College basketball: No. 5 Michigan continues winning streak over Indiana
Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 points and Zavier Simpson added 12 as No. 5 Michigan started fast and pulled away for a 69-46 victory at Indiana on Friday night.
The Wolverines (18-1, 7-1 Big Ten) have won two straight overall since their first loss of the season. They’ve won six straight against the Hoosiers.
Juwan Morgan finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana. Romeo Langford had nine points on a miserable night for the Hoosiers (12-7, 3-5), who have lost six straight overall, five in a row against conference foes and wound up with a season-low point total.
And the leagues’ top scoring defense took full advantage of Indiana’s horrendous start.
The Wolverines scored the first 17 points, forced Indiana into 10 straight misses and didn’t give up a basket until Aljami Durham’s reverse layup with 10:16 left.
Indiana never recovered — and things didn’t get much better on a night public address announcer Chuck Crabb counted down the seconds on each possession at the south end of Assembly Hall because the shot clock was broken.
No. 14 Buffalo 88, at Kent State 79: CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 20 points apiece as No. 14 Buffalo pulled away in the final minutes and avoided dropping its second Mid-American Conference game in four days with a win over Kent State.
The Bulls (18-2, 6-1 MAC) showed their experience and poise down the stretch to hold off the upset-minded Golden Flashes (15-5, 4-3), who hosted their first ranked opponent since 1989.
Clinging to a 78-75 lead, Buffalo, which was beaten at Northern Illinois on Tuesday, forced Kent State into three straight turnovers and converted each time to open some breathing room.
Jaylin Walker scored 21 points and Philip Whittington 18 and 13 rebounds to pace the Golden Flashes.
UCLA 61, at No. 16 Arizona State 59: Japreece Dean made a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to lift UCLA to victory.
Lauryn Miller scored 17 points for the Bruins (10-9, 3-4 Pac-12). Dean finished with 14 points. Michaela Onyenwere had 11 and Lajahna Drummer added eight points and 11 rebounds.
Courtney Ekmark led the Sun Devils (13-6, 4-4) with 14 points. Reili Richardson’s layup gave them a 59-58 lead with 36 seconds left. She finished with 12 points.
Arizona State led 31-26 at halftime, but the Bruins scored nine of the first 11 points in the second to take a 35-33 lead. The Sun Devils were outrebounded 40-37 and made just six of 11 free throws.
at Arizona 71, USC 68: Aari McDonald had 20 points and eight assists and Arizona held off a late charge by the Trojans to win.
The Wildcats (14-5, 4-4 Pac-12) led by 13 early in the fourth quarter. The Trojans (11-7, 1-6) closed the gap to 70-68 on Mariya Moore’s 3-pointer with 22 seconds left.
USC fouled to send Tee Tee Starks to the line. Starks made 1 of 2 free throws and, at the other end, she blocked Moore’s 3-point attempt with five seconds left to help Arizona hold on.
The Trojans led 33-28 at halftime before the Wildcats took control with 10 straight points in the third quarter. Arizona outscored USC 25-12 in the period.
Dominique McBryde had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona. Cate Reese scored 17 points and Starks added a career-high 13.
Minyon Moore scored 20 points, Aliyah Mazyck added 16 and Mariya Moore finished with 13 for USC.
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