PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence's career leader, carrying resurgent Friars over Number 21 Notre Dame 71-54 yesterday. Jack Cooley led Notre Dame with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Tom Knight and Garrick Sherman each scored 11 in Providence, Rhode Island. It was just the second loss in seven games for the Fighting Irish.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points and Cody Zeller had 19 as top ranked Indiana rolled over Purdue 83-55 yesterday, routing the Boilermakers for the second time in 2½ weeks. Indiana bucked the recent trend of Number 1 teams losing and will likely keep the top spot for a third straight week. It also will retain at least a share of the league lead. The Hoosiers have won eight of their last nine games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Rotnei Clarke scored 22 points and Number 11 Butler beat Fordham 68-63 yesterday, handing the Rams' their sixth straight loss. Clarke was the key figure for the Bulldogs late in the game when Fordham was able to close to 65-63 with 18 seconds to play in New York.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Glenn Bryant scored 20 points, J.R. Sims added 18 and Eastern Michigan beat Ball State 56-50 yesterday afternoon. Jauwan Scaife led the Cardinals with 21 points but was just 6 of 18 from the floor, including 2 of 13 from 3-point range in Muncie.