Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Michigan takes down No. 4 Ohio State

Hunter Dickinson scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half Sunday as No. 3 Michigan defeated No. 4 Ohio State 92-87 at Columbus, Ohio, snapping the Buckeyes’ seven-game winning streak.It was the first meeting between the longtime rivals when both were ranked in the top 5 and it lived up to the billing despite the game being played without fans.The Wolverines (16-1, 11-1 Big Ten), who have won five consecutive games, got 17 points from Eli Brooks. Chaundee Brown had 15, Isaiah Livers 12 and Mike Smith 11.Duane Washington Jr. had a career-high 30 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 12-5), including a 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left to put his team to within 90-87, but Brooks made a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining for the final margin.No. 6 Houston 90, Cincinnati 52Three days after falling out of first place in the American Athletic Conference, the Cougars responded by dominating the visiting Bearcats.Houston (18-3, 12-3 AAC) broke the game open starting at the 11-minute mark of the first half, outscoring the Bearcats 55-11 over a span of 18 minutes and 23 seconds to take a 73-30 lead. Quentin Grimes led the Cougars with 20 points.Cincinnati (7-8, 5-5) had its four-game winning streak snapped.Houston recovered its stingy defensive identity, holding the Bearcats to 30 percent shooting overall (15 of 50) and 23.8 percent (5 of 21) from 3-point range. The Cougars shot 47 percent (31 of 66) overall and 39.1 percent from 3-point range (9 of 23).No. 11 Iowa 74, Penn State 68Luka Garza had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten victory over the visiting Nittany Lions.On a basket with 8:18 remaining that gave Iowa a 56-54 lead, Garza also became the school’s all-time leading scorer. He passed school legend Roy Marble (2,116 from 1985-89) and finished the game with a career total of 2,126.

Blogs

Five Observations From OSU’s 40-21 Win Over Tulsa

By Michael Doutey It wasn’t always pretty for Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys leave non-conference play 3-0 after a 40-21 win over Tulsa Saturday afternoon. The Pokes had some great moments and also had some learning moments. But the Pokes get the win and now look to next week and a trip to Austin to…

Five Observations from OSU’s Dominating 56-14 Win over McNeese

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma State Cowboys handled their business against McNeese, 56-14 in OSU’s home opener in front of a sold-out Boone Pickens Stadium. Now the Pokes turn to week three and their short road trip to Tulsa to face the Golden Hurricanes. But here are tonight’s five observations from the Poke’s second win…

Mike Gundy’s Press Conference for McNeese

by Michael Doutey Mike Gundy met with the media this afternoon to brief the media before Oklahoma State’s home opener against McNeese. One of the bigger things that came from today’s press conference was an update on Senior linebacker, Calvin Bundage. Bundage had a back injury that kept him out most of fall camp. But…

Five Observations from Oklahoma State’s 52-36 Win over Oregon State

By Michael Doutey The Oklahoma State Cowboys open the season with a road victory 52-36 over Oregon State. The Cowboys were dominant on offense while the defense looked much like it has in the past. But the Pokes get their win and look like they have found their quarterback of the future in Spencer Sanders.…