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Mount Pleasant — David DiLeo scored 22 and Cecil Williams added 14 points as Central Michigan routed Ohio, 75-50, in both teams’ Mid-American Conference opener Tuesday night.

Shawn Roundtree added 13 points and Luke Meyer 12 for the Chippewas (12-2).

Central Michigan outrebounded Ohio, 44-35, with Williams pulling down nine boards.

Mike Laster scored 19 for Ohio (7-6).

More state men

(At) Western Michigan 87, Akron 75: Josh Davis scored 26 on 10-of-10 shooting, Thomas Wilder added 15 points with eight rebounds and seven assists, and Western Michigan (9-5) opened MAC play by ending a six-game skid against the Zips (7-6). Bryce Moore scored 13 points, Reggie Jones added 12 and Drake LaMont scored 11 for the Broncos (9-5), who outrebounded Akron, 37-27.

(At) Ball State 72, Eastern Michigan 62: Kyle Mallers had 17 points, Trey Moses scored 13 with 10 rebounds and Ball State (10-4) rolled to a ninth straight victory, in both teams MAC opener. Elijah Minnie scored 17 of his 25 in the first half for the Eagles (9-5), who led 36-31 at intermission. Ball State’s bench outscored Eastern Michigan’s, 23-0.

Big Ten men

(At) Maryland 75, Penn State 69: Freshman Bruno Fernando had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 18 and Maryland (13-3, 2-1) rallied for its seventh straight victory. Mike Watkins had 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for Penn State (11-5, 1-2), which shot just four free throws.

(At) Wisconsin 71, Indiana 61: Ethan Happ had 28 points in one of his best all-around efforts of the season, and Wisconsin (9-7, 2-1) overcame another injury, this one to starting guard Brevin Pritzl. Wisconsin extended its winning streak over Indiana (8-7, 1-2) in Madison to 16 games.

Nebraska 70, (at) Northwestern 55: Glynn Watson Jr. scored 19 points and Nebraska (11-5, 2-1 Big Ten) took control down the stretch to win its fourth straight. James Palmer Jr. added 18 points, 15 in the second half and Isaac Copeland scored 13 for the Cornhuskers.Dererk Pardon had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds for Northwestern (10-6, 1-2).

Top 25 men

(At) No. 5 Xavier 86, Butler 79: J.P. Macura scored 15 of his 20 in the first half to get Xavier rolling, and Trevon Bluiett had 21 points as the Musketeers (15-1, 3-0 Big East) won their 10th in a row. Butler (12-4, 2-1) was coming off a 101-93 win over then-No. 1 Villanova on Saturday.

No. 18 Texas Texas 85, (at) No. 10 Kanas 73: Kennan Allen scored 15 points, Norense Odiase and Justin Gray had 12 apiece, and Texas Tech (13-1, 2-0 Big 12) never trailed in winning at Allen Fieldhouse or the first time in 18 tries. Devonte Graham led the Jayhawks (11-3, 1-1) with 27 points.

Florida 83, (at) No. 11 Texas A&M 66: Egor Koulechov scored 19 points and Keith Stone added 18 as Florida (10-4, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) built a big lead early and cruised to victory. Texas A&M (11-3, 0-2) was led by Jay Jay Chandler’s 17 points on a night the team was missing three starters.

No. 16 TCU 81, (at) Baylor 78, OT: All five starters scored in double-figures for TCU (13-1, 1-1 Big 12), led by Vladimir Brodziansky’s 18 points. Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. scored 28 for Baylor (10-4, 0-2).

(At) Mississippi State 78, No. 22 Arkansas 75: Nick Weatherspoon scored 22 points and his brother Quinndary Weatherspoon added another 22 for Mississippi State (13-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference). Daryl Macon scored  24 points while Daniel Gafford added 17 for Arkansas (11-3, 1-1).

Auburn 94, (at) No. 23 Tennessee 84: Bryce Brown and Jared Harper each scored 18 as Auburn (13-1, 1-0 SEC) erased an early 14-point deficit for its 11th straight victory. Tennessee (9-4, 0-2) has lost two straight games for the first time.

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