College Basketball Roundup : Higgins Scores 18 in Michigan Win
With his father, former pro basketball player Earle Higgins, looking on, Sean Higgins scored 18 points Monday night to lead the second-ranked Wolverines past Eastern Michigan, 80-57, at Ann Arbor.
“I always seem to have my best game against Eastern,” said Higgins, who scored 20 against the Hurons last season. “I guess the fact that my dad played for them has something to do with it. I think it means more to my dad than it does to me, though.”
The Wolverines (9-0) led, 34-27, at halftime before scoring the first 9 points in the second half, 5 by Higgins, who went to Fairfax High in Los Angeles. A 3-pointer by Higgins gave Michigan a 50-31 lead with 13:35 left.
Lorenzo Neely scored 18 points for Eastern Michigan (5-1).
Iowa 86, Jackson State 71--Ed Horton scored 22 points and Roy Marble added 16 as the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes turned back the Tigers at Iowa City, Iowa.
Jackson State (3-3) got within 42-38 on a basket by Tyrone Kidd, who had 29 points, early in the second half, but Marble scored 8 points as Iowa (7-0) pulled away with a 12-4 run.
Kansas 109, Northern Arizona 59--Mark Randall scored 25 points and the Jayhawks routed the Lumberjacks at Lawrence, Kan.
Freeman West added 16 points and 9 rebounds for Kansas (7-1), and Milt Newton scored 15 points.
Osaro Onaiwu and Anthony Valentine had 11 points each for Northern Arizona (1-5).
Boston College 74, Maryland Eastern Shore 60--Dana Barros scored 31 points and had 6 steals to lead the Eagles past the Hawks at Princess Anne, Md.
The Eagles (6-2) took control with a 10-2 surge that gave them a 59-44 lead with 7:40 left.
Mike Kirkland had 18 points for the Hawks (0-7).
Wichita State 92, Oral Roberts 91--Sasha Radunovich sank 2 free throws with no time left to give the Shockers a victory over the Titans at Wichita, Kan.
Clarence Thompson’s 3-pointer with 38 seconds to play gave the Titans (2-6) a 91-90 lead.
Dwight Praylow had 21 points for the Shockers (4-0). Haywoode Workman scored 28 and Thompson added 25 for the Titans.
Temple 63, St. Joseph’s 57--Mark Macon scored 23 points as the Owls got past the Hawks at Philadelphia for their first victory.
Mike Vreeswyk added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Temple (1-3), which avoided the worst start in school history.
Brian Leahy had 20 points for St. Joseph’s (2-4).
Alabama 94, Augusta 78--Michael Ansley scored 20 of his 30 points in the first half and the Crimson Tide beat the Jaguars at Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Ansley, who hit 11 of 14 shots and also had 12 rebounds, helped Alabama to a 49-33 halftime lead.
Brad Mays had 14 points for Augusta (1-4).
Oklahoma State 97, Brooklyn College 60--Thomas Jordan scored 19 points and the Cowboys beat the Kingsmen at Stillwater, Okla.
Jordan scored 6 points during an 11-2 run to start the second half as Oklahoma State (4-1) increased its lead to 57-32.
Dexter Gordon scored 14 points for Brooklyn (2-4).