Cincinnati beats No. 19 San Diego State 71-62 in overtime


First Posted: 12/17/2014

CINCINNATI - Farad Cobb hit a 3-pointer that put Cincinnati in control in overtime, and the Bearcats pulled away to a 71-62 victory over No. 19 San Diego State on Wednesday night after letting a late lead slip away in regulation.

The Bearcats (7-2) were coming off a 56-55 double-overtime loss at Nebraska on Saturday night that underscored their season-long struggle to hit shots. Cobb made the one in overtime that made the difference and finished with 12 points.

San Diego State (7-3) lost for only the second time in its last 20 overtime games.

Winston Shepard had a game-high 17 points, including a pair of free throws with 3.9 seconds left that tied it 57-all and sent it overtime. The Aztecs were outscored 14-5 in overtime.

No. 25 Michigan State 66, Eastern Michigan 46

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Bryn Forbes scored 14 points and Travis Trice added 13, and No. 25 Michigan State dispatched Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night, denying the Eagles their second straight upset win over an in-state foe.

Eastern Michigan beat Michigan in Ann Arbor last week, but the Eagles (8-2) never led against Michigan State. Eastern Michigan shot 23 percent from the field, and although its 2-3 zone caused the Spartans (8-3) to look ragged at times, Michigan State did not seem especially troubled after the first few minutes.

The Spartans did lose standout senior Branden Dawson to an apparent left wrist injury with 15:30 remaining in the game. Dawson took a hard fall while trying to dunk the ball and did not return.

Raven Lee led the Eagles with 12 points.