Friday's college basketball: Davis scores 25 to lift Detroit Mercy past Youngstown State
Youngstown, Ohio — Antoine Davis had 25 points as Detroit Mercy narrowly defeated Youngstown State 78-75 on Friday.
Matt Johnson added 14 points for Detroit Mercy (5-8, 4-5 Horizon League). Dwayne Rose Jr. scored 12 points and Noah Waterman had 10.
Johnson made two free throws for a three-point lead with 10 seconds left and Shemar Rathan-Mayes was off on a 3-pointer at the other end.
Garrett Covington tied a season high with 24 points for the Penguins (8-9, 4-9). Michael Akuchie added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rathan-Mayes had 13 points and seven assists.
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►Oakland 81, (at) Purdue Fort Wayne 66: Jalen Moore had 18 points to lead five Oakland players in double figures as the Golden Grizzlies beat Purdue Fort Wayne. Zion Young added 15 points for the Golden Grizzlies. Trey Townsend chipped in 11, Micah Parrish scored 11 and Daniel Oladapo had 11. Townsend also had 12 rebounds. Bobby Planutis had 16 points for the Mastodons (6-8, 5-8 Horizon League).
►(At) No. 19 Illinois 80, Iowa 75: Ayo Dosunmu scored 25 points, Trent Frazier had 24 and No. 19 Illinois upset No. 7 Iowa.
In one of the most entertaining games of the Big Ten season, the teams traded leads for most of the game. Illinois finally took command in the final two minutes but was up by only three points when Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon missed a hurried 3 pointer with 11 seconds left.
The Illini’s Kofi Cockburn was immediately fouled and missed his free throw but grabbed the rebound. Cockburn was fouled again with 2 seconds left and sank both shots to seal the win.
Luka Garza and Joe Wieskamp each had 19 points for Iowa (12-4, 6-3 Big Ten). Garza was called for his third foul early in the second half and spent more than seven minutes on the bench. He was flagged for his fourth with 4 minutes left and the score tied at 69.
Jacob Grandison had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Illinois (11-5, 7-3). Cockburn added nine points and 11 rebounds.
►(At) Cleveland State 75, Oakland 70: Mariah White scored 24 and Destiny Leo 23 to lead Cleveland State (4-7, 4-7 Horizon). Alona Blackwell had 24 points, Kahaijah Dean 13 and Breanna Perry 12 for Oakland (8-8, 8-5).