Men's College Basketball Roundup: Ohio State runs past Delaware 76-64

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Ohio State 76, Delaware 64

COLUMBUS -- LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.

Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight. It was their second of three games in six days, all in the BlackRock Gotham Classic.

Both teams will be playing in the same five-team "tournament" at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with the Blue Hens meeting Bryant and Ohio State squaring off against Notre Dame.

No. 22 UMass 83, Ohio 71

ATHENS -- Maxie Escho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and No. 22 Massachusetts remained undefeated with an 83-71 victory over Ohio on Wednesday night.

Sampson carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32-of-53) and led by as many as 19 points.

Maurice Ndour scored 16 points for Ohio (7-3), which made just five of 24 attempts from 3-point range (20.8 percent).

Nick Kellogg added 12 points for the Bobcats, who were playing their first home game against a ranked opponent since 1997.

Carter made all three of his 3-point attempts as the Minutemen went 9-of-14 from beyond the arc (64.3 percent).

Akron 79, Detroit 60

AKRON -- Demetrius Treadwell had 22 points with 13 rebounds and Nyles Evans contributed 17 points to lift Akron past Detroit 79-60 Wednesday night.

The Zips (5-2) overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit, opening the second half on a 9-0 run as Evans, Quincy Diggs and Reggie McAdams each hit 3-pointers to knot up the score. Akron continued the surge, moving out to a 60-42 lead with 9:23 remaining as Jake Kretzer drained a trio of 3-pointers.

Detroit (5-7) had opened the game with a 9-0 lead and had a 14-point advantage in the first half after a Juwan Howard Jr. jumper. They trailed by as much as 19 in the second half and finished 36.1 percent from the field to Akron's 48.1 shooting percentage.

Kretzer had 11 points and Diggs added 10 with seven assists for the Zips.

Anton Wilson paced the Titans with 16 points and Howard Jr. chipped in 13.

UMKC 69, Miami 55

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nelson Kirksey scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting to lead four players in double figures as University of Missouri-Kansas City beat Miami (Ohio) 69-55 Wednesday night.

UMKC (3-7) missed its first six field goal attempts and fell behind 10-0 in the opening minutes but a layup by Kirksey with 8:52 left in the half tied the game, capping a 12-2 run by the Kangaroos.

Martez Harrison, who scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half, hit a 3-pointer with 5:44 remaining, giving UMKC its first lead, 18-17, and sparking a 15-2 run. The Kangaroos went into halftime leading 30-21 and would never trail again.

Geovonie McKnight scored 11 points to lead the RedHawks (2-6), who hit just 3 of 13 (23.1 percent) 3-point shots and committed 25 turnovers. Will Felder added nine point and 10 rebounds.

Trinity Hall and Frank Williams Jr. scored 12 points apiece for UMKC.

WAYNESBURG 84, HIRAM 70

Waynesburg earned a comfortable 84-70 victory over Hiram on Wednesday in Waynesburg, Pa.

The Terriers (2-6) had just one player reach double-digits in scoring in freshman guard Andre Serra, who finished with 11 points.

Waynesburg (5-5), which had four players in double figures, was led by Jason Propst's 23 points.

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