Shockers Roll Past Illlinois St., Improve to 20-0
Normal, Ill. — Cleanthony Early scored 23 points at No. 5 Wichita State erased a halftime deficit to defeat Illinois State 70-55 Wednesday night.
Early added 10 rebounds as the Shockers (20-0, 7-0 Missouri Valley) remained one of three unbeaten teams in college basketball, along with top-ranked Arizona and No. 2 Syracuse.
ISU (11-8, 4-3) had won 10 of 13.
No. 21 Michigan 75 No. 10 Iowa 67
Ann Arbor, Mich. — Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, and Michigan held off Iowa to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0) have won eight straight to set up a showdown in East Lansing on Saturday night with rival Michigan State, the Big Ten’s only other unbeaten team in conference play.
No. 12 Louisville 86 South Florida 47
Tampa, Fla. — Wayne Blackshear scored 16 points to pace a balanced offense that carried Louisville to a rout of cold-shooting South Florida.
Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell had 14 points apiece for the Cardinals (17-3, 6-1 American Athletic Conference), who shot 52.2 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and just under 51 percent overall.
Richmond 58, No. 13 UMass 55
Richmond, Va. — Kendall Anthony scored 21 points and Richmond hung on in the final minute to beat Massachusetts.
Anthony made his first four 3-point attempts for Richmond (13-6, 3-1 Atlantic 10), including one from the right side after the Minutemen had closed to within 52-48 with 4:10 remaining.
Sampson Carter had 15 points to lead UMass (16-2, 3-1).
No. 18 Duke 67, Miami 46
Coral Gables, Fla. — Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds on Wednesday night, and Duke (15-4, 4-2 ACC) earned its first league road win of the season.
No. 19 Saint Louis 76 Duquesne 72
Pittsburgh — Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as Saint Louis (18-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10) avoided an upset by beating Duquesne.
No. 1 UConn 83, Memphis 49
Hartford, Conn. — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 21 points and Bria Hartley added 20 to lead top-ranked UConn to its 20th win of the season.
Breanna Stewart added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Huskies (20-0, 7-0 American Athletic Conference).
Stefanie Dolson had 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals.