Men's Basketball

Ross scores career-best 22 in Buckeyes win

Northern Kentucky at Ohio State

Shannon Scott Block - Deshaun Thomas Jumper

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting No. 4 Ohio State to a 70-43 victory over Northern Kentucky on Saturday. Ohio State (5-1) rebounded from a 73-68 loss to No. 2 Duke on Wednesday night in which the Buckeyes led most of the way but faded at the finish.

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Stauskas scores 22 in Michigan win

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Freshman Nick Stauskas scored 22 points in his first start and No. 3 Michigan survived a late run to beat Bradley 74-66 on Saturday. Stauskas started for Matt Vogrich and delivered early with eight first-half points to help the Wolverines (7-0) hold onto a narrow halftime lead, 34-30.

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Purdue falters down the stretch

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Xavier at Purdue - Men's Basketball Highlights

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Semaj Christon scored 25 points to help lead Xavier to a 63-57 win over Purdue on Saturday. Terone Johnson had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Ronnie Johnson had 12 points for the Boilermakers (3-4), who missed all 17 of their 3-point attempts, leaving them scoreless from beyond the arc for the first time since 1992.

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Northwestern falls to UIC

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Reggie Hearn And-1

David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

 Josh Crittle’s go-ahead basket with 53 seconds remaining helped UIC to a 50-44 upset of Northwestern on Saturday. Crittle finished with a team-high 13 points, and Gary Talton’s two free throws with 29 seconds left sealed the win for the Flames (6-1). The Wildcats committed 16 turnovers and were just 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.

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Minnesota runs away with 87-59 win

Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Trevor Mbakwe (32) drives to the basket through North Florida Ospreys guard Beau Beech (2) in the first half at Williams Arena.

Austin Hollins Dunk

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Rodney Williams with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 21 Minnesota topped North Florida 87-59 Saturday. Williams all but three of his points in the second half and Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1), winners of four straight.

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Iowa handles Texas A&M-CC

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Melsahn Basabe scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as Iowa throttled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 88-59 on Saturday. Devyn Marble added 15 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who never trailed and used a 20-0 run in the first half to bounce back from two straight losses.

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