Top 25 capsules: No. 3 Michigan holds off No. 4 Ohio State 92-87

  • Michigan's Chaundee Brown, left, and Franz Wagner celebrates their win over Ohio State after an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hunter Dickinson had 22 points and nine rebounds and Eli Brooks scored 17 as No. 3 Michigan held off a late flurry to beat No. 4 Ohio State 92-87 on Sunday.

In a matchup of teams aiming for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, the Wolverines led by nine with 23 seconds left. But a pair of 3-pointers from Duane Washington Jr. around a layup by CJ Walker layup got the Buckeyes within three points with 3 seconds to go.

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Brooks sealed the win with a couple of foul shots.

Chaundee Brown Jr. came off the bench to score 15 points and Isaiah Livers added 12 for the Wolverines (16-1, 11-1 Big Ten). Michigan won its fifth straight around a three-week break due to COVID-19 issues.

Washington had a career-high 30 points and went 5 for 10 on 3s for Ohio State (18-5, 12-5). E.J. Liddell had 23 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 6 HOUSTON 90, CINCINNATI 52

HOUSTON — Quentin Grimes had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Houston used a big first half to roll past Cincinnati.

Tramon Mark scored 12 points, DeJon Jarreau added 11 points and five rebounds, and Fabian White Jr. had 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston (18-3, 12-3 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars shot 47% and hit 19 of 21 from the free throw line.

Jeremiah Davenport scored 11 points and Tari Eason added 10 points for the Bearcats (7-8, 5-5), who saw their four-game winning streak snapped.

NO. 11 IOWA 74, PENN STATE 68

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Luka Garza scored 23 points to become Iowa’s all-time leading scorer, and the Hawkeyes beat Penn State.

Garza has 2,126 points for Iowa, breaking the record of 2,116 points set by Roy Marble from 1985-89. Garza also had 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. CJ Fredrick added 18 points for the Hawkeyes.

It was the fourth consecutive win for Iowa (17-6, 11-5 Big Ten).

Izaiah Brockington and Myreon Jones each had 11 points to lead Penn State (7-12, 4-11).

NO. 21 WISCONSIN 68, NORTHWESTERN 51

EVANSTON, Ill. — Micah Potter scored 19 points, D’Mitrik Trice had 13 and Wisconsin shut down lowly Northwestern.

Jonathan Davis and Brad Davison added 12 points apiece, helping Wisconsin (16-8, 10-7 Big Ten) bounce back from consecutive losses to No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Iowa. The balanced Badgers improved to 10-1 when they have at least four players score in double figures.

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With a matchup against No. 5 Illinois looming on Saturday, Wisconsin used its deep roster and stingy defense to avoid a three-game slide. Led by Potter, the Badgers had a 31-15 advantage in bench points. They also forced 14 turnovers.

Northwestern (6-14, 3-13) lost its 13th straight game. Boo Buie scored 19 points for the Wildcats.

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