College roundup: Rutgers now 0-15 in Big Ten after 22-point loss to Minnesota

Jordan Murphy had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Minnesota dropped Rutgers to 0-15 in the Big Ten with an 83-61 victory on Tuesday night.

Joey King had 15 points and seven rebounds and Dupree McBrayer had 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Golden Gophers (8-19, 2-13), who have won two straight conference games after an 0-13 start. The Gophers picked up their first Big Ten win with a victory over then-No. 6 Maryland last week.

D.J. Foreman had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Bishop Daniels scored 12 points for Rutgers (6-22). The Scarlet Knights turned it over 21 times and have lost 30 straight Big Ten games.

Evansville 67, Bradley 55: Egidijus Mockevicius scored 20 points and gathered 17 rebounds and D.J. Balentine added 22 points to help Evansville defeat Bradley 67-55 Tuesday night, winning its fourth straight with one game left in the regular season.

Mockevicius, the 6-foot-10 senior from Vilnius, Lithuania, set a program rebounding record late in the game, grabbing the 1,198th of his career. The scoring-rebounding double-double was his eighth in a row and his nation-leading 25th this season.

Bradley led most of the first half until a Balentine 3-point play put Evansville (23-7, 12-5 Missouri Valley Conference) ahead 20-19 with 5:19 remaining in the period. The Purple Aces, a solid second in the MVC, led 29-25 at halftime, built a 10-point lead less than two minutes into the second half and were not threatened after that.

Callum Barker scored 14 points to lead Bradley (5-25, 3-14) with Antoine Pittman adding 12 and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye 11 with seven assists.

No. 6 Michigan State 81, Ohio State 62: Michigan State's Bryn Forbes hit six 3-pointers in the second half as the sixth-ranked Spartans beat Ohio State 81-62 on Tuesday night.

Forbes had 27 points and finished 7 of 10 from 3-point range.

The Spartans (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten) led 36-31 at halftime but Forbes then scored 20 points and Matt Costello added 12 of his 16.

Denzel Valentine added 17 points and eight assists as the Spartans won for the seventh time in eight games.

Michigan State made 14 of 22 3-point attempts.

Marc Loving had 19 points and JaQuan Lyle added 16 for Ohio State (18-11, 10-6), who had a four-game winning streak stopped.

Ohio State was without sophomore starting forward Jae'Sean Tate because of a left shoulder injury that will keep him out the rest of the season. He will undergo surgery on Friday.

Central Michigan 76, Northern Illinois 64: John Simons scored 17, including three 3-pointers, with eight rebounds, and Chris Fowler had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead Central Michigan past Northern Illinois 76-64 Tuesday night.

Josh Kozinski added 15 points — all on 3s — and Braylon Rayson scored 10 for Central Michigan.

Kozinski, who came into the game tied for first in the Mid-American Conference with 71 made 3-pointers, hit a pair from beyond the arc to spark a 10-4 run that put the Chippewas (15-13, 8-7 Mid-American) up 74-62 with a minute to play.

Northern Illinois (18-10, 7-8) shot 36.1 percent from the field, including 3 of 19 (15.8 percent) from 3-point range.

Marin Maric had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Huskies, while Travon Baker scored 10.

Central Michigan, which came into the game ranked No. 4 in Division I in turnovers per game (9.4), committed just seven.

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