Thursday's roundup: Wayne State keeps Lake Erie at bay
Michael Lewis scored 21 while Gavin Toma added 18 and Clark Bishop 14 to lead Wayne State to a 76-67 men's basketball victory over Lake Erie College at home Thursday.
The Warriors (5-16, 5-13 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) have won three of their last five. Wayne State held the visitors to a season-low 19 points in the first half while Toma scored 10 during the span.
Jamil Dudley had 14 points and Trey Howard 13 for Lake Erie (8-14, 5-13 GLIAC).
Wayne State 89, (at) Lake Erie 65: Shareta Brown had 13 points and eight rebounds for Wayne State (20-2, 16-2 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).
Kayla Gabor had 18 points for Lake Erie (9-5, 4-14).
Purdue 61, (at) Rutgers 51: A.J. Hammons scored 17 points and Purdue held Rutgers to 33 percent shooting while the Scarlet Knights to their ninth consecutive loss.
Rapheal Davis added 13 points and five rebounds as the Boilermakers (16-9, 8-4 Big Ten) won for the fifth time in six games and surpassed their win total from last season. Purdue went 15-17 last season in finishing last in the conference.
Kadeem Jack had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Rutgers (10-16, 2-11), which has not won since knocking off then-No. 4 Wisconsin on Jan. 11. The losing streak is the longest for the Scarlet Knights since dropping nine straight in the 2009-10 season.
Minnesota 64, (at) Iowa 59: Maurice Walker sank two free throws with 11 seconds left to help lift Minnesota.
Walker finished with seven points on 1-of-5 shooting, but went 5 of 6 from the line.
Andre Hollins led Minnesota (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten) with 20 points (7-for-14 shooting).
Jarrod Uthoff finished with 17 points and seven rebounds for Iowa (15-9, 6-5), which came within two points late.
(At) No. 3 Gonzaga 80, Loyola Marymount 51: Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Loyola Marymount.
Przemek Karnowski and Byron Wesley each scored 11 points for Gonzaga (25-1, 13-0 West Coast), which has won 18 consecutive games. The Zags scored the first 20 points of the game.
David Humphries scored 11 points for Loyola Marymount (8-18, 4-10), which didn't make a field goal for the first 12 minutes to fall way behind early.
(At) No. 11 Utah 75, Stanford 59: Delon Wright scored 15 points as No. 11 Utah ran away from Stanford for its 16th win in a row at home.
Dallin Bachynski finished with 13 points, while Jordan Loveridge chipped in 12 and Brekkott Chapman added 12 for the Utes (19-4, 9-2 Pac-12), who opened the second half with a 15-2 run to cruise past the Cardinal.
Anthony Brown led Stanford (16-8, 7-5) with 15 points, and Marcus Allen scored a career-high 13.
No. 25 SMU 75, (at) Houston 69: Markus Kennedy scored 17 points, Nic Moore had 15 and SMU (20-5, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) held off Houston.
Ryan Manuel added 10 points for SMU, which moved into first place in the conference.
Jherrod Stiggers scored 17 points, LeRon Barnes added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Devonta Pollard added 13 points for the Cougars (9-14, 1-10).
Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard has been suspended for two weeks after coach Bill Self learned this week that he had been arrested last summer for marijuana possession.
Howard will not participate in practices or games during his suspension, which includes Saturday's game between the eighth-ranked Jayhawks and No. 16 Baylor.
... North Carolina big man Desmond Hubert (torn ACL) is out for the season.
... UNLV leading scorer Rashad Vaughn (left knee) will be out indefinitely, though the school is hopeful he can return by the Mountain West Conference tournament next month.
... West Virginia forward Brandon Watkins suffered a left knee MCL sprain during a breakout game Wednesday night and is day-to-day.
... TCU has suspended guard Charles Hill Jr.