Men's Basketball

Cincinnati fights off Morehead; Creighton drops No. 18 Sooners

Farad Cobb came off the bench to score 24 points in 28 minutes and lead Cincinnati to a 69-61 victory over visiting Morehead State on Wednesday night.

Cobb, a junior-college transfer, made eight of 14 shots, including 6-for-9 from three-point range. Octavius Ellis added 16 points for the Bearcats (2-0).

Brent Arrington scored 21 points to lead the Eagles (1-2) with Angelo Warner adding 14 and Kareem Storey 11.

The game was tied with 17:11 left. Cobb sparked a 23-12 run, making four three-pointers. The Bearcats scored their last nine points at the line.

Creighton 65, No. 18 Oklahoma 63: Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and host Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset Oklahoma.

The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance.

Northern Kentucky 68, NC A&T 55: Cole Murray came off the bench to hit seven of 11 three-pointers for a career-high 21 points to lead the host Norse (1-2).

Boston University 71, Norfolk State 63: John Papale finished with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists to lead visiting Boston U.

Nathan Dieudonne (Trinity) had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Boston U., which plays UK on Friday in Rupp.

Missouri 78, Oral Roberts 64: Montaque Gill-Caesar scored 19 points and Wes Clark added 14 points and nine assists to lead Missouri at home.

The Tigers (2-1), who trailed for most of the first 27 minutes, scored six consecutive points to take a 58-52 lead with 10:51 left. Missouri then used an 8-0 run to forge a 73-62 lead.

IU Southeast 81, Kentucky State74: Jake Simpson scored 23 points and Demetrius Stanton added 20 to lead the Grenadiers (3-2).

Ulysses Thomas III scored 17 points to lead K-State (1-1), which led 36-31 at the half.


No. 3 Notre Dame 71, No. 15 Michigan State 63: Jewell Loyd had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Notre Dame in East Lansing. Brianna Turner added 17 and Lindsay Allen had 14 for the Irish (2-0).

Aerial Powers scored 27 points for the Spartans (1-1).

After scoring 29 points against UMass-Lowell, a record in an Irish debut, Turner was blanked in 10 first-half minutes. But a layup to open the second half gave the Irish a 31-30 lead and triggered her 10-point burst in the first 4:23 of the period.

Northern Kentucky 59, Illinois State 48: The Norse used a game-ending 18-5 run to win at Illinois State. Melody Doss led NKU with 21 points, including 15 in the second half.

No. 24 Georgia 67, Ohio State 59: Tiaria Griffin scored 16 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to lead Georgia to a comeback win at Ohio State.

Trailing 28-24 at the break, Georgia (3-0) retook the lead with a 10-0 run fueled by Mackenzie Engram, who scored eight to make it 55-50 with 3:44 to go.

Fisher signs extension

Steve Fisher has signed a three-year contract extension with San Diego State through the 2018 season.

Athletic Director Jim Sterk credited Fisher, who won a national championship and appeared in three Final Fours at Michigan, with creating stability during his 16 years at SDSU.

Fisher has led a formerly moribund program to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, two Sweet 16s, eight Mountain West titles and nine straight seasons of at least 20 wins.