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College basketball roundup: No. 3 Michigan holds off No. 4 Ohio State
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College basketball roundup: No. 3 Michigan holds off No. 4 Ohio State

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Michigan's Chaundee Brown, left, and Franz Wagner celebrates their win over Ohio State after Sunday's game in Columbus, Ohio.

Hunter Dickinson had 22 points and nine rebounds and Eli Brooks scored 17 as No. 3 Michigan held off a late flurry to beat No. 4 Ohio State, 92-87, on Sunday at Columbus, Ohio.

In a matchup of teams aiming for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, the Wolverines led by nine with 23 seconds left. But a pair of 3-pointers from Duane Washington Jr. around a layup by CJ Walker layup got the Buckeyes within three points with 3 seconds to go.

Brooks sealed the win with a couple of foul shots.

Chaundee Brown Jr. came off the bench to score 15 points and Isaiah Livers added 12 for the Wolverines (16-1, 11-1 Big Ten). Michigan won its fifth straight around a three-week break due to COVID-19 issues.

Washington had a career-high 30 points and went 5 for 10 on 3s for Ohio State (18-5, 12-5). E.J. Liddell had 23 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 6 HOUSTON 90, CINCINNATI 52: Quentin Grimes had 20 points and eight rebounds, and host Houston used a big first half to roll past Cincinnati.

Tramon Mark scored 12 points, DeJon Jarreau added 11 points and five rebounds, and Fabian White Jr. had 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston (18-3, 12-3 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars shot 47% and hit 19 of 21 from the free throw line.

NO. 11 IOWA 74, PENN STATE 68: Luka Garza scored 23 points to become Iowa's all-time leading scorer, and the 11th-ranked Hawkeyes beat Penn State at Iowa City, Iowa.

Garza has 2,126 points for Iowa, breaking the record of 2,116 points set by Roy Marble from 1985-89. Garza scored 12 points in the first half to get within a point of Marble and passed the mark with a layup off a pass from Jordan Bohannon at the 8:18 mark of the second half.

Garza also had 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season.

It was the fourth consecutive win for Iowa (17-6, 11-5 Big Ten).

Izaiah Brockington and Myreon Jones each had 11 points to lead Penn State (7-12, 4-11). Myles Dread had 10.

NO. 21 WISCONSIN 68, NORTHWESTERN 51: Micah Potter scored 19 points, D'Mitrik Trice had 13 and No. 21 Wisconsin shut down lowly Northwestern at Evanston.

Jonathan Davis and Brad Davison added 12 points apiece, helping Wisconsin (16-8, 10-7 Big Ten) bounce back from consecutive losses to No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Iowa. The balanced Badgers improved to 10-1 when they have at least four players score in double figures.

Northwestern (6-14, 3-13) lost its 13th straight game. Boo Buie scored 19 points, but he was the only player in double figures for the Wildcats. 

Missouri Valley

DRAKE 85, EVANSVILLE 71: Joseph Yesufu made 12 of 14 shots, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers, and scored a career-high 32 points as Drake beat Evansville in a Missouri Valley Conference game at Des Moines, Iowa.

D.J. Wilkins had 13 points for Drake (22-2, 13-2 MVC). Shamar Givance had 19 points for the Purple Aces (8-13, 6-9), whose losing streak stretched to five games.

VALPARAISO 66, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 65: Jacob Ognacevic scored 15 points off the bench and Valparaiso survived a late turnover to defeat Southern Illinois at Carbondale.

Donovan Clay had 15 points for Valparaiso (9-15, 6-9). 

Ognavich hit a 3-pointer with 4:03 remaining to give Valpo a 66-63 lead. Anthony D'Avanzo, who scored 16 points, pulled Southern Illinois (10-11, 4-11) within a point at 3:39 and the teams didn't score again. Valpo lost the ball with 10 seconds left but SIU missed its last shot as time expired.

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