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Friday's roundup: Howard hits winner in Detroit upset

Associated Press

Detroit — Juwan Howard Jr. scored 23 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left, to give Detroit a 66-65 upset win over Cleveland State on Friday.

Cleveland State (15-11, 9-3 Horizon) fell one game back of first-place Valparaiso, which beat Green Bay (20-6, 9-3) earlier in the night. Detroit is 12-15, 5-7.

Howard's 3-pointer from the wing was well beyond the arc. Charlie Lee went the length of the floor but his layup rimmed out at the buzzer.

Howard was 9 of 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers.

Trey Lewis was 8-of-13 shooting with four 3-pointers to finish with 23 points for Cleveland.

Lewis pump-faked, stepped up and made a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give Cleveland State its first lead of the game at 62-59 with 59 seconds left. Later, he hit 1 of 2 free throws with 14 seconds left for a 65-63 lead.

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No. 7 Arizona 86, (at) Washington 62: Stanley Johnson scored 20 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures. Coming off a stunning setback to rival Arizona State, the Wildcats (21-3, 9-2 Pac-12) used hot shooting and a huge first-half run to pull away from the undermanned Huskies. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 17 points, Gabe York scored 13 off the bench and T.J. McConnell orchestrated it all with 10 points and 10 assists, his first double-double of the season.

Washington (14-10, 3-9) lost its sixth straight, the longest losing streak of Lorenzo Romar's tenure as the Huskies' head coach. Washington's last win came Jan. 22 at Colorado, before center Robert Upshaw was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.