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J’Wan Roberts racked up 20 factors and 12 rebounds to carry No. 2 Houston to a gritty 72-64 victory over visiting Memphis on Sunday afternoon in a key American Athletic Convention sport.
The Cougars (25-2, 13-1 AAC) used a 17-3 run late within the first half to assist construct an 11-point lead at halftime, then outlasted an early second-half run by Memphis that minimize the margin to 4 factors. The Tigers later closed to inside 63-58 on DeAndre Williams’ layup with 2:24 remaining, however Houston answered with free throws by Tramon Mark, Roberts and Marcus Sasser and held on to win its seventh straight sport.
Sasser added 20 factors and Jamal Shead had 10 for the Cougars. Houston might transfer again into the highest spot within the AP ballot for the third time this season due to its two wins this week and losses by top-ranked Alabama and No. 3 Purdue.
Elijah McCadden led the Tigers with 20 factors whereas Williams had 18 factors and Damaria Franklin added 10. Memphis (20-7, 10-4) performed with out main scorer Kendric Davis due to an ankle harm.
No. 3 Purdue 82, Ohio State 55
Zach Edey recorded 26 factors and 11 rebounds to assist the Boilermakers get again on monitor with a victory over the Buckeyes in West Lafayette, Ind.
Edey recorded his twenty first double-double of the season for Purdue (24-4, 13-4 Huge Ten), which bounced again after dropping consecutive video games for the primary time this season. Trey Kaufman-Renn recorded 11 factors and three rebounds off the bench, and Purdue crushed Ohio State on the boards, holding a 44-21 benefit, together with 14-5 on the offensive glass.
Brice Sensabaugh continued to be a vibrant spot for Ohio State (11-16, 3-13), ending with 20 factors on 8-of-16 capturing. Sean McNeil got here off the bench and scored 10 factors.
No. 23 North Carolina State 77, North Carolina 69
Jarkel Joiner scored 29 factors and helped spark a key spurt down the stretch because the Wolfpack dealt one other blow to the Tar Heels’ postseason aspirations by profitable in Raleigh, N.C.
D.J. Burns used a wide range of low-post strikes for 18 factors, and Terquavion Smith and Casey Morsell each scored 12 factors for NC State (21-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast Convention), which avenged an earlier loss to North Carolina. Joiner scored on an acrobatic layup, a 3-pointer in transition and a jumper in North Carolina State’s late 9-0 run that created a 69-60 cushion with 4 minutes to play.
The Tar Heels (16-11, 8-8) have misplaced 5 of their final six video games. Caleb Love’s 23 factors and Armando Bacot’s 16 factors and 14 rebounds led North Carolina.
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