Sunday’s basketball: Oakland sets school blocks record
Chicago — Jalen Hayes scored 20 points and got a key block at the buzzer to lift Oakland past UIC for a 58-57 win Sunday.
It was one of a Horizon League record 18 blocked shots for the Golden Grizzlies. Xavier Hill-Mais had six, Isaiah Brock added five and Hayes finished with three. Oakland’s previous single-game high was 14.
Oakland (14-3, 4-0 Horizon) trailed by six at the break but used an 11-1 run that included a 3-pointer from Sherron Dorsey-Walker to take a 50-45 lead midway through the second half. The Flames fought back, retaking the lead with K.J. Santos’ 3-pointer to go up 57-56 with 2:05 to go.
But Hayes rebounded his own miss and hit the second-chance layup to put Oakland back on top for good with 1:37 left. He blocked a layup at the buzzer to seal the win.
Dorsey-Walker finished with 10 rebounds and eight points for Oakland, which dominated on defense. The Golden Warriors held Oakland to just 18 field goals and 24 percent shooting.
Tarkus Ferguson’s 15 points and 10 rebounds led three players in double figures for UIC (8-8, 1-2).
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(At) Valparaiso 81, Detroit Mercy 74: Shane Hammink scored 23 points and Tevonn Walker had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Valparaiso. Hammink and Walker combined to shoot 26 for 29 from the free-throw line. Walker sealed it from the line shooting 5 for 6 to finish at 12 of 14. Hammink was 14-for-15 shooting from the line.
Jaume Sorolla’s jumper with 7:23 to play gave Valparaiso (12-4, 2-1 Horizon) a 67-52 lead, but Detroit chipped away and reduced its deficit to 73-70 when Chris Jenkins made a 3 with 1:40 remaining.
But on the Crusaders’ next possession, Hammink drew contact on his layup, got fouled and converted the 3-point play for a 76-70 lead.
Alec Peters added 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting and had 11 rebounds for the Crusaders.
Jenkins led Detroit (2-14, 0-4) with 18 points and 10 rebounds. DeShawndre Black had 14 points and Josh McFolley added 10.
(At) No. 20 Purdue 66, No. 13 Wisconsin 55: Caleb Swanigan had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help Purdue end the Badgers’ nine-game winning streak. The Boilermakers (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) have won nine of 10 overall and three straight in this series.
Ethan Happ had 17 points and Nigel Hayes had 10 for the Badgers (13-3, 2-1).
Purdue used a 12-0 run midway in the second half to take control.
(At) Iowa 68, Rutgers 62: Senior Peter Jok scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa rallied from nine down to move back to .500 in the Big Ten. Freshman Cordell Pemsl had 13 for the Hawkeyes (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten), who used a late 17-4 run to clinch its seventh win in nine games.
Iowa committed 18 turnovers, got crushed on the offensive glass 19-9 and went over eight minutes without a field goal. But the Hawkeyes woke up after 30 sluggish minutes, and Jordan Bohannon’s layup off a steal gave the Hawkeyes a 57-55 lead with 3:59 left.
Nicholas Baer’s jumper made it 63-59 with 1:08 to go.
Iowa’s Dominique Uhl, ineffective for much of the season, scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.
Deshawn Freeman had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Rutgers (11-6, 0-4), which fell to 0-21 on the road since joining the Big Ten. The Scarlet Knights hit just two free throws and four 3s.
Northwestern 74, (at) Nebraska 66: Scottie Lindsey scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and Northwestern withstood a 16-0 Nebraska run spanning the halves. Vic Law was 5 for 6 on 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the Wildcats (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten), who also got 13 points from Derek Pardon.
Tai Webster scored 17 points to lead the Huskers (9-7, 3-1), who entered the day alone in first place in the Big Ten before losing for the first time in five games.
Northwestern made its first five 3s of the second half, with Law hitting one to give the Wildcats a 56-50 lead. The Huskers got no closer than five points the rest of the way.
The Wildcats were down six early but made 5 of 7 3s during a 24-8 run that put them up 26-18. The lead grew to 33-23 before the Huskers closed the half with a Webster-led 14-0 flurry.
(At) Minnesota 78, Ohio State 68: Amir Coffey had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, helping Minnesota stave off another setback at home. Akeem Springs scored 18 points on 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for the Gophers (15-2, 3-1), who have already topped their Big Ten win total of last season and beat the Buckeyes for only the second time in the last 12 meetings.
Jae’Sean Tate had 20 points and nine rebounds for Ohio State (10-6, 0-3), but he also committed five fouls and seven turnovers. The Buckeyes have lost their first three conference games for the first time in coach Thad Matta’s 13 seasons.
With spitfire new football coach P.J. Fleck firing up the crowd at halftime, the Gophers avoided the second-half lapse that cost them last week in a one-point overtime loss here to Michigan State after they led by as many as 14 points.
(At) No. 4 UCLA 89, Stanford 75: Lonzo Ball scored 21 points and UCLA led all the way. Bryce Alford added 17 points and TJ Leaf had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bruins (16-1, 3-1 Pac-12) improve to 10-0 at Pauley Pavilion. They hit 11 3-pointers, led by Ball and Alford with four each.
Michael Humphrey had a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds before fouling out in the last two minutes for Stanford (8-8, 0-4).
(At) No. 11 Virginia 79, Wake Forest 62: London Perrantes scored 24 points and Virginia used a 10-0 second-half run to pull away, sending the Demon Deacons to their 25th consecutive road loss in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Perrantes scored all but five of his points in the second half as Virginia (12-3, 2-2) rebounded from back-to-back losses to No. 12 Florida State and at Pittsburgh. Marial Shayok added 17 points.
John Collins scored 16 points, and Bryant Crawford had 15 for the Demon Deacons (10-6, 1-3). Wake Forest is 0-20 in conference road games under third-year coach Danny Manning.
(At) No. 14 North Carolina 107, North Carolina State 56: Justin Jackson scored 21 points and North Carolina ran off a 20-0 first-half run. Joel Berry II added 19 points for the Tar Heels (14-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the game postponed from Saturday night because of snow and ice.
North Carolina beat the Wolfpack (12-4, 1-2) for the 20th time in 22 games.
And the Tar Heels did it in an unexpectedly lopsided fashion, jumping to a 26-4 lead and pushing that to 56-23 by halftime on Jackson’s 3-pointer just before the horn.
N.C. State (12-4, 1-2) came in with momentum after blowing out No. 21 Virginia Tech behind a triple-double from star freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. But Smith got in quick foul trouble Sunday, while the Wolfpack committed a bevy of turnovers that fueled the Tar Heels’ attack.
California 74, (at) No. 25 Southern California 73: Ivan Rabb scored 17 points, including the go-ahead free throws with five seconds left, and had a key block at the buzzer. With his team up one, Rabb blocked Jordan McLaughlin’s driving layup at the buzzer in the Bears’ first road victory over a ranked opponent in three years.
Charlie Moore added 16 points for Cal (11-5, 2-2 Pac-12) McLaughlin and Chimezi Metu each scored 20 points to lead Southern California (15-2, 2-2).