Wednesday's roundup: Detroit slips past Horizon leader
Detroit — Anton Wilson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:51 left, and Juwan Howard Jr. made three free throws with one second to play to help Detroit beat Valparaiso, 63-60, on Wednesday night, snapping the Crusaders' seven-game win streak.
Brandan Kearney scored 14 for Detroit (14-17, 7-9 Horizon) while Jaleel Hogan added 10 points and nine rebounds.
Valparaiso (25-5, 12-3), which would have clinched the Horizon League title outright with a win, led 58-55 with 3:49 to play.
Kearney hit a jumper to pull Detroit within one and, after Tevonn Walker missed a jumper on the other end, Wilson's 3 put the Titans up 60-58 with 1:51 left.
Darien Walker's putback of a missed 3 by Alec Peters tied the game 26 seconds later and neither team would score until Howard's free throws sealed it for Detroit.
Darien Walker led Valpo with 21 points. Alec Peters added 13 points and 11 rebounds.
More state men
(At) Oakland 82, Youngstown State 71: Kahlil Felder scored 20 points with 10 assists and five rebounds, and Corey Petros added another 20 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Grizzlies (16-14, 11-4 Horizon). Jalen Hayes had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Dante Williams had 12 points.
Oakland trailed early but surged ahead on a 17-7 run capped by a Hayes 3-pointer to lead 32-25 with 5:52 left before the break. The Golden Grizzlies led 36-33 at halftime.
A Petros jumper early in the second half stretched the Golden Grizzlies' lead to 44-35 before Youngstown State battled back to tie it, 59-59, with the help of a Cameron Morse 3-pointer with 7:48 to play. But Oakland pulled ahead again for good and finished on a 12-7 run in the final minutes to seal the win.
Sidney Umude scored 16 points for the Penguins (11-19, 2-13).
Big Ten men
(At) Northwestern 72, Indiana 65: Tre Demps scored 23 points and sparked a decisive second half run. Alex Olah had 17 points and 11 rebounds while Vic Law added 14 points as the Wildcats (14-14, 5-10 Big Ten) extended a winning streak to four and beat the Hoosiers for the third straight time over two seasons.
Troy Williams collected 21 points and 14 rebounds, Nick Zeisloft had 12 points, while Robert Johnson and Kevin (Yogi) Ferrell had 11 each for Indiana (19-10, 9-7), which has lost two of three and three of its last five.
Northwestern used a 13-0 second half run to take command and opened a 62-48 lead with 4:09 to play.
Indiana missed 10 straight shots in the same span until Williams' fast break layup with 3:17 to play.
(At) Iowa 68, Illinois 60: Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points. White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead.
Iowa has won three straight games.
Rayvonte Rice scored 20 points to lead Illinois (17-11, 7-8), which made only one field goal in the final five minutes. Ahmad Starks matched a career high with 19 points on five 3-pointers for Illinois.
White hit a career-best three 3-pointers and made 10 of 12 free throws. The senior scored 20 points in the second half — including all of Iowa's points during a 51/2-minute stretch.
Jarrod Uthoff added six points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes.
Top 25 men
No. 1 Kentucky 74, (at) Mississippi State 56: Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points and Aaron Harrison added 16 for the Wildcats (28-0, 15-0 SEC), who fought off a slow start to keep their undefeated season on track.
Kentucky's 28 straight wins are the most in a single season in program history.
The Wildcats had to work a little for this one, leading just 41-37 with 15:10 remaining. But they responded with an avalanche of points down the stretch — punctuated by a thunderous dunk by Karl-Anthony Towns — to turn the contest into another convincing blowout.
Fred Thomas led the Bulldogs (12-16, 5-10) with 14 points.
Mississippi State has lost eight in a row to the Wildcats.
No. 2 Virginia 70, (at) Wake Forest 34: Anthony Gill scored 11 points and Virginia (26-1, 14-1 Atlantic Coast) romped to its seventh straight win.
Darion Atkins added 10 points to help the short-handed Cavaliers (26-1, 14-1 Atlantic Coast) score their most points since they beat Miami, 89-80, in double overtime on Jan. 3.
Dinos Mitoglou had 10 points for the Demon Deacons (12-16, 4-11).
No 4 Duke 91, (at) Virginia Tech 86 (OT): Jahlil Okafor scored a career-best 30 points, including four in overtime, and Duke won its eighth straight. Okafor also grabbed nine rebounds and showed no ill effects of the sprained left ankle that caused him to miss the Blue Devils' last game. Quinn Cook added 26 points and Justise Winslow had 15 for Duke (25-3, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Jalen Hudson scored a career-high 23 points for Virginia Tech (10-18, 2-13), but missed a layup in the final seconds of regulation that could have given the Hokies their first victory against a ranked team in more than two years.
(At) No. 10 Northern Iowa 68, Evansville 57: Deon Mitchell scored 17 points and Northern Iowa set up a showdown with Wichita State for the Missouri Valley title. Paul Jesperson added 11 points for the Panthers (27-2, 16-1 MVC), who are tied with the Shockers atop the conference. The teams will meet Saturday in Wichita for the regular season championship and the top spot in the league tournament.
After Evansville went on a 13-1 run early in the second half to cut the Panthers lead to 45-40 with 12:02 left, the Panthers scored eight straight over the next 2:54 to put the game away.
D.J. Balentine had 16 Points to lead Evansville (19-10, 9-8).
No. 11 Wichita State 63, (at) Indiana State 53: Darius Carter had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Fred VanVleet scored 15 for Wichita State (26-3, 16-1 Missouri Valley).
Khristian Smith scored 20 for Indiana State (14-15, 10-7).
Baylor 79, (at) No. 12 Iowa State 70: Taurean Prince scored 20 points and Baylor won its third straight. The Bears (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) shot 14 of 26 from 3-point range, becoming the first team other than Kansas to win in Ames since 2012.
Baylor hit five straight 3-pointers late in the second half, the last two by Prince, to take a 72-66 lead with 4:41 left. The Bears held Iowa State to just four points in the final 6:26.
Jameel McKay had a career-high 21 points for the Cyclones (20-7, 10-5), who are now a game behind the first-place Jayhawks in the Big 12 with just three games to play.
(At) Richmond 67, No. 22 VCU 63 (2OT): Terry Allen (16 points, 10 rebounds) had a key block and two free throws in the closing seconds of the second overtime for Richmond. ShawnDre' Jones scored 22 and Allen had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spiders (16-12, 9-6 Atlantic 10). Treveon Graham had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead VCU (21-7, 11-4).
(At) No. 23 Butler 73, Marquette 52: Kellen Dunham scored 22 points and Kameron Woods added 14 to lead Butler (20-8, 10-5 Big East).
Marquette (11-16, 4-12) was led by Luke Fisher with 17 points. It has lost four straight.
Michigan State 67, (at) Illinois 65: Tori Jankoska had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Aerial Powers added 19 and 11 and Becca Mills contributed 12 points and seven rebounds for the Spartans (13-14, 5-11 Big Ten).
Ivory Crawford scored 18 for the Illini (14-14, 5-11).
Eastern Michigan 56, (at) Ball State 41: Cha Sweeney had 17 points and five assists and Brianna Puni scored 14 for the Eagles (15-11, 8-7 MAC).
Nathalie Fontaine scored 12 to lead Ball State (15-11, 11-4), which shot just 23.6 percent from the field.
(At) Toledo 67, Western Michigan 57: Miracle Woods had 14 points and seven rebounds but was the only one in double figures for the Broncos (16-10, 9-6 MAC), who shot just 31.7 percent from the field.
Junior Brenae Harris scored 24 for the Rockets (16-10, 9-6), who had a 47-39 edge in rebounding to sweep the season series.
(At) Northern Illinois 69, Central Michigan 62: Amanda Corral scored 25 to pace Northern Illinois (10-14, 6-8 MAC).
Da'Jourie Turner had 20 points and Crystal Bradford 19 for the Chippewas (12-13, 7-7).