Reyna Frost registered her third straight double-double, pouring in 28 points and hauling down 20 rebounds, to lead Central Michigan past Ball State, 81-63, Wednesday in Mount Pleasant.
Frost was 13-of-17 from floor and had five blocks to go along with three steals in Central's third straight victory. Presley Hudson finished with 21 points, Kyra Bussell added 13 and Micaela Kelly 10 for the Chippewas (16-5, 7-2 MAC).
Oshlynn Brown had 18 points and Maliah Howard-Bass 11 for Ball State (7-14, 2-7).
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(At) Miami (Ohio) 63, Eastern Michigan 58: Kristen Levering scored 20 points, going 8-of-11 from the free-throw line, to lead Miami (16-4, 8-1 MAC), which converted 12 of 15 at the foul line in second half. Courtnie Lewis scored 18 and Corrione Cardwell added 17 for Eastern (10-10, 3-6), which has lost three straight.
(At) Kent State 55, Western Michigan 51: Megan Carter scored 17 and Asiah Dingle added 12 for Kent State (12-8, 5-4 MAC). Karmin Reed finished with 20 points for Western (8-11, 2-6), which has dropped seven of its last eight.
No. 19 Wisconsin 56, (at) Minnesota 51: Ethan Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help Wisconsin avenge a loss to Minnesota with its sixth straight win overall.
D’Mitrik Trice hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 remaining and 3 seconds left on the shot clock to give Wisconsin (17-6, 9-3 Big Ten) a 52-46 lead and seal a fourth consecutive victory at rival Minnesota. Gophers coach Richard Pitino fell to 2-9 in his career against the Badgers, held to a season-low 34.5 field goal percentage (19 for 55).
Jordan Murphy (16 points, 19 rebounds) and Daniel Oturu (12 points, 11 rebounds) each had a double-double, but Minnesota (16-7, 6-6) missed 12 of 13 attempts from 3-point range, including three in the final 76 seconds.
No. 24 Maryland 60, (at) Nebraska 45: Jalen Smith had 18 points and 11 rebounds and fueled Maryland’s decisive surge in the first half, and the Terrapins beat fading Nebraska.
Bruno Fernando wasn’t at his best shooting but still had his sixth consecutive double-double, and 15th of the season, with 13 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for Maryland (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten).
Nebraska (13-10, 3-9) set season lows for points and field goal percentage (21 percent) while losing its sixth straight and dropping to 13th place in the conference.
Isaiah Roby led the Cornhuskers with 20 points and 14 rebounds, and James Palmer Jr. added 11 points.
No. 6 Nevada 98, (at) Colorado State 82: Jordan Caroline scored 30 of his season-high 40 points in the first half and Nevada beat Colorado State for its eighth straight win.
Caroline finished five points shy of his career best set Jan. 7, 2017, at New Mexico. He added 12 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season, and his 41 career double-doubles are the most in Mountain West Conference history, breaking a tie with Kawhi Leonard and Andrew Bogut.
Caleb Martin added 25 points for Nevada (22-1, 9-1), including a dunk off a lob from his twin, Cody, that capped a 10-2 run to end the game.
Nico Carvacho led the Rams (9-14, 4-6) with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Colorado State lost by 40 in Reno two weeks ago but gave the Wolf Pack a fight at home.
(At) No. 14 Villanova 66, Creighton 59, OT: Freshman forward Saddiq Bey scored a career-high 17 points, senior guard Phil Booth hit key baskets down the stretch and Villanova remained perfect in Big East play.
Booth finished with 14 points and eight rebounds while Eric Paschall scored 15 and Collin Gillespie had 13 for the Wildcats (19-4, 10-0), who have won their first 10 Big East games for the first time in program history. Their previous best start in league play came in 2009-10 when they opened 9-0.
The defending national champions also became the first Big East team to start 10-0 in conference games since UConn won its first 11 in 1998-99.
Davion Mintz led Creighton (13-10, 4-6) with 19 points and Martin Krampelj had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
No. 21 LSU 92, (at) Mississippi State 88, OT: Freshman forward Naz Reid tied a career high with 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, to lift LSU over Mississippi State in overtime.
The Tigers pulled ahead for good in overtime when Reid made a layup while being fouled. He added the free throw to give LSU an 89-87 lead with 59.5 seconds left. Reid’s biggest bucket came a little later when his 3 bounced high off the rim and straight through the net.
LSU (18-4, 8-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed the entire second half until Tremont Waters made a high-arching layup with less than three minutes left for an 80-78 advantage. The Tigers and Bulldogs both missed shots during the final seconds of regulation, forcing overtime.
Waters had 26 points and five assists. Kavell Bigby-Williams added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Mississippi State (16-6, 4-5) was led by Quinndary Weatherspoon, who tied a season high with 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting. Reggie Perry added 19 points and 10 rebounds.