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Winston sets Big Ten assist mark
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[January 18, 2020]
Senior Cassius Winston handed
out four assists on Friday night, leading No. 15 Michigan State to a
67-55 victory over visiting Wisconsin and becoming the Big Ten's
all-time leader in career assists with 817.
It was, otherwise, a tough night for Winston, who scored six points
on 3-for-12 shooting in East Lansing, Mich. But Winston had plenty
of help, particularly from junior Xavier Tillman, who scored 15
points, grabbed nine rebounds and had four assists for the Spartans
(14-4, 6-1 Big Ten).
Former Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves, who ended his career in
2000 with 816 assists, was in attendance Friday. Sophomores Aaron
Henry and Gabe Brown each added 13 points while freshman Rocket
Watts had 11 for Michigan State.
Junior Nate Reuvers scored 19 to lead Wisconsin (11-7, 4-3), which
had won six of seven entering the game and is the only Big Ten team
with two road victories. Sophomore Kobe King added 10 points for the
No. 13 Dayton 78, Saint Louis 76 (OT)
Jalen Crutcher's buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime completed a
torrid rally, allowing the Flyers (16-2, 5-0 Atlantic 10 Conference)
to defeat the host Billikens.
Crutcher scored seven of his team-high 21 points in the final 49
seconds of overtime, and he contributed to Dayton's raucous comeback
in regulation. Obi Toppin, held to six points in the first half,
finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Saint Louis' Javonte Perkins led all scorers with 25 points off the
bench. Hasahn French and Jordan Goodwin scored 16 and 15,
respectively, but they went a combined 8 of 19 on foul shots. The
Billikens (14-4, 3-2) finished 20 of 37 shooting free throws.
Goodwin's layup with one second left in regulation sent the game to
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Michigan State Spartans guard Cassius Winston (5) brings the ball up
court during the second half of a game against the Wisconsin Badgers
at the Breslin Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY
Iowa 90, No. 19 Michigan 83
The Hawkeyes' Luka Garza had another big offensive game against the
Wolverines, who remained winless on the road in the Big Ten this
season after the loss in Iowa City.
Garza, a junior who made 10 of 18 field-goal attempts and 11 of 13
free throws, had a career-high 44 points against the Wolverines last
month in a loss at Ann Arbor.
Freshman CJ Fredrick tied his career high with 21 points on Friday,
Joe Wieskamp contributed 20 points, and Ryan Kriener added 14 for
Iowa (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten). Junior Eli Brooks scored a career-high 25
points for Michigan (11-6, 2-4). Franz Wagner had 18 points, Jon
Teske tossed in 14, and David DeJulius chipped in 10.
--Field Level Media
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