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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wright State women edge Crusaders

2013-01-31T21:00:00Z 2013-02-01T01:42:03Z COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Wright State women edge CrusadersThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 31, 2013 9:00 pm  • 

Kim Demmings scored with 6.3 seconds left to give Wright State a 67-66 victory over visiting Valparaiso in Horizon League action Thursday night.

Shaquira Scott scored on a runner with 21.2 seconds to go to give Valparaiso a one-point lead.

After Demmings got into the paint and scored to put the Raiders up by one, Scott attempted an 18-footer at the buzzer that hit the side of the rim and bounced away.

Tabitha Gerardot collected 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Crusaders (7-12, 2-4), while Charae Richardson added 17 points. Valpo's Gina Lange pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.

Demmings had a game-high 23 points for Wright State (10-10, 4-3).

No. 14 Purdue 59, Indiana 42: Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Purdue to a win over Indiana.

KK Houser and April Wilson scored 12 points apiece for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten). Taylor Manuel added 11 points for Purdue, which held a 45-30 rebounding edge.

Linda Rubene scored 13 points and Aulani Sinclair scored 11 for Indiana (10-11, 1-7). Rubene and Sinclair each had a team-high six rebounds. The Hoosiers have dropped six straight.

Purdue holds a 50-25 edge in the all-time series.

Illinois 74, No. 24 Iowa 62: Karisma Penn scored 18 points; Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore added 17 apiece, and Illinois closed with a 14-2 run over the final 5:11 to knock off Iowa  (16-6, 5-3 Big Ten).

Penn pulled down eight rebounds for the Illini (12-8, 5-3), whose last victory over Iowa in Champaign was Feb. 9, 2003. Ivory Crawford chipped in 14 points to help Illinois surpass its win total from the 2011-12 season.



Saint Louis 75, No. 9 Butler 58: Jordair Jett matched his career best with 19 points, and Saint Louis (15-5, 4-2 Atlantic-10) pressured Butler into a season-worst 23 turnovers, recording the program's biggest upset in nine years with a victory that had fans storming the court to celebrate.

Rotnei Clarke had 17 points for Butler (17-4, 4-2). Andrew Smith added 12 points and six rebounds.

No. 13 Michigan St. 80, Illinois 75: Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help Michigan State beat Illinois.

The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead.

The Fighting Illini (15-7, 2-6) lost for the fifth time in six games. They had a chance to be the first team with four wins over currently ranked teams.

The Spartans started the game without senior center Derrick Nix, finished it without sophomore guard Travis Trice and played much of the second half without freshman guard Gary Harris.

Nix didn't start because coach Tom Izzo said the captain missed some academic appointments. He entered the game midway through the first half and finished with eight points. Trice, a key guard off the bench, was limited to 11 minutes in the first half because of a blow he took to the head on a shot attempt. Trice missed five games after breaking his nose and getting a concussion in the season-opening loss to Connecticut. Harris, a starter, went to the locker room midway through the second half with back spasms and returned to the bench, but not the game.

Harris had 14 points, fellow freshman Denzel Valentine also scored 14, Braden Dawson, a Lew Wallace graduate, had 12 points and nine rebounds and Adreian Payne added eight points.

Nebraska-Omaha 86, IPFW 79: Justin Simmons scored 23 points, and Marcus Tyus had 22 as Nebraska-Omaha (8-16, 5-6 Summit) defeated IPFW (10-14, 3-7).

Ill.-Chicago 60, Green Bay 57: Josh Crittle scored the last six points of the game, and Illinois-Chicago (14-8, 5-4 Horizon) defeated Green Bay (11-11, 5-4). Hayden Humes, a Valparaiso High School graduate, finished with 18 points to lead UIC.

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