Matthew Dellavedova launched a 35-foot 3-pointer that went in as time expired to give Saint Mary's a stunning 70-69 win over BYU on Wednesday night in Provo, Utah.

The game was close down the stretch, with the Cougars' Tyler Haws and Dellavedova exchanging baskets in the final minute to leave the game tied at 67. Haws then hit another jumper to put BYU (14-5, 4-1 West Coast Conference) ahead with 2.5 seconds left.

But Dellavedova took a long inbound pass and made his shot to give the Gaels (14-4, 3-1) the win.

"We got a little lucky, and the shot went in," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said.

Matthew Dellavedova (4) of Saint Mary’s celebrates his last-second basket with his teammates at the end of the second half of the game against BYU at
Matthew Dellavedova (4) of Saint Mary's celebrates his last-second basket with his teammates at the end of the second half of the game against BYU at the Marriott Center in Provo on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Saint Mary's won 70-69. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Sarah Weiser)

Stephen Holt was 5 for 9 from 3-point range and totaled 22 points to lead Saint Mary's, and Dellavedova added 18 points. James Walker III had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Mitchell Young had 10 points and seven rebounds.

"I am at a loss for words," said Haws, BYU's top scorer with 23 points, "I thought we had the game won, and Dellavedova hit a big shot. Gotta give him credit."

Michigan State 81, Penn State 72: Adreian Payne scored 20 points after spending the first half on the bench following a morning scuffle with teammate Brandon Dawson, and No. 18 Michigan State (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) held on against host Penn State (8-9, 0-5).


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Payne, a 6-foot-10 forward, made up for lost time by dominating the post in the second half. He had 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting in a stretch of six-plus minutes after entering the game with about 16:30 left.

The day got off to a rough start after an argument between roommates Dawson and Payne escalated into an exchange of punches in a second-floor lobby of a Penn State campus hotel, before the Spartans boarded a bus for the Jordan Center.

Police were called after a wall was dented at the hotel. The players were expected to pay for the damage.

"I've spent my entire afternoon meeting with the players involved and they are both sincerely remorseful," coach Tom Izzo said in a statement before the game. Both players apologized for the incident.

Maryland 51, North Carolina State 50: Alex Len dropped in a missed shot by teammate Pe'Shon Howard with 0.9 seconds left, giving host Maryland (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a victory over No. 14 North Carolina State (14-3, 3-1).

Butler 62, Richmond 47: Andrew Smith scored 15 points, Kellen Dunham added 11 and No. 13 Butler (15-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) used a stifling defense to pull away from Richmond (11-7, 1-2) in Indianapolis. Butler heads into Saturday's home showdown with No. 8 Gonzaga on a 12-game winning streak.

UNLV 82, San Diego State 75: Anthony Marshall scored a season-high 20 points, and Justin Hawkins and Khem Birch scored off rebounds on consecutive possessions in the final 1:18 to help visiting UNLV (15-3, 2-1 Mountain West) upset No. 15 San Diego State (14-3, 2-1).

New Mexico 79, Boise State 74: Tony Snell scored 22 points and Hugh Greenwood added 15 to lead No. 19 New Mexico (16-2, 3-0 Mountain West) past host Boise State (13-3, 1-1) in overtime.

The Salt Lake Tribune and Associated Press contributed to this report.