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MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dawson helps Spartans beat IU

2014-01-04T21:00:00Z 2014-01-05T00:16:07Z MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dawson helps Spartans beat IUThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 04, 2014 9:00 pm  • 

Gary Harris scored 26 points, and No. 5 Michigan State beat Indiana 73-56 on the road Saturday.

Harris had 17 points in the first half for the Spartans (13-1, 2-0 Big Ten) and he had a 5-point play midway through the second half.

Michigan State turned 13 Indiana turnovers into 20 points, capitalizing on a problem that has plagued the Hoosiers (10-5, 0-2) all season. They are averaging 16.4 turnovers a game, more than anyone else in the conference.

Branden Dawson, a Lew Wallace graduate, added 13 points for the Spartans.

Yogi Ferrell led Indiana with 14 points while Will Sheehey added 13.

Illinois 75, Penn State 55: Rayvonte Rice scored 15 points to lead four Illinois players in double figures as the Illini defeated Penn State.

Illinois (13-2, 2-0) remained in a first-place tie in the Big Ten following a pair of home wins. Penn State (9-6, 0-2) has dropped five of eight after a 6-1 start.

Joseph Bertrand and John Ekey each scored 11 for Illinois. Tracy Abrams had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists despite a scoreless first half.

Xavier 79, Butler 68: Dee Davis scored all 12 of his points in the second half as Xavier came from behind to edge Butler in a Big East game.

Semaj Christon led all scorers with 20 points for Xavier (12-3, 2-0), which extended its winning streak to seven games and improved to 10-0 at home.

Khyle Marshall led three Bulldogs in double figures with 14 points. Kellen Dunham scored 11 points and Elijah Brown added 10 for Butler (10-4, 0-2), which has lost two straight games after a five-game winning streak. Both losses have been in the Big East.

Marquette 66, DePaul 56: Davante Gardner scored a career-high 28 points while starting for the first time in nearly two years, leading Marquette (9-6, 1-1 Big East Conference) to a victory over DePaul.

Cleveland Melvin snapped a three-game slump by scoring 22 points for the Blue Demons (8-7, 0-2).

IPFW 110, Kalamazoo 74: Luis Jacobo and Joe Reed both scored 18 points, and IPFW (12-5) defeated Kalamazoo (5-6) in the Mastodons' final nonconference game before beginning Summit League play.

The Mastodons scored the second-most points in the program's Division I history. IPFW hit 16 3-pointers, tying a school record. The Mastodons (12-5) have won six out of their last seven and are off to their best Division I start for 17 games.

Morehead State 85, Eastern Illinois 77: Chad Posthumus scored 19 points for Morehead State (11-6, 2-0) and added 14 rebounds as the Eagles pushed past Eastern Illinois (4-10, 1-2) in Ohio Valley Conference play.

Reggie Smith scored 20 points for the Panthers, and Chris Olivier added 19.

No. 1 Arizona 71, Washington 62: Nick Johnson scored 24 points, Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Arizona (15-0, 2-0 Pacific-12) beat Washington (9-6, 1-1).

The Wildcats are off to their best start since 1931-32, when the team set a school record with 16 wins to open the season.

No. 2 Syracuse 49, Miami 44: C.J. Fair scored 15 points, including the go-ahead basket with 4:16 to go, and Syracuse (14-0, 1-0) rallied late in its Atlantic Coast Conference debut against Miami (8-6, 0-2), the reigning conference champion.

No. 3 Ohio State 84, Nebraska 53: LaQuinton Ross scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers as Ohio State (15-0, 2-0) pulled away from the Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-2).

Kansas State 74, No. 6 Oklahoma State 71: Marcus Foster scored 17 points and Nino Williams made two free throws with 5.7 seconds left for Kansas State (11-3, 1-0) to beat the Cowboys (12-2, 0-1) in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

No. 12 Florida 67, Richmond 58: Michael Frazier II scored 18 points, including three huge 3-pointers in the second half, as Florida (11-2) rallied to beat the Spiders (10-5).

No. 13 Iowa State 73, Texas Tech 62: Georges Niang scored 17 points and Melvin Ejim added 16 to extend Iowa State's winning streak to a school record-tying 13 games. DeAndre Kane had 15 points for the Cyclones (13-0, 1-0) in the Big 12 opener for both teams.

SMU 74, No. 17 UConn 65: Nic Moore had 20 points and six assists to lead SMU (11-3, 1-1) in the Mustangs' first game of the season played on campus in refurbished Moody Coliseum. Ryan Boatright had 15 points for the Huskies (11-3, 0-2), who lost their second straight, both in the American Athletic Conference and both in Texas.

Cincinnati 69, No. 18 Memphis 53: Sean Kilpatrick scored 11 of his 18 points down the stretch and Cincinnati (13-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) won its sixth straight, while Memphis (10-3, 1-1) saw an end to a three-game winning streak.

No. 14 Louisville 83, Rutgers 76: Russ Smith scored 22 points, and Louisville (13-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) used its press and free-throw shooting to post a victory over Rutgers (7-8, 1-1) in a foul-plagued game.

No. 25 Missouri 69, Long Beach State 59: Jabari Brown scored 22 points to lead Missouri (12-1) to a victory over pesky Long Beach State (4-10).

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