Monday's college basketball: Oakland, UDM suffer setbacks

Detroit News staff and wire services
Maryland guard Anthony Cowan, left, is guarded by Northwestern guard Isiah Brown during the first half of Monday's Big Ten game.

Indianapolis — Aaron Brennan scored six of his 18 points in the final two minutes and Evan Hall had his second consecutive double-double to help IUPUI beat Oakland, 74-67, on Monday night.

Hall finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks. D.J. McCall added 12 points and Ron Patterson scored 11 for IUPUI (10-17, 6-10 Horizon League).

Patterson hit a 3-pointer to spark 14-3 run to open the second half that gave IUPUI a 47-39 lead when Brennan converted a 3-point play with nearly 15 minutes to play. The Golden Grizzlies, who missed their first nine second-half field-goal attempts, trailed the rest of the way.

Kendrick Nunn’s jumper pulled Oakland (17-2, 9-7) within three points with four minutes left, but Patterson answered with a 3-pointer and the Jaguars made all eight of their free-throw attempts in the final minute to seal it.

Nunn led the Golden Grizzlies with 29 points and Jalen Hayes scored 15 with 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

More state men

(At) Illinois-Chicago 94, Detroit Mercy 87: Marcus Ottey and Dikembe Dixson had 20 points each and UIC held off Detroit Mercy.

The Flames (17-12, 12-4 Horizon) pulled away with a 21-5 run to lead 84-67 on Clint Robinson’s layup with 5:14 left. The Titans (8-21, 4-12) cut the deficit to seven at 89-82 and at the final score.

Jordan Blount added 15 points and 10 rebounds for UIC, which is a game behind league leaders, Wright State and Northern Kentucky. The Flames’ 12 Horizon League wins are the most in conference play since the 2003-04 squad, which was the last to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Kameron Chatman was 4 of 8 from 3-point range and had 30 points and nine rebounds to lead the Titans. Josh McFolley and Corey Allen added 15 points each.

State women

Oakland 85, (at) Detroit Mercy 74: Taylor Jones and Taylor Gleason scored 17 apiece, and Leah Somerfield and Chloe Guingrich each recorded a double-double for Oakland (13-14, 6-10 Horizon). Anja Marinkovic scored 17, Brianne Cohen 16 and Nicole Urbanick 15 for Detroit Mercy (2-25, 2-14).

Big Ten men

Maryland 71, (at) Northwestern 64: Kevin Huerter scored 18 and Maryland beat Northwestern snap a seven-game road losing streak.

With Huerter leading the way, the Terrapins (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten) won on the road for the first time since Dec. 3 and handed Northwestern (15-14, 6-10) another difficult loss.

After blowing a 27-point lead against No. 2 Michigan State in one of the biggest collapses in NCAA history on Saturday, the Wildcats couldn’t protect an 11-point edge in the second half.

Huerter hit 3 of 6 3-pointers for Maryland while the rest of the team combined to shoot 2 of 11 from long range. Anthony Cowan Jr. and Dion Wiley each scored 13, and the Terrapins turned 14 turnovers by Northwestern into 20 points.

Scottie Lindsey scored 15, but the Wildcats dropped their fourth in a row.

(At) Wisconsin 73, Minnesota 63 (OT): Brevin Pritzl scored 20 points, including two 3s in overtime, and Ethan Happ led a defensive resurgence in the extra period to help Wisconsin prevail in overtime.

Happ finished with 10 points after going scoreless in the first half, hitting a layup with 5.2 seconds left in regulation for a 59-all tie.

The momentum carried over into overtime for the Badgers (13-16, 6-10 Big Ten), who handed the Golden Gophers (14-15, 3-13) their ninth straight loss.

Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out to lead Minnesota. The Gophers lost a seven-point lead with 7:33 left in regulation and went without a field goal for nearly a six-minute stretch from the second half into overtime.

Top 25 men

(At) No. 8 Kansas 104, Oklahoma 74: Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 for Kansas.

The Jayhawks (22-6, 11-4 Big 12) controlled things early, jumping out to a 10-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and forcing Lon Kruger to burn a timeout before the first media break. The Sooners (16-11, 6-9 Big 12) never recovered.

Kameron McGusty led the way for Oklahoma with 22 points while Jamuni McNeace added 18 in his first career start.

It was a cold shooting night for Trae Young, who missed 10 of his 13 shots. His 11 points were a season-low. He did have nine assists.