Spartans win in overtime and stay undefeated

Bryn Forbes

Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes (5) is fouled by Oakland guard Max Hooper during the second half on Tuesday.

(Carlos Osorio / AP)

Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 32 points and No. 1 Michigan State needed overtime to beat Oakland, 99-93, on Tuesday night at Auburn Hills, Mich.

It was the Spartans’ first game without the injured Denzel Valentine.

Eron Harris added 27 points for the Spartans (13-0), who are off to the best start in school history.

Forbes hit seven three-pointers in nine attempts, including one in overtime that he celebrated by slapping hands with former Michigan State star Mateen Cleaves.


The Spartans trailed by as many as 15 points.

Kay Felder, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, had 37 points and nine assists for the Golden Grizzlies (7-4). With his 38 points in a win at Washington, Felder had 75 points in less than 72 hours.

No. 2 Kansas 70, at San Diego State 57: The Jayhawks outmatched the Aztecs from the start. San Diego State pulled within four points twice in the second half, but each time Kansas used its talent and size advantages to pull away.

No. 5 Virginia 63, California 62 (OT): London Perrantes made a three-pointer with 10 seconds as the Cavaliers survived a poor shooting night for their ninth consecutive victory. Virginia never led until just 1:04 was left in regulation. The Golden Bears, whose five-game winning streak was snapped, led by as many as 11 twice in the second half.


No. 6 Xavier 78, at Wake Forest 70: Trevon Bluiett scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, and freshman Edmond Sumner added 13 of his season-high 21 points after halftime for the Musketeers. Debuting at the highest national ranking in school history, they trailed by 18 in the first half and 15 at halftime before shooting 59% in the second half.

No. 11 Iowa State 81, at No. 22 Cincinnati 79: Abdel Nader hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds left that put the Cyclones ahead, and the Bearcats missed three shots in the closing seconds. Iowa State by 13 points early in the second half before Troy Caupain led Cincinnati back. Kevin Johnson’s 15-foot jumper gave Cincinnati its first lead with 4:22 left, but Iowa State persevered.

No. 13 Miami 95, at La Salle 49: The Hurricanes handed the Explorers their worst loss in a program that started in the 1931-32 season. Miami, which won its fifth straight, blew open the game with a 27-9 run early in the second half.

at DePaul 82, No. 20 George Washington 61: The Blue Demons broke a four-game losing streak and scored their first home victory over a ranked opponent in eight seasons. The Colonials, unranked for a decade until last week, saw their four-game winning streak snapped.

No. 24 Utah 105, Delaware State 58: The Utes led from start to finish in the lopsided meeting, setting season highs in points, three-pointers (12) and bench points (50), as well as tying a season best with 30 assists.

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