Top 25 Capsules
DALLAS (AP) Semi Ojeleye scored 26 points with a perfect night from the field and No. 14 SMU clinched at least a share of the American Athletic Conference title with a 93-70 victory over Tulsa on Thursday night.
Ojeleye made all nine of his field goal attempts, including a couple of highlight dunks and three 3-pointers. Jarrey Foster added 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting with a couple of slams of his own.
All five starters scored in double figures for the Mustangs (26-4, 16-1), who can clinch the league title outright with a win when they finish the regular season at home Saturday against Memphis.
Sterling Brown had 19 points while Shake Milton had 15 points and 10 assists for SMU. Ben Moore added 12 points.
Corey Henderson had 17 points for Tulsa (14-15, 8-9) and Junior Etou had 13.
No. 18 CINCINNATI 65, HOUSTON 47
CINCINNATI (AP) – Gary Clark had 14 points and seven rebounds in Cincinnati’s balanced attack, and the Bearcats rolled to their 26th straight win at home.
Cincinnati (26-4, 15-2 American Athletic) wrapped up its fourth undefeated season at Fifth Third Arena, which opened in 1989. The Bearcats’ home winning streak is the second-longest at the arena. They won 41 in a row from 1997-2000.
Houston (20-9, 11-6) came in with the second-best offense in the league but came away with its lowest point total of the season. Rob Gray led with 17 points.
Damyean Dotson made a 3-pointer in the closing minutes, giving him the Houston record of 29 consecutive games with a 3. He moved one ahead of Robert McKiver’s mark from 2007-08.
The Bearcats took control by closing the first half with a 20-4 run for a 37-20 lead, Houston’s lowest-scoring half of the season.
IOWA 59, No. 22 WISCONSIN 57
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jordan Bohannon hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 9 seconds left, and Iowa closed the game with a 7-0 run.
After Ethan Happ missed two free throws that could have sealed the win for Wisconsin, Iowa’s Peter Jok missed a jumper in the lane.
But Cordell Pemsl corralled the offensive rebound and Bohannon hit the 3 from the left wing, stunning the crowd at the Kohl Center after Wisconsin led by nine with 4:15 left.
The Hawkeyes (17-13, 9-8 Big Ten) have won two straight road games as they try to improve their postseason resume.
The Badgers (22-8, 11-6) lost their third straight game, going scoreless for the final 3:12.
Bohannon finished with 11 points.
Bronson Koenig led the Badgers with 19 points.