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Memphis 73, Marshall 72

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Joe Jackson scored 16 points and Chris Crawford hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining as Memphis won its 10th straight with a 73-72 victory over Marshall on Saturday afternoon.

Crawford’s free throws were followed by a 3-pointer by Marshall’s DeAndre Kane as the horn sounded. It wasn’t enough as the Thundering Herd (9-11, 2-3 Conference USA) dropped their third game in the last four.

Adonis Thomas added 15 points while Shaq Goodwin chipped in 11 for Memphis (16-3, 5-0). Jackson also had five assists.

Kane led the Thundering Herd with 22 points, converting nine of his 18 shots, while D.D. Scarver, who helped key Marshall’s second-half rally, finished with 20. Dennis Tinnon had nine points and nine rebounds for the Herd.

Marshall never led in the game, but stayed within striking distance through much of the second half.

Marshall’s first half was much better than the disaster of their last game – a 102-46 loss at Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, where they trailed by as many as 40 before intermission.

Memphis shot 54.2 percent (13 of 24) in the first half Saturday but could manage only a 38-33 lead. Thomas, who has struggled offensively in recent games, had 12 points in the frame.

Kane led the Herd with 11 points, missing only two of his seven shots. He was the only Marshall player connecting with any accuracy, as the Herd shot 13 of 32 (40.6 percent), including 3 of 11 (27.3 percent) from 3-point range.

Ohio 69, Kent State 68

KENT, Ohio (AP) – D.J. Cooper made two free throws with 55 seconds left and Ohio remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference play with a 69-68 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.

Ohio took a 60-52 lead – its largest of the game – when Nick Kellogg scored on a layup with 7:46 left in the second half. But the Bobcats had a tough time holding off Kent State, which kept the score close and eventually took a one-point advantage on Kris Brewer’s layup with 1:14 remaining.

But Ohio (15-5, 6-0) pull ahead for good after two free throws by Cooper, who led the Bobcats with 23 points and five assists. Reggie Keely finished with 20 points and Kellogg added 10 points.

Ohio has won seven consecutive games.


No. 24 Iowa State 53,

West Virginia 49.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Hallie Christofferson scored 23 points and grabbed seven boards in No. 24 Iowa State’s 53-49 win over West Virginia on Saturday.

Nikki Moody and Chelsea Poppens added 10 apiece for the Cyclones, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Iowa State (14-4, 5-3 Big 12), which trailed 37-25 35 seconds into the second half, shot just 39 percent (16 of 41) from the field, but nine of those shots came from 3-point range. The Cyclones rallied to tie the game 43-all with 6:24 left to play on Christofferson’s trey.

Ayana Dunning scored West Virginia’s next six points to make it 51-49 with a little over 2 minutes remaining, but the Mountaineers (11-8, 3-5) missed their next four shots and two free throws as Iowa State pulled away.

Dunning led West Virginia with 17 points, but the Mountaineers, who shot 41 percent (19 of 46) made just 5 of 10 free throws.

Ball State 77, Ohio 46

MUNCIE, Ind. Ohio Women’s Basketball wasn’t able to pick up its fourth straight win in the all-time series against the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, falling in Muncie, Ind., by a final score of 77-46.

In a game which featured 42 fouls and 48 free throws, Ball State had four players score in double figures. Brandy Woody led the way, scoring a game-high 23 points on 6-6 shooting and a 10-12 success rate from the free-throw line. She was joined in double figures by Brittany Carter (15 points), Shanee’ Jackson (13), and Shelbie Justice (11).

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Marietta College 98,

Wilmington 87

MARIETTA -J.J. Martin scopred 32 points and Jacob Owens added 20 Saturday afternoon at the Ban Johnson Fieldhouse as Marietta College rolled to a 98-87 win over visiting Wilmington.

The Pioneers (13-4, 9-1 OAC) also got 12 points from Scott Kinney.

Wilmington (8-9, 5-5) was led by Brandon Candella and Jordan Berlin with 22 points each.

MC travels to Otterbein on Wednesday.

Glenville State 74,

W.Va. State 71

GLENVILLE – Lamar Mallory’s monster double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds helped host Glenville State upend West Virginia State, 74-71, here Saturday in WVIAC action.

GC (9-6, 5-5) shot 56 percent from the floor in the second half, erasing what was a 38-30 deficit.

Kevin Gray (15), Jame Morris (12) and DJ Blanks (10) all hit double figures in scoring for the G-men.

Jalen Walker led State (6-10, 4-7) with 21 points.

Ohio 76, Toledo 67

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Reggie Keely scored a career-high 24 points, making all nine of his shots, to lead Ohio to a 76-67 Mid-American Conference victory over Toledo on Saturday night.

The senior forward has averaged 15.4 points in seven games since being moved into the starting lineup by the Bobcats (13-5, 4-0). They are 6-1 in those games, with wins in the past five.

Ivo Baltic’s jumper put Ohio ahead to stay, 37-36, with 18:43 remaining after it trailed 36-33 at halftime, but the Rockets (6-9, 2-2) stayed close, keeping their deficit in single digits for all but 14 seconds the rest of the way.

Walter Offutt scored 14 points and Baltic and Ricardo Johnson had 13 each for Ohio. D.J. Cooper had nine assists, giving him 841 in his career to move into 21st place on the all-time NCAA list.

Matt Smith scored 16 points and Rian Pearson 14 for Toledo.

Marshall 77, East Carolina 56

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – DeAndre Kane tallied 22 points and Dennis Tinnon added his fifth double-double of the season as Marshall defeated Conference USA rival East Carolina 77-56 Saturday night.

Kane hit 7 of 14 from the field and made 3 of 6 from 3-point range, while Tinnon had 11 points and 12 boards for the Thundering Herd (9-9, 2-1). Elijah Pittman added 19 points and D.D. Scarver 11, while Nigel Spikes grabbed 11 rebounds.

Marshall improved to 8-1 this year in the Cam Henderson Center.

Robert Sampson collected his fifth double-double of the year with 10 points and 17 rebounds for East Carolina (11-6, 2-2), which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Miguel Paul added 17 points and five assists, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 18 turnovers.

Marshall scored 24 points off the giveaways, and also outscored East Carolina 52-30 in the paint and 20-4 on fast breaks.


No. 1 Baylor 76, West Virginia 58

WACO, Texas (AP) – Brittney Griner had her 50th career double-double while just missing a triple-double, scoring 26 points with 15 rebounds and nine blocked shots, as top-ranked Baylor beat Big 12 newcomer West Virginia 76-58 on Saturday night.

Odyssey Sims had 15 points and seven assists for Baylor (16-1, 6-0 Big 12), which won its record 28th consecutive regular season conference game.

The Lady Bears have also won 49 games in a row at the Ferrell Center, the nation’s longest active home winning streak.

Christal Caldwell led West Virginia (11-6, 3-3) with 22 points. Taylor Palmer scored 17.

After West got a 3-pointer from Palmer 22 seconds into the game, Baylor responded with a 20-2 run. By the first media timeout only 5 minutes into the game, the Lady Bears had already surged ahead 15-5.

Glenville State 82,

W.Va. State 75

GLENVILLE – Kenyona Simmons tallied a game-high 21 points in just 20 minutes of action Saturday afternoon as host Glenville State knocked off West Virginia State, 82-75, in a West Virginia Conference affair.

GSC (12-3, 10-1) held a 49-37 halftime cushion and survived a second-half effort of just 25.6 percent shooting from the floor. Kenyell Goodson and Ginny Mills chipped in 12 markers apiece. Pioneers Jessica Parsons added eight points, six boards and five assists.

The Yellow Jackets had a pair of 17-point efforts from Brittany Holestine and India Taste while Kashauna Cook tossed in 13.

Wilmington 64,

Marietta College 52

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Neither team shot better than 34 percent here Saturday afternoon, but host Wilmington College registered its 10th win of the season by turning back Marietta College, 64-52, in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

The Pioneers (6-11, 1-9) were led by double figure point-producers Candice Alexander (13) and Paige Lamp, who had 10 markers and a team-high six boards.

Wilmington (10-7, 6-4) had a team-best 13 points from Brianna Peters while Courtney Tucker and Shelby Kies chipped in nine counters apiece. LeAnn Topp had seven points and eight rebounds for the victors while Sierra Sigman added eight points for the Pioneers.

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Ohio Valley 83,

W.Va. Wesleyan 82 (OT)

VIENNA – Ashton Brown hit 11 of 23 field goals, 12 of 14 free throws and all but two of his seven 3-pointers en route to 39 points as Ohio Valley University tripped W.Va. Wesleyan, 83-82, in overtime here Thursday inside the Snyder Activity Center.

Former West Virginia University recruit Noah Cottrill fouled Brown with nine seconds left in overtime and the Fighting Scot canned all three foul shots to set the final score. Cottrill, who missed 12 of 13 field goals, couldn’t get the game-winning jumper to go in.

T.J. Thompson went off for 29 points and Soren Dossing had 25 off the bench for the Bobcats.

Povilas Dambrauskas had 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks for the Fighting Scots, who also got eight points apiece from David Sinickas and ex-Marietta Tiger Jon Sewell.


Miami (Ohio) 78, Ohio 56

OXFORD, Ohio In the 75th all-time meeting between Ohio and its arch-rival Miami RedHawks Thursday night, the visiting Bobcats were beaten, 78-56, by a strong Miami squad, 78-56.

Ohio freshman guard Kiyanna Black continued her streak of solid play, scoring a game and career-high 26 points.

Black was one of two Bobcats to score in double figures, as Erin Bailes also chipped in 10 points of her own on 3-for-9 shooting. Ohio senior Tina Fisher was the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down five boards in the loss.

Miami had a very balanced scoring effort, with three cagers achieving double figures. Hannah Robertson led the way for the RedHawks, hitting 8-of-11 shots to end the day with 21 points. She was joined in double figures by Kristen Olowinski (19 points) and Courtney Osborn (12). Olowinski pulled down a game-high 15 rebounds to record the game’s lone double-double.

Ohio (5-10, 0-3 MAC) leapt out to an early 5-2 lead, going ahead thanks to buckets by Black and Lexie Baldwin. With Ohio holding a 4-2 advantage, Ashley Fowler split a pair of free throws to give the Bobcats their largest lead of the game at the 17:53 mark.

Holding a 13-9 advantage, Miami (10-6, 2-1 MAC) was then able to open up a 23-6 run to take a commanding 36-15 lead. Black was able to put it to an end with her first three-pointer of the night, connecting from the top of the key to pull the ‘Cats within 18 points (36-18). Just a few seconds later, Ohio was able to piece together a 6-0 run on three-pointers from Black and Bailes, cutting the Miami lead to 14 at 38-24.

The ‘Cats would enter halftime trailing by 13 points (41-28). Ohio shot 35.7 percent (10-of-28) in the first half, including operating at 3-for-9 clip from three-point range. Black had a very strong first 20 minutes, leading all scorers with 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting. The freshman went 2-for-4 from distance during the first frame.

Ohio State 68, Indiana 45

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State righted the ship and recorded its first Big Ten victory with a 68-45 win over visiting Indiana Thursday night at Value City Arena.

Tayler Hill led four Buckeyes in double figures with 15 points and eight rebounds as the Buckeyes improved to 1-4 in the Big Ten and 11-7 overall. Indiana fell to 10-7 and 1-3 in the Big Ten.

Ohio State led by six at halftime, 30-24, but opened the second half on a 17-6 run to take a 47-30 lead with 13:28 left. Darryce Moore, who finished with 14 points and six rebounds, had six points during the deciding second-half run.

Indiana pulled to within 14 on a 3-pointer by Nicole Bell, but that would be as close as the Hoosiers would come. Two free throws and a 3-pointer by Hill at the 4:31 mark gave the Buckeyes their largest lead at 62-37.

Ohio State’s defense held Indiana to 31 percent shooting in the second half and 16 percent from 3-point range. Indiana’s leading scorer, Aulani Sinclair (19.6 ppg), scored just five points and was 2- of -15 from the field.

Fot IU, Ashley Adams and Aleksandra Dobranic each finished with 10 points while Ameryst Alston turned in another solid all-around game with seven points, seven assists and eight rebounds.

Tulsa 67, Marshall 49

TULSA, Okla. – Kelsee Grovey’s 20 points topped all scorers and host Tulsa held a commanding 38-19 halftime cushion on Thursday en route to an easy 67-49 victory versus Marshall in Conference USA action.

The Thundering Herd (6-10, 0-3) shot just 33.3 percent from the floor and was paced by Shay Weaver’s 12 points. Suporia Dickens tallied 11 points and Chukwuka Ezeigbo added 10 for MU.

Tulsa (6-10, 1-2) got 18 points from Taleya Mayberry, 10 more by Kadan Brady and Loren McDaniel added five points and a game-high 12 boards. Mayberry also had seven steals and six boards.

W.Va. Wesleyan 67,

Ohio Valley 58

VIENNA – Allie Browne had a game-high 20 points and added six assists here Thursday night to help visiting W.Va. Wesleyan post a 67-58 victory against Ohio Valley University inside the Snyder Activity Center.

The Fighting Scots, now 0-14 overall and 0-10 in the West Virginia Conference, trailed 30-25 at halftime and was led by Shelby Way’s 13 points, six assists and five steals.

Wesleyan (5-8, 4-6) received all of its points from the starting lineup. Kerry Conroy chipped in 14 points, Danesha Richardson had 13, Atavia Blake notched seven and Brittany Maxey posted the game’s lone double-double with 13 markers and 10 caroms.

Ohio Valley, which plays host at 5:30 p.m. Monday to Shepherd, got 10 points from Danielle Dunnagan, eight by Amy Brooks and seven from Janelle Silver. Kayla Parsley pulled down 10 rebounds in the setback.

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West Virginia 57, Texas 53

AUSTIN, Texas – West Virginia overcame a double-digit road deficit here Wedneseday night at the Frank Erwin Special Events Center as the Mountaineers knocked off host Texas, 57-53, in overtime.

Eron Harris gave WVU a 50-47 lead late in the contest when he hit a 3-point hoop from the corner, but Longhorn Jonathan Holmes canned a trey at the other end to force overtime.

In the extra session, the Mountaineers used a 7-3 advantage to win their first Big 12 road game.

Aaric Murray led WVU with a double-double of 12 points and 10 boards off the bench. He added a game-high four steals.

Jabarie Hinds had 11 in the victory for WVU, which improved to 8-6 overall and 1-1 in the Big 12. Kevin Noreen pulled down a game-high 13 caroms while Gary Brown and Deniz Kilicli combined for 17 points in the victory.

Texas (8-7, 0-2) was led by Holmes’ dozen points while Javan Felix tossed in 11.

Marshall 79, Tulsa 61

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Elijah Pittman scored 19 points to lead three Marshall players in double figures as the Thundering Herd stormed by Tulsa 79-61 in their Conference USA opener.

D.D. Scarver and DeAndre Kane backed Pittman with 16 points each, with Kane adding seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. Dennis Tinnon added six points and 11 rebounds for Marshall (8-8).

Pittman hit a layup for a 7-6 lead about 4 minutes into the game, and Marshall scored the next 17 points for a 24-6 lead. Tulsa missed 12 field goals during the 8-plus minute run.

Shaquille Harrison and James Woodard scored 12 points each for Tulsa (9-7, 1-1), and Kauri Black had five of the Golden Hurricane’s 15 steals.

Tulsa forced 20 turnovers, but were clobbered on the boards, 47-32, and shot just 36.5 percent (23 of 63) from the floor. Marshall made 45 percent (27 of 60) of its shots.

Ohio 86, Buffalo 68

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – D.J. Cooper scored 21 points and Reggie Keely added 19 to help Ohio beat Buffalo 86-68 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Cooper made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and dished out seven assists for Ohio, which is averaging 25 assists over its last five games.

Keely, who hit 6 of 10 shot attempts, converted a season-high seven free throws. His shot from the stripe with 1:52 left in the first half gave Ohio (10-5, 1-0) a 48-31 advantage and Cooper hit a 3-pointer and two free throws to give the Bobcats a 53-31 lead at the break.

Ohio extended its lead to 64-36 on another trey from Cooper.

The Bobcats shot 50.8 percent (32 of 63) from the field and hit 9 of 18 3-point attempts.

Javon McCrea and Jarryn Skeete scored 13 apiece for Buffalo (5-10, 0-1).


West Virginia 53, Texas 49

MORGANTOWN – Senior Ayana Dunning and junior Christal Caldwell combined for 35 points in the West Virginia women’s basketball team’s 53-49 victory over Texas for its first Big 12 Conference win Wednesday night at the WVU Coliseum.

“It is finally good to get a win,”said WVU head coach Mike Carey. “Again we didn’t play well, but well enough to get the win. Now we have to build on that.”

The Mountaineers (9-5, 1-2) led by only one with 35 seconds remaining as Empress Davenport converted both free throws to make it a nail-biter.

The Longhorns (7-7, 0-3) fouled three times to buy time in an effort to steal the ball and get a final possession, but when Brooke Hampton went to the line for the 1-and-1, the junior guard converted 1-of-2 to give the Mountaineers a two-point lead at 51-49 and 25 seconds to play.

UT’s Imani McGee-Stafford went up for a close-on shot that clanked off the rim and into the hands of Averee Fields, who was able to come down with the rebound, get it up to Taylor Palmer, who was fouled and converted both attempts from the charity stripe to seal the league victory.

West Virginia came out of halftime with a 26-20 lead. But Texas got back into the game with an 11-2 run, leaving WVU facing a five-point deficit, 41-36, until Caldwell hit a jumper, followed by a three to tie the game at 41 with 6:59 remaining. Dunning tacked on a jumper of her own to give WVU a two-point lead before a Cokie Reed layup tied the game at 43 with 4:11 left. WVU then used its hunger for the Big 12 win to hold onto the lead until the end.

Dunning led all players with a season-best 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals, while Caldwell chipped in 16 points, including a pair of threes, five rebounds and two steals.

The Mountaineers were outrebounded 46-39, with Texas’ McGee-Stafford pulling down a game-leading 13 boards. Davenport led the Longhorns with 14 points.

The Mountaineer women take to the road Sarurday as they face Kansas State in Manhattan at 4 p.m.

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Baldwin-Wallace 94, Marietta 71

BEREA, Ohio – Chris Ameen led all scorers with 18 points as Baldwin-Wallace gave Marietta College its first Ohio Athletic Conference setback after posting a 94-71 victory on Saturday afternoon.

B-W (9-4, 4-2) also received 17 points from Kyle Payne and 15 more from Kevin Krakowiak.

Marietta College, now 9-4 overall and 5-1 in the OAC, trailed 46-35 at halftime and allowed B-W to shoot 61 percent from the floor.

The Pioneers, who play host Wednesday to Mount Union, had a trio of players finish in double figures – Jason Humphrey (16), JJ Martin (10) and Matt Napier (10).

W.Va. State 105, Glenville State 92

INSTITUTE – While Glenville State trailed only 38-32 at halftime here Saturday, host West Virginia State exploded for 67 second-half points and picked up a 105-92 triumph versus the Pioneers in WVIAC action.

The Jackets (5-6, 3-3) got a game-high 33 points from Anton Hutchins. Raymon Austin had 23 points along with a game-high dozen caroms while Hutchins pulled down 10 boards to also finish with a double-double.

DJ Blanks, who had seven rebounds, went off for 32 points in the setback for Glenville State. Jamel Morris added 25 points and five steals for the Pioneers (7-5, 3-4).


Glenville State 119, West Virginia State 92

INSTITUTE Glenville State broke open a close game by hitting 13 shots beyond the 3-point line in the second half here Saturday en route to a 119-92 win at West Virginia State.

Ashleigh Fossett (23), Kenyell Goodson (22) and Ginny Mills (22) all went for at least 20 points in the victory. Kenyona Simmons posted a 14-point, 11-rebound effort while LaToya Hambrick added 10 boards as did Jessica Parsons.

DaShawna Carey tallied 11 points while Jelena Elez dished out 10 assists for the victors.

Jasmine Blanton poured in a WVIAC season-best 35 points on 14 of 21 shooting in 32 minutes of work for the Jackets (3-6, 3-3). Maria Femia added 19 points while Jordan Brock chipped in 12 points. Former Parkersburg South Patriot Asia Greenleaf snared 11 rebounds and had seven points while India Taste dished out a team-best nine assists.

The Pioneers (11-2, 6-1) canned 22 treys in the game.

Baldwin-Wallace 66, Marietta 38

MARIETTA – Baldwin-Wallace led just 27-20 at halftime, but caught fire after the break and rolled to a 66-38 victory here Saturday versus host Marietta College in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

The Pioneers (6-7, 1-5) were paced in scoring by Candice Alexander with 15 points.

Jessica Carpenter tallied 15 points for B-W (7-6, 2-4) while teammate Shari Mangas chipped in 10 markers.