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No. 2 Spartans give coach his 340th win

Michigan State’s Durrell Summers, top, lands on top of Valparaiso’s Michael Rogers after going up for a basket during the first half Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chris Allen scored 22 points, Kalin Lucas added 15 and Michigan State routed Valparaiso 90-60 on Sunday to move coach Tom Izzo into a tie with Jud Heathcote for most career wins with the Spartans.

Both coaches have won 340 games at Michigan State. The timing was especially fitting with Heathcote set to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

The game was a regional matchup in the Legends Classic. The Spartans (4-0) head to Atlantic City, N.J., for a game Friday against Florida in the tournament semifinals.

Brandon Wood had 24 points to lead Valparaiso (1-3).

No. 20 Louisville 90, Morgan State 81

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Samardo Samuels had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Preston Knowles added 13 points and the Cardinals struggled to put away the Bears at Freedom Hall.

The Cardinals (3-0) held on behind solid free-throw shooting. Louisville made 33 of 41 from the line, while Morgan State (3-1) went just 18 of 24.

No. 21 Georgia Tech 85, Boston U 67

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Zachery Peacock scored 22 points, Gani Lawal had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Yellow Jackets wrapped up fifth place at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Georgia Tech (3-1) led only 42-40 at the half, but the Terriers’ inability to take care of the basketball and stifling defense eventually took its toll.

Penn State 59, Davidson 57

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jeff Brooks scored 12 points to help Penn State hold off Davidson in the third round of the Charleston Classic.

A jumper by Brooks with two minutes to play gave Penn State a 59-55 lead, and the Nittany Lions held on for the win despite not scoring the rest of the way.

WOMEN No. 2 Stanford 76, UC Davis 51

DAVIS, Calif. — Kayla Pedersen had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 2 Stanford to a win over UC Davis.

Jayne Appel added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (4-0), who won their fourth straight in the series.

No. 3 Ohio State 93, Oklahoma State 72

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jantel Lavender scored 26 points, Brittany Johnson had a career-high 23 and Samantha Prahalis added 22 to lead No. 3 Ohio State to win the Preseason WNIT.

Tayler Hill chipped in with 11 points for the Buckeyes (5-0), who have scored at least 88 points in every game so far.

No. 4 North Carolina 78, UNLV 68

LAS VEGAS — Italee Lucas scored 24 points and Cetera DeGraffenreid added 22 to help North Carolina beat UNLV.

No. 5 Notre Dame 80, Iona 45

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Skylar Diggins scored 17 points, Becca Bruszewski had 14 and Notre Dame forced 33 turnovers en route to a victory over Iona.

No. 6 Tennessee 77, No. 12 Virginia 63

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Angie Bjorklund scored 24 points and hit the big shots when Tennessee needed them as the Lady Vols beat Virginia.

No. 8 Baylor 69, No. 17 California 49

BERKELEY, Calif. Brittney Griner had 15 points, seven rebounds and five blocks to help Baylor rout California.

She missed a right-handed dunk along the baseline off a behind-the-back pass from Melissa Jones with 2:08 remaining.

No. 13 Florida State 66, Georgia State 53

ATLANTA — Jacinta Monroe scored 14 points before twisting her left knee midway through the second half, and Florida State beat Georgia State.

No. 15 Texas A&M 79, Auburn 59

AUBURN, Ala. — Danielle Adams scored 22 points and Texas A&M shot 53 percent in a win over Auburn.

No. 16 Georgia 49, Rutgers 48

ATHENS, Ga. — Ashley Houts scored 17 points to lead Georgia to a come-from-behind win over Rutgers.

Georgia (3-0) trailed 44-32 with 7:14 to play after Rutgers freshman Monique Oliver’s layup. Houts answered with a 3-pointer to ignite a 15-2 Georgia run. A 3-pointer by freshman Anne Marie Armstrong put Georgia ahead 47-46 with 2:04 to play.

No. 19 Kansas 77, Michigan 66

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Sade Morris scored a a career-high 26 points and became the 21st player in school history to eclipse 1,000 points, lifting Kansas to a win over Michigan.

No. 21 Michigan State 74, Western Michigan 51

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Lykendra Johnson scored 21 points and Aisha Jefferson added 12 to lead Michigan State to a win over Western Michigan.

Michigan State’s 6-foot-9 center Allyssa DeHaan added seven points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Spartans (2-2).

No. 23 Louisville 84, Tennessee Tech 54

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Becky Burke scored 16 points and No. 23 Louisville overcame a sloppy first half to beat Tennessee Tech.

No. 25 Mississippi State 84, Maryland 55

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Alexis Rack scored a career-high 43 points and led a defensive effort that forced 28 turnovers to lead Mississippi State to a win over Maryland.

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