Houston keeps win streak at home alive
DeJon Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 and No. 12 Houston held off No. 25 Cincinnati 65-58 on Sunday in Houston.
Jarreau added eight rebounds and five assists. He scored 11 consecutive points in the second half, including six straight to give Houston a 63-58 lead with 31⁄ minutes left. Davis and Jarreau each made free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1 AAC).
Galen Robinson Jr. had 10 points for Houston, which won its eighth straight and extended its home winning streak to 32 games. Houston shot 49 percent from the field.
Jarron Cumberland scored 27 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Cane Broome added 10 points for Cincinnati (20-4, 9-2), which had its eight-game winning streak snapped. The Bearcats shot 33 percent from the field, including 27 percent in the second half.
After taking a 58-57 lead on Cumberland’s 3-pointer with 6:11 left, Cincinnati missed its last 11 field goals and went scoreless for the rest of the game.
Houston led 34-33 at the half behind Davis’ 11 points.
Dunk wins it: Andre Wesson scored the last of his 15 points on a tie-breaking dunk with 20 seconds left to help Ohio State pull off a 55-52 victory over Indiana in Bloomington, Ind.
The Buckeyes (16-7, 6-6 Big Ten) won their third straight overall and added a key road victory to their postseason resume.
Romeo Langford had 15 points to lead Indiana (13-11, 4-9), which has lost nine of its last 10 and four in a row at home. Devonte Green had 10 points and Juwan Morgan finished with a career-high 14 rebounds.
After trailing 47-38 with 6:25 to go, the Hoosiers tied the score when Langford made Indiana’s third consecutive 3 with 4:52 to go. The Hoosiers retook the lead on Green’s long, shotclock beating 3 with 1:46 left. That made it 52-49.
C.J. Jackson tied it again with another 3 late in the shot clock and Wesson’s dunk after a timeout gave Ohio State the lead for good.