College Basketball Roundup
Ohio State 78, No. 24 Michigan 69
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Madison Greene scored a season-high 23 points and Ohio State beat No. 24 Michigan 78-69 on Thursday night in their lone regular-season meeting.
Greene topped her previous best of 13 points by making 8 of 10 shots, including 2 of 3 3-pointers.
Kierstan Bell added 15 points and Braxtin Miller scored 13 for Ohio State (9-6, 2-2 Big Ten). Dorka Juhasz, the leading scorer for the Buckeyes, had nine points and six rebounds.
Naz Hillmon had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Kayla Robbins scored 17 for Michigan (11-4, 2-2). Hillmon had 18 points and nine rebounds in the first half and Robbins added 10 points as the duo made 11 of 12 shots to help Michigan build a 38-35 halftime lead.
Michigan scored 44 points in the paint compared to 24 for Ohio State and the Wolverines had a 39-25 rebounding advantage. But the Buckeyes pulled ahead by hitting 11 of 22 3-pointers.
MTSU 75, Marshall 55
HUNTINGTON — Anastasia Hayes recorded a triple-double of 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead visiting Middle Tennessee to a 75-55 win over cold-shooting Marshall Thursday evening in the Cam Henderson Center.
MTSU, which also got a double-double from Charity Savage (20 points, 10 rebounds), improved to 10-5 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA.
The Thundering Herd (6-8, 1-2) was led by Savannah Wheeler’s 14 points. Kristen Mayo chipped in 11 to go with Ashley Saintigene’s nine boards and four blocked shots. Taylor Pearson posted a team-high three assists.
The Blue Raiders, who led 44-29 at halftime, also had double figures scoring efforts from Aislynn Hayes (15) and Taylor Sutton (14).
Marshall, which plays host to UAB at 1 p.m. Saturday, shot 30.5% (18 of 59).
Kentucky Wesleyan 85, Ohio Valley 48
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Jordyn Barga had a game-high 14 points, Kaylee Clifford tossed in a baker’s dozen and Keelie Lamb added 10 more points here Thursday as host Kentucky Wesleyan raced past Ohio Valley, 85-48, in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play.
OVU (2-8, 1-6) was led by Kryin Baklund’s 13 points. Jordan Fox added nine counters for the Fighting Scots, who shot 35.4% (17 of 48) from the field.
KWC (15-1, 6-1) knocked down 14 of 31 from downtown and finished 50% (34 of 68) from the floor.
Marshall 79, Middle Tennessee 75
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Iran Bennett tallied 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Marshall to a 79-75 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.
Jarrod West had 16 points for Marshall (8-8, 2-1 Conference USA). Taevion Kinsey added 13 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Darius George had 11 points and seven rebounds for the visitors.
C.J. Jones had 21 points for the Blue Raiders (4-12, 0-3), who have now lost seven games in a row. Donovan Sims added 15 points. Reggie Scurry had 13 rebounds.
Marshall matches up against UAB on the road on Saturday. Middle Tennessee matches up against W. Kentucky at home on Saturday.
Kentucky Wesleyan 75, Ohio Valley 70
OWENSBORO, Ky. –Adam Goetz tallied a game-high 24 points Thursday night as Kentucky Wesleyan turned a 43-42 halftime deficit into a narrow 75-70 Great Midwest Athletic Conference victory verus Ohio Valley.
The Fighting Scots (3-12, 0-6) were led by Keon Clairborne’s 23-point, 10-rebound double-double. Parker Black, who had five assists, also double-doubled with a dozen points and 10 caroms. Dylan Harrison added 15 points and Ognjen Vasiljevic 14 in the setback.
KWC (6-8, 5-2) also had big nights off the bench in the scoring department thanks to Nathan Boyle (18) and Zach Hopewell (14).