College basketball roundup: Indiana fights off Iowa in start to Big Ten play
December 31, 2012 11:14PM
Victor Oladipo, Josh Oglesby, Aaron White
Updated: February 2, 2013 6:19AM
Cody Zeller scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds, and No. 5 Indiana opened Big Ten play
by holding off Iowa 69-65 on Monday in Iowa City.
Victor Oladipo added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-0), who snapped a four-game losing streak in Iowa City. Oladipo beat the shot clock with a putback with 1:04 left to give Indiana a
65-60 lead, then made two key free throws with 26 seconds left to keep it a two-possession game.
Aaron White scored 15 points to lead the Hawkeyes (11-3, 0-1), who might have pulled off the upset had they shot better than 3-for-17 from three-point range.
Minnesota 76, Michigan State 63
Andre Hollins scored 22 points and handed out six assists to fuel the No. 9 Golden Gophers past the No. 18 Spartans in the Big Ten opener for both teams in Minneapolis.
Rodney Williams added 15 points, Austin Hollins 12 points and Trevor Mbakwe 11 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (13-1, 1-0), which shot 56.6 percent en route to earning an emphatic victory against a team that has owned them for years.
Keith Appling had 15 points and five
assists for Michigan State (11-3, 0-1), which had beaten the Golden Gophers 13 of the last 15 times the teams had played.
Cincinnati 70, Pittsburgh 61
Cashmere Wright scored 18 points and Sean Kilpatrick 16, and the No. 14 Bearcats (13-1, 1-0) used a 14-2 burst midway through the second half to pull away from the Panthers (12-2, 0-1) in the Big East opener for both teams in Pittsburgh.
Talib Zanna scored 16 points to lead Pittsburgh, which missed all 10 of its three-point attempts as its eight-game winning streak came to an end.
Chicago State 58, Toledo 53
Jamere Dismukes scored 17 of his career-high 19 points in the second half, and the Cougars (4-12) earned their first road victory of the season by rallying past the Rockets (4-7) in Toledo, Ohio. Chicago State outscored Toledo 20-8 in the last 6:16 to wipe out a 45-38 deficit.