Friday’s Morning Shootaround: Slow, albeit ugly, night

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Oregon State 68, No. 19 Washington 56: Craig Robinson made an adjustment to his starting lineup, putting more size in the game from the start, and it worked. The Beavers dominated Washington on the glass, getting 11 rebounds from Omari Johnson, as they slowly pulled away from the Huskies in the second half. Jared Cunningham led the was for OSU with 19 points.

No. 22 Arizona 78, Stanford 69: The Wildcats moved into sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 on the shoulders of 21 points and eight boards from Derrick Williams, despite playing with a badly sprained pinky. Stanford briefly tied the game at 60 with about four minutes left, but Williams scored six points in a 10-2 to put the game out of reach.

No. 1 Ohio State 62, Michigan 53: The Buckeyes got 19 points and 15 rebounds from Jared Sullinger, who led a second half surge that put away the Wolverines. William Buford added 13 points for OSU, including a couple of crucial threes in the second half.

Tennessee 69, Auburn 56: The Tigers couldn’t take advantage of an injured Scotty Hopson, who didn’t make the trip due to a sprained ankle suffered Tuesday at practice. The Vols got 15 from both Cam Tatum and Brian Williams.

Miami 59, Georgia Tech 57: What an atrocious basketball game. Miami turned the ball over 28 times and still managed to win. Seriously. The Hurricans blew a 48-27 lead with 13 minutes left.

Oregon 69, Washington State 43: That’s just hideous.

Charleston 79, Wofford 54: Charleston got 25 points and six assists from Andrew Goudelock as the Cougars, who were actually trailing at the half, outscored Wofford 47-20 in the second half. The win put them alone in first place in the SoCon’s Southern division.

Coastal Carolina 77, Liberty 71: Anthony Raffa scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures for the Chanticleers, who opened up a two game lead on the Flames in first place of the Big South.

Cleveland State 76, Valpo 65: Norris Cole had 25 points, 11 boards, and seven assists and Jeremy Montgomery added 26 points as the Vikings extended their first place lead in the Horizon.

Youngstown State 62, Butler 60: Kendrick Perry nailed a three with 21 seconds left to cap a 10-0 run as YSU notched just their second Horizon League win of the season.

Morehead State 78, Jacksonville State 72: Kenny Faried had 21 points, 20 boards, and three blocks.

Other Notable Games:

  • No. 8 Notre Dame 83, DePaul 58
  • Chattanooga 75, Georgia Southern 66
  • Belmont 76, Jacksonville 70
  • Oakland 88, Western Illinois 65
  • Florida Atlantic 72, North Texas 55
  • Austin Peay 82, UT-Martin 53
  • Murray State 76, Tennessee Tech 68