Monday's roundup: LeBron watches Oakland top Cleveland State

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LeBron James sits courtside during Oakland's game Monday night.

Rochester — Kahlil Felder had 16 points and six assists Monday night, and Oakland, with Cavaliers star LeBron James looking on from the O'Rena stands, defeated Cleveland State, 59-56, in the Horizon League.

Jalen Hayes scored 15 and Corey Petros 14 for Oakland (9-12, 4-2), which scored the game's last four points on a jumper and two free throws by Felder.

Oakland led 33-22 at halftime.

Kaza Keane scored 16 for Cleveland State (12-10, 6-2).

James and the Cavaliers play the Pistons tonight at The Palace in Auburn Hills.

State women

(At) Michigan 70, Illinois 57: Katelynn Flannery scored 21 and Cyesha Goree 19 for the Wolverines (13-6. 5-3 Big Ten). Shannon Smith scored 13, Siera Thompson 12 and Nicole Elmblad had 12 rebounds.

Top 25 men

(At) No. 13 North Carolina 93, Syracuse 83: Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and North Carolina (17-4, 7-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 55 percent and won its sixth straight. Syracuse is 14-7, 5-3.

(At) No. 15 Iowa State 89, No. 19 Texas 86: Georges Niang scored 19 points, and Bryce Dejean-Jones had 18. Jameel McKay had 14 points for the Cyclones (15-4, 5-2 Big 12), who bounced back from a loss at last-place Texas Tech by running up a huge lead that nearly slipped away.

Iowa State broke open a tight game with a 27-12 run and went ahead by 21 with 11:36 left. The Longhorns answered with a furious rally that pulled them to 87-84 on Jonathan Holmes' 3-pointer with 22 seconds left.


Jim Foster has become the first coach to lead four schools into the Associated Press women's poll, with Chattanooga entering the rankings at No. 25.

Foster guided Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State to the rankings before coming to Chattanooga in 2013. It's the first appearance in the poll for the Mocs since 1984.

South Carolina remains No. 1 for the 10th straight week.