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Michigan earns narrow victory over Stanford

Nik Stauskas scored 19 points and made two crucial free throws with nine seconds left, leading Michigan to a 68-65 win over Stanford at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.


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NEW YORK — Nik Stauskas scored 19 points and made two crucial free throws with nine seconds left, leading Michigan to a 68-65 win over Stanford at the Barclays Center on Saturday night.

Forward Glenn Robinson III added 17 for the Wolverines (7-4), who took care of the basketball all night. They turned it over only eight times.

Stanford (8-3) took an early 5-0 lead, as both teams struggled to find their footing through a sloppy first five minutes. But once Michigan took command at 14:42 mark of the opening half, they stayed in front the rest of the way.

The Cardinal was able to cut the margin to one, but was unable to get over the hump. Stanford stayed in it thanks to a strong performance from Stefan Nastic, who equaled his season high of 14 points. But he fouled out with 5:24 remaining, and Stanford’s chances took a huge blow. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 18 points.

Pac-12

At No. 13 Oregon 100, BYU 96 (OT)

Jason Calliste scored a career-high 31 points and Joseph Young added 25 as the Ducks (11-0) stayed unbeaten.

Tyler Haws led the Cougars (8-5) with 32 points and Kyle Collinsworth added 15 points, five rebounds and eight assists.

Oregon had a chance to win in regulation, but Elgin Cook missed two foul shots with 1.8 seconds left, sending the game to overtime tied at 84. Damyean Dotson scored on a drive in the final minute, putting the Ducks ahead for good at 96-94.

No. 7 Oklahoma St. 78, No. 20 Colorado 73

In Las Vegas, Markel Brown had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Cowboys shot 52 percent from the field to win at the MGM Grand Showcase benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer. Oklahoma State (11-1) snapped Colorado’s 10-game winning streak.

Josh Scott led Colorado (10-2) with 20 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.

At Arizona State 76, Texas Tech 62

Jermaine Marshall scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half, Jahii Carson had 16 points and 13 assists, and Arizona State rolled over Texas Tech.

The Sun Devils (10-2) improved to 7-0 at home this season. Jordan Tolbert led Texas Tech (7-5) with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Top 10

No. 3 Ohio State 64, Notre Dame 61

In New York, Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored seven of his nine points in the final 33 seconds and Ohio State (12-0) rallied from an eight-point deficit with 1:54 to play to beat Notre Dame (8-4) in the BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden.

No. 5 Michigan St. 92, at Texas 78

Adreian Payne scored a career-high 32 points and Michigan State (10-1) dominated the final 11 minutes of a victory over Texas (10-2).

No. 6 Louisville 85, at FIU 56

Russ Smith scored 18 points, Wayne Blackshear added 13 and Louisville (11-1) won its sixth straight, easing past FIU (8-5).

At No. 8 Villanova 88, Rider 67

Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and Villanova (11-0) stayed perfect with a rout of Rider (5-5).



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