Monday’s roundup: Oakland alone in second in Horizon
Dayton, Ohio — Martez Walker made four 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jalen Hayes and Kay Felder each had double-doubles and Oakland defeated Wright State, 89-73, on Monday night for sole possession of second place in the Horizon League.
Oakland led by six points at halftime but opened the second half on a 15-5 run — highlighted by two 3-pointers from Max Hooper — for a 60-44 lead.
Walker opened a 12-0 run with a 3-pointer and Felder capped it with a 3-pointer for an 80-60 lead with 5 minutes 19 seconds left.
Felder had 15 points and 12 assists and Hayes had 17 points with 10 rebounds for Oakland (19-9, 11-4). Felder was 5-for-5 on free throws to set a school record with 46 consecutive makes. Hooper was 4-for-8 on 3-pointers.
Mark Alstork led Wright State (16-12, 10-5) with 18 points.
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(At) No. 2 Kansas 94, Oklahoma State 67: Wayne Selden Jr. scored 18 points, Landen Lucas added 14 points and 10 rebounds, and the Jayhawks rolled.
Perry Ellis shrugged off a sluggish start to finish with 15 points, and Frank Mason III had 14 for Kansas (22-4, 10-3 Big 12), which avenged a surprising loss to Oklahoma State last month.
The Cowboys (12-13, 3-10) led much of the first half, fell behind by 18 early in the second, then trimmed their deficit to 62-56 with about 11 minutes to go. But the Jayhawks got hot down the stretch, pulling away for a lopsided victory over coach Bill Self’s alma mater.
Jeff Newberry scored 19 points and Jeffrey Carroll had 13 for Oklahoma State, which again played without leading scorer Jawun Evans.
(At) No. 7 Virginia 73, N.C. State 53: Malcolm Brogdon scored 22 and Virginia took command with a 13-2 run to begin the second half en route to its 18th consecutive victory at home.
Brogdon had five points in the key burst, which broke a 31-all halftime tie. London Perrantes added 19 points for the Cavaliers (21-5, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), which was coming off a controversial last-second loss at Duke.
ACC scoring leader Cat Barber led the Wolfpack (13-13, 3-10) with 14 points, but was blanketed for most of the game by Brogdon and never got into any rhythm.
Rutgers freshman Corey Sanders was suspended two weeks for a violation of team rules. Sanders will miss four games.
... Maryland freshman center Diamond Stone was suspended one game for his behavior last weekend against Wisconsin. After Stone and Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown went to the floor underneath the basket, Stone pushed Brown’s face onto the court.