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.
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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.