Gonzaga downs Texas in OT
Gonzaga scored 24 consecutive points in the first half of its third-place game at the PK80 Invitational against Texas on Sunday at Moda Center.
But the Bulldogs needed overtime to put away the Longhorns in a 76-71 win in the Motion Bracket consolation contest.
Rui Hachimura scored a career-high 20 points off the bench and Josh Perkins had 15 for the Zags (5-1).
Gonzaga's largest lead was 21 points in the first half. The 24-point run turned a 16-8 deficit into a 32-16 lead.
Jefferson High grad Silas Melson had nine points, three assists, five rebounds and two steals.
The third Texas turnover of overtime was a Melson steal that led to his clinching layup for the Zags with 10 seconds left.
Texas (4-2) scored five points in the final six seconds to force overtime. After a Mohamed Bamba layup for the Longhorns, Dylan Osetkowski intercepted Josh Perkins' inbounds pass and found Andrew Jones in the corner for a tying 3-pointer.
Johnathan Williams put the Zags ahead 70-69 with a dunk and three-point play with 3:10 left in overtime. After a Texas turnover, Williams hit one of two from the line with 2:16 left, and a putback basket for Corey Kispert made the score 73-69 Gonzaga with 1:16 remaining in OT.
The teams traded missed 3-pointers before Melson made his clinching steal and layup to put the Zags up six with 10 seconds left.
Williams and Killian Tillie finished with 10 points apiece for Gonzaga. The Zags blew out Ohio State in their PK80 opener on Thursday, then lost in double overtime late Friday to Florida.
For Texas, Matt Coleman scored 20 points and Jones 18.
• In the Victory Bracket, Arkansas ran past Connecticut 102-67 to claim third place.
The Razorbacks (5-1) went on a 19-0 run in the second half to lead by 31 points over the Huskies (4-2). Their largest lead was 42 points late in the game.
Jaylen Barford scored 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Arkansas. CJ Jones added 19 points and Daryl Macon 16 for the Razorbacks.
Arkansas shot 33-55 (60 percent) from the field, going 11 of 19 on 3-pointers.
Jalen Adams scored 25 for Connecticut, and Terry Larrier had 18.
• Down 15 with under four minutes to play in regulation, Butler rallied to edge Ohio State 67-66 in the Motion Bracket fifth-place game at Memorial Coliseum.
A contested layup by Kelan Martin with four seconds left in overtime provided the winning points for the Bulldogs.
Both teams are 5-2.
Butler was up three midway through overtime. Ohi State went up 66-65 with 59 seconds left on two C.J. Jackson foul shots.
The teams traded scoreless possessions before Martin, who led Butler with 24 points, attacked the basket to put home the game-winner.
Butler scored 20 points over the last 3:51 of the second half, forcing overtime with a 18-3 run. Kamar Baldwin hit a tying 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Jackson led Ohio State with19 points and Keita Bates-Diop had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was Butler's coach before taking the Buckeyes' job this season.