No. 4 Ohio State rides defense to 73-65 win at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. each scored 18 points, and No. 4 Ohio State used a relentless defensive effort to wear down Maryland in a 73-65 victory Monday night.
The Buckeyes (16-4, 10-4 Big Ten) limited Maryland to 40% shooting and a 5-for-19 performance from beyond the arc. That, along with 10 3-pointers on the offensive end, was enough to get Ohio State its fifth straight victory.
Aaron Wiggins scored 17 points and Eric Ayala had 13 for the Terrapins (10-10, 4-9), who didn’t have enough firepower to rally after going 0 for 9 to start the second half and falling behind by 14.
Wiggins finished 6 for 15 from the floor and Ayala missed nine of his 12 field goal tries.
NO. 1 GONZAGA 82, BYU 71
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jalen Suggs scored 24 points and Drew Timme had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead Gonzaga past BYU.
Andrew Nembhard added 15 points and Corey Kispert had 13 as the Bulldogs (19-0, 10-0 West Coast Conference) led wire-to-wire in their 23rd straight victory.
Alex Barcello led BYU with 20 points, and Brandon Averette added 14 points and a team-high six assists. The Cougars (15-5, 6-3) lost for the sixth time in their last seven home games against the Zags.
The most recent loss for Gonzaga, a 91-78 setback against BYU, came on Feb. 22 last year.
KANSAS 78, NO. 23 OKLAHOMA STATE 66
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — David McCormack scored all but two of his 23 points after halftime, Marcus Garrett had 17 and Kansas rolled past Oklahoma State in the Jayhawks’ first game since their Top 25 run ended at 231 consecutive weeks.
Christian Braun added 15 points, Jalen Wilson had 11 and Ochai Agbaji 10 for the Jayhawks (13-7, 7-5 Big 12), who climbed to No. 3 early in the season but had lost five of their last seven to fall out of the poll for the first time since Feb. 2, 2009.
Cade Cunningham finished with 26 points for the Cowboys (12-6, 5-6) but was just 7 of 18 from the field, and fellow freshman Avery Anderson III had 13 points but also committed four turnovers.
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