Men's Basketball

3rd-ranked Kansas needs overtime to beat Michigan

Minnesota Coach Tubby Smith yelled instructions to his players during the first half of the Gophers' loss to Ohio State.
Minnesota Coach Tubby Smith yelled instructions to his players during the first half of the Gophers' loss to Ohio State. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Marcus Morris scored 22 points, and No. 3 Kansas outlasted Michigan 67-60 in overtime Sunday to remain undefeated.

The Wolverines (11-5) rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit and scored the last six points of regulation to tie the game at 51 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Zack Novak made a three-pointer at the start of overtime to give Michigan its first lead of the game, but the Jayhawks (15-0) scored the next eight points, all by Morris and his twin brother Markieff.

The Morris brothers both had double-doubles. Markieff had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Marcus had 10 rebounds.

Neither team shot well. Kansas finished at 36 percent from the field and 4-for-24 from three-point range. Michigan was 33 percent from the field and 4-for-28 from long distance.

No. 2 Ohio St. 67, Minnesota 64: David Lighty scored 19 points and Ohio State survived a scare when Austin Hollins' three-pointer came up short in the final seconds, allowing the host Buckeyes to remain unbeaten.

Ohio State (16-0) led by 18 points before the Golden Gophers rallied to pull within 67-64 on Al Nolen's two free throws with 44.6 seconds left. Coach Tubby Smith elected to foul Ohio State's Dallas Lauderdale, a 33-percent free-throw shooter, and he missed both with 28.5 seconds left.

The Gophers missed two shots inside before taking the ball out underneath the basket with 15 seconds remaining. With time running out, Nolen fed Hollins who got off a shot with 1 second left that was deflected by Ohio State's William Buford.

No. 1 Duke 71, Maryland 64: Kyle Singler had 25 points and a season-high 10 rebounds, and host Duke extended its winning streak to 25. Nolan Smith added 18 points on 5-for-18 shooting for the Blue Devils (15-0). They overcame 17 turnovers.

No. 7 Villanova 72, No. 24 Cincinnati 61: Corey Fisher scored 21 points, Maalik Wayns had 13 of his 15 in the second half, and host Villanova beat Cincinnati, handing the Bearcats' their first loss of the season. Villanova upped its winning streak at The Pavilion to 45 straight.

No. 11 Purdue 75, Iowa 52: Ryne Smith scored 18 points to help host Purdue win its 10th straight. Smith made a career-high six three-pointers. JaJuan Johnson added 16 points and four blocks.

Butler 84, Youngstown St. 79: Shelvin Mack (Bryan Station) scored 28 points and Butler rallied in the second half to win at home. Matt Howard added 26 points for the Bulldogs, who won their 10th straight against the Penguins.

Oglethorpe 64, Centre 59: Greg Ross had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Collin Lopez (Louisville Christian) ha d14 points in Centre's loss in Atlanta. Alex Lloyd (Sayre) pitched in with seven points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

Women's highlights

Louisville 79, Pittsburgh 68: Monique Reid (Fern Creek) led all scorers with a season-high 29 points, going 11-for-13 from the free throw line in Louisville's win at home.

Centre 59, Oglethorpe 46: Maggie Prewitt (Montgomery County) scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Centre's win in Atlanta.

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