College basketball highlights: Ohio State-Michigan State, more in action


The further we advance into the week, the higher the stakes get in the world of men’s college basketball, as the major conference tournaments — including the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 — kick into high gear Friday.

The day began with an intense matchup between Big Ten regular-season champion Purdue and Rutgers, which saw the Scarlet Knights come up just short in a game that went down to the wire in Chicago.

Pac-12 regular-season champion UCLA will be in action later in the day, as will Big East champ Marquette and defending national champion Kansas out of the Big 12.

We’ve got you covered with all the action from start to finish from around the league.


Here are the top moments!

Ohio State vs. Michigan State (Big Ten)

Hot start

Ohio State was first to strike in this one, but Michigan State‘s Tyson Walker sparked a run for the Spartans early.

Eyes on the prize

The Buckeyes continued to heat up as the first half got underway, connecting on one shot after another to build a small lead.

Stay tuned for updates!

Purdue 70, Rutgers 65 (Big Ten)

And we’re off!

Rutgers center Clifford Omoruyi accounted for the first points of the game on this smooth reverse dunk.

The Scarlet Knights jumped out to a 12-4 lead by the first official TV timeout, making a big statement early.

Rutgers’ Clifford Omoruyi drops a one-handed reverse dunk vs. Purdue

Keeping it close

Purdue went on a 5-0 run midway through the first half to keep Rutgers within arm’s reach, 17-10.

The Scarlet Knights had a few tricks up their sleeve, however, as the first half continued. Exhibit A: Cam Spencer.


Boilermakers center Zach Edey slammed it home to tie things up for Purdue ahead of the break.

It was a one-point game at halftime, 29-28.

Purdue’s Zach Edey delivers a MONSTROUS two-handed jam vs. Rutgers

Back and forth

Rutgers regained the lead early in the second half, but Purdue turned up the heat and didn’t stay behind for long.

Not how they drew it up

Rutgers guard Derek Simpson drained a 3-point jumper to make it a one-point game, 50-49, late in the second half after the team’s initial play didn’t go as planned.

Rutgers continued to bring the pressure with one big bucket after another as the game wound down.

Tensions running high

Things got heated as the final moments approached. Edey was assessed a flagrant 1 foul during the sequence, which involved players from both teams getting in a dust up on the court.

In the end, the Boilermakers were able to hang on to the lead and secure the win, 70-65.


Penn State vs. Northwestern (Big Ten)

Penn State Nittany Lions


Northwestern Wildcats


UConn vs. Marquette (Big East)

Iowa State vs. Kansas (Big 12)

Iowa State Cyclones



Kansas Jayhawks


Maryland vs. Indiana (Big Ten)

Maryland Terrapins



Indiana Hoosiers


TCU vs. Texas (Big 12)


TCU Horned Frogs



Texas Longhorns


Creighton vs. Xavier (Big East)


Creighton Bluejays



Xavier Musketeers


Oregon vs. UCLA (Pac-12)

Oregon Ducks



UCLA Bruins


Arizona State vs. Arizona (Pac-12)

Arizona State Sun Devils



Arizona Wildcats


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