Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger, left, and David Lighty go up for a rebound over Michigan’s Zack Novak during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday.AP PHOTO
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jared Sullinger hammered away inside for 19 points and 15 rebounds and No. 1 Ohio State came back from a sluggish half to beat Michigan 62-53 Thursday night, helping the Buckeyes open with 23 wins for the second time in school history.
William Buford added 13 points as Ohio State (23-0, 10-0 Big Ten) extended its conference lead to three games.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points, Darius Morris 12 and Jordan Morgan 10 for Michigan (13-9, 3-6), which fell to 1-22 all-time against No. 1s.
The Wolverines led 26-23 at the half and by five early in the second half before Ohio State continually turned to Sullinger inside to force fouls or muscle his way in for baskets.
Ohio State was 15 of 25 at the line to Michigan’s 1 of 4.
The teams had met just 22 days earlier, with the Buckeyes holding on at the end for a 68-64 win.
The Buckeyes extended several streaks. First, they have their second 23-0 start in the program’s 112 years, exceeded only by the 27-0 run by the Jerry Lucas-led team of 1960-61. In addition, they won their 14th straight Big Ten game while moving to 64-4 all-time when ranked No. 1. They’re 10-0 in the conference for the first time since 1961-62.
Morris was coming off only the third triple-double ever at Michigan. He had 12 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in an 87-73 win over Iowa on Sunday.
Down 30-24 after a bucket inside by Morgan with 17:35 left, the Buckeyes muscled the ball inside to take over.
ROSEMONT, Ill. — Ben Hansbrough scored 24 points and No. 9 Notre Dame used runs at the end of the first half and beginning of the second to rout DePaul, running the Irish’s winning streak to four games.
Notre Dame (18-4, 7-3) was coming off a nine-day layoff following its upset win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 24. It didn’t take long for the rust — if there was much at all — to go away.
DePaul, meanwhile, suffered its 22nd straight loss in the Big East, counting one league tournament game. The Blue Demons (6-15, 0-9) have also dropped 25 straight to ranked opponents.
Scott Martin added 15 points and Tim Abromatis 13 for the Irish. Freshman Brandon Young led DePaul with 16. The Blue Demons’ leading scorer Cleveland Melvin, averaging 14.5, managed just four.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Jared Cunningham had 19 points and the Oregon State Beavers snapped a three-game losing streak with a upset victory over No. 20 Washington.
Scott Suggs had a career-high 18 points, including five 3-pointers for Washington (15-6, 7-3 Pac-10) which lost its second straight.
Oregon State (9-12, 4-6) took a 58-52 lead on Omari Johnson’s layup off an offensive rebound. After Isaiah Thomas made 2 of 3 free throws for the Huskies, Calvin Haynes made one for the Beavers.
Haynes’ layup and foul shot with 1:48 left extended it to 62-54 and put the Gill Coliseum crowd on its feet. The Beavers made free throws the rest of the way to put it away, snapping an eight-game winning streak for Washington in the series between the two teams.
STANFORD, Calif. — Derrick Williams shrugged off pain in his right pinky to score 21 points and grab eight rebounds, and No. 21 Arizona beat Stanford for its fourth straight victory.
The sophomore star had part of his shooting hand buried in tape and gauze to protect his pinky after it was bent backward against UCLA last week and still put together a complete performance. Lamont Jones added 15 points, and Jesse Perry scored 12 to help the Wildcats (19-4, 8-3) overtake Washington for the Pac-10 lead after the Huskies lost to Oregon State earlier in the night.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Miami Hurricanes overcame a season-high 28 turnovers and snapped a four-game losing streak by taking advantage of Georgia Tech’s poor shooting to win.
Miami built a 21-point lead with 13 1/2 minutes left, then held on despite making only two baskets the rest of the way.
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Haley Peters scored 15 points and No. 3 Duke bounced back from its first loss by routing No. 18 Miami.
Karima Christmas added 14 points, while freshman Richa Jackson had a season-high 13 in her first start for the Blue Devils (21-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).
ATLANTA — Kim Rogers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give No. 12 Maryland a win over No. 24 Georgia Tech in a game interrupted by a power outage with just over 2 minutes to play.
Rogers’ winning shot from the baseline came on an inbounds play with 1.2 seconds left after Georgia Tech had tied the game on a foul shot by Sasha Goodlett with 44.4 seconds remaining.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Victoria Dunlap scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds to eclipse 1,000 for her career, and No. 17 Kentucky easily beat Auburn.
Dunlap also had five assists for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Southeastern Conference) and now sits in second place on the school’s all-time rebound list.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Brittany Rayburn scored 23 points to lead Purdue past No. 20 Iowa, the Boilermakers’ first win over a ranked team in more than a year.
Rayburn made 4 of 5 3-point attempts in her second consecutive strong shooting effort after a lengthy slump. Courtney Moses had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Boilermakers (16-7, 6-4 Big Ten), who won for the fifth time in six games.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Kayla Pedersen had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and No. 4 Stanford pulled away in the second half to beat Arizona State for its 47th straight Pac-10 win, one short of the all-time record.
Stanford (19-2, 10-0 Pac-10) labored through a sloppy first half and grinded it out by getting the ball inside in the second. The Cardinal can tie their own conference record, set from 1995-98, against Arizona on Saturday.
MADISON, Wis. — Kalisha Keane scored 28 points to lead No. 11 Michigan State to a overtime win over Wisconsin.
Keane finished hit four 3-pointers to help give Spartans coach Suzy Merchant her first road victory over the Badgers in four trips to the Kohl Center.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Kayla Tetschlag scored 15 of her 25 points in the first half and No. 21 Wisconsin-Green Bay continued its Horizon League dominance with a win over Cleveland State.
Green Bay (21-1, 10-0) won its 12th straight overall and notched its 18th straight regular-season conference victory.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State leading rebounder Jeff Brooks is day-to-day with a dislocated right shoulder, and his status is unclear for Sunday’s game against Michigan.
Brooks hurt the shoulder late in the first half of Tuesday’s 68-51 loss at Illinois. A team physician said X-rays Thursday revealed no damage to the shoulder joint or bones.
The team trainer said he was surprised with Brooks’ range of motion, and that swelling and pain for Brooks was minimal. The team will monitor his progress before determining his availability when Penn State (12-9, 5-5 Big Ten) hosts the Wolverines (13-9, 3-6).
Brooks leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per game. He’s second in scoring at 13.2 points behind guard Talor Battle.