Nov. 24, 2009
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) -Nic Wise scored 30 points, including 16 of his team's final 19, to lead Arizona past Colorado 91-87 in overtime Tuesday in a consolation game at the Maui Invitational.
Wise appeared to give the Wildcats (3-1) enough of a cushion when he scored his team's final eight points of regulation, on two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws, to give them an 80-72 lead with 52 seconds left.
But Wise's point-guard counterpart, Cory Higgins, led the Buffaloes (3-2) back. Higgins assisted on a 3-pointer by Nate Tomlinson and hit a 3-pointer himself. Then his free throws with 20 seconds left sent the game to overtime.
In overtime, Wise sank two free throws to bring his team within 85-84 with 3:20 left, and his layup put the Wildcats ahead to stay 86-85 with 2:42 left.
Higgins finished with 28 points, Tomlinson 20, Alec Burks 19 and Austin Dufualt 14 for the Buffaloes.