ball out to Anderson who got off a mid-court shot at the buzzer that was just short.
Adams had a career-high 23 points to lead Rice (9-15, 4-7).
Buggs, Hawaii beat UC Santa Barbara 70-63
Drew Buggs scored 12 points and tied his career high with 12 assists, Zigmars Raimo and Justin Webster combined to score 16 of their 21 points in the second half, and Hawaii beat UC Santa Barbara 70-63 on Saturday night.
Boise St. rallies from 19 down, beats Utah State 88-83 in OT
Justinian Jessup forced a turnover and scored with 1.9 seconds left to send the game into overtime as Boise State rallied from 19-points down in the second half and beat Utah State 88-83 on Saturday night.
Defense shines as UC Irvine tops UC Riverside 69-53
Evan Leonard recorded 13 points as UC Irvine topped UC Riverside 69-53 on Saturday night.