Unbeaten Spartans escape from Oakland to win in OT
• NO. 1 MICHIGAN STATE 99, OAKLAND 93 (OT): Playing their first game without the injured Denzel Valentine, the Spartans struggled before beating the Golden Grizzlies in overtime in Auburn Hills, Mich., behind Bryn Forbes’ career-high 32 points. Eron Harris added 27 points for the Spartans (13-0) off to the best start in school history. Forbes, averaging 12.7 points, made seven three-pointers in nine attempts. Kay Felder, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, had 37 points and nine assists for Oakland (7-4), which led by as many as 15.
• NO. 14 PURDUE 68, VANDERBILT 55: A.J. Hammons had 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Boilermakers rallied to defeat the visiting Commodores. The Boilermakers (12-1) extended their Mackey Arena winning streak to 15 games. Vanderbilt led 30-27 with 15:49 left.
• INDIANA 99, KENNESAW STATE 72: Troy Williams and Thomas Bryant each scored 20 points to lead the Hoosiers (10-3) over the visiting Owls (3-11).
• TEXAS TECH 65, ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK 53: Zach Smith recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the host Red Raiders (9-1) extended their winning streak to eight games. UALR (10-1) entered the game with the nation’s top scoring defense, allowing 53.7 points per game, and was one of six undefeated teams nationally.
• NO. 11 IOWA STATE 81, NO. 22 CINCINNATI 79: Abdel Nader made a three-pointer with 11 seconds left that put the Cyclones (10-1) ahead, and the host Bearcats (10-3) then missed three shots. Georges Niang led Iowa State with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
• NO. 18 SMU 90, KENT STATE 74: Larry Brown returned from a nine-game NCAA suspension — after a former staff member did course work for a player — and the Mustangs improved to 10-0 with a win over the Golden Flashes in the Las Vegas Classic. Nic Moore scored 25 points and Keith Frazier added 19 and 10 rebounds to lead SMU.
• Hawaii was put on three years of probation by the NCAA after an investigation found former coach Gib Arnold violated ethical conduct rules. Hawaii will lose two scholarships the next two seasons and cannot play in postseason games in 2017.
• Howard Moore is returning to Wisconsin as an assistant coach. He was on Bo Ryan’s staff from 2005-10.
• SOUTH DAKOTA 85, ILLINOIS 76: Nicole Seekamp scored 21 points and Tia Hemiller 20 as the visiting Coyotes (9-4) beat the Illini (7-3) which had won seven in a row at home. South Dakota went 12-for-26 from behind the arc.