Friday’s basketball: Detroit Mercy loses in OT
Detroit — Detroit Mercy forced overtime with a second left Friday night, but Milwaukee pulled away in overtime for a 73-69 victory in the Horizon League.
The win gave Milwaukee coach LaVall Jordan the edge over Detroit Mercy coach Bacari Alexander.
Both were assistants on John Beilein’s staff at Michigan last season.
The Titans (4-17, 2-7 Horizon) led 60-58 with 1:57 left after a jumper by Jarod Williams.
But Corey Allen missed two free throws with 25 seconds left, and Milwaukee took the lead on Jeremy Johnson’s layup with 10 seconds left.
Williams missed a jumper with two seconds left and time ran out after a scramble for the rebound.
But officials reviewed the play and called a foul on Milwaukee’s Brock Stull. Allen then sank the second of two free throws to force overtime.
Cody Wichmann, who scored 23 points, hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime to give Milwaukee (8-14, 4-5) the lead for good and he sank a free throw for the final point.
Allen scored 22 and Williams 13 for the Titans.
Jaleel Hogan had 15 points and 11 rebounds.
(At) Wright State 77, Detroit Mercy 69: Rosanna Reynolds scored 21, and Nicole Urbanick and Brianne Cohen 13 apiece for Detroit Mercy (10-10, 6-3 Horizon).
Oakland 61, (at) Northern Kentucky 47: Leah Somerfield scored 17, Taylor Jones 14 and Hannah Little had 10 points and 18 rebounds for Oakland (11-9, 5-4 Horizon).
Conference USA says Louisiana Tech’s Jacobi Boykins and Alabama-Birmingham’s Hakeem Baxter are suspended one game for fighting in the benches-clearing brawl that led to multiple ejections from Thursday’s game.
Players from both benches spilled onto the floor during the fight, and the entire Louisiana Tech bench was ejected for leaving the bench. Four of the six players on the UAB bench also were ejected.
... Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Coach Bill Self said the violation isn’t connected to an investigation into an alleged rape at his team’s dorm in December. No charges have been filed, and police have not publicly identified any suspects.