Detroit — Corey Allen took the inbounds pass and went coast-to-coast for an uncontested layup as time expired to give Detroit Mercy an 85-84 win over Cleveland State Wednesday night.
Allen scored 14 of his team-high 25 points in the final six minutes to earn Detroit Mercy its first Horizon League win in five starts.
Allen took over late to get the Titans (5-13, 1-4) in position to win the game, hitting a jumper to get them within 71-68, feeding Josh McFolley for a 3-pointer that cut the lead to 73-71 and drilling a 3-pointer of his own to put them up, 74-73 with 4:36 left. He hit two free throws, another 3-pointer and a jumper to make it 81-76.
Stefan Kenic hit a 3-pointer with :04 left to put Cleveland State (4-13, 1-3) up, 84-83.
Rochon Prince had 19 points and eight boards for the Titans.
Tyree Appleby and Bobby Word each had 19 points for the Vikings and Kenic added 15.
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(At) Oakland 95, Youngstown State 82: Kendrick Nunn scored 26 points with six 3-pointers and Jalen Hayes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds. Oakland started with an 11-3 run before the Penguins closed to 15-12. Hayes made a layup, Brailen Neely a 3-pointer, Chris Palombizio a jumper and Nick Daniels a 3-pointer and the Grizzlies lead 25-15. Neely added another 3-pointer and a 3-point play in successive possessions for a 38-25 lead. Oakland (10-8, 2-3 Horizon League) led 54-38 at intermission.
Nunn’s 3-pointer with 15:28 left extended the lead to 62-43, but Youngstown State (5-12, 3-1) outscored Oakland 25-13 during the next eight minutes and narrowed its deficit to 75-68 with consecutive layups by Jeremiah Ferguson, who also added two free throws.
Hayes followed with a dunk and two free throws, Martez Walker scored a layup and Nunn another 3-pointer and the Grizzlies led by double digits for the remainder. Daniels scored 16, Walker 13 and Neely, 11.
Cameron Morse and Ferguson each scored 21 for Youngstown State. Jaylen Benton added 14 points.
(At) Northwestern 83, Minnesota 60: Bryant McIntosh set a school record with 16 assists, Scottie Lindsey scored 22 points and Northwestern beat short-handed Minnesota. McIntosh broke the previous mark of 14 set by Patrick Baldwin against Youngstown State on Dec. 5, 1992, and got plenty of hugs on the sideline when he left the game in the closing minute.
Dererk Pardon added 13 points and 12 rebounds to help Northwestern (11-7, 2-3 Big Ten) run away with an easy win after dropping three of four.
Minnesota (13-5, 2-3) struggled on both ends with two of its top players missing and star Jordan Murphy having a quiet game. Suspended center Reggie Lynch faces possible expulsion following sexual assault allegations by two women. Guard Amir Coffey remained sidelined by a shoulder injury and the Gophers dropped their second straight after winning five in a row.
(At) No. 23 Michigan 84, Indiana 79: Katelynn Flaherty and Hailey Brown each scored 23 points and Nicole Munger had 16 as the Wolverines prevailed at home with 27 points in the fourth quarter.
(At) Kent State 76, Eastern Michigan 69: Courtnie Lewis led Eastern with 19 points, but Naddiyah Cross and Jordan Korinek, with 24 and 23 points respectively, sent the visitors (6-8, 21 in the MAC) home with a loss.
(At) Central Michigan 90, Bowling Green 54: Reyna Frost grabbed nine rebounds, made 9 of 15 field goals and went 6 for 6 from the foul line as the Chippewas (12-3, 4-0 MAC) overpowered the visitors. Presley Hudson scored 18 and Tinara Moore added 14.
(At) Western Michigan 88, Northern Illinois 83: Deja Wimby scored 24 points and Breanna Mobley added 22 to lead the home side (10-6, 3-1 in the MAC), which pulled away in the fourth quarter with 26 points. Courtney Woods had 26 for the Huskies.
(At) No. 1 Villanova 89, Xavier 65: Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead Villanova. The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) returned to the top spot of the poll on Monday.
The Wildcats raced to a 22-9 lead. Booth hit three 3s in the first half and Brunson was solid both from long range and in attacking the basket to make it 40-28 at the break.
Naji Marshall had 13 points for Xavier (15-3, 3-2),
No. 7 Duke 87, (at) Pittsburgh 52: Marvin Bagley III scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Duke.
Bagley recorded his 13th double-double of the season, one shy of the Duke freshman record shared by Jabari Parker and Gene Banks.
The Blue Devils (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed and needed less than 17 minutes to build a 30-point lead.
Jared Wilson-Frame led the Panthers (8-9, 04) with 17 points.
(At) Texas 99, No. 16 TCU 98, 2OT: Jericho Sims made a free throw with 5 seconds left, then Texas watched as TCU’s Jaylen Fisher missed a layup off the rim at the final buzzer in the second overtime.
Sims had missed his second free throw and the Horned Frogs got the play they wanted with Fisher driving the lane for a point-blank layup that somehow bounced out.
Texas got it biggest win of the season hours after the school announced that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been diagnosed with leukemia and has started treatment. Further details on his diagnosis and condition have not been released.
TCU had rallied from 13 down in the second half and led 94-90 in the second overtime. The game was tied at 98 when Desmond Bane of TCU missed a shot and Kenrich Williams fouled Sims on the rebound.
Eric Davis scored 22 points to lead Texas (11-5, 2-2 Big 12). Williams scored 26 for TCU (13-3, 1-3), which made 15 3-pointers but none in the second overtime.
Louisville 73, (at) No. 23 Florida State 69: Deng Adel scored 16 points and Louisville rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat to snap Florida State’s 28-game home winning streak.
Ray Spalding added 15 points for the Cardinals (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who made six 3-pointers in the second half. Ryan McMahon, who scored 11 points, had three 3-pointers in the final 20 minutes, including one that gave the Cardinals the lead and another with 59 seconds remaining that pushed the lead to 71-66.
Terance Mann tied a career high with 25 points and Braian Angola added 18 for Florida State (12-4, 1-3).