Michelle Sidor and Akienreh Johnson each scored 16 points — Johnson on 6-of-6 shooting from the field — as Michigan blew past Morgan State 80-48 in women's basketball Sunday at Crisler Center.
Naz Hillmon added 15 points for the Wolverines (6-1), whose only loss came against Notre Dame on Nov. 23. Michigan has won two straight since 76-72 setback to the Irish.
Hillmon’s three-point play with 6:45 left in the second quarter gave Michigan the lead for good. The Wolverines held the visitors to 22 points in the second half, outscoring them 22-8 in the final quarter.
Dahnye Redd scored 16 and Chelsea Mitchell added 10 for Morgan State (3-5). The Wolverines return to action Thursday when they host No. 17 Syracuse. Tip-off is 9 p.m. (ESPN).
More state women
(At) Binghamton 78, Eastern Michigan 67: Kai Moon fired in 21 points while Annie Ramil added 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead unbeaten Binghamton (8-0). Areanna Combs had a game-high 29 points while Courtnie Lewis added 17 and Aaliyah Stanley 10 for Eastern (2-5).
Oakland 61, Jacksonville State 55: Jalisha Terry’s 19 points led three players in double figures scoring as Oakland (4-3) ended a two-game skid in the consolation game at the FIU Thanksgiving Classic. Chloe Guingrich had 12 points and Kayla Luchenbach added 10 for the Golden Grizzlies, who sealed the victory with a 21-10 run in the fourth quarter. Taylor Hawks scored 18, Kiana Johnson 11 and Destiney Elliott 10 for Jacksonville State (2-6).
Big Ten men
No. 5 Maryland 84, Marquette 63: In Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 22 points and backcourt mate Darryl Morsell helped fifth-ranked Maryland limit Marquette star Markus Howard to six points as the Terrapins remained unbeaten with a victory over the Golden Eagles in the championship game of the Orlando Invitational.
Howard scored a combined 91 points in his first two games of the eight-team tournament at Disney World. However, Marquette’s all-time scoring leader was just 1 of 12 from the field in this one, including 0 for 6 on 3-point attempts.
Cowan captured tournament MVP honors with 72 points in three games, including a career-best 30 against Temple on Thanksgiving. Morsell had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while guarding the 5-foot-11 Howard most of the afternoon.
Maryland (8-0) is off to its best start since the 2006-07 season.
Brendan Bailey led Marquette (5-2) with a career-high 27 points, including seven 3-pointers.
Top 25 men
No. 14 Arizona 73, Wake Forest 66: In Anaheim, Calif., Dylan Smith and Chase Jeter scored 17 points apiece, and Arizona beat Wake Forest in the Wooden Legacy championship game.
It was Arizona’s first early season tournament title since 2014, when it won the Maui Invitational.
The Wildcats (9-0) led most of the game with their largest advantage being 56-41 8 minutes into the second half. The Demon Deacons (5-3) had a 14-4 run to get within 68-64 with 43 seconds remaining but could not draw closer. Arizona closed the game making five of its last six free throws.
Olivier Sarr led Wake with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Brandon Childress scored 19. The Demon Deacons shot 32.2% from the field (19 of 59) but were 23 of 26 from the foul line.
(At) No. 22 Villanova 83, La Salle 72: Justin Moore had 25 points off the bench, Saddiq Bey scored 19 and Villanova beat La Salle.
Villanova (5-2) went on a 28-6 run midway through the first half to build a 48-28 cushion at halftime. The Explorers closed within 10 twice in the second half.
Ed Croswell led La Salle (4-3) with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds. David Beatty had 12 points for the Explorers.
Moore scored 15 points in the first half to help Villanova build the lead. Bey and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each had 10 rebounds.