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Top 25 roundup: Michigan State upsets No. 2 Michigan

Field Level Media
08 Mar 2021, 14:40 GMT+10

Rocket Watts had 21 points off the bench and host Michigan State avenged a loss to rival Michigan three nights earlier with a 70-64 victory at East Lansing on Sunday.

Aaron Henry contributed 18 points for Michigan State (15-11, 9-11 Big Ten) and Joey Hauser added in 11. The Spartans improved their chances of receiving an NCAA Tournament bid in the regular-season finale for both teams by knocking off the second-ranked Wolverines (19-3, 14-3).

Michigan clinched the conference's regular-season title with a 69-50 win over Michigan State at home on Thursday. The Wolverines trailed most of the way in the rematch.

Chaundee Brown led Michigan with 13 points. Hunter Dickinson had 12 points and seven rebounds, Mike Smith added 11 points and seven assists, while Franz Wagner chipped in 10 points with six rebounds and five assists.

Michigan guard Eli Brooks came away with a left ankle injury after four minutes of playing time and did not return. The Wolverines' fourth-leading scorer had five points in his brief appearance.

No. 3 Baylor 88, No. 18 Texas Tech 73

With MaCio Teague knocking down a Big 12 Conference-record 10 3-pointers, the Bears stormed past the Red Raiders in Waco, Texas, to cap the regular season with an exclamation-point victory.

Teague torched the defensive-minded Texas Tech (17-9, 9-8 Big 12) for 35 points, hitting 11-of-16 field-goal attempts, including 10-of-12 from outside the arc. He did most of his damage after halftime with 26 points and seven 3s to help Baylor (21-1, 13-1) turn a 34-32 halftime lead into a 22-point bulge late.

Kyler Edwards led the Red Raiders with 18 points, 13 in the first half in which Texas Tech overcame early 10-0 and 16-3 deficits. Kevin McCullar and Terrence Shannon Jr. each added 11 points.

No. 5 Iowa 77, No. 25 Wisconsin 73

Luka Garza recorded 21 points and 16 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season to lead the Hawkeyes to a victory over the visiting Badgers in Big Ten play at Iowa City.

Jordan Bohannon scored all 16 of his points in the second half, including three free throws to put the Hawkeyes (20-7, 14-6 Big Ten) ahead to stay. Joe Wieskamp added 12 points on 5-of-5 shooting, including two 3-pointers, prior to leaving with a right ankle injury with 8:16 left in the first half.

Micah Potter matched his season high of 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting for Wisconsin (16-11, 10-10). Brad Davison added 14 points as the Badgers lost for the fifth time in the past six games.

No. 9 Houston 67, Memphis 64

Freshman guard Tramon Mark banked in a 3-pointer from just inside the half-court stripe to beat the buzzer and lift the Cougars to an American Athletic Conference victory over the visiting Tigers.

Mark answered a miraculous shot from Memphis guard Boogie Ellis that tied the game with 1.5 seconds left. The Tigers (15-7, 11-4 AAC) converted after corralling a rebound that ricocheted off several sets of hands and the backboard, with Malcolm Dandridge securing the ball and notching the assist.

Senior guard DeJon Jarreau paired 19 points with eight rebounds while fellow senior Justin Gorham posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars (21-3, 14-3), who posted a 40-32 rebounding advantage. Meantime, Landers Nolley II paced the Tigers with 14 points while Lester Quinones and Williams scored 11 points apiece.

No. 15 Texas 76, TCU 64

Andrew Jones poured in 16 points and four other Longhorns players scored in double figures in a victory over the Horned Frogs that came in the Big 12 Conference regular-season finale at Fort Worth, Texas.

Matt Coleman III added 14 points for Texas (17-7, 11-6 Big 12), with Jericho Sims and Courtney Ramey scoring 13 apiece and Kai Jones hitting for 10 points. The Longhorns clinched the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

RJ Nembhard led TCU (12-13, 5-11) with 13 points, with Mike Miles hitting 12 and Kevin Easley scoring 11.

No. 20 Loyola Chicago 75, Drake 65

Braden Norris and Cameron Krutwig each scored 20 points as the Ramblers earned the Missouri Valley Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with a win over the Bulldogs in the conference tournament final in St. Louis.

Keith Clemons added 13 for Loyola Chicago (24-4), which canned 59.1 percent of their field goal attempts, including a blistering 10 of 17 from the 3-point line. The top-seeded Ramblers also converted 12 of 14 free throws in the second half and drew 19 assists off 26 made buckets.

Tremell Murphy and D.J. Wilkins each tallied 20 points for the second-seeded Bulldogs (25-4), while Joseph Yesufu added 12 but made just 4 of 15 shots from the field.

--Field Level Media

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