FRIDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES
No. 6 Michigan State 76, Wisconsin 61
EAST LANSING, MICH.
Miles Bridges scored 24 points and No. 6 Michigan State beat the Wisconsin Badgers, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled allegations against Larry Nassar. The Spartans (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) have won three straight after losing two of the previous three games. Wisconsin (10-12, 3-6) has lost five of six. The court was surrounded by a sea of teal T-shirts worn by students, hoping to raise awareness about sexual violence. Hollis, a close friend of Spartans coach Tom Izzo, is retiring as the latest leader to step away because of a sexual abuse scandal involving a former physician at the school. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon announced her resignation Wednesday night, hours after Larry Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison this week for molesting girls and young women. Cassius Winston had 17 points and six assists, Nick Ward had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Jaren Jackson had 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for the Spartans. Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ had 23 points and seven rebounds and Brevin Pritzl scored 13.
Wright State 87, Detroit Mercy 55
Grant Benzinger scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting to help Wright State dominate Detroit Mercy. Loudon Love and Everett Winchester added 15 points apiece, Cole Gentry had 12 points and Jaylon Hall 10 for Wright State, which shot 56 percent and got 16 assists on its 32 baskets. Benzinger had four of the Raiders’ eight 3-pointers. Wright State (16-6, 8-1 Horizon League) raced out to a 23-5 lead midway through the first half and took a 41-28 advantage into the break.
No. 17 Oregon State 69, Utah 58
SALT LAKE CITY
Marie Gulich had 18 points and six blocks to help No. 17 Oregon State beat Utah. Mikayla Pivec added 14 points and 12 rebounds for her third double-double this season, and Taya Corosdale had 11 points for the Beavers (19-3, 8-1 Pac-12). Megan Huff had a season-high 26 points for Utah (14-6, 5-4).
No. 22 Green Bay 65, UIC 36
GREEN BAY, WIS.
Jessica Lindstrom had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Green Bay. Frankie Wurtz and Allie LeClaire each added 13 points for the Phoenix (18-2, 8-1 Horizon League). Taylor Toney and Brittany Byrd led UIC (7-13, 0-9) with 13 points each.