17-0 Michi­gan bet­ter than ever

Win over North­west­ern gives men’s bas­ket­ball team school’s best start

Albany Times Union - - SPORTS -

Jon Teske scored all 17 of his points in the first half, and No. 2 Michi­gan is now off to its best start in pro­gram his­tory af­ter an 80-60 vic­tory over North­west­ern on Sun­day night.

The Wolver­ines (17-0, 6-0 Big Ten) had started 16-0 on two pre­vi­ous oc­ca­sions.

Zavier Simp­son’s ca­reer-high 24 points led Michi­gan.

North­west­ern (10-7, 1-5) was with­out lead­ing scorer Vic Law, who was out with a lower-body in­jury. Der­erk Par­don scored 20 points for the Wild­cats. Michi­gan state 71, Penn state 56: Nick Ward had 16 points and 11 re­bounds to lead No. 6 Michi­gan State past Penn State. The Spar­tans (15-2, 6-0 Big Ten) have won 10 straight. They also beat the Nit­tany Li­ons (7-10, 0-6) for the 10th con­sec­u­tive time. Lamar Stevens led Penn State with 20 points. added 19 and No. 6 Stan­ford (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) rolled past Ari­zona (13-3, 3-2). n.c. state 66, Vir­ginia 38: Erika Cas­sell had 15 points and 10 re­bounds, and No. 8 North Carolina State (17-0, 4-0 ACC) re­mained the only un­beaten Divi­sion I women’s team with a vic­tory over Vir­ginia (7-10, 1-3).

Ore­gon state 76, south­ern Cal­i­for­nia 52: Mikayla Pivec scored 19 of her 21 points in the sec­ond half and No. 10 Ore­gon State (13-2, 4-0 Pac 12) routed USC (10-6, 0-5). syra­cuse 90, north Carolina 77: Ju­nior guard Tiana Man­gakahia scored 34 points and had 10 re­bounds and 10 as­sists for her first triple-dou­ble and No. 11 Syra­cuse (14-2, 3-0 ACC) de­feated North Carolina (9-8, 0-3).

Geor­gia 66, Ten­nessee 62: Caliya Robin­son had 16 points, six re­bounds, five as­sists and two of her six blocks in a crit­i­cal last-minute pos­ses­sion and Geor­gia (12-5, 3-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) de­feated No. 13 Ten­nessee, giv­ing the Lady Vols (12-4, 1-3) a three-game los­ing streak for the first time in 33 years. Mar­quette 72, Ge­orge­town 62: Natisha Hiede­man scored 20 points with 10 re­bounds and No. 15 Mar­quette (14-3, 4-0 Big East) held off Ge­orge­town (8-9, 2-4).

Mis­sis­sippi 65, Ken­tucky 49: Crys­tal Allen scored 16 of her 28 points in the fourth quar­ter and Mis­sis­sippi (7-11, 1-3 SEC) upset No. 16 Ken­tucky (15-3, 2-2), which was 11-0 at home. Ken­tucky was with­out top scorer Maci Mor­ris, a last-minute scratch due to ill­ness. ari­zona state 62, Cal­i­for­nia 61: Kianna Ibis made 4 of 4 from 3-point range and fin­ished with 26 points and Reili Richard­son hit 1 of 2 free throws with five sec­onds left to help No. 19 Ari­zona State (12-4, 3-2 Pac-12) beat Cal­i­for­nia (10-5, 1-3). south Carolina 76, lsu 53: Te’a Cooper scored 14 points, Alexis Jen­nings had 10 points and seven re­bounds and No. 21 South Carolina (12-4, 4-0 SEC) beat LSU (11-5, 2-2) for its eighth straight vic­tory.

Clem­son 57, Florida state 45: Kobi Thorn­ton scored 19 points with 10 re­bounds and Clem­son ended an 18-game los­ing streak against No. 22 Florida State. The Tigers (12-5, 3-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence), who have won three straight, had not won in Tal­la­has­see in 17 years. Clem­son held the Semi­noles (14-2, 2-1), who had won 10 straight, to a sea­son-low 26.6 per­cent shoot­ing to go with a sea­son-high 23 turnovers. in­di­ana 75, Wis­con­sin 68: Jae­lynn Penn scored 15 of her 21 points in the first half, Ali Pat­berg had 15 points, six re­bounds and nine as­sists and No. 25 In­di­ana (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten) beat Wis­con­sin (10-7, 1-4). In­di­ana had lost 55-50 to Ohio State on Thurs­day.

Tony Ding / As­so­ci­ated Press

Michi­gan guard Zavier Simp­son drives to­ward the bas­ket as he is de­fended by North­west­ern for­ward Pete Nance dur­ing the sec­ond half of Sun­day’s Big Ten Con­fer­ence matchup in Ann Ar­bor, Mich. Michi­gan won 80-60, with Simp­son’s ca­reer-high 24 points lead­ing the way for the sec­ond-ranked Wolver­ines.

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