First Four back in Dayton with a 'home' team, Big Ten squads
The First Four is back in Dayton for the first time in three seasons, and the selection committee made sure there will be extra excitement in the building by dropping a local team into the play-in mix. One of the things the NCAA likes about the University of Dayton Arena is that, no matter who is playing, fans will fill it up for all four games and help put on a good show for a national TV audience hungry for March Madness. This time, the First Four will have an unofficial home team in Wright State, whose own basketball arena is just 15 minutes across town.news.yahoo.com
Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Purdue has won nine straight in the series, matching the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers also won nine straight from 1929-35 when future coach John Wooden was playing, plus they won 12 straight from 1908-14. It quickly cut a 29-20 deficit to 35-31 early in the second half before the Boilermakers answered with eight straight points. Starting guard Armaan Franklin missed his fourth straight game (right foot). The Boilermakers won despite going 6 of 21 on 3s and having 15 turnovers.
No. 3 Michigan continues to roll with 73-57 win at Indiana
3 Michigan pull away for a 73-57 victory Saturday at Indiana. Aljami Durham led Indiana (12-12, 7-10) with 15 points and Race Thompson finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Michigan made Indiana uncomfortable while facing full-court pressure, stayed in front of the Hoosiers in half-court defense, and challenged shot after shot. Indiana: The Hoosiers trailed 22-21 with 8:36 to go in the first half — and then this one got away from them. ... Indiana shot 38% from the field and was outrebounded 37-27.
Franklin's late shot sends Indiana past No. 8 Iowa 67-65
Indiana guard Armaan Franklin (2) shoots the winning basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Franklin sank a 15-foot, tiebreaking jumper with 1.8 seconds left to cap off a late rally that gave the Hoosiers a 67-65 victory over No. “If you’re going to take the last shot, that’s the guy we wanted to get the ball," Miller said. Iowa has lost two straight overall, four of its last five and both games this season to Indiana. Indiana improved to 2-5 against ranked opponents this season — both against Iowa.
Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset
Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)IOWA CITY, Iowa – Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 23 points despite second-half foul trouble and Indiana’s defense shut down No. They were 9 of 34 from the field in the second half, including 1 for 10 on 3-pointers. INJURY REPORTIowa guard CJ Fredrick did not play in the second half because of a lower leg injury. ... Indiana guard Trey Galloway did not play because of a sore back.