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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: No. 1 Indiana rebounds with win over Iowa

2013-03-02T20:45:00Z 2013-03-03T01:35:03Z COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: No. 1 Indiana rebounds with win over IowaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 02, 2013 8:45 pm  • 

Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell added a career-high 19 as No. 1 Indiana got past Iowa 73-60 on Saturday night.

The Hoosiers (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) rebounded from this week's loss to Minnesota. But it was no typical night for Indiana's shooters, who were 38.9 percent from the field and didn't hit a 3-pointer until the final minute.

But Indiana played defense and took care of the ball.

Iowa (18-11, 7-9) committed 14 of its 19 turnovers in the first half and shot just 38.2 percent from the field. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Iowa, while Aaron White had 14.

Indiana used an early 10-2 spurt and a 6-0 run to close the half to take a 26-14 halftime lead.

Iowa couldn't get closer than eight in the second half.

VCU 84, No. 20 Butler 52: Troy Daniels scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half, and VCU's full-court pressure overwhelmed Butler from the outset.

In a much anticipated rematch of their unlikely meeting in the national semifinals in Houston in 2011, the Rams (23-6, 11-3 Atlantic 10) dominated, forcing 14 turnovers in the first half, one more than Butler's average for a game, and converted them into 24 points on their way to a 45-21 lead.

Roosevelt Jones scored 14 points and Khyle Marshall had 13 for Butler (22-7, 9-5).

No. 22 Marquette 72, No. 21 Notre Dame 64: Jamil Wilson tied his career-high with 19 points, and Chris Otule added a season-high 16 on 8-of-8 shooting as Marquette (21-7, 12-4 Big East) won its 25th consecutive home game.

Jerian Grant scored 21 points, and Eric Atkins added 16 for Notre Dame (22-7, 10-6).

Illinois 72, Nebraska 65: Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska (13-16, 4-12 Big Ten).

The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8) went on a 7-0 run to go up 62-57 and never trailed again.

Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 16 points. Brandon Paul had 14 and Richardson, Myke Henry and Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures.

Evansville 84, Indiana State 68: Colt Ryan scored 31 points, helping Evansville (18-13, 10-8 Missouri Valley) record a victory over Indiana State (17-13, 9-9).

The Aces also got 12 points from Ryan Sawvell to gain a split in their two-game season series in their final home game of the regular season.

Indiana State got 20 points from Jake Odum, 16 points from R.J. Mahurin and 13 points from Dawon Cummings.

Ball State 86, Toledo 72: Jauwan Scaife scored 28 points, making 5 of 10 from behind the arc, as Ball State (13-14, 6-8) defeated Toledo (13-13, 8-6) in a Mid-American Conference game.

Detroit 79, Ill.-Chicago 67: Doug Anderson had 22 points and nine rebounds, and Detroit (20-11, 12-4) finished its Horizon League regular season with a victory over Illinois-Chicago.

Daniel Barnes had a game-high 28 points for the Flames (16-14, 7-9).

Despite the loss, Illinois-Chicago is the No. 5 seed for next week's Horizon League tournament and will host Cleveland State in a first-round game Tuesday night. Detroit, which already wrapped up the No. 2 seed, has a bye into the tournament semifinals next weekend.

Loyola 87, Cleveland St. 60: Jordan Hicks scored 26 points, and Loyola defeated Cleveland State (14-17, 5-11) in the Horizon League regular-season finale for both teams.

Hicks also had a game-high seven rebounds for the Ramblers (15-15, 5-11), who moved ahead of the Vikings for the No. 7 seed in next week's Horizon tournament. Loyola will play at Youngstown State on Tuesday in a first-round game.

Eastern Illinois 61, SIU-Edwardsville 46: Morris Woods scored 13 points; Sherman Blanford chipped in with 10, and Eastern Illinois (11-20, 6-10 Ohio Valley) secured a spot in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a victory over SIU-Edwardsville (9-18, 5-11).

IPFW 74, Oakland 72: Luis Jacobo scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting including five 3-pointers and grabbed six rebounds to lead IPFW (15-16, 7-9 Summit) to a victory over Oakland (16-15, 10-6).




No. 2 Notre Dame 92, Providence 57: Skylar Diggins scored 28 points, and Notre Dame (27-1, 15-0 Big East) clinched a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with a rout of Providence (7-21, 2-13).

Kayla McBride added 24 points and Natalie Achonwa chipped in 14 for the Irish who extended their winning streak to 22 games.

Notre Dame will look to win the regular-season outright Monday at home in a showdown with No. 3 Connecticut. The Huskies can gain a share of the title and the top seed in the conference tournament with a win.

Cleveland State 58, Valparaiso 54: Tabitha Gerardot recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebonds, but the Vikings outscored the Crusaders by 10 points over the final 6:15 of the Horizon League contest. Gina Lange added 12 points for the Crusaders (9-18,4-10), while Shaquira Scott had 10.

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