MBB: Weekend Roundup

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Saturday, Dec. 19

#12/12 MICHIGAN STATE def. IPFW, 80-58
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo wasn't happy with the Spartans' finals-week letdown. After getting outhustled for most of the first half, the Spartans had enough to put away IPFW 80-58 on Saturday. Raymar Morgan and Delvon Roe scored 14 points apiece for the 12th-ranked Spartans and Kalin Lucas added 10 points in their final tuneup before Tuesday's visit to No. 2 Texas. Recap & Boxscore

#1/1 Kansas def. MICHIGAN, 75-64
Playing a ranked opponent for the first time this season, the University of Michigan men's basketball team fell behind early to top-ranked Kansas and could never recover, losing 75-64 on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. The "Motor City Duo" once again led the way for the Wolverines, as senior forward DeShawn Sims had 19 points and seven rebounds and junior guard Manny Harris scored 16. Recap & Boxscore

NORTHWESTERN def. Stanford, 70-62
Northwestern took a 39-37 lead with 16 minutes remaining in the game and never trailed again, downing Stanford 70-62 Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena on the strength of 22 points by sophomore John Shurna. NU has won eight consecutive contests and is now 9-1 to start the season for the first time since the 1993-94 campaign. Recap & Boxscore

#4/4 PURDUE def. Ball State |20|, 69-49
Robbie Hummel
had 19 points and nine rebounds to help No. 4 Purdue beat Ball State 69-49 on Saturday in the Wooden Tradition. JaJuan Johnson scored 16 points and E'Twaun Moore added 12 for the Boilermakers (10-0). Purdue has opened with 10 straight wins for only the second time since the 1936-37 season. Recap & Boxscore

#18/18 OHIO STATE def. Delaware State, 60-44
William Buford
scored 18 points and carried the load in the second half to lead No. 18 Ohio State past Delaware State 60-44 on Saturday. David Lighty added 12 points and Dallas Lauderdale had 11 for the Buckeyes (9-2), who shot 60 percent from the field. Frisco Sandidge had 13 points for the Hornets (4-5), who lost their fourth in a row. Ahead 25-17 at the half, the Buckeyes slowly pulled away. Recap & Boxscore

IOWA def. Drake, 71-67
The University of Iowa faced off against an in-state rival for the third consecutive game as Drake visited Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday evening. After falling to Northern Iowa and Iowa State, the third time was the charm for the Hawkeyes. They prevailed over the Bulldogs, 71-67, in a night where the number three had extra significance. Recap & Boxscore

Georgia def. ILLINOIS |19|, -box
Trey Thompkins hit four straight free throw attempts in the final 22.2 seconds to finish with 21 points and help Georgia beat Illinois 70-67 on Saturday night. The Illini never led in the second half until Demetri McCamey's three-point play with 35.6 seconds remaining made it 67-66. Recap & Boxscore

INDIANA def. North Carolina Central, 81-58
Indiana outscored visiting North Carolina Central 22-9 in the first seven minutes of the second half, and held the Eagles to 28.1% shooting in the final 20 minutes, as the Hoosiers defeated NCCU 81-58, Saturday night in Assembly Hall. Freshman Maurice Creek followed up his 31-point effort against Kentucky with 29 points to lead the Hoosiers. Besides Creek, only freshman Christian Watford, who had 11 points, would finish in double figures as the Hoosiers had one of their most balanced efforts of the season with 12 players scoring at least one point. Recap & Boxscore

PENN STATE def. Gardner-Webb,
On a snowy late night in State College, the Nittany Lion basketball team came out blazing while Gardner-Webb started colder than the temperatures outside as Penn State leapt to as much as a 31-point first half lead before bringing home a 104-57 victory in front of hardy Nittany Lion fans that braved snow flurries and the 9:00 p.m. start. They witnessed Penn State's first 100-point game since a 129-111 victory over VMI in 2006 and just the 20th in school history as Penn State posted its largest margin of victory (47) since beating Canisius by 53 in 2007. Recap & Boxscore

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