Oregon St. beats Chicago State; Top-ranked Hoosiers fall to Butler
Ross, Cougars can’t stop Nelson
Oregon State guard Roberto Nelson scored 34 points to lead the Beavers past Dixon native Matt Ross and the Chicago State Cougars, 87-77 on Sunday in Corvallis, Ore.
Ross had nine points and the led the team with 10 rebounds. He also had two assists and a steal for the Cougars (3-9).
Devon Collier came off the bench to score 25 points for the Beavers (7-2).
DePaul 69, Northern Illinois 64: Northern Illinois gave Brandon Young and DePaul fits before the Blue Demons decided they needed to finally put the Huskies away in Rosemont.
Young scored a team-high 15 points, including two free throws in the final seconds.
Abdel Nader, playing in only his second game since serving a seven-game suspension, scored a game-high 20 points for Northern Illinois (2-7) while Akeem Springs added 11.
IIllinois State 87, Morgan State 68: Jackie Carmichael scored a career-high 30 points to lead Illinois State to a victory over Morgan State in Normal.
Carmichael also had nine rebounds for the Redbirds (7-3), who never trailed in the contest. Bryant Allen added 13 points for Illinois State.
Justin Black led Morgan State (3-4) with 21 points.
Butler 88, Indiana 86, OT: Walk-on Alex Barlow drove in for a spinning 6-foot jumper with 2.4 seconds left in overtime in Indianapolis, and Butler toppled Indiana in the Crossroads Classic for their first victory over a top-ranked team in school history.
Barlow, a sophomore, had scored only 12 points this season and just 18 in his college career.
The Hoosiers (9-1) called timeout to set up a play but could only muster a half-court heave from Jordan Hulls. The shot went left of the basket and missed everything, ending one of this season's best college games.
Iowa 80, Northern Iowa 73: Devyn Marble scored a season-high 30 points as Iowa beat Northern Iowa in the inaugural Big Four Classic.
Freshman Mike Gesell added a career-best 23 points for the Hawkeyes (9-2), who have won four in a row after a brief two-game skid in late November.
Deon Mitchell had 23 points to lead Northern Iowa (6-4), whose losses have come against Louisville, Stanford, Memphis and the Hawkeyes.
Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68: Jack Cooley had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its seventh straight victory with a win over Purdue in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis.
Eric Atkins had 17 points and seven assists, Pat Connaughton scored 16 and Garrick Sherman 11 for the Fighting Irish (9-1).
Purdue freshman Rapheal Davis scored all 21 of his points in the second half.