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Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

By NICOLE KRAFT | February 23, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Luther Muhammad scored 22 points and No. 25 Ohio State beat No. 7 Maryland 79-72 on Sunday, snapping the Terrapins' nine-game winning streak.Ohio State (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) defeated a Top-10 team for the fourth time this season.Four...

Oturu leads Minnesota past Northwestern 83-57

By SARAH TROTTO | February 23, 2020

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Coach Richard Pitino is sharing a message about his team — the Minnesota Gophers are still alive.Daniel Oturu had 22 points and 12 rebounds and Minnesota beat Northwestern 83-57 on Sunday.Marcus Carr added 18 points and Gabe...

No. 1 South Carolina beats No. 14 Kentucky to win SEC title

By GARY B. GRAVES | February 23, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — South Carolina’s latest Southeastern Conference title took precedent over personal achievement, though coach Dawn Staley was grateful to those that made her milestone possible.No doubt, she was especially thankful this young...

Edert leads Saint Peter’s past Rider in 73-54 win

February 23, 2020

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Doug Edert had a season-high 28 points — 16 in a little more than three minutes in the second half — and St. Peter's beat Rider 73-54 on Sunday.Edert made 9 of 12 shots, including 7 of 10 on 3-pointers.Dimencio Vaughn had...

Carter scores 23, No. 16 A&M women rock Auburn 84-54

February 23, 2020

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored 23 points and No. 16 Texas A&M cruised to an 84-54 win over Auburn on Sunday.Kayla Wells added 13 points, Aaliyah Wilson 12 and Ciera Johnson 11 for the Aggies (22-5, 10-4 Southeastern Conference),...

Friedel, Wilson spark S. Dakota St. past S. Dakota 85-80

February 23, 2020

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Noah Freidel scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and South Dakota State stretched its win streak to eight games, defeating South Dakota 85-80 on Sunday.Douglas Wilson added 20 points for the Jackrabbits, who used an 8-0...

Hill-Mais lifts Oakland past Green Bay in 2OT

February 23, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Xavier Hill-Mais scored 31 points with 13 rebounds and his 3-pointer with 27 seconds left in the second overtime carried Oakland to a 92-88 win on Sunday.Hill-Mais — who finished a point shy of tying his career high —...

Brandon free throws edge Canisius past Manhattan 57-56

February 23, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Majesty Brandon scored 15 of his 20 points — including the game-winning free throws with 12 seconds remaining — during a second-half rally and Canisius squeaked past Manhattan 57-56 on Sunday.The Golden Griffins (10-17, 5-11 Metro...

Powell scores 18, No. 16 Seton Hall rolls past St. John’s

By MATT SUGAM | February 23, 2020

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In the week since coach Kevin Willard challenged Seton Hall for coming out flat at Providence, the Pirates have responded by living up to expectations.Myles Powell scored 18 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili added 16 points and nine...

Indiana State sends Evansville to 16th straight loss

February 23, 2020

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Christian Williams had 16 points as Indiana State defeated Evansville 64-62 on Sunday, sending the Purple Aces to their 16th consecutive loss.Tyreke Key had 12 points and six rebounds for Indiana State (16-11, 9-7 Missouri Valley...

Abrams tip-in at buzzer lifts Bama over No. 9 Mississippi St

By ROBBIE FAULK | February 23, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — There hasn’t been much that’s separated Alabama from winning as many as 10 games in the Southeastern Conference.The Crimson Tide entered Mississippi State’s raucous Humphrey Coliseum on Sunday having lost four games by...

Kylee Shook scores 17, No. 5 Louisville routs Pitt 79-47

By ALAN SAUNDERS | February 23, 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Missing two starters, including one of the best overall players in the country, it took a little while for No. 5 Louisville to get going against Pittsburgh on Sunday.Specifically, it took 10 minutes. The Cardinals (25-3, 14-2 ACC)...