Pittsburgh 81, Oakland 77
PITTSBURGH – James Robinson scored 18 points, including five in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime, to help Pittsburgh avoid an upset by beating Oakland, 81-77, today.
Michael Young led Pitt (8-3) with 19 points and seven rebounds while Cameron Wright and Chris Jones each scored 16.
Kahlil Felder finished with 23 points to lead Oakland (4-8).
Jalen Hayes scored 16 and Max Hooper added 12 off the bench.
The Panthers tied the game at 72 in the final minutes of regulation after Robinson converted a three-point play on a drive to the basket then made a pair of free throws. After Felder was called for a travel, Wright missed a midrange jumper as time expired to send the game to overtime.
Rhode Island 69, Detroit Mercy 55
KINGTSON, R.I. – E.C. Matthews had only four points by halftime, but roared to life after the break to finish with 23 as Rhode Island surged past Detroit, 69-55, today.
For much of the second half Matthews single-handedly outscored Detroit, 18-17. Rhode Island (7-3) is 5-0 at home.
The first half was quite different as Juwan Howard scored 13 for Detroit (6-6), and the Titans bench outscored Rhode Island's 23-12 en route to a 36-34 lead at the half.
But Howard was tightly guarded after halftime, taking seven shots — and not making one till 3:53 remained and Detroit down by 17. He finished with 17 points, his other four starters adding only four more.
Rhode Island opened the second half 19-4, taking control of the game. Aside from shutting down Howard, the Rams sank 26 of 34 from the line, forced 18 turnovers and blocked seven shots, Hassan Martin with four.
Cleveland State pulls one out in overtime, 69-65, over San Francisco--Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cleveland State Picks Up Win over San Francisco 69-65 in OT--Vikings Ball
Cleveland State (5-6) Goes Up against Eastern Illinois (5-6)--Vikings Ball
Vikings Top San Francisco in Overtime, 69-65--csuvikings.com
Vikings Use Balanced Effort To Pick Up 80-72 Victory At Morehead State--csuvikings.com
Detroit Tripped Up by Rhode Island 69-55--Titans Update
Detroit (6-6) Squares Off with Arizona State (6-5)--Titans Update
Second Half Surge Lifts Rhode Island Past Titans, 69-55--detroittitans.com
Titans Fall To Western Michigan In Saturday Matinee--detroittitans.com
Pollard, freshman Davis lead Flyers to win over Boston--Dayton Daily News
Walk-on Bobby Wehrli came off the bench to play a career-high 21 minutes. Ryan Bass scored a season-high eight points and played a season-high 21 minutes.Arch: Short-handed Flyers step up--Dayton Daily News
The Flyers led 59-55 at the 10:27 mark. Every time the Flyers made a run, the Terriers answered. Then Wehrli hit his first career 3-pointer at the 9:59 mark. A jumper by Bass stretched Dayton’s lead to 64-55. Boston never got closer than nine in the final five minutes.
Freshman Darrell Davis came in and went 5-for-5 from three-point range and finished with a career-high 19 points. Ryan Bass, the under-sized transfer, had a career night, as well, with eight points in just 11 minutes. And Bobby Wehrli, one of the walk-ons, played 21 minutes and hit a big three pointer from the baselinePittsburgh edges Oakland in overtime 81-77--The Oakland Press
Oakland Stumbles with Loss to Pittsburgh 81-77 in OT--Grizz Gang
Oakland (4-8) and Clemson (6-4) Square Off--Grizz Gang
PITT ESCAPES OAKLAND AGAIN WITH OT WIN, 81-77--ougrizzlies.com
GAME 13: OAKLAND AT CLEMSON--ougrizzlies.com
OAKLAND DROPS FIRST HOME GAME TO INDIANA, 88-61--ougrizzlies.com
OAKLAND HITS THE ROAD MONDAY FOR IPFW--ougrizzlies.com
Illinois College Basketball Rankings for the Week of Dec. 22--The Catch and Shoot
10. UIC (3-9). Last week: 8Bad night in Big D--Whoosh!Net
After falling to Tennessee-Martin in overtime, UIC hung with SMU on the road for 30 minutes before losing by 21 points. The Flames’ only game this week is at Bradley.
UIC (3-9) Battles Northwestern (7-4)--Flame Fanatic
UIC Heads to Northwestern for Monday Matinee--uicflames.com
UIC Falls to No. 20/21 Mississippi State, 73-36--uicflames.com
Fouse, McKinnie power UWGB men in Vegas opener--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Beats Up Arkansas-Little Rock 66-46--Phoenix Fever
Green Bay (8-3) Goes Up against Georgia State (7-3)--Phoenix Fever
Unheralded Trio Leads Green Bay to Win in Tourney Opener--GreenBayPhoenix.com
UWGB women beat Vermont ahead of holiday break--Green Bay Press Gazette
Green Bay Downs Vermont 60-40 to Win Fourth Straight--GreenBayPhoenix.com
In the end, there's just not quite enough for UW-Milwaukee--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Drops One to SIU Edwardsville 61-56--UWM Update
Milwaukee (5-7) Squares Off with Arkansas (8-2)--UWM Update
Milwaukee Comes Up Short In 61-56 Setback At SIUE--uwmpanthers.com
UWM Panthers deliver KO punch--Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Panthers Deliver Second-Half Knockout Punch--uwmpanthers.com
Men’s Basketball: Alec Peters gets on a roll as Valparaiso rallies--The Post-Tribune
Peters shines in Valparaiso’s comeback victory--The NWI Times
Peters, Fernandez spark Crusaders win over NAIA foe Goshen--The NWI Times
Valparaiso Slips by IPFW 75-72--Valpo Daily
Valparaiso Trounces Goshen 82-55--Valpo Daily
Crusaders Claim Tough Road Win at IPFW--valpoathletics.com
Fernandez Sets New Blocks Mark in Win Over Goshen--valpoathletics.com
Women’s Basketball: Valparaiso fades away in second half, drops seventh straight game--The Post-Tribune
Career Days Don't Cut It for Crusader Women--valpoathletics.com
Wright State (8-4) and George Mason (4-6) Face Off--Rowdy Review
Wright State women fall to Purdue--Dayton Daily News
Women’s basketball: Raiders blown out at Purdue--The Guardian
Women Rout UC Irvine at BTI Invitational --wsuraiders.com
Women Fall to Purdue in BTI Championship Game--wsuraiders.com
Penguins Drop First Contest of Season at Pittsburgh--ysusports.com
Valpo Rallies from Halftime Deficit for Road Victory--Horizon League Network
Undefeated Sunday in Men's Basketball--Horizon League Network
Wright State, Green Bay Pull Away in Victories--Horizon League Network
Cleveland State and Milwaukee Deliver Sunday Wins--Horizon League Network