Thursday’s roundup: Oakland heats up for 107-85 win
Youngstown, Ohio — Kay Felder led six players in double figures with 17 points and Oakland outran Youngstown State, 107-85, on Thursday night.
Both teams shot well — Oakland made 39 of 73 field goal attempts (53.4 percent) and went 10-of-26 from beyond the arc, while Youngstown State shot 46.7 percent.
Felder was 6-of-12 and had 14 assists, tying a career high. Percy Gibson and Max Hooper had 16 points apiece for the Golden Grizzlies (16-8, 8-3 Horizon). Jalen Hayes scored 14 points with 12 rebounds, and Oakland won the rebound battle, 46-29.
Youngstown State (9-15, 4-7) was led by Cameron Morse with 23 points, and Francisco Santiago added 22. Matt Donlan and Jordan Andrews had 11 points apiece for the Penguins.
Oakland used a 23-6 run midway through the first half to take control of the game and led 53-34 at the break. Youngstown State heated up after intermission, but Oakland never stalled — the teams combined for 105 points after the half.
Montez Walker and Nick Daniels had 10 apiece for the Grizzlies.
More state men
Detroit 71, (at) Cleveland State 63: Chris Jenkins made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points while Paris Bass grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for Detroit.
The Titans (11-11, 5-6 Horizon) led 33-31 at the break before seizing control. Jenkins hit three 3-pointers in less than three minutes to give Detroit a 56-44 lead with 8:47 remaining.
Carlton Brundidge scored 12 points for Detroit and Gerald Blackshear and Jaleel Hogan each scored 10. The Titans held a commanding 39-27 rebounding edge, 30 coming on the defensive end. Bass grabbed 16 boards on the defensive end.
Cleveland State (7-17, 2-9) got a career-high 25 points from Demonte Flannigan, who shot 11-for-15 from the field while grabbing 10 rebounds. Vinny Zollo had 16 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field.
Wayne State 69, (at) Tiffin 61: Ronald Booth scored 15 points, and Clark Bishop and Tristan Wilson had 14 apiece for Wayne State (5-14, 5-11 GLIAC).
Big Ten men
(At) Wisconsin 79, Ohio State 68: Nigel Hayes scored 21 and Wisconsin hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to extend its winning streak to five games.
Bronson Koenig scored 13 points for the Badgers, who were 13-of-27 from 3-point range.
Wisconsin (14-9, 6-4 Big Ten) took advantage of open looks on the perimeter but nearly squandered a 12-point lead midway through the second half.
The Badgers were 10-for-17 from the free-throw line.
JaQuan Lyle scored 27 for the Buckeyes (14-10, 6-5), who drew within 62-59 with 7 minutes 4 seconds remaining.
Hayes scored 18 in the second half.
(At) Northwestern 82, Minnesota 58: Tre Demps scored 23 points with eight assists and Bryant McIntosh added 20 points and six rebounds as Northwestern stopped a five-game losing streak.
Aaron Falzon also scored 10 points for the Wildcats, (16-8, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for the first time since Jan. 12.
Jordan Murphy scored 14 points and Nate Mason finished with eight for Minnesota (6-17, 0-11), which lost for the 12th straight time dating back to Dec. 16 when the Gophers defeated Chicago State.
The Wildcats never trailed and jumped out to a quick 13-2 lead. Northwestern relied on 3-point shooting to surge ahead early, connecting on four of their first five attempts from beyond the arc. Demps and McIntosh combined for seven of the Wildcats’ 12 3-point field goals.
Northwestern led 37-23 at the half. The Wildcats used an 8-0 run over the final 3:04 while Minnesota missed its final nine shots.
Top 25 men
(At) Vanderbilt 77, No. 8 Texas A&M 60: Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 20 to help Vanderbilt earn its first victory over a ranked team in four years.
Vanderbilt (13-9, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) had lost its previous 13 games against ranked opponents, including six this season. The last Commodores victory over a ranked opponent was in 2012.
Texas A&M (18-4, 7-2) lost for the second time in three games.
(At) No. 16 Oregon 76, Colorado 56: Elgin Cook scored 18 points and Chris Boucher had 12 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead No. 16 Oregon.
Tyler Dorsey added 13 points and Dwayne Benjamin had 11 for the Ducks (19-4, 8-2 Pac-12), who won their fifth straight and 21st consecutive home game for the second-longest streak in school history.
Josh Scott led the Buffaloes (18-5, 7-3) with 17 points, and George King had 16 and eight rebounds. Colorado had a 42-38 advantage on the boards.
Detroit 66, (at) Cleveland State 60: Rosanna Reynolds scored 26 and Brianne Cohen 21 and Haleigh Ristovski had 16 rebounds for the Titans (10-11, 6-4 Horizon).
It was Detroit coach Bernard Scott’s first game in Cleveland since he left the Vikings, where he was an assistant, to take the Detroit job.
(At) Youngstown State 67, Oakland 63: Taylor Gleason scored 14 points, Rio Dudgeon and Sinclair Russell had 12 apiece, and Noia Anderson 10 for Oakland (12-9, 4-6 Horizon). Olivia Nash had 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies.
(At) Tiffin 64, Wayne State 58: Ashley Wilson scored 20 for Wayne State (10-12, 5-11 GLIAC).