INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Michigan State ruined the Buckeyes' chances for another undefeated season and a national title with a 34-24 upset in the Big Ten title game last night. Ohio State scored 24 straight points to storm back from a 17-0 deficit, but the Spartans scored the last 17 points, sealing the victory with Jeremy Langford's 26-yard TD run. The loss ended Ohio State's winning streak at 24 games as coach Urban Meyer suffered his first loss since taking over in Columbus.
CLEVELAND (AP) - A night after being held scoreless for the first time in his career Kyrie Irving scored 20 points to lead the Cavaliers to an 88-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers last night. Tristan Thompson added 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 18 points for Cleveland. Irving was scoreless in 20 minutes Friday against Atlanta.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - LaQuinton Ross scored four of his career-high 23 points in a 10-0 second-half run, leading No. 5 Ohio State past Central Connecticut State 74-56 last night. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points and Amir Williams had 11 for the Buckeyes.
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Daishon Knight had 20 points and six rebounds as Illinois State beat No. 25 Dayton 81-75 on Saturday night. The game was won at the free-throw line, with Illinois State hitting 21 of 31 free throws to Dayton's 12 of 20. Jordan Sibert and Vee Sanford had 13 points apiece to lead the Flyers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Colts will be missing two starters today at Cincinnati. Left guard Hugh Thornton and cornerback Greg Toler did not make the short trip south. Backup linebacker Kavell Conner also stayed home. Indy can clinch the AFC South with a win over the Bengals, a Tennessee loss at Denver or either team ties. The Bengals lead the AFC North.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) - Duke Mondy and Kahlil Felder scored 13 apiece to lead six Oakland players in double figures in a 73-56 victory over Ohio. Oakland trailed 35-29 early in the second half before going on a 26-5 run capped by Travis Bader's second 3-pointer. Bader extended his streak of games with at least one 3-pointer to 62, the longest current streak in the country.
ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Cameron Bairstow scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds yesterday and New Mexico won 63-54, handing Cincinnati its first loss of the season. New Mexico took a 6-4 lead on a free throw by Bairstow at 17:36 and pulled away by as many as 14 to take a 27-20 halftime lead.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Myles Davis sank two overtime 3-pointers as the Xavier Musketeers snapped a three-game losing streak with 85-73 win over Bowling Green yesterday. Davis broke a 69-69 tie with a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3:59 left in overtime and added another one from the same spot to give the Musketeers a 79-73 lead with 1:29 remaining.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Reggie McAdams and Nyles Evans combined for some hot 3-point shooting as Akron breezed past Cleveland State 73-61 yesterday. Akron showed no sign of being rusty, playing only their fourth regular season game of the season, following a 21-day layoff.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Nelson Kirksey scored a career-high 24 points yesterday as Missouri-Kansas City took a close lead at the half and held on to beat Youngstown State 88-80. Kirksey shot 8 of 13 from the floor and led all four other UMKC starters in double figures.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - QJ Peterson scored a game-high 21 points and four teammates scored double digits yesterday as VMI beat Wright State 94-74 with a balanced attack and by making 17 of 31 3-point attempts. Brian Brown, Jordan Weethee and Rodney Glasgow each scored 15 for VMI, and Brown scored a game-high five 3-pointers.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Gus Ragland ran for five touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Cincinnati Moeller to the Ohio Division I state championship with a 55-52 win over Mentor. Ragland tied the Division I state championship record for rushing touchdowns as Moeller won its second consecutive title and ninth overall. He threw for 273 yards and rushed for 189.
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - Brody Hoying rushed for 145 yards, scored three touchdowns and came up with a key interception yesterday to lead Coldwater to a 24-7 victory over Columbus Bishop Hartley in the Division V state championship football game. Hoying scored on runs of nine, three and 32 yards as Coldwater won its fourth state title since 2007.
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) - Adam Bertke accounted for three touchdowns to lead Maria Stein Marion Local to its third consecutive state title with a 33-0 win over Glouster Trimble in the Ohio Division VII championship last night. Bertke finished 17-of-28 passing for 216 yards and added 47 yards rushing. Jacy Goettemoeller added 44 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
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