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Purdue 67, No. 15 Ohio State 65
With the clock ticking down to the single digits, the score tied and the ball in his hands, Jaden Ivey had no doubt what would happen next.
“I’m hitting this shot,” Ivey said. “I knew I was in a slump, but I knew it was going in."
Ivey's step-back 3-pointer from the top of the key with 5 seconds left was true, completing Purdue's rally for a victory over Ohio State on Tuesday night.
“He’s not made that shot for us this year, but he’s made it in practice,” coach Matt Painter said. “That wasn’t something that was new to us. It’s new to our opponents.”
Ivey finished with 15 points, eight of them in the final 3 1/2 minutes as the Boilermakers rallied from a six-point deficit. Purdue led for less than three minutes overall.
“When you get that point, you have to try and be aggressive,” Painter said. “You have to go to the basket.”
Trevion Williams scored 16 points for the surging Boilermakers (11-5, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won four straight, three of them on the road. Sasha Stefanovic also had 15 points.
Duane Washington Jr. led Ohio State (11-4, 5-4) with 21 points, shooting 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Justin Ahrens added 12 points for the Buckeyes, whose three-game winning streak ended.
“We had some guys make some tough shots and make some rhythm shots,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “We just couldn’t finish enough plays.
“We were capable enough out there, and there are absolutely no excuses. We just have to coach better and play better in certain areas.”
After Ivey's go-ahead 3-pointer, Purdue fouled Washington to prevent the Buckeyes from attempting the tying 3. Washington made the first free throw, missed the second and Aaron Wheeler secured the rebound for the Boilermakers.
Purdue dominated inside, outscoring Ohio State 36-8 in the paint and holding a 38-30 rebounding advantage. The Buckeyes went 6 for 18 on 2-point attempts.
No. 7 Michigan 87, Maryland 63
Mike Smith made three early 3-pointers as Michigan raced to a 17-3 lead and cruised past Maryland.
Michigan made its first five 3s — Isaiah Livers had the other two — in an opening flurry that put the Wolverines (12-1, 7-1 Big Ten) in immediate control. Livers led Michigan with 20 points and Franz Wagner contributed 15. Smith had 11.
Maryland (8-7, 2-6) was led by Donta Scott’s 13 points.
No. 18 Alabama 105, LSU 75
John Petty scored 24 points on eight 3-pointers, and Alabama made a Southeastern Conference-record 23 shots from beyond the arc in beating LSU.
Petty was 8 of 10 from long range. Joshua Primo was 6 of 8 from deep and scored 22 points, and Jahvon Quinerly also scored 22 on 6-of-7 3-point shooting as the three players combined for all but three of Alabama’s 3-pointers. Herb Jones had 13 points while making just one 3 for the Crimson Tide (12-3, 7-0 SEC).
Cam Thomas led LSU (10-3, 5-2) with 21 points. Javonte Smart scored 12 points and Trendon Watford had 11.
No. 19 Missouri 81, South Carolina 70
Jeremiah Tilmon had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Missouri beat South Carolina.
Missouri (9-2, 3-2 SEC) had its best shooting performance overall at 58.3%. Mark Smith scored 18 points and went 3 for 5 from 3-point range. Dru Smith added 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Reserve Keyshawn Bryant scored 19 points for South Carolina (3-4, 1-2) and Trey Anderson had 17, also off the bench.
No. 22 Illinois 79, Penn State 65
Kofi Cockburn had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading Illinois past Penn State.
Cockburn leads the nation with 11 double-doubles this season. Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier scored 13 points apiece for Illinois (10-5, 6-3 Big Ten).
Myreon Jones scored 20 points and Seth Lundy added 13 for Penn State (3-6, 0-5).
No. 23 Syracuse 88, North Carolina 76
Kiara Lewis scored 10 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter and freshman Tiana Mangakahia had 19 points and 13 assists in a come-from-behind win over North Carolina.
Emily Engstler added 11 points and 13 rebounds, Kamilla Cardoso added 10 points. a career-high 16 boards and four blocks, and Priscilla Williams finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for Syracuse (7-1, 4-1 ACC).
Janelle Bailey led North Carolina (7-5, 2-5) with 22 points. Stephanie Watts had 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals. Alyssa Ustby scored 13 points.
No. 24 Iowa State 64, Oklahoma 63
Ashley Joens hit a go-ahead layup with 10.2 seconds left and finished with 32 points and a season-high 16 rebounds as Iowa State topped short-handed Oklahoma.
The Cyclones (10-4, 6-1 Big 12 Conference) have won eight of their last nine.
Joens was 13 of 25 shooting, with 21 points coming in the first half. Lexi Donarski added 11 pints for the Cyclones.
Taylor Robertson scored 21 of her 26 points in first half and finished 8 of 15 from long range to lead Oklahoma (4-6, 1-4), which played its first game since Jan. 6. Gabby Gregory added 12 points and Madi Williams had 11. The Sooners dressed eight players.
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