Oregon State bites No. 20 Huskies
Top 25: No. 1 Ohio State escapes scare against Michigan
The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jared Cunningham had 19 points and the Oregon State Beavers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 68-56 upset victory against No. 20 Washington on Thursday night.
Scott Suggs had a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers for Washington (15-6, 7-3 Pac-10) which lost its second in a row.
Oregon State (9-12, 4-6) took a 58-52 lead on Omari Johnson's layup off an offensive rebound. After Isaiah Thomas made 2 of 3 free throws for the Huskies, Calvin Haynes made one for the Beavers.
Haynes' layup and foul shot with 1:48 left extended it to 62-54 and put the Gill Coliseum crowd on its feet. The Beavers made free throws the rest of the way to put it away, snapping an eight-game winning streak for Washington in the series between the two teams.
Washington was coming off an 87-80 loss at rival Washington State on Sunday that dropped them two spots in the rankings.
It was back-and-forth for much of the game.
Washington jumped out to an 11-4 lead but the Beavers were resilient and tied it at 13 on Johnson's 3-pointer. Oregon State pulled ahead on Haynes' fastbreak layup.
The Huskies got back in front after Terrence Ross' dunk and Darnell Grants' layup.
Devon Collier's basket gave the Beavers their biggest lead of the first half at 26-22, but the Huskies kept the margin close and tied the game at 32 going into the break on Suggs' 3-pointer.
Suggs made four 3-pointers in the first half alone and led both teams with 14 points at the half.
Ahmad Starks hit a jumper to give the Beavers a 36-32 lead early in the second half, but again Washington was able to answer and reclaimed the lead when Venoy Overton's basket made it 39-37.
Midway through the half, Joe Burton's layup and a pair of free throws made it 47-44 and it appeared that Oregon State might break away. But the Huskies would not allow the Beavers more than a three-point advantage until Burton's long pass found Cunningham under the basket for a layup to make it 56-52 with 4:29 to go.
The Beavers opened Pac-10 play with two wins, but had lost six of their last seven under coach Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama's brother.
Oregon State hadn't defeated Washington since Feb. 22, 2007, a 73-65 victory in Corvallis.
No. 1 Ohio State 62, Michigan 53 -- Box Score
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jared Sullinger hammered away inside for 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 1 Ohio State came back from a sluggish first half to beat Michigan 62-53 Thursday night, helping the Buckeyes open with 23 wins for the second time in school history.
William Buford added 13 points as Ohio State (23-0, 10-0 Big Ten) extended its conference lead to three games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points, Darius Morris 12 and Jordan Morgan 10 for Michigan (13-9, 3-6), which fell to 1-22 all-time against No. 1s.
The Wolverines led 26-23 at the half and by five early in the second half before Ohio State continually turned to Sullinger inside to force fouls or muscle his way in for baskets.
Ohio State was 15 of 25 at the line to Michigan's 1 of 4.
No. 9 Notre Dame 85, DePaul 58 -- Box Score
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second Thursday night to rout DePaul 83-58, running the Irish’s winning streak to four games.
Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn’t take long for the rust -- if there was much at all -- to go away.
DePaul, meanwhile, suffered its 22nd consecutive loss in the Big East, counting one league tournament game. The Blue Demons (6-15, 0-8) have also dropped 25 in a row to ranked opponents.
Scott Martin added 15 points and Tim Abromatis 13 for the Irish. Freshman Brandon Young led DePaul with 16. The Blue Demons’ leading scorer Cleveland Melvin, averaging 14.5, managed just four.
No. 21 Arizona 78, Stanford 69 -- Box Score
STANFORD, Calif. -- Derrick Williams shrugged off pain in his right pinky to score 21 points and grab eight rebounds, and No. 21 Arizona beat Stanford 78-69 on Thursday night for its fourth consecutive victory.
The sophomore star had part of his shooting hand buried in tape and gauze to protect his pinky after it was bent backward against UCLA last week and still put together a complete performance. Lamont Jones added 15 points, and Jesse Perry scored 12 to help the Wildcats (19-4, 8-3) overtake Washington for the Pac-10 lead after the Huskies lost to Oregon State earlier in the night.
Jeremy Green had 21 points, and Josh Owens finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for a Stanford (11-10, 4-6) team that suddenly is struggling at home. After winning their first eight at Maples Pavilion this season, the Cardinal are 1-3 since.