College basketball roundup: EKU rolls past Chattanooga

February 5, 2014 

Eastern Kentucky forced visiting University of Tennessee at Chattanooga into a season-high 24 turnovers to help propel the Colonels to a 74-63 college basketball victory Tuesday night.

Eastern (17-7) set a school record with its 22nd straight home non-conference win.

Senior Glenn Cosey led four Colonels in double figures with 19 points. Junior Corey Walden had 16 points and four steals.

Z. Mason led the Moccasins with his 12th double-double of the season — 23 points and 12 rebounds.

The first half featured eight ties and nine lead changes. But Eastern racked up the final seven points to lead 42-36 at halftime.

EKU stepped up the defense in the second half, forcing 15 turnovers and limiting Chattanooga to only 11 field-goal attempts.

Ohio State 76, No. 17 Iowa 69: Aaron Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help host Ohio State pull an upset for its third win in four games.

The Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten) moved back to .500 in the league after a surprising 2-4 start.

Hawkeye stars Devyn Marble and Aaron White combined for just 18 points.

No. 24 Memphis 101, Rutgers 69: Austin Nichols scored 18 points, and Joe Jackson had 16 points and eight assists as visiting Memphis dominated Rutgers.

The Tigers (17-5, 7-3 American Athletic Conference) hit a season-high 12 three-pointers and shot 59 percent, also a best this season. Nichols was 8 of 9 from the field, and Jackson hit all but one of his seven shots.

No. 8 Kansas 69, Baylor 52: Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points, nine in a go-ahead run late in the first half as the Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss.

Andrew Wiggins overcame a slow start to score 14 points, while Perry Ellis had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas.

Wiggins, the Big 12's top scoring freshman, finished 4-of-13 shooting and didn't make his first basket until a half-court shot beat the buzzer ending the first half. That capped a 14-3 run over the final 5 minutes.

No. 15 Texas 59, TCU 54: Jonathon Holmes scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds and the visiting Longhorns broke a tie by scoring seven of the game's last nine points.

Asbury 67, Berea 66: Lee'Vaughn Morris scored 17 points to lead visiting Asbury, which outrebounded Berea 47-37. Daishon Robinson and Anthony Myrks led Berea with 13 points each.

Women

No. 4 Louisville 74, Central Florida 59: Asia Taylor's double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds led a balanced attack for visiting Louisville.

Sara Hammond had 14 points, Shoni Schimmel 11 and Emmanuel Henderson 10 for the Cardinals (23-1 overall, 11-0 American Athletic Conference), who face top-ranked UConn on Sunday. UConn routed SMU 102-41 Tuesday night after scoring the game's first 19 points and leading by 37 at halftime.

The Cardinals finally pulled away when Schimmel and Hammond combined for 10 points on a 15-3 run with 12 minutes to play.

Berea 72, Asbury 56: Erika Parks, a junior guard who played at Madison Central, poured in 30 points to lead host Berea. Parks hit eight of 11 three-point shots. Berea, now 10-9, outshot the Eagles 42 percent to 29 percent.

Blackshear to miss game

Louisville forward Wayne Blackshear has a concussion and will not travel with the Cardinals to Houston for Wednesday night's game.

Coach Rick Pitino said Blackshear sustained the injury after being elbowed by teammate Akoy Agau during practice Monday. The coach added he doesn't believe the concussion is serious but said Blackshear won't travel because "it takes a lot out of you. I think he'll be fine in a couple of days."

Blackshear is averaging 9.7 points and 3.4 rebounds a game. Louisville beat Houston 91-52 on Jan. 16.

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