Kenny Anderson scored 40 points and played all 55 minutes, yet Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins described two other Yellow Jackets as amazing.
That could either be attributed to Anderson's heroics becoming routine or how unexpected the other sources of victory were.Georgia Tech, which had dropped from the rankings last week, beat No. 17 Georgia 112-105 in triple overtime on Wednesday night, tying the game each time to force an extra session.
Matt Geiger made one of two free throws with less than a second to play in regulation to tie the game 82-82. Brian Domalik's 3-pointer tied the game 90-90 after the first extra five-minute period and Anderson's 10-footer with two seconds left made it 98-98 and set the stage for the third and last overtime.
Domalik seldom plays and James Munlyn, another reserve, had five points and as many rebounds in eight minutes. Both played because three Georgia Tech starters fouled out.
The win was the fifth in six games against Georgia (6-2) for the Yellow Jackets (4-3).
No. 1 UNLV 69, No. 25 Princeton 35
The Runnin' Rebels (4-0) held Princeton (7-1) to 15 points in the second half and the lowest total ever against UNLV.
UNLV led 33-20 at halftime and then held the Tigers scoreless for a 10-minute stretch in the second half.
"We've been down before by 13 at the half and usually just peck away at the lead, but we couldn't do that against this team," Tigers coach Pete Carril said.
UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian credited Princeton for keeping the Runnin' Rebels well below their season average of 112 points per game.
"Defensively, I thought they did a good job against us," Tarkanian said. "They just couldn't do anything offensively."
No. 5 UCLA 108, Pepperdine 85
UCLA improved to 8-0 easily as the Bruins led 78-44 five minutes into the second half and Pepperdine (5-4) was never closer than 25 points the rest of the way. The start is the best for UCLA since John Wooden's last team began the school's 10th championship season with a 12-0 mark in 1974-75.
No. 9 Duke 103, Harvard 61
Christian Laettner led six Blue Devils in double figures with 24 points and 14 rebounds as Duke (7-2) beat the Crimson (2-6) for the ninth time in as many meetings.
No. 14 Pittsburgh 84, Duquesne 65
The Panthers (8-1) dominated inside in continuing their mastery of the intracity rivalry with 11 wins in the last 12 games. Bobby Martin had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Shorter had 18 points and nine rebounds for Pittsburgh, which has won four in a row.