Tuesday’s roundup: Bond’s late 3 gives EMU win
Ypsilanti — Tim Bond drilled a 3-point jumper with three seconds left as Eastern Michigan rallied to knock off Northern Illinois 75-71 on Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan held Northern Illinois to two field goals in the final 14 minutes of the game.
The victory moved the Eagles (16-14, 8-9) into a third-place tie with Northern Illinois and Toledo in the Mid-American West Division.
Trailing 70-68 Northern Illinois’ Jaylen Key had a tip-in to tie. Bond answered with a trey and Raven Lee made three free throws down the stretch.
Bond was 6 of 13 from the floor for 17 points, Willie Mangum IV drilled four treys for 14 points and James Thompson IV chipped in 16 points with 13 rebounds for the Eagles who close out the regular season against Toledo on Friday.
Marshawn Wilson nailed 5 of 7 from beyond the arc to finish with 26 points for Northern Illinois (19-11, 8-9).
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Central Michigan 65, (at) Ball State 57: Chris Fowler finished with 20 points and Braylon Rayson added 18 points for Central Michigan, which moved into a tie with Ball State atop the Mid-American Conference West Division standings.
Fowler hit a 3, then made a layup to spark a 10-3 spurt that gave the Chippewas (19-22, 10-7) a 38-31 lead with 14:43 minutes to play.
After a layup by Trey Moses pulled Ball State (17-13, 10-7) within five, Fowler hit another 3-pointer which ignited a 9-2 run that gave Central Michigan a 49-37 advantage with 9:33 left.
Franko House pulled the Cardinals within 57-51 on a layup with 3:43 remaining, but they would get no closer.
House led Ball State with 23 points. Sean Sellers scored 11 and Bo Calhoun added 10 points with nine rebounds.
(At) Western Michigan 70, Toledo 64: Thomas Wilder scored 18 points and Tucker Haymond added 18 more off the bench as Western Michigan came on late to defeat Toledo.
Western Michigan (12-18, 6-11 Mid-American) was trailing by six points with less than nine minutes to play when the Broncs started to rally. Wilder scored on a layup with 5:45 left for a 57-56 lead and Haymond added a 3-point play a minute later, stretching the lead to 62-58. Wilder hit a key 3 that made it 65-60 with 2:38 left and the Broncos held on at the foul line.
The Rockets (17-13, 8-9) were hurt by foul trouble and turnovers — called for 24 fouls and turning the ball over a season-worst 23 times.
Toledo starters Nathan Boothe, Zach Garber and Jaelan Sanford each had four fouls with more than 12 minutes remaining.
Jonathan Williams led the Rockets with 21 points, Boothe added 19.
No. 12 Indiana 81, No. 16 Iowa 78: Yogi Ferrell had 20 points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 37 seconds left, and clinched its second outright Big Ten title in four years. Troy Williams had 15 points for the Hoosiers (24-6, 14-3), who will be the No. 1 seed in next week’s conference tournament.
Iowa fell behind by as many as 14 points before a 24-8 run put it back in front 74-72. The Hawkeyes then got the ball back with 6 seconds left down 3, but Peter Jok’s potential tying 3-pointer grazed the rim.
Jarrod Uthoff had 18 points to lead the reeling Hawkeyes (20-9, 11-6), who have lost five of six after a 10-1 start in the Big Ten.
No. 15 Purdue 81, (at) Nebraska 62: Purdue Vince Edwards scored 20 and A.J. Hammons had 12 of his 16 points in the second half as Purdue (23-7, 11-6) ended a three-game road losing streak and moved into a tie with Ohio State for sixth in the Big Ten.
Shavon Shields scored a season-high 32 points on his senior night for Nebraska (14-16, 6-11), which lost its fourth straight.
Purdue used its superior height to dunk eight times and outscored the Huskers 40-28 in the paint. The Boilermakers shot 65 percent in the second half and pulled away after Nebraska pulled within eight points.
Nebraska was within 52-44 with 12 minutes left before the third of Hammons’ five dunks started a 10-2 run that put Purdue up 60-46.
The Boilermakers opened an early 21-point lead and looked as if it would make this one a runaway. Edwards drilled consecutive 3-pointers and scored 10 of his 12 first-half points during a 23-4 run that made it 30-9.
But Shields, who scored 25 points in a loss at Penn State last Thursday in his first game back from a concussion, scored the first seven points and 15 in all during a 24-11 spurt that cut it to 41-33 at halftime.
Nebraska started 3 for 16 from the field but hit 10 of its next 15 shots to make it a game entering the second half.
(At) No. 3 Villanova 83, DePaul 62: Kris Jenkins scored 14 straight points and a career-high 31 overall, leading Villanova to the outright Big East championship.
The Wildcats (26-4, 15-2) are Big East champs for the third straight season and had already clinched the top seed for the conference tournament next week in New York. The Wildcats won the tournament in 2015. Eli Cain led DePaul (9-20, 3-14) with 14 points.
No. 4 Virginia 64, (at) Clemson 57: Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points and Virginia (23-6, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied after blowing a double-digit lead.Anthony Gill had 11 points and 10 rebounds, his third double-double for Virginia this season.
Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson (16-13, 9-8) with 31 points.
(At) No. 6 Oklahoma 73, No. 19 Baylor 71: Buddy Hield scored 23 in his final home game, and Oklahoma squandered a 26-point lead before regrouping.
Ryan Spangler had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Isaiah Cousins scored 10 for Oklahoma (23-6, 11-6 Big 12), which broke a tie with the Bears for third place in the conference and swept the regular-season series. Taurean Prince and King McClure scored 17 points each for Baylor (21-9, 10-7).
(At) No. 11 Louisville 56, Georgia Tech 53: Chinanu Onuaku made two free throws with 30.9 seconds remaining and Damion Lee added two more with 10.7 left to help Louisville survive.
Onuaku had 17 points and 11 rebounds while Lee added 14 points as Louisville (23-7, 12-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its home finale.
Charles Mitchell had 15 points for Georgia Tech (17-13, 7-10).
(At) No. 17 Duke 79, Wake Forest 71: Grayson Allen scored 30 while Marshall Plumlee added 13 and matched a career high with 17 rebounds, and freshman Brandon Ingram finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Duke (22-8, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Devin Thomas had 16 points and 13 rebounds and freshman Bryant Crawford scored 15 points for Wake Forest (11-19, 2-16).
No. 20 Texas A&M 81, (at) Auburn 63: Danuel House scored 19 points and Texas A&M rolled off 20 straight in a come-from-behind victory. The Aggies (23-7, 12-5 Southeastern Conference) remain tied with Kentucky for the league lead going into the regular season finale Saturday night against Vanderbilt. Texas A&M is seeking its first regular-season title since it shared the Southwest Conference championship with Texas and TCU in 1985-86 and would win the tiebreaker after beating the Wildcats on Feb. 20.
The Aggies trailed the Tigers (11-18, 5-12) by as many as 11 points in the first half before racing back, overcoming icy shooting by gobbling up rebounds. They took charge with a 26-3 onslaught fueled partly by a series of dunks carrying into the second half.
No. 22 Kentucky 88, (at) Florida 79: Jamal Murray scored 21 and Tyler Ulis added 19 as Kentucky (22-8, 12-5 Southeastern Conference) handed Florida a fourth consecutive loss.
Florida (17-13, 8-9) ended up 16 of 37 from the line.