Roundup: Iowa gets over hump, tops Ohio State

There’s an invisible line that a good team must cross to become a national or even conference contender. The Iowa Hawkeyes climbed over that mental barrier on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Roy Devin Marble scored 22 points, Aaron White added 19, and the 20th-ranked Hawkeyes ended the game on a 22-9 run to hand No. 3 Ohio State its second loss of the week, 84-74.


It was Iowa’s first win over a top-5 team since an 83-65 victory at No. 2 Missouri on Dec. 15, 2001.

Melsahn Besabe added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who ended a string of eight straight losses to the Buckeyes.

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They did it on coach Fran McCaffery’s return to the sideline. He had been suspended by the Big Ten for one game after angrily confronting the officials at last Sunday’s 75-71 loss at No. 4 Wisconsin.

LaQuinton Ross led the Buckeyes (15-2, 2-2) with 22 points and seven rebounds.

Arizona 73, Southern Cal 53 — The No. 1 Wildcats outscored the host Trojans, 39-22, in the second half to turn a close game at halftime into a rout.


Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored 19 points as Arizona improved to 17-0 (4-0 Pac 12) for the best start in school history. Byron Wesley led Southern Cal (9-7, 0-3) with 18 points and six rebounds.

Louisville 71, SMU 63 — Luke Hancock’s career-high 23 points, including two free throws with 46 seconds remaining, helped the No. 12 Cardinals (14-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) hold off the visiting Mustangs (11-4, 1-2).

San Diego State 79, Air Force 72 — JJ O’Brien had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the No. 13 Aztecs extended their winning streak to 13 games with a victory over the host Falcons (8-7, 2-2 Mountain West).

It is the second-longest winning streak in school history for San Diego State (14-1, 3-0) and it continues its second-best start behind 20-0 in 2010-11.

Washington 71, Colorado 54 — C.J. Wilcox set career highs with seven 3-pointers and 31 points, including 21 in the second half, and the host Huskies (11-6, 3-1 Pac-12) raced past the No. 15 Buffaloes (14-3, 3-1).

It was Washington’s first win over a ranked team in 12 tries since beating Arizona in the 2011 Pac-10 title game.

Stanford 82, Oregon 80 — Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24 points and the visiting Cardinal (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12) held on to send the No. 17 Ducks (13-3, 1-3) to their third straight loss.

Northwestern 49, Illinois 43 — Tre Demps had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists off the bench, powering the host Wildcats (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten) past the No. 23 Illini (13-4, 2-2).

St. Peter’s 74, Quinnipiac 67 — Ousmane Drame had 17 points and 14 rebounds, but the Bobcats, who shot only 33 percent, fell to the host Peacocks (6-9, 2-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

Ike Azotam also had 14 rebounds and scored 16 points for Quinnipiac (9-6, 4-2).

Stony Brook 72, Hartford 50 — Dave Coley scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the visiting Seawolves (10-6, 2-0 America East).

Wes Cole scored 15 points to lead the Hawks (7-11, 1-2).

Women’s basketball

Duke 78, BC 57 — Kat Cooper scored 21 points, but the visiting Eagles fell to the third-ranked Blue Devils (16-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Katie Zenevitch added 10 points for BC (10-7, 1-2).

Towson 66, Northeastern 55 — In a game that was close throughout, Dominique Johnson hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the host Tigers (8-7, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association).

Four players scored in double figures for the Huskies (7-8, 1-1). A’Lece Mark led the way with 15 points .

Albany 69, Hartford 52 — Cherelle Moore notched her second career double-double (career-high 21 points with 10 rebounds), but the host Hawks (4-12, 1-2 America East) fell to the Great Danes (12-3, 2-0).

Quinnipiac 77, Manhattan 74 — Jasmine Martin netted 22 points, and the Bobcats went on a 20-9 run over the first six minutes of the second half en route to a win over the visiting Jaspers (3-12, 2-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

Quinnipiac (9-8, 4-3) benefitted from a 26-11 advantage in bench points.

Notre Dame 79, Virginia 72 — Natalie Achonwa scored a career-high 26 points and had 16 rebounds as the second-ranked Fighting Irish (15-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) survived a late challenge from the host Cavaliers (8-8, 1-2 ).

Stanford 87, Colorado 77 — Chiney Ogwumike had 34 points and 16 rebounds to lead the No. 4 Cardinal (15-1, 4-0 Pac-12) over No. 17 Buffs (11-3, 1-2) in Boulder, Colo.

Louisville 62, South Florida 54 — Shoni Schimmel scored 25 points to help the No. 5 Cardinals (16-1, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) hold off the Bulls (8-8, 3-2) in Tampa.

Vanderbilt 74, Tennessee 63 — Jasmine Lister scored 22 points as the host Commodores upset the No. 8 Lady Volunteers (13-3, 2-2 Southeastern).

Vanderbilt (14-3, 3-1) now has nine victories in the 70 games it counts as having played against Tennessee.

Kentucky 80, Missouri 69 — Bria Goss scored 20 points to lead the No. 9 Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 Southeastern) over the visiting Tigers (13-4, 2-2) for the program’s 700th victory.

South Carolina 72, Auburn 66 — Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points to lead the No. 10 Gamecocks (16-1, 3-0 SEC) to a comeback win over the host Tigers (10-6, 1-2).

Women’s hockey

BC 3, Northeastern 2 — The No. 7 Eagles scored three unanswered goals — including two in the third — to rally past the Huskies at Matthews Arena.

Meagan Mangene scored the winner with 8:53 left in the game for BC (14-4-3, 9-1-1 Hockey East).

Goalie Chloe Desjardins made 43 saves and added an assist for NU (7-12-2, 3-6-2).

Men’s hockey

Sacred Heart 3, Canisius 2 — Drew George potted the winner with 3:01 left in the game, lifting the visiting Pioneers (6-16-0, 5-10-0 Atlantic Hockey).

Sacred Heart scored three unanswered goals after the Golden Griffins (8-11-1, 7-5-1) took a 2-0 lead just 2:50 into the game.

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