No. 21 Michigan tops No. 10 Iowa 75-67 in battle of ranked teams
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and No. 21 Michigan held off No. 10 Iowa 75-67 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight consecutive to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten's only other unbeaten team in conference play.
Aaron White scored 14 of Iowa's points in a row down the stretch, but it wasn't enough to rally the Hawkeyes (15-4, 4-2) from an 11-point deficit.
White and Melsahn Basabe scored 17 points each for Iowa. Glenn Robinson III had 14 points for Michigan and Jordan Morgan added 12.
NORMAL, Ill. -- Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.
Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.
Ryan Baker added 15 points as Wichita used a 22-6 surge out of halftime to quiet a crowd of 9,510, Illinois State's largest in three years.
ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Xavier Thames scored 15 points and No. 7 San Diego State used a pair of 16-point runs in the second half to extend the second-longest winning streak in school history to 16 games with a 75-50 victory against San Jose State on Wednesday night.
Josh Davis added 10 points and 12 rebounds in his 12th consecutive double-figure rebound game. Winston Shepard and Skylar Spencer scored 12 apiece for the Aztecs (17-1, 6-0 Mountain West), who won their first six conference games for the first time since starting 7-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1966-67.
The Aztecs, off to their best start since winning their first 20 games three years ago, broke the game open by scoring 16 consecutive points before and after a San Jose State basket early in the second half.
Devante Wilson scored 14 points and Jalen James added 10 for the Spartans (6-13, 0-7), who have lost 20 consecutive games against ranked teams since beating Alabama 60-59 in overtime on Dec. 27, 1996.
MINNEAPOLIS -- DeAndre Mathieu and Mo Walker each scored 18 points, an outside-inside combination that pushed Minnesota to an 81-68 victory Wednesday night against No. 9 Wisconsin, the Badgers' third consecutive loss.
Malik Smith added 14 points, including the exclamatory, shot-clock beating 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Austin Hollins had 11 points and four steals for the Golden Gophers (15-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Walker grabbed nine rebounds, and Mathieu went 8 for 13 from the floor.
Sam Dekker led the Badgers (16-3, 3-3) with 20 points and six rebounds. Nigel Hayes added 12 points, and Frank Kaminsky and Josh Gasser had nine points apiece.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Russ Smith got poked in the eye and teammate Montrezl Harrell took a blow to the chin, opening a cut.
That was as tough as it got for No. 12 Louisville in Wednesday night's 86-47 rout of cold-shooting South Florida, the fourth consecutive win for the defending national champions.
''We have now played four really good games in a row. Our interior play is improving, which is what we want to see,'' Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said. ''A lot of pieces are coming together.''
Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that featured five players in double figures.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to beat No. 13 Massachusetts 58-55 on Wednesday night.
Anthony made his first four 3-point attempts for Richmond (13-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10), including one from the right side after the Minutemen had closed to within 52-48 with 4:10 remaining.
Sampson Carter had 15 points to lead UMass (16-2, 3-1). He made a 3-pointer with 2:26 to play, and when Cady Lalanne followed a Richmond miss with a dunk, the Minutemen were within 55-53 with 38.3 seconds to play.
Cedrick Lindsay made one of two free throws with 26.7 seconds to go, giving the Spiders a three-point lead, but after UMass star Chaz Williams had his driving layup attempt blocked by Alonzo Nelson-Adoda, Trey Davis scored for the Minutemen with 11.3 seconds to play, making it a one-point game.
Richmond's Trey Davis then hit Lindsay with a long inbounds pass over Williams, who fouled him, sending Lindsay toppling over the advertising barrier under the basket. Lindsay then made both free throws, and when Williams' long 3-point try at the other end was off the mark, the Spiders had escaped.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds Wednesday, and No. 18 Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami 67-46.
Parker helped the Blue Devils to a 42-28 advantage on the boards, which allowed them to overcome a poor shooting night. Duke outscored Miami 22-7 on second-chance points.
A sellout crowd included Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, all seated in the front row.
The Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a 27-point loss the last time they played in Coral Gables. That was a year ago, when Duke was ranked No. 1.
Duke improved to 1-2 in the league on the road after losing at Notre Dame and Clemson. The Blue Devils are 4-4 away from home overall.
PITTSBURGH -- Saint Louis coach Jim Crews is one of only a select few in NCAA Division I that starts five seniors. The No. 19 Billikens needed all of their experience to avoid an upset against Duquesne.
Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as Saint Louis edged Duquesne 76-72 on Wednesday night.
Reserve forward Grandy Glaze added 12 points and Rob Loe and Jordair Jett - all seniors - had 10 for the Billikens (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10), who won their 12th consecutive game.