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Hoosiers win Big Ten crown

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Yogi Ferrell had 20 points for No. 12 Indiana, which blew a double-digit second-half lead before recovering to beat No. 16 Iowa 81-78 Tuesday night and clinch the Big Ten regular-season title.

The Hoosiers (24-6, 14-3) were up by as much as 14 before the Hawkeyes (20-9, 11-7) stormed back, going ahead 74-72 with 4:36 left for their first lead since there were nearly six minutes left in the first half.

Juwan Morgan hit two free throws with 3:16 left to put IU ahead for good at 76-75.

Iowa still had a chance to tie with six seconds left after Indiana's Max Bielfeldt threw the ball out of bounds with the Hoosiers up 81-78. But Iowa's Anthony Clemmons and Peter Jok both missed 3-pointers.

Indiana won its fourth straight to clinch its second conference title in four years.

NO. 3 'NOVA 83, DEPAUL 62: Kris Jenkins scored 14 straight and a career-high 31 overall, helping the host Wildcats (26-4, 15-2 Big East) clinch the outright conference championship for the third straight season.

NO. 4 UVA 64, CLEMSON 57: Malcolm Brogdon had 18 points as the visiting Cavaliers (23-6, 12-5 ACC) recovered after losing a double-digit lead to keep alive their long-shot bid for a conference title. "This is a game we probably would've lost earlier in ACC play," Brogdon said.

NO. 6 OKLA. 73, NO. 19 BAYLOR 71: Buddy Hield scored 23 in his final home game for the Sooners (23-6, 11-6 Big 12), who squandered a 26-point lead before regrouping. Oklahoma broke a tie with the Bears (21-9, 10-7) for third place in the conference.

NO. 11 L'VILLE 56, GA. TECH 53: Chinanu Onuaku made two free throws with 30.9 seconds left and Damion Lee added two with 10.7 left to help the Cardinals (23-7, 12-5 ACC) survive in their home finale.

NO. 15 PURDUE 81, NEB. 62: Vince Edwards scored 20 and A.J. Hammons had 12 of his 16 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (23-7, 11-6 Big Ten), who ended a three-game road losing streak.

NO. 17 DUKE 79, WAKE 71: Grayson Allen scored 30 and Marshall Plumlee matched a career high with 17 rebounds to lead the host Blue Devils (22-8, 11-6 ACC).

NO. 20 TEXAS A&M 81, AUBURN 63: Danuel House scored 19 for the visiting Aggies (23-7, 12-5 SEC), who rolled off 20 straight points in a come-from-behind victory.

MICHIGAN: Senior guard Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season because of a lower left leg injury that has sidelined him for most of the past two months.

MINNESOTA: Guards Kevin Dorsey, Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were suspended for the rest of the season two days after a sex video appeared on Dorsey's social media accounts.

SYRACUSE: Coach Jim Boeheim and the basketball community are rallying in support of Dwayne "Pearl" Washington, the former Orange star point guard afflicted with brain cancer. #PrayersforPearl has become a social media gathering point. Washington, 52, had surgery in August to treat the recurrence of a tumor.

TEMPLE: Freshman guard Trey Lowe is likely to miss the rest of the season due to injuries sustained in a one-car accident early Sunday morning.


NO. 22 W. VA. 82, IOWA ST. 57: Katrina Pardee and Teana Muldrow each tied season highs with four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points each for the visiting Mountaineers (23-8, 12-6 Big 12).

NO. 24 OKLA. 70, TEXAS TECH 60: Gioya Carter hit three 3s and scored 15, all in the second half, as the visiting Sooners (20-9, 11-7 Big 12) reached 20 wins for the 14th time under coach Sherri Coale.

ARIZONA: Coach Niya Butts and her staff won't be back next season. She is 101-146 in eight years.

FIU: Coach Marlin Chinn was suspended after one of his players told the Miami Herald that he pursued her sexually and gave her a $600 loan. Junior guard Destini Feagin, 22, told the newspaper that she was suspended for four games because she resisted Chinn's advances. Chinn, 45, is in his first season with the school.

Tonight: USF

vs. East Carolina

9, Sun Dome Records: USF 7-22, 4-12 AAC; East Carolina 11-18, 3-13 TV/radio: ESPNU; 820-AM

Hoosiers win Big Ten crown 03/01/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:36pm]
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