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Tuesday's college roundup: Howard's 28 power Detroit

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Toledo — Juwan Howard Jr. scored 28 on Tuesday night and Brandan Kearney made the 3-pointer that put Detroit ahead for good in an 82-79 victory over Toledo in the final of the Progressive Legends Classic.

The game was 75-75 when Kearney, who began his college career at Michigan State, made his only 3-pointer with 49 seconds remaining. He finished with seven points.

Toledo (2-3) led by five with 4:19 left after a 3-point play by Justin Drummond.

Howard responded with a three-point play of his own, then a jumper as Detroit (4-2) went to make it 73-73 with 1:38 left.

Paris Bess scored 14 and Jarod Williams 13 for Detroit.

J.D. Weatherspoon led Toledo with 20 points.

More state men

(At) Oakland 70, Chicago State 57: Corey Petros scored 19 and Tommie McCune had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oakland (1-4) in its first victory.

Dante Williams scored 13 and Kahlil Felder had 10 points and seven assists for the Grizzlies.

Top 25

(At) No. 1 Kentucky 92, Texas Arlington 44: Devin Booker scored 19, Karl-Anthony Towns had 13 with 11 rebounds, and Kentucky (6-0) had no trouble with Texas Arlington.

Dakari Johnson scored all 12 on free throws, twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison each had 11 and Trey Lyles 10 for the Wildcats.

No. 3 Arizona 72, Kansas State 68: At the Maui Invitational, Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 for Arizona (5-0), which made six free throws in the last 23 seconds.

(At) No. 7 Texas 78, Saint Francis 46: Freshman Myles Turner had 25 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 7 Texas to its first 5-0 start since 2009. Malike Harmon scored 15 for Saint Francis (2-3).

(At) No. 8 Virginia 79, Tennessee State 36: Justin Anderson shot 7-for-7 and scored 20 for Virginia (5-0), which used a 32-point run spanning halftime to roll.

Anderson made five 3-pointers and Mike Tobey added 13 points and a 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers (5-0), off to their best start since 2007-08.

No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 77, Oregon 63: Treveon Graham had 23 and Melvin Johnson 19 to for VCU (4-1) in the Legends Classic consolation game at the Barclays Center in New York. A 12-0 VCU run sank Oregon (3-2).

No. 15 San Diego State 74, Pittsburgh 57: Trey Kell scored 15 points and San Diego State (5-) shot its way into the Maui Invitational championship game by romping over Pittsburgh (3-2).

No. 23 Creighton 75, Eastern Illinois 53: Reserve center Geoffrey Groselle scored a career-high 15 points, and Creighton (5-0) beat Eastern Illinois (1-4) in the Emerald Coast Classic.

No. 25 Arkansas 78, SMU 72: Bobby Portis scored 22 points and Arkansas won its first game as a ranked team in seven years, beating previously ranked SMU. They are 4-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 season.

Big Ten

Maryland 72, (No. 13) Iowa State 63: Jared Nickens and Jake Layman scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, and Maryland beat No. 13 Iowa State in the CBE Classic championship game. Dez Wells added 14 points and Melo Trimble scored 11 for the Terrapins (5-0). Bryce Dejean-Jones had 17 points to lead the Cyclones (3-1).

Purdue 82, Missouri 61: Rapheal Davis scored 22 for Purdue (4-1), which built a 25-point halftime lead in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket.

Johnathan Williams III scored 14 and Keith Shamburger 11 for Missouri (2-3).

St. Peter's 68, (at) Rutgers 50: Marvin Dominique had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead St. Peter's to its first win in the Barclays Classic.

Chazz Patterson added 13 points for the Peacocks (1-4), while Trevis Wyche had 12.

Junior Etou scored 16 for Rutgers (2-2).

(At) Penn State 78, Akron 72: D.J. Newbill scored 26 points, Penn State outscored Akron by 19 points in the second half and the Nittany Lions (5-1) defeated the Zips (3-2). Brandon Taylor added 14 and Geno Thorpe 10 for Penn State.

(At) Nebraska 80, Nebraska-Omaha 67: Shavon Shields scored a career-high 35 points, 21 of them in the first half, to lead slow-starting Nebraska (3-1) past Omaha (2-2).

Northwestern 55, Miami (Ohio) 46: Alex Olah and Vic Law scored 13 points apiece as Northwestern (5-0) held off Miami (Ohio), advancing to face Northern Iowa in the Cancun Challenge championship game Wednesday.

State women

(At) Eastern Michigan 73, Hillsdale 56: Janay Morton scored 20 and Cha Sweeney 15 for Eastern Michigan (2-2).

Kayla Geffert scored 20 for Hillsdale (0-3).

Slam dunks

Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil has been arrested on a charge of domestic assault and suspended from all team activities.

... Family members say Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is home from a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of pneumonia.

... A former North Carolina men's player has been charged with second-degree rape.

Melvin Scott, 32, of Durham, N.C., was arrested last Friday. Scott played for the Tar Heels from 2001-05.