College basketball: Michigan upends No. 4 Michigan State; No. 9 Oklahoma beats No. 16 TCU in OT - http://allcharts.co.za |January 13, 2018 9:33 pm
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Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points, lifting Michigan to an 82-72 victory over No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday in East Lansing.
The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of their last nine games this season and two straight against their rivals.
The Spartans (16-3, 4-2) are struggling, losing two of their last three games with an overtime win over Rutgers in between the setbacks.
Zavier Simpson made a go-ahead layup with 14:28 left, the 13th lead change in an intense game with 11 ties. He helped the Wolverines pull away in the final minutes with enough free throws to keep a cushion. Simpson finished with 16 points, taking advantage of a game plan that called for him and his teammates to drive toward the basket against a shot-blocking team.
Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 13 points and Charles Matthews added 10.
Michigan State’s Miles Bridges had 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Bridges gave up the ball four times as one of many turnover-prone Spartans. Michigan scored 26 points off Michigan State’s 18 turnovers.
Jaren Jackson had 19 points and six blocks, limited by foul trouble for the Spartans.
at No. 9 Oklahoma 102, No. 16 Texas Christian 97 (OT): Trae Young scored 29 of his 43 points after halftime to lead the Sooners to the win.
Young, the freshman who leads the nation in scoring and assists, also had 11 rebounds and seven assists. Brady Manek added 22 points for the Sooners (14-2, 4-1 Big 12), who made a school-record 19 3-pointers.
It was Young’s second dominant performance against TCU this season. He had 39 points and 14 assists and made the game-winning free throws with seven seconds left in a 90-89 win over the Horned Frogs on Dec. 30.
Jaylen Fisher had a career-high 22 points and Vlad Brodziansky added 21 for TCU (13-4, 1-4), which lost its second overtime game of the week. TCU lost to Texas in double-overtime on Wednesday after Fisher missed what would have been the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds.
TCU’s losses are by a combined 11 points, and three have been in overtime.
at No. 7 Duke 89, Wake Forest 71: Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils to the win in a game Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski missed because of a virus.
With longtime assistant Jeff Capel in charge, the short-handed and illness-ravaged Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight and moved their conference record over .500 for the first time this season.
Gary Trent Jr. added 19 points and six three-pointers, Wendell Carter Jr. had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Grayson Allen had a career-best 12 rebounds and reserve Alex O’Connell scored 13 points.
Bryant Crawford scored 21 points and Keyshawn Woods had 15 to lead Wake Forest (8-9, 1-4), which hasn’t won at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 21 years.
at No. 12 Kansas 73, Kansas State 72: Devonte Graham had 23 points, Malik Newman hit the go-ahead foul shots with 15 seconds left and No. 12 Kansas held on to beat Kansas State 73-72 in a back-and-forth affair on Saturday.
Udoka Azubuike added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Jayhawks (14-3, 4-1 Big 12), who beat their Interstate 70 rival for the sixth straight time and 12th in a row at Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas State (12-5, 2-3) led 67-64 with 3 minutes left when Lagerald Vick knocked down a three-pointer in front of the Jayhawks’ bench and Newman scored on a put-back to give Kansas the lead.