Sunday’s basketball: Black’s 3-point play lifts UDM
Detroit — DeShawndre Black’s 3-point play with 12 seconds left gave Detroit Mercy a 93-92 victory ver Green Bay on Sunday.
Green Bay’s Tevin Findlay missed a pair of free throws before Black was fouled on a twisting drive through the paint, scoring with his left hand then making the winning free throw. The Phoenix missed a shot in a crowded key as time ran out.
Green Bay had led since early in the first half and was up 81-71 with 8:40 left before the Titans went on a 16-7 run to get within one, capped by a 3-pointer by Corey Allen with 3:16 to go. Green Bay scored the next two baskets but Josh McFolley hit two free throws and Allen one to set up Black’s winning play.
Jaleel Hogan led Detroit Mercy (5-17, 3-7 Horizon), which shot 52.5 percent, with 28 points with Allen adding 20. The Titans ended a seven-game losing streak to the Phoenix (13-9, 7-3).
Khalil Small scored 21 points to lead the Phoenix, who shot 61 percent but surrendered 21 turnovers for 24 points.
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(At) Oakland 79, Milwaukee 70 (OT): Jalen Hayes scored 22 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Martez Walker made a key 3-pointer in overtime. Walker’s 3-pointer capped a 5-0 spurt to give the Golden Grizzlies a 69-64 lead, and Oakland outscored Milwaukee 15-6 in the extra period. Brailen Neely shot 6 of 6 from the line, and Sherron Dorsey-Walker made four free throws and a layup in overtime.
Dorsey-Walker finished with 15 points. Walker had 13 points and Neely finished with 10 for Oakland (16-7, 6-4 Horizon League).
Cody Wichmann scored 17 points to lead Milwaukee (8-15, 4-6), which played its third straight overtime game and had its three-game win streak ended.
Walker made a pair of free throws to tie it at 64 with 33 seconds left. Wichmann missed two from the line with six seconds remaining, and Walker missed a pull-up 3-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime.
Detroit Mercy 55, (at) Northern Kentucky 53: Rosanna Reynolds, who scored 15, made a layup with one second left to win it for the Titans (11-10, 7-3 Horizon).
Brianne Cohen, who scored 26 to lead the Titans, hit 12 of 13 shots. Haleigh Ristovski had 10 rebounds.
(At) Wright State 84, Oakland 66: Taylor Gleason scored 16 for Oakland (11-10, 5-5 Horizon).
(At) Nebraska 83, No. 20 Purdue 80: Michael Jacobson’s putback with 42 seconds left gave Nebraska the lead, and the Cornhuskers made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to hold off Purdue.
Reserve Jack McVeigh matched his season high with 21 points, and reserve Jeriah Horne had 16 points for the Huskers (10-11, 4-5 Big Ten). They ended a five-game losing streak.
Dakota Mathias made 5 of 7 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead Purdue (17-5, 6-3), which lost for the first time in four games. Carsen Edwards had 16 points, and Caleb Swanigan had 14 points and 14 rebounds.
The Huskers missed 11 of their first 15 shots after halftime, allowing Purdue to wipe out their 39-33 halftime lead. They clawed back to take the lead for good after Jacobson stole the ball from Swanigan and was there to put back McVeigh’s missed 3-pointer to put the Huskers up 79-78.
(At) Northwestern 68, Indiana 55: Bryant McIntosh had 21 points and eight assists, and the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2) held the Hoosiers to 32 percent shooting in their sixth consecutive victory. It’s their longest Big Ten win streak since the 1932-33 team matched a school record with seven in a row, and their 7-2 start in conference play is their best since the 1937-38 season.
Indiana (14-8, 4-5) committed 13 turnovers while playing without leading scorer James Blackmon Jr., who got hurt during Thursday night’s 90-60 loss at Michigan. The school announced Saturday the junior guard is out indefinitely with a lower leg injury.
Northwestern missed its first seven shots and fell behind 10-1 before grabbing control with a 20-2 run.
Thomas Bryant matched a career high with 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Indiana, which has split its last six games. Robert Johnson added 12 points on 4-for-13 shooting.
(At) Villanova 61, No. 12 Virginia 59: Donte DiVicenzo beat the buzzer on a tip-in. The Wildcats (20-2) played their worst half of the season before they found their 3-point groove that fueled a second-half rally. They had the ball with 11.5 seconds left and the game tied. Josh Hart drove the lane and missed his layup. DiVincenzo zipped down the baseline and tipped the ball in with his outstretched right hand just as the horn sounded.
After a brief review, the basket stood and the Wildcats mobbed each other at center court. Virginia coach Tony Bennett watched stone faced, arms folded and in stunned disbelief.
Villanova was coming off a loss at Marquette and avoided its first-two game losing streak in four years.
Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges each scored 15 points for the Wildcats. Ty Jerome led Virginia (16-4) with 15 points in an ACC-Big East matchup that had a March Madness feel from the opening tip.
No. 7 Arizona 77, Washington 66: Kadeem Allen scored 14 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures and the Wildcats wore down Washington to stay alone atop the Pac-12 standings.
The Wildcats (20-2, 9-0) won their 14th straight overall and 18th in a row at home.
Kobi Simmons added 13 points, and Allonzo Trier, Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen had 12 each.
Freshman sensation Markelle Fultz scored 16 points for Washington (9-12, 2-7) but on 8-of-23 shooting. He was 0 for 4 on 3-pointers and missed all four of his free throws.
(At) No. 13 Louisville 85, North Carolina State 60: Donovan Mitchell scored the first 14 points for Louisville and finished with 28 as the Cardinals routed North Carolina State.
With Louisville down two guards because of injuries, Mitchell took charge right away. The sophomore hit four early 3-pointers, with two of them propelling a 15-0 run that made it 21-9.
Mitchell led Louisville (18-4, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a second straight romp. He scored a career-high 29 Tuesday in a 106-51 win over Pittsburgh.
Abdul-Malik Abu and Maverick Rowan each had 13 points for the Wolfpack (14-8, 3-6), who shot 38 percent and failed to follow up on their upset at No. 17 Duke.
(At) No. 19 Cincinnati 94, South Florida 53: Freshman Jarron Cumberland scored 18 of his career-high 26 points in the second half and Cincinnati rolled to its 12th straight victory.
The Bearcats (19-2, 8-0 American Athletic) used their bench often against the conference’s last-place team. Cincinnati extended its longest winning streak since it took 15 in a row during 2013-14.
South Florida (6-14, 0-9) has dropped nine straight, a streak that includes the firing of coach Orlando Antigua on Jan. 3. The Bulls also lost nine in a row last season, when they finished 8-25. Michael Bibby scored 17 for the Bulls, who had a season-high 24 turnovers.
No. 24 Xavier 82, (at) St. John’s 77: Trevon Bluiett had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Xavier held off a big rally from St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.
Edmond Sumer had 17 points and seven assists for the Musketeers (15-6, 5-3 Big East), but he was helped off the court by teammates with six minutes to play. He made a basket and was hit as he scored, but he had an apparent injury to his left leg. He was unable to take the free throw.
Xavier led 59-44 with 9:50 to play after a 3-pointer by Bluiett, who was coming off a career-high 40 points against Cincinnati. But the Red Storm (10-13, 4-6) just kept chipping away at the lead, and an 8-0 run got them within 68-66 with 4:16 left on a free throw by Marcus LoVett.