Top 25 Capsules
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Cleanthony Early scored 23 points, including 12 of the 21 Wichita State scored in the second half, to help the fourth-ranked Shockers stay unbeaten with a 57-45 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday night.
Wichita State (22-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley Conference) saw a 22-point second-half lead trimmed to nine in the game’s final minutes but hung on to extend school records for winning streak and start to a season. The Shockers shot 23 percent (6 of 26) in the second half.
Freshman Milton Doyle scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Loyola (8-13, 3-6).
The Shockers outrebounded Loyola 44-28.
Consecutive 3-pointers from Ron Baker and Early pushed Wichita State’s lead to 42-20 early in the second half, but the Shockers made only two of their next 18 shots.
Doyle’s three-point play with 2:27 left shaved the lead to 52-43, but four free throws by Anthony and a dunk by Darius Carter sealed the victory.
No. 7 MICHIGAN ST. 71, No. 15 IOWA 69, OT
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Keith Appling scored 16 points and Michigan State handed Iowa its first home loss of the season.
Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.
Costello’s tip-in with 1:14 left gave Michigan State a 67-64 lead, and Russell Byrd’s 3 with 34 seconds put Michigan State up by six.
Iowa still had a chance to force a second overtime, but Mike Gesell missed a driving layup at the buzzer.
Roy Devyn Marble had 21 points for Iowa (16-5, 5-3), which went without a field goal for the final 10 minutes of regulation and until the final seconds of the 5-minute overtime.
The Hawkeyes had a chance to win in regulation, but Marble missed a runner just before the buzzer. The Hawkeyes didn’t hit a field goal from the 9:56 mark of the second half until Marble’s layup with 6 seconds left in OT.
LSU 87, No. 11 KENTUCKY 82
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Johnny O’Bryant III had 29 points and nine rebounds, and LSU led wire-to-wire.
Jordan Mickey scored 14 points and blocked five shots for LSU (13-6, 4-3 SEC), which blocked 11 shots and helped force 13 Kentucky turnovers.
Shavon Coleman added 14 points for the Tigers, who outshot the Wildcats 51 percent (32 of 63) to 44 percent (32 of 73).
James Young scored 23 points and Dakari Johnson had 15 for Kentucky (15-5, 5-2), which has lost all five of its games away from home, including two straight road games in the Southeastern Conference.
Aaron Harrison had 14 points and Alex Poythress added 10 for the Wildcats, who go right back on the road Saturday at Missouri.
No. 20 CREIGHTON 63, ST. JOHN’S 60
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Doug McDermott hit a 25-footer with 2.5 seconds left to finish his season-high 39-point night for Creighton, which squandered all of an 18-point lead.
The Red Storm had just tied the game on Rysheed Jordan’s two free throws before McDermott took a pass from Jahenns Manigat on the left wing and got off his winning shot as Chris Obekpa tried to get a hand in his face. Phil Greene IV’s desperation 3-point try at the buzzer didn’t even touch the net.
D’Angelo Harrison scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to lead St. John’s. Obekpa and Jordan had 11 apiece and JaKarr Sampson added 10.
Winning for the 13th time in 14 games, the Bluejays (18-3, 8-1) stayed in first place in the Big East. St. John’s (12-9, 2-6), playing in Omaha for the first time since 1966, had its three-game winning streak end.
Jordan made two free throws with 11.1 seconds left to set up McDermott’s dramatic shot.
McDermott scored 10 points during a 17-1 spurt that bumped the Bluejays’ lead to 46-28. The lead grew to 18 points before the Red Storm went on runs of 11-2 and 12-2.
McDermott finished 15 of 26 from the field, including 5 of 9 on 3s, and had six rebounds.