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Wednesday’s basketball: Michigan women rout Northwestern

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Freshman Kysre Gondrezick had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists Wednesday night and Michigan beat Northwestern 80-54 in a Big Ten game at Ann Arbor.

Katelynn Flaherty scored 20 and Hallie Thome 18 for the Wolverines (17-5, 6-2), who led 19-9 after the first quarter and 41-19 at halftime.

The victory was coach Kim Barnes Arico's 100th at Michigan.

More state women

Michigan State 81, (at) Wisconsin 57: Branndais Agee scored 18 and Tori Jankoska had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten), who ended a three-game losing streak.

(At) Eastern Michigan 81, Bowling Green 74: Carly Santoro had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Ashley Tunstall 15 points and 11 rebounds for Eastern (6-14, 1-7 Mid-American Conference).

(At) Ohio 80, Western Michigan 67: Breanna Mobley had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Western (14-5, 5-3 MAC).

Big Ten

(At) Ohio State 78, Minnesota 72: Marc Loving and Trevor Thompson each scored 19 points. Thompson’s total was a career high, and he also led the Buckeyes with 10 rebounds. Loving bounced back from a disappointing performance Sunday, and Ohio State dealt the Gophers their third straight loss.

Ohio State (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten) played one of its better games of its year against an evenly matched team, shooting 50 percent and making 23 of 30 free throws, including all nine in the first half.

JaQuan Lyle had 11 points and Jae’Sean Tate added 10 for the Buckeyes, who have won the last three of four after dropping their first four Big Ten games.

Nate Mason paced the Gophers (15-4, 3-5) with 21 points, and Akeem Springs has 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Buckeyes earned a split of the season series with Minnesota, which beat them 78-68 on Jan. 8.

(At) Illinois 76, Iowa 64: Michael Finke scored 17 points off the bench for Illinois. Illinois got off to a quick 10-0 start in the first few minutes of the game and never gave back the lead.

Offense was not a problem in a game in which Illinois (13-8, 3-5 Big Ten) looked dominant, shooting 55 percent from the field in the first half and finished shooting 45 percent, including 9-19 from beyond the arc.

The offense thrived with good ball movement — Illinois finished with 18 assists, the second-most this season.

Maverick Morgan added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Nicholas Baer scored led the way for Iowa (11-10, 3-5) with 12 points.

The Hawkeyes got off to a slow start, shooting under 20 percent from the field for the first eight minutes of the game and 37 shooting percent for the half.

Top 25

(At) No. 5 Baylor 65, Texas Tech 61: Johnathan Motley scored 25 points in Bears’ 13th straight home victory. A week after getting a career-high 32 points against Texas, Motley was 15 of 16 on free throws as the Bears (19-1, 7-1 Big 12) pulled even with second-ranked Kansas atop the conference standings with a 26-9 advantage at the free throw line. Baylor attempted 28 free throws to 10 for the Red Raiders.

The Bears won their fourth straight since their only loss right after reaching No. 1 for the first time in school history.

Justin Gray scored 12 points for the Red Raiders (14-6, 3-5), who dropped to 2-2 against ranked teams in Big 12 play.

(At) Georgia Tech 78, No. 6 Florida St. 56: Josh Okogie scored 35 points and Ben Lammers added 18 as Georgia Tech pulled its second home upset of a Top 10 opponent this season.

Georgia Tech (12-8, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 41-15 at halftime and 70-47 with 6:52 remaining on Lammers’ dunk. Florida State never got closer than 18 points in the second half.

The Seminoles (18-3, 6-2) were tied for first place in the ACC and had gone 5-1 in their last six games, all against ranked opponents.

No. 11 Butler 61, (at) Seton Hall 54: Kethan Savage had 15 points, 10 rebounds and hit a go-ahead jumper with 4:00 to play for Butler, which blew a 13-point second-half lead.

Andrew Chrabascz added 16 points for the Bulldogs (18-3, 7-2 Big East).

Kamar Baldwin added 12 points and Kelan Martin had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Butler, which has beaten Seton Hall (13-7, 3-5) five straight times and 7 of 8 since joining the Big East.

Angel Delgado had 12 points and a career-high 22 rebounds — his second straight with 20 — in leading the Pirates, who were limited to 28.6 percent shooting from the field.

(At) Georgetown 71, No. 16 Creighton 51: L.J. Peak scored 20 points and Georgetown held Creighton to its lowest scoring game of the season.

The Hoyas (11-10, 2-6 Big East) held the Bluejays to 1 for 18 from 3-point range and 34.5 percent shooting overall. Creighton (18-3, 5-3) entered the game second in the country at 52.8 percent.

No. 25 Florida 106, (at) LSU 71: Devin Robinson scored a career-high 24 points and Florida made a school-record 19 3-pointers.

The Gators (15-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) had little problem in handing the Tigers their worst home defeat in 54 seasons. Florida took the lead for good at 11-8 on a 3-pointer by KeVaughn Allen less than 5 minutes into the game. The Gators had a double-digit lead before 9 minutes elapsed.

Robinson, who was 9 of 15 from the field, made a career-high five 3-pointers.

Duop Reath led LSU (9-10, 1-7) with 15 points.