BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -Armon Bassett scored 23 points and Eric Gordon added 17 to lead the 12th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers past Ohio State 72-69 on Tuesday night for Dan Dakich's first coaching victory at Assembly Hall.
Dakich replaced Kelvin Sampson as Indiana's coach Friday, after Sampson resigned amid a phone-call scandal. Dakich barely won his first game Saturday night at Northwestern. But after 410 games as an Indiana (24-4, 13-2 Big Ten) assistant and one road game as head coach, he finally won one in Bloomington.
The Buckeyes (17-11, 8-7) were led by Kosta Koufos with 21 points. Ohio State lost its third straight, and has now lost five of seven.
No. 15 Connecticut 79, Rutgers 61
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Jeff Adrien scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Connecticut to a victory over Rutgers, the Huskies' 11th win in 12 games.
Stanley Robinson, who had 13 rebounds, and Craig Austrie both added 18 points for Connecticut (22-6, 11-4), which moved one game ahead of Marquette in fourth place in the Big East Conference, the last spot that secures a first-round bye in the league's tournament.
Freshman Earl Pettis had a season-high 18 points for the Scarlet Knights (10-19, 2-14), who lost their eighth straight game. The last three losses were to ranked teams: Notre Dame, Marquette and Connecticut.
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