Thursday's roundup: Wayne State drops home finale
Wayne State ended its home season Thursday with an 86-81 loss to Malone.
Malone (11-15, 9-11 GLIAC) took the lead early in the second half after trailing 39-38 at halftime.
Ben Haraway scored 19 and Brian Stone 16 for Malone.
Clark Bishop scored 20 and Gavin Toma and Chuck Key 13 each for Wayne State (5-18, 5-15).
(At) Wayne State 81, Malone 74: Shareta Brown had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Ondrea Highes scored 15 and Kristen Long 12 for Wayne State (21-3, 17-3 GLIAC). Rachel Goddard scored 31 for Malone (8-16, 6-14).
(At) No. 16 Maryland 69, Nebraska 65: Melo Trimble scored 26 points, including a pair of pivotal 3-pointers down the stretch, in the first meeting between the teams. Dez Wells and Jake Layman each scored 14 for the Terrapins (22-5, 10-4), who were locked in a tie game with 5:38 left before Trimble took over.
After Wells made two free throws, Trimble beat the shot clock with a jump shot from atop the key. The freshman guard connected again from beyond the arc with 2:18 remaining for a 62-54 lead.
That was just enough to provide Maryland with another close win. The Terrapins have won their last three games by a total of 11 points and are 8-0 in games decided by six points or fewer.
Purdue 67, (at) Indiana 63: A.J. Hammons and Isaac Haas combined for 32 points and 13 rebounds. Rapheal Davis gave Purdue the lead for keeps at 64-61 with back-to-back driving layups at the 1:21 mark and again with 36 seconds to play.
Hammons added two free throws to cap the scoring with 4.3 seconds left after Indiana's Yogi Ferrell missed a potential winning 3-pointer with five seconds to go.
Davis finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Hammons added 20 points.
Haas had 12 points and nine rebounds for Purdue, which won in Bloomington for the first time since a 72-61 triumph on Feb. 23, 2011.
Ferrell led Indiana (18-9, 8-6) with 21 points. Troy Williams and James Blackmon, Jr. each added 14 for Indiana, which made only five 3-pointers after sinking 18 on Sunday against Minnesota.
(At) Iowa 81, Rutgers 47: Jarrod Uthoff scored 14 points. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for Iowa (16-10, 7-6 Big Ten), and is just the third win in its last eight games.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery and his team have a favorable schedule down the stretch too, as just two of their final five opponents have a winning conference record.
The Scarlett Knights (10-17, 2-12) never really competed in what became their 10th-straight loss, a streak that started immediately after they, somehow, beat No. 4 Wisconsin, 67-62, at home in Piscataway.
(At) No. 7 Arizona 87, USC 57: Kaleb Tarczewski scored 15 points, Stanley Johnson added 13 in another strong all-around game. Arizona (23-3, 11-2 Pac-12) did what it was supposed to at home against the conference's last-place team, overwhelming the Trojans with a slew of dunks and easy baskets at the rim. The Wildcats led by 18 at halftime and didn't let up to win their 35th straight home game.
Johnson had seven rebounds and six assists, and Tarczewski finished with 10 rebounds. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 12 points, and T.J. McConnell had 10 points and seven assists.
USC (10-16, 2-12) held its own through the opening 10 minutes. Once the Wildcats hit the throttle, the Trojans stood no chance.
(At) No. 21 SMU 67, Temple 58: Nic Moore scored 18 points, and No. 21 SMU rallied from 10 points down in the second half to end the Owls' seven-game winning streak. Ryan Manuel hit a tying 3-pointer and added another to cap a 7-0 run that broke a 52-52 tie and sent the American Athletic Conference-leading Mustangs (22-5, 13-2 AAC) to their 20th win in 22 games. The Mustangs outscored the Owls 15-6 in the final four minutes.
Will Cummings had 14 points to lead Temple (19-8, 10-4), which was trying to answer a home loss to SMU last month but instead shot 29 percent after halftime to lose its lead.