Friday’s basketball: Kozinski, DiLeo lead CMU
Mount Pleasant, Mich. — Josh Kozinski tied a career best with six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points, David DiLeo had a double-double and Central Michigan held on for a 90-82 win over Chicago State on Friday.
DiLeo finished with 16 points — including a career-high four 3s — and tied his career-best with 11 rebounds. Braylon Rayson had 18 points, six assist and two steals, Marcus Keene scored 16 with eight assists and Cecil Williams added 15 points. Rayson and Keene, however, combined to make just 10 of 37 (27 percent).
DiLeo hit back-to-back 3-pointers before Rayson made a jumper to give Central Michigan (10-3) an 83-76 lead with three minutes to go. Clemmye Owens V hit a 3 and, after Keene made a layup on the other end, Fred Sims Jr. converted a 3-point play to trim Chicago State’s deficit to 85-82, but Williams answered with a 3-point play and capped the scoring with two free throws.
Sims scored 27 while Owens and Trayvon Palmer had 17 points apiece for Chicago State (4-12), which has lost three in a row and eight of its last nine.
No. 3 Kansas 86, (at) TCU 80: Frank Mason III scored 22 points and Kansas won its 12th consecutive game and 26th straight Big 12 opener. Senior Landen Lucas had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help the Jayhawks (12-1, 1-0) hold off the Horned Frogs, who led by 10 points in the first half and stayed close after winning 11 of their first 12 under first-year coach Jamie Dixon, a former TCU guard.
Kansas improved to 13-1 against TCU, almost four years after the Jayhawks’ only loss in the series on the same court. But it wasn’t easy improving to 21-0 in Big 12 openers.
Vladimir Brodziansky had a career-high 28 points and nine rebounds for TCU (11-2, 0-1), and Kenrich Williams had his fifth double-double this season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 4 Baylor 76, (at) Oklahoma 50: Johnathan Motley had 19 points and 13 rebounds as undefeated Baylor prevailed in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The fourth-ranked Bears (12-0, 1-0) remain one of five unbeaten teams in Division I.
Off to their best start in 16 years, the Bears raced to a 36-17 halftime lead and Oklahoma (6-6, 0-1) got no closer over the final 20 minutes. Baylor expanded the lead to as many as 34 points in the second half.
Manu Lecompte added 14 points for Baylor and Jo Lual-Acuil had 12 points and eight rebounds, as Baylor outrebounded the Sooners 46-30.
Christian James had 11 points for Oklahoma, which lost its fourth straight. It was the worst home loss in coach Lon Kruger’s tenure and the worst Big 12 home defeat for the Sooners since 2010-11.
No. 11 West Virginia 92, Oklahoma St. 75: Daxter Miles Jr. scored 22 points and Jevon Carter had 15 points and six assists to lead West Virginia in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Nathan Adrian added nine points and eight rebounds for West Virginia (12-1, 1-0), which won its eighth straight.
Phil Forte scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Oklahoma State, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped. Leyton Hammonds had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Cowboys (10-3, 0-1).
Wayne State 77, Cedarville 59: Shannon Wilson scored 19 and Nastassja Chambers 14 to help Wayne State snap a four-game losing streak.