Thursday’s basketball: Fort Wayne holds off UDM
Detroit — John Konchar had 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, Bryson Scott added 21 points and five steals and Fort Wayne beat Detroit Mercy 93-86 on Thursday night.
The Mastodons (10-3) pulled away with a 9-1 run to lead 89-78 on Xzavier Taylor’s free throws with 49 seconds left. Corey Allen had a career-high 33 points for Detroit Mercy (2-10), making 9 of 13 from 3-point range.
The Titans trailed by 15 early in the second half but rallied with the help of Allen, who scored 29 points after halftime. Detroit Mercy erased most of the deficit at 62-60 with 12:56 left and got as close as 71-70 with 6:49 to go.
Mo Evans added 18 points, DeAngelo Stewart scored 13 and Brent Calhoun had 11 for Fort Wayne.
Josh McFolley had 18 points, and Chris Jenkins and Jaleel Hogan 11 each for Detroit Mercy. Jenkins also grabbed 16 rebounds.
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(At) Eastern Michigan 101, Marygrove 48: Ray Lee had 25 points, Willie Mangum IV hit four 3-pointers and added 24 points. Tim Bond had 16 points and four steals, Quaran Jones scored 13 with 13 rebounds — both career highs — and Jordan Nobles had 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocked shots, all of which at least tied his career best.
Lee made a layup and then hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-0 run that gave the Eagles (7-5) the lead for good, 19-10, midway through the first half. After a couple quick buckets by Marygrove, Mangum scored eight points while Lee and Bond added six each during a 22-4 spurt that made it 41-19.
The Eagles grabbed 60 rebounds, their most since pulling down 62 against Detroit on Dec. 11, 2010.
Elijah Ingram had 11 points for Marygrove, which shot 25 percent overall, including 3 of 24 from 3-point range.
No. 3 Kansas 71, (at) UNLV 53: Josh Jackson scored 21 points, Svi Mykhailiuk had 20 and Frank Mason III added 13, as Kansas extended its winning streak to 11 games. Kansas got 12 rebounds and four points from Landen Lucas.
The Jayhawks (11-1) haven’t lost since a season-opening 103-99 overtime setback to Indiana, in Honolulu.
UNLV (7-6) was led by Tyrell Green’s 12 points, with Jalen Poyser and Uche Ofoegbu adding 10 points each. It was the Runnin’ Rebels’ third loss to a Top 25 team in their last five games.
(At) No. 19 Saint Mary’s 74, South Carolina St. 47: Jock Landale had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Saint Mary’s pulled away with a big second half. Calvin Hermanson added 10 points as the Gaels (10-1) overcame cold shooting early and a particularly quiet night passing to win their fourth straight since a lone defeat to Texas-Arlington on Dec. 8. Leading scorer Eric Eaves scored 11 points as the only player in double figures for the Bulldogs (3-9).
(At) No. 24 Cincinnati 93, Marshall 91, OT: Troy Caupain rebounded his missed shot and made a short jumper with 0.7 seconds left in overtime for Cincinnati. The Bearcats (10-2) trailed by as many as 15 points in regulation and held the lead only briefly, 75-74 on Tre Scott’s free throw with 2:49 left. A 3-pointer by Jacob Evans III off a Marshall turnover tied it at 80 and sent it to overtime. Gary Clark led Cincinnati with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Stevie Browning scored 28 points for Marshall (7-5) and made a career-high six 3-pointers. Marshall made five of its first six shots from beyond the arc — each by a different player — while pulling ahead 19-4.
(At) No. 16 Indiana 97, Austin Peay 62: James Blackmon Jr. scored 24 points and Robert Johnson added 20 for Indiana. Indiana (10-2) extended its home-court winning streak to 26 games — the fifth-longest in school history. Josh Robinson had 21 points for the Governors (4-9), who have lost seven straight.
(At) Northwestern 72, Houston Baptist 63: Scottie Lindsey had 19 points, Isiah Brown added 12 and Northwestern overcame a sluggish first half. Sanjay Lumpkin and Vic Law had 11 points each as the Wildcats (11-2) won their eighth straight game. Colter Lasher and Atif Russell had 13 points each for HBU (4-6).
(At) Iowa 89, Delaware State 57: Peter Jok scored 17 points, Ahmad Wagner scored 12 points and Isaiah Moss added 10 for the Hawkeyes (8-5).
Iowa went on a 21-1 run in the first half and outscored the Hornets 21-0 in fastbreak points. The Hawkeyes had a season-high 12 steals and scored 33 points off turnovers.
The only stressful moment for Iowa came with 6 ½ minutes left in the first half when Jok went down with a hip injury — silencing the crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
But Jok, the Big Ten’s top scorer, returned to start the second half. He scored seven points in four minutes before heading to bench for good.
Devin Morgan scored 24 points to lead Delaware State (3-11).
(At) Ohio State 79, UNC-Asheville 77: Jae’Sean Tate and JaQuan Lyle led Ohio State with 17 points each and Kam Williams made two free throws with four seconds left to ice the win. Trevor Thompson had his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Ohio State (10-3). MaCio Teague scored 23 points for Asheville (8-5) and Raekwon Miller added 15.
(At) Michigan 82, American 33: Kysre Gondrezick scored 19 and Katelynn Flaherty and Hallie Thome scored 17 each for Michigan (11-3). American is 3-8.