Balanced No. 7 Ohio State basketball rallies in second half for 89-85 victory over No. 8 Iowa

COLUMBUS, Ohio — E.J. Liddell, Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. each had 16 points as No. 7 Ohio State beat No. 8 Iowa 89-85 on Thursday night.

The Buckeyes (15-4, 9-4 Big Ten) moved into a tie for second place in the conference with Illinois, one game behind Michigan.

Ohio State trailed 61-50 with 14:29 to play, but rallied with a 17-5 run. The Buckeyes got three 3-pointers in the final four minutes from Justin Ahrens, who was scoreless until that point.

The Buckeyes held Iowa’s Luka Garza, the nation’s leading scorer at 26.5 points per game, to 16 points. Garza had five second-half points, making two of eight shots. Jack Nunge and Jordan Bohannon each scored 18 points for Iowa (13-5, 7-4). Joe Wieskamp had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Justice Sueing had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes.

The game featured 18 lead changes and

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2021 college basketball picks, Feb. 4 predictions from proven model

The Washington State Cougars and the Oregon Ducks are set to square off Thursday in a Pac-12 matchup at 11 p.m. ET at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon is 9-3 overall and 6-1 at home, while the Cougars are 10-7 overall and 2-4 on the road. The Cougars are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games. The Ducks are 21-8 against the spread in their last 29 games as home favorites. The home team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven Washington State vs. Oregon meetings. 

a group of people playing a game of football: Mar 20, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General overall view of a basketball approaching the rim and net before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

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Mar 20, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; General overall view of a basketball approaching the rim and net before the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Ducks are favored by 11 points in the latest Oregon vs. Washington State odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under

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Cal-Stanford Basketball Live Game Thread: Bears Lose 5th Straight

Cal suffered its fifth straight loss – the Bears longest losing streak of the season – as Stanford defeated the Bears 70-55 on Thursday night in Berkeley.

Oscar da Silva led Stanford with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Jaiden Delaire added 14 points for the Cardinal, which shot 54.2 percent from the field. Matt Bradley led the Bears with 24 points while going 5-for-7 on three-pointers. Andre Kelly added 15 points.

The Bears (7-13, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed by 12 at halftime, and Stanford (11-7, 7-5) won despite being without three starters (Daejon Davis, Bryce Wills, Ziaire Williams) for the fifth straight game.

The Cardinal and Cal play each other again on Sunday night at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.

Pregame: Both teams came into Thursday’s game on losing streaks. Cal (7-12, 2-10 Pac-12 before Thursday’s game) was riding a four-game losing streak, matching its longest losing streak of the season. 

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College basketball games affected by COVID-19: Baylor postpones two upcoming matchups


Baylor coach Scott Drew and the Big 12 announced Thursday that undefeated No. 2 Bears will have their next two games postponed, with Baylor citing “the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball interruption guidelines” as the reason. Baylor was set to host TCU on Saturday and play at No. 9 Oklahoma on Wednesday. The league is expected to work with the teams to reschedule the games.

The interruption comes as the Bears (17-0, 9-0 Big 12) have positioned themselves as the unquestioned frontrunners in the Big 12 and heavy favorites to land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament next month. They are one of just three unbeaten teams remaining in college basketball along with No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 25 Drake, and the only one of the trio that plays in a major conference. The Bears have yet to win a game by fewer than eight points and

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