DePaul drops matinee in Providence

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Kris Dunn scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out 11 assists, and Providence shot 53 percent from the field to defeat DePaul 83-72 in a Big East game Thursday in Providence, Rhode Island. The game originally was scheduled for Tuesday, but it was postponed for two days because of the snowstorm that hit the New England area.

La Dontae Henton added 12 points, Tyler Harris and Kyron Cartwright 11 each and Ben Betil 10 for the Friars (16-5, 6-2), who outscored the Blue Demons 26-13 from the free-throw line and outrebounded them 39-19.

Tommy Hamilton IV scored 22 points, Billy Garrett Jr. 16, Jamee Crockett 14 and Myke Henry 10 for DePaul (11-11, 5-4), who scored only 23 points in the first half and trailed by 18 at the break before scoring 49 points and making a game of it after halftime.

Milwaukee 71, UIC 65

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Tiby scored 19 points for a career-best 13th straight double-digit game and Milwaukee defeated UIC 71-65.

UIC scored five straight points to get within two, 67-65, with 51 seconds left, but Justin Jordan hit a 3-pointer for Milwaukee and the Flames missed three 3-pointers.

Tiby added 13 rebounds for his sixth double-double this season. Steve McWhorter scored 17 points, Akeem Springs 13 and Cody Wichmann 11. The Panthers (8-14, 3-5 Horizon) have beaten the Flames in 13 of their last 15 meetings.

Ahman Fells had a career-high 20 points for the Flames (5-17, 1-6), who lost their sixth straight and are still winless on the road. Paris Burns added 16 points and Jay Harris 11.

The teams were tied at halftime, and the Flames began the second half with a 12-6 run. The Panthers came back and took the lead for good, 53-50, with 8:32 left.

Michigan State 71, Rutgers 51

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Brenden Dawson had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Michigan State used a 20-2 run to start the second half to roll over Rutgers 71-51 on Thursday night in a game that was postponed earlier in the week by the threat of a blizzard in New Jersey.

Bryn Forbes added 18 points as the Spartans (14-7, 5-3 Big Ten) shot 51 percent from the field, limited Rutgers to 29 percent shooting and led almost every second of the game. Travis Trice added 10 points and five assists before leaving late in the game, seemingly favoring his left arm.

Kadeem Jack had 17 points to lead Rutgers (10-11, 2-7) which has lost five in a row since beating Wisconsin earlier this month.

Ohio State 80, No. 16 Maryland 56

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Marc Loving scored 19 points and D’Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 80-56 victory over No. 16 Maryland on Thursday night.

Jae’Sean Tate, starting his third game in a row, added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Buckeyes (17-5, 6-3 Big Ten), who have won three in a row — including the last two over ranked opponents at home.

Dez Wells had 12 points and Jake Layman 10 for Maryland (18-4, 6-3), which had won four of five.

Melo Trimble, who came in leading Maryland in scoring at 16.3 points per game, had a forgettable night. He missed all eight shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, and ended up with three points, one rebound and one assist.

Michigan State, which had lost two of its last three games, blew this one open at the start of the second half.

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