Rochester — Kendrick Nunn and Jalen Hayes, the nation’s top-scoring duo, combined for 46 points to lead Oakland to an 82-74 victory over IUPUI on Sunday.
Nunn (26 ppg) scored 25 points and Hayes (19.1) had 21 for the Golden Grizzlies (15-10, 7-5 Horizon), who snapped a two-game skid. Nick Daniels added 11 points.
Oakland had a 17-point lead in the second half when the Jaguars (7-16, 4-7) rallied to get within three with T.J. Henderson accounting for 13 straight points during the stretch.
Daniels scored seven straight points as Oakland rebuilt a nine-point lead with 3:44 left. IUPUI cut it to four but Walker took a pass as he cut through the paint from Daniels, whose back was to the basket, and scored. Daniels added two free throws to lead 80-72 with 39 seconds remaining.
Aaron Brennan and Jaylen Minnett each scored 16 points and Henderson 14 for IUPUI, which has lost five straight.
More state men
(At) Detroit Mercy 78, Illinois-Chicago 69: Kikembe Dixson scored 23 points and Tarkus Ferguson added 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead UIC.
The victory gave UIC (14-11, 9-3) its first six-game winning streak since it took eight straight during the 2012-13 season, and the Flames have nine Horizon League wins for the first time since 2007-08. The Flames have also won six straight road games for the first time since 2003-04.
Josh McFolley had career highs of 30 points and six steals for the Titans (7-18, 3-9). Roschon Prince added 18 points and Kameron Chatman had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
UIC led 43-37 at halftime and built a 13-point second-half lead.
Three free throws by DeShawndre Black got Detroit within 71-67 with 1:13 to go but Ferguson found Dixson behind the Detroit defense for a breakaway dunk and the Flames made 5 of 6 free throws thereafter.
(At) Penn State 74, Michigan State 59: Taryn McCutcheon scored 18 on six made 3-pointers and Sidney Cooks 10 for Michigan State (14-10, 4-7 Big Ten), which has lost five straight.
Teniya Page scored 16 to lead four scorers in double figures for Penn State (14-10, 5-6).
(At) Rutgers 63, No. 13 Michigan 56: Reserve Ciani Cryor matcher her season high with 16 points, nine in a late 12-0 run, and Rutgers upset Michigan to end a four-game losing streak.
The Wolverines had erased an eight-point deficit with seven quick points when Cryor banked in a 3-pointer to make it 51-47 with 6:15 to play. Tyler Scaife followed with a jumper that just beat the shot clock and Michigan never recovered, missing five straight shots with four turnovers during the run.
Stasha Carey added 12 points for the Scarlet Knights (18-7, 6-5 Big Ten).
Katelynn Flaherty had 19 points in her return to her home state to lead the Wolverines (19-6, 8-4) and Hailey Brown scored 15.
Rutgers closed the first half on a 7-0 run, capped by Cryor’s 28-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer, to lead 28-21. Scaife, who averages 19.8 points, was scoreless in the first half, finishing with seven.
Big Ten men
(At) No. 17 Ohio State 75, Illinois 67: Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 35 points and had 13 rebounds. The Buckeyes, playing without suspended guard Kam Williams, overcame an Illinois lead to tie the score at the 5-minute mark.
But they wouldn’t get the game in hand until Kaleb Wesson grabbed an offensive rebound and put it back up with 48 seconds left. That gave the Buckeyes a 72-67 lead, and any momentum Illinois had was gone for good.
Jae’Sean Tate scored 11 points for the Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1), who have won three straight and 10 of their last 11. They move on to a showdown with No. 3 Purdue on Wednesday to determine first place in the Big Ten.
Mark Alstork paced Illinois (12-12, 2-9) with 19 points.
(At) Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63: Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 23 points, Kevin Huerter added 19 and Maryland stretched the Badgers’ losing streak to five.
The defeat ended Wisconsin’s Big Ten-record run of 17 straight winning seasons in conference play. Using a starting lineup that featured three freshmen and two juniors, the rebuilding Badgers (10-15, 3-9) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit before fading.
The Terrapins (16-9, 5-7) ended a three-game skid and won for only the second time in seven games.
(At) No. 1 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76: Omari Spellman had 26 points and 11 rebounds, helping Villanova kick off a rousing day in Philadelphia sports.
The Wildcats (22-1, 9-1 Big East) won their ninth straight game in front of a crowd dotted with green jerseys and chanting for the Eagles just hours before the Super Bowl.
Mikal Bridges, who scored 17 points, hit a 3 with 2:22 left for a 21-point lead that seemed to serve as the cue for fans to turn their full attention toward the Super Bowl, chanting “We Want Brady!”
For about 25 minutes, the Pirates (17-6, 6-4) gave the Wildcats a serious scare.
No. 25 Arizona State 88, (at) Washington State 78: Shannon Evans II scored 23 points and Romello White added 21 for Arizona State.
Tra Holder had 20 for the Sun Devils (17-6, 5-6 Pac-12).
Malachi Flynn scored 22 for Washington State (9-13, 1-9), which has lost five in a row.