Rochester, Mich. — Loudon Love and Grant Benzinger posted double-doubles and Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in overtime to spark Wright State to an 86-81 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon.
Love totaled 25 points and 17 rebounds and Benzinger added 14 points and 10 boards for the Raiders (12-5, 4-0 Horizon League). Mark Hughes chipped in with 19 points, five assists and five steals.
Wright State led 40-32 at halftime, but Kendrick Nunn led a second-half charge for the Golden Grizzlies (9-8, 1-3), scoring 21 of his 32 points after intermission. Oakland caught up with the Tigers by the midway point of the second half and led 71-68 on two free throws by Jalen Hayes with 16 seconds left in regulation. But Cole Gentry buried a 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
Hughes opened the extra period with a 3-point play, but Nunn’s 3 knotted the score. Winchester’s 3-point play gave the Raiders the lead before Nunn hit from long range to knot the score at 77. Hughes hit 1 of 2 free throws to put Wright State up 78-77, Winchester added two free throws and a layup to push the advantage 82-78 and the Raiders held on for the win.
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Northern Kentucky 56, (at) Detroit Mercy 54: Drew McDonald had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Lavone Holland II made a go-ahead jumper with 3.3 seconds left to give Northern Kentucky a 56-54 victory over Detroit Mercy on Sunday.
NKU forced turnovers on back-to-back possessions with under three minutes left in the game but couldn’t convert at the other end. Detroit Mercy’s Josh McFolley was fouled on a fast-break layup attempt and hit two free throws to tie it at 54.
With 13.7 seconds left, Holland dribbled down the clock, used a crossover to create space and hit a pull-up jumper at the top of the key. After a timeout, Corey Allen had a decent look at a half-court shot but it came up short.
Carson Williams added 12 points for Northern Kentucky (11-5, 4-0 Horizon League). Holland finished with nine points on 4-of-12 shooting.
NKU shot just 22 percent in the first half, with 2-of-13 shooting from 3-point range, but only trailed 22-21. Detroit was just 1 of 10 from distance.
Jaleel Hogan, Jermaine Jackson Jr., and Allen each scored 10 points for Detroit Mercy (4-13, 0-4).
(At) Minnesota 83, Michigan State 77: Kenisha Bell finished with 22 points to lead the Gophers (13-4, 2-2 Big Ten). Shay Colley, Jenna Allen and Taryn McCutcheon each had 12 points for the Spartans (12-5, 2-2).
(At) Maryland 91, Iowa 73: Freshman Bruno Fernando scored a career-high 21 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. added 15. Rebounding from a 30-point loss to No. 1 Michigan State just three days earlier, the Terrapins (14-4, 3-2) used a second-half surge to secure their eighth win in nine games.
Iowa coach Fran McCaffery was ejected 45 seconds before halftime after receiving two straight technical fouls for animatedly arguing a traveling call on sophomore guard Jordan Bohannon.
The Hawkeyes (9-9, 0-5) hung in there without McCaffery, but faded in the latter stage of their third game in six days.
No. 4 Arizona State 80, (at) Utah 77: Shannon Evans scored 22 points, and Arizona State held on for a choppy win over Utah to end a two-game losing streak.
Mickey Mitchell hit two free throws with 21.7 seconds remaining after being fouled on a drive to give Utah a 79-77 lead. Justin Bibbins missed what could have been the game-winning 3-pointer with 6 seconds left.
Kodi Justice scored 20 points and carried the offensive load most of the night for Arizona State (13-2, 1-2 Pac-12), but Evans found a groove late, scoring 10 straight points down the stretch. Tra Holder, the league’s leading scorer, added 11 points.
Bibbins had 22 points and six assists to lead the Utes (10-5, 2-2), who also lost to No. 14 Arizona on this homestand. Sedrick Barefield added 21.
(At) No. 9 Wichita State 95, South Florida 57: Shaquille Morris scored 15 points to lead a balanced scoring effort, and Wichita State blew out South Florida.
Zach Brown had 13 points, and Markis McDuffie scored 12 for Wichita State (13-2, 3-0 American Athletic Conference). Darral Willis scored 11 points.
Morris, Brown and McDuffie were a combined 16 of 19 from the floor, helping the Shockers shoot 62.7 percent.
Malik Martin led South Florida (7-10, 0-4) with 15 points. David Collins scored 12 points, and Terrence Samuel added 10 for the Bulls.
The Shockers had 48 points off the bench in their largest victory since beating Savannah State 112-66 on Nov. 12.
(At) No. 15 Miami 80, No. 24 Florida State 74: Miami 5-foot-7 freshman Chris Lykes scored a season-high 18 points, and the Hurricanes withstood a late rally by the Seminoles.
Bruce Brown scored a season-high 23 points and Dewan Huell had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Hurricanes, who took the lead for good in the early minutes and made 13 of their first 14 shots.
Miami (13-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won at home for the first time since Dec. 5. The Seminoles (12-3, 1-2) lost for the third time in their past six games.
Florida State cut a 16-point second-half deficit to four with 24 seconds left. Braian Angola then made a backcourt steal but missed a 3-pointer that would have left the Seminoles trailing by one.
Brown made five of six free throws in the final 45 seconds and finished 12-for-14 at the line.
Angola had 16 points for Florida State, which shot a season-low 36 percent.
No. 19 Cincinnati 76, SMU 56: At Highland Heights, Kentucky, Jacob Evans III scored 18 points, and Gary Clark had a big second half as Cincinnati pulled away to beat SMU and extend the longest active home-court winning streak in the country.
The game matched the American Athletic Conference’s top defensive teams, and it showed in the first half as they went a combined 15-for-52 from the field and the Bearcats led 34-20.
Cincinnati (14-2, 3-0) broke it open with a 12-point run late in the first half featuring Evans’ 3-pointer. Clark scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half as the Bearcats finally got the ball inside and pushed the lead to 20.
SMU (12-5, 2-2) shot only 35.7 percent from the field and had 18 turnovers that set up 26 of Cincinnati’s points. Jarrey Foster led the Mustangs with 16 points.