College Basketball: Buckeyes Handle Hoosiers

  • Florida guard Kevaughn Allen (5) blocks a shot from Georgia guard Juwan Parker (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Columbus, Ohio — Jae’Sean Tate scored 16 points and No. 17 Ohio State took control early in cruising to a 71-56 win over Indiana on Tuesday night.

Kaleb Wesson added 14 points and Keita Bates-Diop had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1 Big Ten) bounced back from last week’s buzzer-beater loss to Penn State that dropped them three places in the AP Top 25 poll.

No. 20 Clemson 82No. 19 North Carolina 78

Clemson, s.c. — Marcquise Reed had 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer after Clemson blew a 16-point lead, and the Tigers ended a 10-game losing streak to North Carolina.

The Tigers (18-4, 7-3) were up 44-28 at the half and looked like they would cruise to their first win over the Tar Heels (16-7, 5-5) since January 2010.

No. 22 Rhode Island 85 UMass 83

Amherst, Mass. — Jeff Dowtin had 19 points and 10 assists, and No. 22 Rhode Island escaped with an 85-83 win over UMass on Tuesday night after the Minutemen botched an intentional missed free throw in the final seconds.

The Rams (18-3, 10-0 Atlantic 10) led by three with 1.8 seconds left when UMass’ Luwane Pipkins went to the free-throw line. Pipkins made the first shot and missed the second on purpose, but he was called for a lane violation while grabbing the rebound.

Georgia 72, No. 23 Florida 60

Athens, Ga. — Yante Maten scored 20 points and Georgia recovered after blowing a halftime lead to beat Florida. Florida (15-7, 6-3 SEC) began the night in second place in the SEC, one game behind No. 11 Auburn. Georgia (13-8, 4-5) had lost three straight and five of six.


No. 22 TCU 75, Iowa State 52

Ames, Iowa — Jordan Moore scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds and TCU beat Iowa State for its seventh straight victory.