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Michigan thwarts Ohio State in OT

– Tim Hardaway Jr. brought Michigan back with a relentless streak of three-point shooting, then blocked a shot by Aaron Craft in the final seconds of overtime to give the third-ranked Wolverines a 76-74 victory over No. 10 Ohio State (17-5, 7-3) on Tuesday night.

Hardaway finished with 23 points, including five straight three-pointers in the second half. The Wolverines (21-2, 8-2 Big Ten) led by two points when Craft rushed the ball into the frontcourt after a missed Michigan free throw. He got all the way to the basket, but Hardaway was there to smother his last-ditch attempt to tie it.

Bishop Luers graduate Deshaun Thomas scored 17 to lead the Buckeyes

ARKANSAS 80, No. 2 FLORIDA 69: In Fayetteville, Ark., BJ Young led three players in double figures with 13 points as the Razorbacks (14-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) opened quickly and never let up in snapping the Gators’ 10-game winning streak.

Mike Rosario led Florida (18-3, 8-1) with 15 points, while Scottie Wilbekin had 14.

No. 8 MIAMI 72, BOSTON COLLEGE 50: In Coral Gables, Fla., Kenny Kadji scored 10 points during a span of four possessions to start a second-half surge and the Hurricanes (18-3, 9-0) remained unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Reserve junior Rion Brown tied a career high with 22 points, and Kadji had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hurricanes.

No. 13 KANSAS ST. 68, TEXAS TECH 69: In Lubbock, Texas, Rodney McGruder had 18 points and nine rebounds to extend the Wildcats’ winning streak to three games.

Angel Rodriguez added 13 points and Thomas Gibson had 12 for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Big 12).

SAINT FRANCIS 89, INDIANA WESLEYAN 73: Scott Kohne scored 22 points – he made 8 of 12 shots – and added 15 rebounds as the Cougars (17-10) upset IWU (22-5). Kevin Bloom had 20 points for the Cougars and Josh Hogan added 18. IWU got 23 points and 18 rebounds from Patrick Hopkins at the Hutzell Center.

MARIAN 61, GRACE 59: In Indianapolis, Jason Riley’s 17 points led Marian (15-10) to the upset. Grace (18-8) was paced by Greg Miller’s 23 points, after he made 10 of 14 shots. He also had a game-best eight rebounds. Marian outscored Grace 17-6 off turnovers.

HUNTINGTON 61, BETHEL 59: In Huntington, Shane Merryman scored 14 points and Ryan Boester added 13 for Huntington (14-13). T.J. Short and Stephen Jones scored 11 apiece. Bethel (20-7) was led by Zach Miller’s 15 points.

VALPARAISO 86, ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 61: In Valparaiso, Ryan Broekhoff scored 22 points, including six three-pointers, to lead the Crusaders (18-6, 8-2), who maintained their lead over Detroit in the Horizon League standings.

Josh Crittle and Daniel Barnes had 12 points each for the Flames (14-10, 5-6).


No. 2 NOTRE DAME 59, VILLANOVA 52: In Villanova, Pa., Muffet McGraw became the 13th coach in Division I to reach the 700-win plateau as the Irish (21-2, 9-0 Big East) scored 11 of the final 17 points to seal the win. Her career record is 700-257 in 31 years coaching. She’s had 612 of the wins at Notre Dame.

Natalie Achonwa scored 19 points while Kayla McBride added 16 for the Irish. Skylar Diggins had 14 points and was 4 for 17 from the field.

The Wildcats (16-6, 5-4) got 15 points from Emily Leer and 14 from Rachel Roberts.

No. 3 CONNECTICUT 94, MARQUETTE 37: In Storrs, Conn., Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 24 points and Bria Hartley added 20 as all five starters for the Huskies (21-1, 8-1 Big East) scored in double figures.

No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 76, TCU 59: In Stillwater, Okla., Tiffany Bias scored 19 points, Toni Young added 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the Cowgirls (16-5, 5-5 Big 12) got back on track after losing two straight.

Natalie Ventress led the Horned Frogs (7-14, 0-10) with 24 points.

No. 24 SYRACUSE 72, CINCINNATI 48: In Cincinnati, Kayla Alexander and Elashier Hall tallied 23 points apiece as the Orange (19-3, 7-2) rolled to their third straight win.

Dayeesha Hollins led the Bearcats (8-11, 0-6) with 13 points.