Late Night Snacks: Michigan, Florida win on road; Wichita State now 26-0
GAME OF THE DAY: No. 15 Michigan 70, No. 22 Ohio State 60
Ohio State was riding a three-game winning streak. Michigan had lost its last two road games.
The Buckeyes got off to a hot start, but Michigan was able to get back into the game by halftime due to an Ohio State shooting slump. In the second half, freshman point guard Derrick Walton took control. He scored 13 points (all in the second half), had 10 rebounds and dished out six assists. His development will be big for the Wolverines moving forward.
Nik Stauskas had 15 and LaQuinton Ross led all scorers with 24.
Wyoming 68, No. 5 San Diego State 62: Riley Grabau scored 17 points and Larry Nance Jr. chipped in with 14 as the Cowboys knocked off SDSU in Laramie.
No. 3 Florida 67, Tennessee 58: The Gators improved that win streak to 16 games, wearing down the Volunteers with their defense, which forced 15 turnovers and limited Tennessee to 36 percent shooting.
No. 19 Texas 87, Oklahoma State 68: This was not a pretty one from the start, as Texas raced out to a big lead and never looked back. The Cowboys looked lost without Marcus Smart. Bad news is they have to do it two more times.
No. 4 Wichita State 78, Southern Illinois 67: This was far from the Shockers best performance but they found a way to win in the second half. Wichita State moves to 26-0.
Javan Felix, Texas: The Texas lead guard went for 27 points, including six 3-pointers. He scored eight straight points for the Longhorns to open up a 22-point lead in the second half.
Derrick Walton, Michigan: He made big play after big play on Tuesday night on his rival’s home floor. And he did it against a stellar defensive back court in Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott.
T.J. Warren, N.C. State: In a win over Clemson, the sophomore forward scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State: One of the nation’s top floor generals struggled with foul troubles, only scoring three points, dishing out three assists and committed two turnovers.
Markel Brown, Oklahoma State: With Smart out of the lineup, Brown shot 4-of-14 and 1-of-6 from deep in Oklahoma State’s fifth straight loss.
Ole Miss: The Rebels were looking pretty good, sitting at 7-3 in the SEC, but Trevor Releford had different plans with a last-second 3-pointer in Alabama’s win. Ole Miss is still third in the conference standings, but has Kentucky and Florida, at home, in its next three games.
- Alabama 67, Ole Miss 64
- Xavier 64, Butler 50
- Marquette 77, Seton Hall 66