Wednesday's basketball: Guevara becomes Central's all-time wins leader
Cassie Breen scored 26, Presley Hudson 16 and Tinara Moore 14 for visiting Central Michigan in a 70-64 women's basketball victory over Ohio as Sue Guevara became the school's all-time career winningest coach.
The win was Guevara's 172nd as Chippewas coach and passed Donita Davenport, who amassed a 171-165 record from 1984-96. Guevara, who coached at Michigan (1996-2003) before joining Central Michigan, has 295 career victories.
The victory lifted the Chippewas' record to 18-6, 10-2 MAC. Quiera Lampkins scored 32 for Ohio (18-5, 9-3).
More state women
Buffalo 56, (at) Eastern Michigan 52: Stephanie Reid scored 14 and Theresa Onwuka 12 for Buffalo (17-7, 7-6 Mid-American Conference). Sasha Dailey scored 23 and Phillis Webb had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Eastern (6-19, 1-12).
Western Michigan 74, (at) Bowling Green 53: Deja Wimby had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Meredith Shipman scored 18 and Marley Hill 10 for Western (14-9, 5-7 MAC). Bowling Green is 6-18, 2-10.
Big Ten men
No. 23 Maryland 74, (at) Northwestern 64: Melo Trimble scored a career-high 32 points on 12-for-17 shooting, and Maryland strengthened its position in the Big Ten. Trimble repeatedly came up with big plays for the Terrapins (22-4, 10-3), driving inside for layups or connecting from long range. Freshman Isiah Brown led Northwestern (19-7, 8-5) with a career-high 19 points.
(At) Minnesota 75, Indiana 74: Akeem Springs followed his own missed 3-pointer with a putback flip from the baseline with 3 seconds left, lifting Gophers (19-7, 7-6 Big Ten) to victory and handing the Hoosiers their fourth straight loss. Nate Mason led the way with 30 points, including 11 of 12 free throws. James Blackmon Jr. finished with 22 points for the Hoosiers (15-12, 5-9).
Wednesday’s Top 25
No. 10 North Carolina 97, (at) North Carolina State 73: Joel Berry II scored 18 points to help North Carolina stay alone in first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Luke Maye added a career-high 13 points for the Tar Heels (22-5, 10-3), who shot 56 percent while dominating both the paint and the glass to blow out the Wolfpack for the second time in a month. UNC had won the first meeting 107-56 for the second-worst loss in N.C. State’s history.
UNC finished with a 60-22 edge in points in the paint and a 41-25 rebounding advantage that led to a 27-13 edge in second-chance points.
Freshman Dennis Smith Jr. scored 27 points but little else went right for the Wolfpack (14-13, 3-11), who continued their accelerating descent that has led to growing uncertainty about the future of sixth-year coach Mark Gottfried.
No. 12 Duke 65, (at) No. 14 Virginia 55: Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and Duke pulled away late for its sixth victory in a row. Tatum hit three 3-pointers as the shot clock approached 0:00 in the second half, all coming after the Cavaliers pulled within 43-42.
Luke Kennard added 16 points for the Blue Devils (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who are tied for second in the league with Florida State and Louisville. All three are a game behind No. 10 North Carolina.
London Perrantes scored 14 points to lead Virginia (18-7, 8-5) and Ty Jerome had 13.
No. 18 Cincinnati 68, (at) South Florida 54: Kevin Johnson scored 14 points and Gary Clark had 13 points and 14 rebounds as Cincinnati bounced back from its first loss in two months. The Bearcats (23-2, 12-1 American) shrugged off last Sunday’s nine-point loss to SMU and surpassed their victory total for last season. USF is 7-18, 1-13.
(At) No. 19 SMU 80, Tulane 75: Semi Ojeleye scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, including consecutive 3-pointers in the SMU run that finally put the Mustangs ahead. With the rally from a 15-point halftime deficit, SMU (23-4, 13-1 American) extended its home winning streak to 20 games in a row, including all 16 this season. Jarrey Foster had 19 points. Ben Moore had 15 points with 13 rebounds, while Shake Milton and Sterling Brown each had 13 points. Cameron Reynolds had 23 points for Tulane (4-21, 1-12).
(At) Seton Hall 87, No. 20 Creighton 81: Khadeen Carrington tallied the final 10 points of his career-high 41 in the closing minute and Seton Hall made a big stride toward the NCAA Tournament. Desi Rodriguez had 18 points and big man Angel Delgado got going in second half and added 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Pirates (16-9, 6-7 Big East) opened a crucial three-game home stand with a big win. Marcus Foster had 23 points for Creighton (21-5, 8-5). Justin Patton added 15 points and Khyri Thomas and Cole Huff had 13 apiece for the Bluejays.
Arkansas 83, (at) No. 21 South Carolina 76: Jaylen Barford tied his career high with 23 points and Arkansas got its first road win over a ranked opponent in almost three years. Dusty Hannahs added 20 points for the Razorbacks (19-7, 8-5 Southeastern Conference) including nine straight after the Gamecocks had cut a 10-point deficit to 55-54 with less than 11 minutes remaining to restore the margin. South Carolina (20-6, 10-3) closed to 77-76 on PJ Dozier’s lay-in with 1:04 to go. But Manuale Watkins hit a running jumper that rattled home with 29.3 seconds left as the shot clock sounded.
(At) No. 24 Butler 110, St. John's 86: Avery Woodson scored a season-high 20 points and Andrew Chrabascz also had 20 for Butler (20-6, 9-5 Big East). Federico Mussini had 20 points to lead the Red Storm (12-15, 6-8), who never had a chance after giving up the first seven points of the game.