Top 25 college hoops: Buckeyes get by American
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amir Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 63-52 victory over American on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes (4-0) struggled all night to make shots, finishing 20 of 56 from the field for 36 percent.
Jesse Reed scored 15 points, Tony Wroblicky had 14 and Darius Gardner 10 for the Eagles (1-2).
NO. 14 WICHITA ST 77, TULSA 54
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa (0-3).
Leading 51-48 after an inside basket by Tulsa's James Woodard, Wichita St. scored the next eight points to force a Golden Hurricane timeout with 8:35 left.
Wichita St. (5-0) has outscored its opponents by a combined 71 points in the second half the past four games.
Pat Swilling finished with 12 points, Tulsa's only scorer in double-digits.
NO. 20 BAYLOR 69, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 64
WACO, Texas (AP) — Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double this season and Isaiah Austin also scored 16 points as No. 20 Baylor beat Charleston Southern.
After Baylor (4-0) had a 4-minute scoring drought in the second half, allowing the Buccaneers to close to four points, Gary Franklin made a 3-pointer with five minutes left. Then the 7-foot-1 Austin had another of his seven blocked shots, leading to Franklin driving the baseline for a layup that made it 64-55.
Will Saunders led Charleston Southern with 16 points. Sheldon Strickland had 14 points, while Nimley had 11 included three 3-pointers.
NO. 21 IOWA ST 90, BYU 88
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane each scored 21 points, leading No. 21 Iowa State to a come-from-behind win over Brigham Young.
Kane, who was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul with 3:28 remaining, had a team-high 11 rebounds for the Cyclones. Georges Niang added 19 points, eight assists and five rebounds for Iowa St.
Iowa St. (4-0) took the lead for good with six minutes remaining on a 3-pointer by Matt Thomas. The Cyclones stayed in front with three clutch baskets down the stretch by Niang.
The Cougars (4-1) had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds but Daniel Edozie blocked a foul-line jumper by Haws with 0:04 remaining and then hit 1 of 2 free throws on the other end.