No. 2 Indiana routs Penn State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help No. 7 Indiana rout Penn State, 72-49, on Wednesday night.
The Hoosiers (17-2 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) survived sluggish shooting in the first half with strong defense and used a fast second-half start to reassert their dominance in this series that has included only two home losses for Indiana..
Will Sheehey added 12 points for the Hoosiers, who matched a season-high by making 11 3s in a game.
D.J. Newbill had 18 points and Jermaine Marshall finished with 12 to lead Penn State (8-11, 0-7), which has lost seven straight overall and 12 straight on the road in league play.
On a night preseason All-American Cody Zeller had no baskets for the first time in his career and finished with a career-low two points, the Hoosiers locked up the Nittany Lions’ on defense.
La Salle 54, No. 9 Butler 53: At Philadelphia, Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle to a victory over Butler.
Fans stormed the court in a wild celebration for the biggest win for La Salle (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic 10) in 33 years.
La Salle hadn’t defeated a Top 10 team since 1980.
Butler (16-3, 3-1) had lived on last-second victories this season, including a buzzer-beater Saturday against Gonzaga. Just not at La Salle.
Drake 74, No. 17 Creighton 69: At Des Moines, Iowa, Richard Carter scored 20 points, and Drake (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference) stunned Creighton (17-3, 6-2), handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season.
No. 20 Wichita St. 62, Missouri St. 52: At Springfield, Mo., Cleanthony Early scored 17 points, Carl Hall added 15 and Wichita State (18-2, 7-1 Missouri Valley) rallied for a victory over Missouri State (5-15, 3-5).
N. Illinois 74, Cent. Michigan 61: At Mount Pleasant, Mich., Abdel Nader scored 23 points, and Northern Illinois (4-13, 2-3 Mid-American) hit 10 3-pointers en route to a victory over Central Michigan (9-9, 2-3).
Nader hit 4 of 5 3-pointers for the Huskies, who snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 71-34 loss at home to Western Michigan their last time out. Northern Illinois was 10 for 19 from beyond the arc and shot 49 percent overall from the field.
Loyola 67, Cleveland St. 55: At Cleveland, Christian Thomas scored a career-high 21 points, and Ben Averkamp added 18 as Loyola (12-7, 2-4 Horizon League) defeated Cleveland State (10-11, 2-5) to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Vikings.
Illinois-Chicago 60, Milwaukee 50: At Chicago, Gary Talton scored 14 points, Joey Miller added 12, and Illinois-Chicago (12-8, 3-4 Horizon League) ended the game on a 19-0 run in a victory against Milwaukee (5-15, 1-5).
Illinois St. 60, Indiana St. 58: At Normal, Johnny Hill scored 18 points, Jackie Carmichael added 16, and Illinois State (11-9, 2-6 Missouri Valley) rode a late run to a victory over Indiana State (12-7, 5-3).
Evansville 66, Bradley 56: At Evansville, Ind., Colt Ryan scored 19 points to lead Evansville (12-8, 5-3 Missouri Valley) over Bradley (12-8, 4-4), which was led by Walt Lemon Jr.’s 22 points.
N. Iowa 58, S. Illinois 45: At Cedar Falls, Iowa, Marc Sonnen had 15 points on five 3-pointers, and Northern Iowa (11-9, 4-4 Missouri Valley) defeated Southern Illinois (8-11, 1-7).