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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:00 am

College Basketball

Ball State gets rare win in Akron

Staff, news services

AKRON, Ohio – Trey Moses and Tahjai Teague both recorded double-doubles as Ball State pulled away in the second half to beat Akron 90-77 on Tuesday.

Moses was 9 of 11 from the floor to match his career high of 22 points to go with 13 rebounds and two blocks. Teague had 21 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds for Ball State (17-9, 8-5) which has won three straight and five of its last six games.

The Cardinals also picked up their first road win over Akron since 2001.

Malcolm Duvivier had 26 points, hitting 6 of 13 from long range, to lead Akron (11-14, 4-9).

No. 1 VIRGINIA 59, MIAMI 50: In Coral Gables, Florida, Virginia's De'Andre Hunter scored 22 points, including a four-point play, but defense was the difference for the Cavaliers, who limited an opponent to 50 points or less for the 12th time.

The Cavaliers (24-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) won in their first game since 1982 as the No. 1 team. The Hurricanes (18-7, 7-6) lost their second in a row, and lost at home for only the second time.

No. 2 MICHIGAN STATE 87, MINNESOTA 57: In Minneapolis, Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-high 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting as the Spartans cruised to their ninth consecutive victory.

The Spartans (25-3, 13-2) notched their best 28-game record under coach Tom Izzo and pulled within a half-game of first-place Ohio State in the Big Ten despite just five points in 25 minutes from star Miles Bridges.

No. 7 TEXAS TECH 88, No. 23 OKLAHOMA 78: In Lubbock, Texas, Keenan Evans scored 26 points to lead the Red Raiders (22-4, 10-3 Big 12) to their seventh straight win. Trae Young missed all nine 3-pointers while finishing with 19 points for the Sooners (16-9, 6-7).

GEORGETOWN 87, BUTLER 83: In Indianapolis, Marcus Derrickson tied a career-high with 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting for the Hoyas (15-10, 5-8 Big East).

Kelan Martin had 22 points and eight rebounds to reach 20 points for the 17th time this season for Butler (17-10, 7-7).

HUNTINGTON 102, TAYLOR 99, OT: In Upland, Mike Bush had 31 points on 9-of-20 shooting, and Konner Platt and Trevor Lockwood had 28 points apiece for the Foresters (12-17, 8-9 Crossroads). Lockwood had 12 rebounds for Huntington, which got 11 points from Devon Merder. Jake Heggeland had 28 points for Taylor (16-13, 7-10), which squandered a five-point halftime lead. Bush was 3 of 7 from 3-point range and 10 of 15 from the free-throw line.