CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chris Knight scored 24 points and Ryan Hamblet's 3-pointer gave Bowling Green the lead for good with less than two minutes left as Bowling Green held off Cincinnati for a 69-67 win on Sunday.
Hamblet's basket gave the Falcons a 65-62 lead and came a half-minute after Cincinnati's Adam Hrycaniuk tied the game with two free throws. Hamblet then went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the last 14.6 seconds to secure the win.
Deonta Vaughn led the Bearcats with 17 points, including a meaningless 3-pointer from near halfcourt at the buzzer after he missed a possible game-tying 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining. Cincinnati's John Williamson scored 14 points, while Rashad Bishop had 12 and Adam Hrycaniuk 11.
Earlier Sunday, Belmont blew a 17-point first-half lead and then came from behind in the last eight minutes to beat Western Carolina 79-70.
The games were part of the inaugural Peggy Cronin Classic, a three-day, six-game tournament honoring the deceased mother of second-year Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. The four-team round-robin event concluded on Sunday.
Illinois coach John Groce says forward Leron Black has rejoined the team but will sit out the first six games next season after pleading guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will not play his senior season after battling shoulder problems over the last two seasons.