TENNESSEE ST. 72, NO. 9 MURRAY ST. 68
MURRAY, Ky. — Robert Covington had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Tennessee State to a 72-68 victory over No. 9 Murray State on Thursday night, handing the Racers their first loss of the season.
Isaiah Canaan had 31 points and six rebounds for Murray State (23-1, 11-1 Ohio Valley Conference), which was the last unbeaten team in Division I.
Murray State has won the last eight meetings against Tennessee State (16-10, 9-4) dating to 2008-09.
Covington hit a 3-pointer with 4 minutes left that gave Tennessee State a 65-62 lead.
The Tigers led 69-68 when a turnover gave Murray State the ball with 11.2 seconds to play. Tennessee State stole the inbounds pass. Covington was fouled with 9.7 seconds left but he missed both free throws.
Canaan turned the ball over and committed a foul with 3.5 seconds to play. Kenny Moore made two free throws to make it a three-point lead.
Murray State again turned the ball over on a long inbounds pass and Jordan Cyphers made one of two free throws to seal the upset.
NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI ST. 70, MISSISSIPPI 60
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Arnett Moultrie scored 18 points and Dee Bost dished a career-high 13 assists for Mississippi State.
Moultrie was 9 of 14 from the field. Bost had eight assists in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 40-27 lead. The senior’s 13 assists were the most by an SEC player this season.
Mississippi State (19-5, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) scored the first eight points and never trailed. Renardo Sidney added 14 points and Rodney Hood scored 10 for the Bulldogs.
Reginald Buckner had 15 points and nine rebounds for Ole Miss (14-9, 4-5), which has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers scored 12 points and Jelan Kendrick added 11 for the Rebels.
Mississippi State’s 13-game home winning streak is tied for the program’s second-longest since Humphrey Coliseum opened in 1975.
NO. 21 WISCONSIN 68, MINNESOTA 61, OT
MINNEAPOLIS — Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor scored 27 points for his first college win in his home state.
The Badgers (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) failed to score over the last 7½-plus minutes of the second half while the Gophers (17-8, 5-7) dug out of a 13-point hole.
Ryan Evans had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, which went 15 for 17 from the free throw line in overtime.
Rodney Williams and Andre Hollins guided a frantic comeback by the Gophers in the final minutes of regulation after they fell behind 49-36. The Badgers made only one basket over the last 9½ minutes of the second half, a putback by Jared Berggren with 7:44 remaining.
Both Austin Hollins and Andre Hollins had shots to win the game in the final seconds for Minnesota.
Andre Hollins had 20 points, including five 3-pointers, and six rebounds for Minnesota, while Williams had 16 points.
NO. 23 INDIANA 84, ILLINOIS 71
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 22 points and Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford both had 18 for Indiana.
It was the third win in four games for the Hoosiers (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten).
D.J. Richardson scored 19 points, Meyers Leonard had 17 and Brandon Paul finished with 13 for Illinois (16-8, 5-6), which lost for the fifth time in six games. Illinois has lost five straight in Bloomington when the Hoosiers are ranked and failed to take its first lead in the series since 1975.
Zeller and Oladipo combined to make 5 of 6 free throws to start the decisive 15-6 run that gave Indiana a 77-65 lead with 4:49 to go. Illinois didn’t get closer than 10 the rest of the way.