Mitchell hits milestone, No. 13 Buckeye women top Rutgers

COLUMBUS — Kelsey Mitchell scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting and reached another milestone to lead No. 13 Ohio State to a 90-68 win over Rutgers on Thursday night.

Mitchell, who was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, had four assists to surpass 500 for her career, making her just the fourth player in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 500 assists.

Sierra Calhoun scored 17 points for the Buckeyes (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten Conference) and Linnae Harper added 15. Stephanie Mavunga had her third straight double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Alexa Hart had 12 points.





Ohio State took charge in the second quarter with runs of 7-0 and 12-2 to lead 51-30 at the half.

The Buckeyes ended up 11 of 22 from 3-point range and shot 56 percent (32 of 57) overall.

Tyler Scaife had 27 points for the Scarlet Knights (18-8, 6-6).

Dixson, Ottey lead UIC past Youngstown State 100-75

CHICAGO — Dikembe Dixson finished with 22 points, Marcus Ottey scored 19 and the pair combined to make 16 of 17 free throws to lead Illinois-Chicago to a 100-75 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday night for its seventh straight win.

Tai Odiase chipped in with 16 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots for the Flames (15-11, 10-3 Horizon League), who shot 52 percent from the floor, 42 percent from 3-point range and hit the century mark for the first time this season. Dominique Matthews added 14 points and Tarkus Ferguson handed out 10 assists.

Cameron Morse hit six 3-pointers and matched his season high with 26 points for the Penguins (6-20, 4-9). Braun Hartfield added 12 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds for his second double-double this season. Youngstown State shot just 37 percent from the floor, 28 percent from distance and 60 percent at the foul line. The Penguins outrebounded the Flames 45-38, including a 23-10 advantage on the offensive glass, but it led to just a 14-8 advantage in second-chance points.

Henderson, IUPUI break 5-game skid, edge Cleveland State 78-73

INDIANAPOLIS — T.J. Henderson only missed twice all night, scoring 19 points as IUPUI halted a five-game slide by holding off Cleveland State 78-73 Thursday night.

Henderson was 5 of 7 from the field and made all nine of his free throws, including a final pair with eight seconds remaining as the Jaguars held on. Cleveland State had steadily whittled a 30-point IUPUI lead down to 73-71 with 25 seconds left to play.

Aaron Brennan scored 17 points for IUPUI (8-16, 5-8 Horizon League) and Jaylen Minnett added 10. The Jaguars shot 59 percent (26 of 44) and made 23 of 35 free throws.

Stefan Kenic led Cleveland State (6-20, 3-10) with 16 points, Tyree Appleby added 15 and Kenny Carpenter 13.

IUPUI took the lead with 12 minutes left in the first half when Minnett hit a 3, and ended the half leading 33-23. The Jaguars doubled that to 20 points on an Elyjah Goss dunk with 12 minutes left in the game.

The Vikings went on a 19-9 tear, slicing the lead to eight points and then outscored IUPUI 13-6 to get within two.

Barrage of 3s helps Wright State to 68-64 win over Green Bay

DAYTON — Grant Benzinger and Jaylon Hall each hit back-to-back 3-pointers as Wright State made up an 11-point gap in less than two minutes and then held off an upset-minded Green bay 68-64 Thursday night.

Wright State remains tied atop the Horizon League with Northern Kentucky, which was also taken to the wire Thursday, eking out a 54-52 win over Milwaukee.

Benzinger scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Hall added 16 points with three treys and Mark Hughes added 13 points with 14 rebounds, and Wright State (19-7, 11-2 Horizon League) battled to the win despite shooting 33 percent (21 of 64).

Green Bay (10-17, 5-9) had twice built 11-point leads on the Horizon co-leader, the last coming with just under 11 minutes remaining when Khalil Small hit two 3-pointers in a row. The teams were never more than five points apart over the last nine minutes.

Leading by two with six seconds remaining, Hall stole the ball, was fouled and made both free throws for a 66-62 lead. Benzinger followed with two from the line.

Sandy Cohen III scored 21 for Green Bay, David Jesperson 18 and Khalil Small 11.