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Kennedy Catholic grad John Reimold scored 18 points for Bowling Green.
KENT -- Antonio Gates scored 26 points as Kent State held off a late threat by Bowling Green 73-67 Wednesday night.
Gates scored the Flashes' final nine points, making two field goals and five straight free throws.
Matt Jakeway added 15 points and Anthony Wilkins 11 for Kent State (17-2, 10-1 Mid-American Conference).
For Bowling Green (10-9, 6-5) John Reimold of Kennedy Catholic had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Netter scored 17, while Cory Ryan scored 14 and Ron Lewis nine, with 12 rebounds.
Ball St. 82, Ohio 68
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Chris Williams scored 25 of his 28 points in the second half and Robert Owens had his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Ball State (9-11, 4-6 MAC).
Cameron Echols finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Matt McCollom added 14 points for the Cardinals.
Brandon Hunter led the Bobcats (6-11, 3-6) with 33 points and 13 rebounds. Steve Esterkamp added 16 points.
N. Illinois 70, Buffalo 61
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- P.J. Smith scored 15 points to lead Northern Illinois (11-9, 7-3 MAC). Marcus Smallwood and Todd Peterson added 14 points apiece, with Smallwood also grabbing 13 rebounds. Anthony Maestranzi scored 11.
Jason Bird and Turner Battle led Buffalo (3-15, 0-9) with 13 points each.
Wis.-Green Bay 89, Cleveland St. 56
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Matt Rohde scored 19 points, leading Wisconsin-Green Bay in a Horizon League game. Brandon Hansen added 14 points for the Phoenix (8-14, 3-7 HL), and Greg Babcock and Derek Scheidt had 13 points apiece.
Cleveland State (7-15, 2-7) was led by Jermaine Robinson with 18 points.
Wis.-Milwaukee 61, Detroit 50
MILWAUKEE -- Dylan Page scored 19 points, Clay Tucker added 16 and Ronnie Jones had 11 to lead Wisconsin-Milwaukee (17-5, 8-2 HL).
The Titans (11-9, 5-5) had a four-game winning streak broken despite 23 points from Willie Green.
No. 2 Arizona 88,Washington 85, OT
SEATTLE -- Salim Stoudamire scored 25 points, including a big 3-pointer late in overtime, and Channing Frye had 24 points and 12 rebounds for Arizona (17-2, 9-1 Pac-10).
Luke Walton scored 13 points, becoming the 32nd Arizona player to score 1,000 points in his career.
Nate Robinson matched a career high with 19 points for Washington (8-11, 3-7).
Virginia 86, No. 8 Maryland 78
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Reserve Devin Smith scored 17 points and keyed a 16-0 second-half run as Virginia erased a 12-point deficit.
Travis Watson had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers (13-7, 4-4).
Ryan Randle scored 17 for the Terrapins (14-5, 6-2), whose five-game winning streak ended. Drew Nicholas and Steve Blake became the 38th and 39th players in Maryland history to surpass 1,000 career points. Nicholas scored 20 for a 1,007 total and Blake had 12 for 1,001 points.
No. 14 Wake Forest 73,N.C. State 58
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Josh Howard scored 20 of his 24 in the second half as the Demon Deacons (16-2, 6-2) secured their best start in the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1997.
Howard was 8-for-13 from the field, 7-of-7 from the foul line and added 12 rebounds.
The Wolfpack (12-6, 5-3) was 6-for-26 on 3-pointers.
Oregon 79, No. 25 Stanford 64
EUGENE, Ore. -- Luke Ridnour scored all 23 of his points in the second half and extended his free throw streak to a school-record 43 in a row.
Ridnour sat for the final 18:03 of the first half after picking up his second foul in 32 seconds. He came back to help the Ducks (16-5, 6-4 Pac-10) stop Stanford's four-game winning streak.
The Cardinal (16-6, 7-3) got 17 points from Julias Barnes. Josh Childress added 15 points and 13 rebounds.