Ohio Sports

Toppin, Crutcher rally Dayton past Duquesne

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 26 points, Jalen Crutcher added 16 and Dayton turned back Duquesne 68-64 in a showdown for third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference on Saturday. Crutcher hit three 3-pointers and combined with Toppin to go 10 of 16 from the field as the ...

Brechting scores 32 in Oakland’s win over Cleveland State

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Brad Brechting scored 24 of his a career-high 32 points in the first half and Oakland never trailed in beating Cleveland State 83-68 on Saturday for the Vikings' 10th loss in 11 games. Brechting made all 11 of his first-half shots, was 13-for-13 when he scored his ...

Cavs rally past Bulls 104-101, snap 6-game skid

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew looked at a rare victory as a learning experience. Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks each scored 18 points, Cedi Osman added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a six-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Chicago ...

Blue Jackets winning despite drama surrounding biggest stars

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drama stemming from the uncertain future of two of the team's biggest stars has simmered in the background for half a season, but the Columbus Blue Jackets don't seem all that bothered. With a bye week bumping up against the All-Star ...

Winslow scores 27, leads Heat past Cavaliers 100-94

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Miami Heat looked like a different team in the second half Friday night. Trailing at the break, Miami took over in the final two quarters and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-94. "The starters have taken some heat, no pun ...

No. 14 Buffalo survives scare, beats Kent State 88-79

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer KENT, Ohio (AP) — No surprise, the guys from slippery, snowy Western New York weathered the storm. CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 20 points apiece as No. 14 Buffalo pulled away in the final minutes and avoided dropping its second Mid-American ...

Rozier’s perfect start, 26 points carry Celtics past Cavs

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics had a little tuneup before their big mid-winter test. Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 123-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Streaking Purdue takes down Ohio State 79-67

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue and Ohio State are teams going in opposite directions as they get into the meat of the Big Ten schedule. Streaking Purdue has won four in a row and seven of the last eight, with guard Carsen Edwards positioning himself among the ...

Providence holds on for 64-62 win over Xavier

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley knows how to beat Xavier, but he'd never done it at the Cintas Center. Finally, he could leave town with a good feeling. Isaiah Jackson scored 13 points , and Providence got its first Big East road win Wednesday ...

George Mason scores final 7 points, edges Dayton 67-63

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarred Reuter scored 14 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds left to seal the win, and a steal on the final play for good measure as George Mason defeated Dayton 67-63 Wednesday night. The loss was just the second for Dayton on its home court, the other was ...