Nike Sibande scored a career-high 22 points and made all four of his 3-point shots as Miami (Ohio) defeated Central Michigan 70-61 Tuesday night.
Logan McLane added 13 points and eight rebounds for Miami (11-9, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), Isaiah Lands-Coleman added 12 points on four 3-pointers. Darrian Ringo, ranked seventh nationally in total assists, dished 10, the sixth time this season he’s reached double-digit assists.
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The Patriots have a 10-1 record all time when facing the Jaguars (including playoffs). Their lone loss came in 1999 at Jacksonville in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
It was on me, for this game, Self said. If I had to do it all over again, knowing what I know now, I would’ve done it differently. … It was obviously the wrong thing to do to win this game.
In the final four minutes, the Sooners had reserve Matt Freeman deliberately foul Azubuike and put the 41 percent free throw shooter at the line.
On back-to-back possessions, Azubuike missed on the front end of a one-and-one. The next time Kansas had the ball, Azubuike was fouled again, leading to two more misses from the line.
Freeman finally fouled out with 1:56 remaining. But Azubuike misfired on two more free throws. Two possessions later, Oklahoma freshman Trae Young found Christian James in the corner for a go-ahead 3-pointer, giving the Sooners an 82-80 lead.