Friday's college basketball: Oakland sweeps UDM
Rochester — Kendrick Nunn scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half to help Oakland beat Detroit Mercy, 87-78, in a Horizon League game Friday night at the O'rena.
Oakland (16-10, 8-5) has won two in a row and seven of its last nine games. Detroit Mercy (7-19, 3-10) has lost six of its last seven.
Nunn, the second-leading scorer in the nation, made five 3-pointers, was 10 of 18 from the field and has scored 20 or more points in 19 games.
Jalen Hayes added 19 points and Martez Walker scored 16 for the Golden Grizzlies. Isaiah Brock grabbed 10 rebounds and chipped in eight points and Nick Daniels had 11 points and seven assists off the bench.
Kameron Chatman scored 23 and Josh McFolley 13 to lead the Titans. Roschon Prince added 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Oakland opened the second half on a 19-8 run for a 57-53 lead. Nunn scored 10 points during the surge, and his 3-pointer with 7:39 left made it a 10-point advantage.
The Titans pulled within 76-70, but Detroit missed six consecutive shots as Oakland closed on an 11-8 surge.
The Golden Grizzlies also beat the Titans, 92-86, in the first meeting on Jan. 20 and swept the season series.
(At) Indiana 80, Minnesota 56: Devonte Green and Juwan Morgan each scored 19 points to lead Indiana to its second win in five days.
Nate Mason had 18 points and eight rebounds while Jordan Murphy finished with 12 points and nine rebounds to lead the Golden Gophers (14-13, 3-11 Big Ten). Minnesota has lost seven straight.
Indiana (14-12, 7-7) never trailed and seized control early in the second half with strong defense and crisp passes, scoring on their first three possessions to extend a 10-point halftime lead to 45-29.
But instead of letting the Gophers hang around, the Hoosiers just kept extending the lead. After giving up a basket, Indiana went on an 11-5 spurt to make it 56-35 with 12:35 left.
Minnesota made only one serious run all night — an 11-3 spurt that cut the first-half deficit to 27-24. But the Hoosiers answered with a 12-2 spurt and led 39-29 at halftime.
(At) No. 18 Rhode Island 72, Davidson 59: Cyril Langevine scored a career-high 14 points and added eight rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench on to help Rhode Island tie a school record with its 15th win in a row.
Jarvis Garrett scored 17 for the Rams (20-3, 12-0 Atlantic 10), who last won 15 straight in 1939-40.
Kellan Grady scored 19 for Davidson (13-10, 8-4). The Wildcats, who had won eight of their last 10, made 20 3-pointers in Tuesday’s victory over Saint Joseph’s, but shot just 4 of 17 from beyond the arc against Rhode Island.
Rhode Island held a 15-13 lead before scoring 12 of the next 13 points to open a double-digit lead it never relinquished.
Langevine, who was coming off a game against Virginia Commonwealth in which he grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, had a crowd-pleasing dunk early in the second half that drew a technical foul for taunting.