Cashmere Wright banked in a runner with 7.6 seconds left, and Cincinnati beat No. 13 Georgetown in double overtime 72-70 on Thursday in another multiple-OT classic at the Big East tournament.
Gates scored twice in the last 2 minutes of regulation to give the Bearcats their first lead since midway through the first half. The Hoyas' Otto Porter sent the game to overtime when his jumper bounced in with 3.6 seconds remaining.
Sims, who had 22 points and 15 rebounds, hit a layup at the buzzer to send the game to the second OT for the Hoyas (23-8).
The Bearcats (23-9), seeded fourth, face second-ranked Syracuse in Friday's semifinals.