RESERVE GUARD Tim Quarterman scored 21 points and Josh Gray made the game-winning layup with 7.4 seconds left to help visiting LSU upset No. 16 West Virginia, 74-73, last night.
Jarell Martin had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Tigers (6-2), who overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half. Keith Hornsby scored 15.
West Virginia (7-1) was off to its best start since opening 11-0 during the 2009-10 Final Four season.
The Mountaineers were led by Juwan Staten's 17 points. Daxter Miles added 13 and Tarik Phillip had 12.
West Virginia led, 43-38, at halftime and extended its lead to 14 in the second half before LSU went on a 15-3 run to pull within three.
Hornsby hit a three-pointer and two free throws to tie the score at 58.
West Virginia led, 66-60, with 5:06 to go. Each team had held a one-point lead until Gray made the decisive layup with 7.4 seconds left.
* At Iowa State, Bryce Dejean-Jones had 27 points, Georges Niang added 26 with eight assists and the 20th-ranked Cyclones (5-1) rolled over No. 18 Arkansas, 95-77. Bobby Portis scored 19 to lead the Razorbacks (6-1), who haven't won a road game as a ranked team since 1999.
* Louisiana-Monroe freshman forward Roderick Taylor was cleared of all accusations of rape by an investigative committee at the university. ULM Title IX coordinator Pamela Jackson, in a letter to Taylor, said the allegations were unsubstantiated and no disciplinary actions will be taken against him.