Thursday's roundup: Maryland women rout Michigan State
College Park, Md. — While Maryland coach Brenda Frese kept summoning fresh players from her bench, Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant could only jealously watch and shrug her shoulders.
Merchant had only seven bodies to choose from, including two walk-on starters, which goes a long way toward explaining why the No. 7 Terrapins breezed past the injury-riddled Spartans, 85-56, on Thursday night.
Laurin Mincy scored 17 for Maryland (16-2, 7-0 Big Ten), which had five players reach double figures.
"I thought our depth — to be able to send waves in this game — was really important, to where we could wear Michigan State down," Frese said. "That's going to be a big plus for us moving forward, to be able to use the depth that we have."
The Spartans (9-10, 1-7) hung in there for 20 minutes. But Maryland opened the second half with a 10-2 run to extend an 11-point lead to 47-28, and Michigan State had no response.
"We knew it was going to be difficult coming in here," Merchant said, "but seven kids and a lot of injuries makes it difficult, especially the way they play."
In its first season in the Big Ten after a 61-year run in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland is the lone unbeaten team in league play.
"It doesn't mean a lot if we don't continue it," Frese said. "So we have to continue to stay humble and hungry."
Maryland made 50 percent of its field goal attempts and limited the Spartans to 3-for-24 shooting from beyond the arc.
"That's a good team, by far the best in the league," Merchant said.
Aerial Powers had 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Spartans, but received very little help. Powers and Becca Mills combined for 19 of Michigan State's 26 first-half points.
(At) Detroit 73, Oakland 62: Rosanna Reynolds had 27 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit (7-11, 2-3 Horizon).
Sinclair Russell scored 16 for Oakland (8-9, 2-2).
(At) Oakland 66, Milwaukee 53: Corey Petros and Kahlil Felder scored 18 points apiece to lead the Golden Grizzlies.
Petros hit 8 of 15 from the field and Felder was 7-of-11 plus a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Dante Williams added 12 points for Oakland (8-12, 3-2 Horizon League), which shot 53 percent on 51 attempts from the floor to extend its win streak to three.
J.J. Panoske led Milwaukee (7-13, 2-4) with 15 points.
Big Ten men
(At) No. 23 Indiana 89, No. 13 Maryland 70: Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 24 points and Collin Hartman added a career high 15 to lead No. 23 Indiana.
The Hoosiers (15-4, 5-1 Big Ten) have won four straight and are tied with No. 6 Wisconsin for the conference lead.
Jake Layman had 13 points and Jared Nickens finished with 12 for Maryland (17-3, 5-2), which was off all night. The defense was shredded for a season-high point total and the league's best 3-point defense allowed Indiana to make 15 3s.
Ohio State 69, (at) Northwestern 67: D'Angelo Russell scored 33 for Ohio State, including their final 13.
He also pulled down seven rebounds and had six assists as the Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) bounced back from Saturday's loss at Iowa.
Alex Olah scored 16 for Northwestern (10-9, 1-5), which has dropped five in a row.
... Iowa coach Fran McCaffery wants ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich to apologize to Hawkeyes center Adam Woodbury for calling him "gutless" and "cowardly" during the broadcast of Tuesday's 82-50 loss to Wisconsin.
Top 25 men
(At) No. 2 Virginia 57, Georgia Tech 28: Malcolm Brogdon scored 13 and Virginia ran its home winning streak to 21 games.
Nine other players scored on a balanced night for the Cavaliers (18-0, 6-0 ACC), who pretty much broke the game open with a 10-0 first-half run because of how effective their defense was against the Yellow Jackets (9-9, 0-6).
No. 7 Arizona 89, (at) Stanford 82: Stanley Johnson had 19 points and seven rebounds and No. 7 Arizona handed Stanford its first home loss of the season.
Brandon Ashley added 17 points while playing with foul trouble in the Wildcats' 10th straight win in the rivalry.
Arizona (17-2, 5-1 Pac-12) tied the game at 52 with 14:34 left on Ashley's three-point play and went ahead on his 3-pointer the next time down the floor in a decisive sequence that helped the Wildcats pull away.
Chasson Randle scored 26 points and became just the third Stanford player to reach 2,000 points and 15th in conference history.
No. 8 Notre Dame 85, (at) Virginia Tech 60: Jerian Grant scored 18 to lead the Fighting Irish (18-2, 6-1 ACC) to their third straight win.
Pat Connaughton added 17 points and tied a season high with five 3-pointers on a night when Notre Dame shot 12-of-26 from beyond the 3-point arc and had 19 assists compared to just six turnovers.
Ahmed Hill scored 13 for Virginia Tech (8-10, 0-5), which lost for the fifth straight time.
DePaul 64, (at) No. 24 Seton Hall 60: Billy Garrett Jr. scored 14 points before fouling out and Myke Henry also had 14 to help DePaul come from behind.
It was DePaul's first win on the road against Seton Hall, and it snapped a 51-game losing streak for the Blue Demons (11-8, 5-2) against ranked teams.
DePaul outscored Seton Hall 17-5 over the final five minutes.
Angel Delgado set career highs with 19 points and 19 rebounds for the Pirates (13-5, 3-3).