Tuesday's basketball: Central women edge Oakland, 70-67
Cassie Breen had 33 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Central Michigan to a 70-67 victory Tuesday over visiting Oakland in a women's college basketball game.
Jewel Cotton (13 points) and Presley Hudson (11 points) both sank crucial free throws in the final minute for the Chippewas (2-2), who saw their nine-point lead evaporate when the Golden Grizzlies tied it 67-67 on Leah Somerfield's layup with 58 seconds left.
Taylor Jones finished with 23 points while Somerfield had 13 and Taylor Gleason 10 for Oakland (2-2).
More state women
(At) Oregon 88, No. 25 Michigan State 55: Ruthy Hebard had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Oregon blitzed Michigan State. The Ducks (4-0) shot 53 percent after a slow start and led 65-26 after three quarters. The Spartans made 9 of 13 shots in the fourth, including all three of their 3-pointers after missing their first nine, but still shot just 32 percent (19 for 60). MSU also had 24 turnovers. Tori Jankoska had 18 points for Michigan State, which was only allowing 51 points a game, and moved up to eighth on the school scoring list with 1,565 points.
St. Bonaventure 102, Central Michigan 71: At Cedar Park, Texas, Matt Mobley scored 28, Jaylen Adams added 17 with nine assists and St. Bonaventure ran away from Central Michigan in the second round of Lone Star Showcase. Marcus Keene, who came averaging 30.3 points, tied for most in Division I, scored 23 for the Chippewas (4-1), who close the tournament Wednesday against Arkansas-Little Rock.
No. 16 Wisconsin 73, Georgetown 57: At Lahaina, Hawaii, Ethan Happ had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Bronson Koenig scored 20 points and Wisconsin (4-1) advanced to the Maui Invitational championship game with a win over Georgetown. LJ Peak led Georgetown (2-3) with 18 points.
No. 17 Purdue 85, Utah State 64: At Cancun, Mexico, Isaac Haas scored 26 points and Dakota Mathias added 25, both career highs, as Purdue beat Utah State. Caleb Swanigan chipped in 15 points for the Boilermakers (3-1). Alexis Dargenton led the Aggies (3-1) with 14 points and nine rebounds. Julion Pearre added 10 points.
No. 4 North Carolina 107, Oklahoma State 75: Joel Berry III scored 24 points, Justin Jackson added 22 and North Carolina steamrolled its way into the Maui Invitational championship game with a commanding victory over Oklahoma State. Next up is No. 16 Wisconsin in Wednesday’s championship game for a chance at their fourth Maui title.
No. 5 Kansas 65, Georgia 54: At Kansas City, Mo., Frank Mason III had 19 points, Josh Jackson added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Kansas turned to its zone defense to beat Georgia in the CBE Classic championship game. Devonte Graham added 14 points for the Jayhawks (4-1), who won their third consecutive in-season tournament title and second CBE Classic.
No. 7 Virginia 90, Grambling State 34: Freshman guard Kyle Guy scored 20 points in 13 minutes, and Virginia (4-0) ran off 26 consecutive points to end the first half. Marcel Thompson led Grambling State (1-3) with eight points.Marial Shayok and Darius Thompson added 12 points apiece for Virginia.
No. 13 Oregon 69, Tennessee 65, OT: At Lahaina, Hawaii, Dillon Brooks hit a long 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in overtime and scored 17 points, lifting Oregon (3-2) over Tennessee at the Maui Invitational. Detrick Mostella led Tennessee (1-3) with 22 points.
(At) No. 15 Saint Mary's 81, San Jose State 64: Jock Landale scored 24 points and didn’t miss a shot until there was 6:49 remaining, and Saint Mary’s beat Bay Area neighbor San Jose State, Landale is shooting 75 percent (36 of 48). Emmett Naar added 16 points for Saint Mary’s (4-0).
Colorado 68, No. 22 Texas 54: At New York, George King had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Colorado over Texas in the third-place game of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center. Derrick White had 16 points for Colorado (4-1). Kerwin Roach Jr. led Texas (3-2) with 16 points, and Jarrett Allen had 15.