College Roundup

Roundup: Cody Zeller helps Hoosiers avoid upset

Cody Zeller (left) didn’t let Indiana fall victim to an upset, scoring 21 points.
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Cody Zeller (left) didn’t let Indiana fall victim to an upset, scoring 21 points.

Cody Zeller scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the No. 2 Hoosiers beat Northwestern, 67-59, on Sunday in Evanston, Ill.

Jordan Hulls added 15 points, Christian Watford scored 14, and the Hoosiers (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten) hung on after things got tense down the stretch.

They led by as many as 17 in the first half and were up, 31-17, at the break. But Northwestern (11-8, 2-4) responded with a 1-3-1 trap in the second half, leading to rushed shots by Indiana.


The Wildcats pulled within 5 three times, but the Hoosiers hit seven of eight free throws in the final 57 seconds to prevail after seeing a six-game win streak end with a loss to Wisconsin last week.

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Zeller hit nine of 10 free throws and dominated inside as Indiana pounded the Wildcats, 36-24, on the glass.

Reggie Hearn scored 22 for Northwestern, which refused to go away quietly in this one after beating No. 23 Illinois on Thursday.

NC State 66, Clemson 62 — Freshman T.J. Warren scored 21 points while Richard Howell scored the go-ahead basket with 1:56 left to help the No. 14 Wolfpack (15-3, 4-1 ACC) stave off the visiting Tigers (10-7, 2-3).

Women’s basketball

Wake Forest 92, BC 87 — Lakevia Boykin led all scorer with 27 points, and the Demon Deacons rallied late in regulation and again in the second overtime to outlast the Eagles in Conte Forum.


BC (8-9, 2-4 ACC) held a 5-point lead with 1:43 remaining in regulation, but Wake Forest (10-8, 3-3) tied it with a layup from Sandra Garcia with 1.9 seconds left.

The Eagles’ Kristen Doherty (team-high 21 points) converted a layup with 12 seconds left in the first overtime to extend the game, but BC allowed a 10-2 run in the second overtime, dropping a third straight home game.

Binghamton 67, Maine 65 — Liz Wood poured in a career-high 20 points and had nine rebounds, but the host Black Bears (1-17, 0-5 America East) dropped their 17th straight game with a loss to the Bearcats (3-16, 2-4).

Dayton 74, Rhode Island 48 — Sam MacKay had 16 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals as the No. 18 Flyers (15-1, 3-0) cruised past the Rams (5-13, 0-3) in Atlantic 10 Conference action.

Tayra Melendez, with 13 points, was the only player in double figures for the Rams.


Notre Dame 74, St. John’s 50 — Skylar Diggins scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 16 points and 12 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the season, and the No. 2 Fighting Irish (16-1, 5-0 Big East) thrashed the Red Storm (9-7, 3-1).

Kentucky 97, Auburn 53. — A’dia Mathies scored a season-best 24 points lead the No. 5 Wildcats (18-1, 6-0) in a rout of the Tigers (13-6, 2-4), the hosts’ 17th straight win.

Tennessee 96, Alabama 69 — Bashaara Graves had 19 points and eight rebounds to help the No. 9 Volunteers (15-3, 6-0 SEC) trounce the Crimson Tide (11-7, 1-4) for its 39th consecutive victory over the visitors.

Maryland 66, Georgia Tech 57 — Alyssa Thomas scored 28 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 10 Terrapins (15-3, 6-1) to an Atlantic Coast Conference victory over the Yellow Jackets (8-10, 1-6).

Women’s hockey

Northeastern 8, Providence 7 — Kendall Coyne had two goals and two assists, Casey Pickett contributed two goals and one assist, and the 10th-ranked Huskies (12-9-2, 6-6-1 Hockey East) outgunned the Friars (11-10-4, 5-5-2) at Matthews Arena.

UNH 2, UConn 0 — Jenn Gilligan stopped 19 shots as the visiting Wildcats (10-11-2, 6-4-1 Hockey East) shut out the Huskies (3-19-2, 1-10-2).