Arizona head coach Sean Miller and T.J. McConnell celebrate defeating Stanford, 60-57, on Wednesday. (Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)
Detroit — Juwan Howard Jr. scored 25 and Detroit beat Illinois-Chicago, 74-68, on Wednesday night.
Trailing 54-52, Howard scored eight points during a 9-1 run by the Titans (10-13, 3-5 Horizon League), who took a 61-54 lead with 8:20 to play. The Flames immediately answered with a 9-3 spurt of their own, pulling within one with 4:11 left. Marc Brown scored UIC’s final seven points during that stretch.
Anton Wilson’s 3-pointer with 3:25 remaining extended Detroit’s lead — which it would not relinquish — to 67-63. Wilson scored nine of his 16 points in the final 4:31.
Evan Bruinsma added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Titans, who shot 49.1 percent (28 of 57) from the floor.
Brown paced the Flames (5-17, 0-8) with 24 points.
More state men
(At) Eastern Michigan 69, Bowling Green 57: Glenn Bryant came off the bench to score a career-high 26 points and grab 10 rebounds, and Mike Talley added 12 points, four assists and five rebounds for the Eagles (12-8, 4-3 MAC).
The Eagles led by 10, 39-29, at the break and continued to dominate in the second half.
Richaun Holmes had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons (9-11, 3-4) .
(At) Buffalo 84, Western Michigan 63: Javon McCrea scored 20 as Buffalo (11-6, 5-2 MAC) cruised. Shayne Whittington led Western Michigan (11-8, 4-3) with 13 points. Tucker Haymond and David Brown both had 11.
(At) Ohio 71, Central Michigan 67: Maurice Ndour had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Ohio (15-5, 5-2) came back from an 18-point second-half deficit. Chris Fowler had 19 points for the Chippewas (7-12, 0-7), who led 33-25 at halftime.
(At) Ball State 56, West
ern Michigan 43: Miracle Woods scored nine for the Broncos (8-11, 4-4 MAC), who were up by eight points in the second half but had foul trouble. Brandy Woody scored 21 for Ball State (9-10, 4-4).
(At) Nebraska 84, Michigan 51: Siera Thompson set the Michigan freshman record for 3-pointers in a season (50), and Nicole Elmblad scored 16 for the Wolverines (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten), but Nebraska (14-5, 4-3) hit 11 threes.
(At) Youngstown State 80, Detroit 71: Senee Shearer scored 17 and Haleigh Ristovski added 15 for the Titans (3-17, 0-7 Horizon), but the first-place Penguins fired back. Karen Flagg scored 26 for Youngstown State (10-9, 6-0).
Top 25 men
No. 1 Arizona 60, (at) Stanford 57: Nick Johnson kept the perfect season going for another game, hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 51 seconds left and a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds to go in the school-record 21st consecutive win for the Wildcats (21-0, 8-0 Pac 12).
No. 2 Syracuse 67, (at) Wake Forest 57: Freshman Tyler Ennis scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and No. 2 Syracuse (20-0, 7-0 ACC) matched the best start in program history.
Florida forward Chris Walker, a highly touted freshman from Bonifay, has been cleared to play.
The NCAA cleared Walker on Wednesday, saying he will be eligible to play next Tuesday when the third-ranked Gators host Missouri. Walker will have sat out 12 games, or 40 percent of the season, after the NCAA determined he “received preferential treatment from five people, including two agents.” The NCAA says Walker has to donate the $270 received from the agents to a charity of his choice and serve 80 hours of community service.