No. 24 Ohio State Holds Off Purdue 63-61

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points and Aaron Craft finished with 16 on Thursday, helping No. 24 Ohio State hang on for a 63-61 victory over Purdue in the Big Ten tournament. The win sent the defending tourney champs into Friday’s quarterfinals against...

No. 24 OHIO ST. 63, PURDUE 61

T. Johnson 4-12 1-3 10, R. Johnson 5-10 2-5 12, Hammons 7-12 1-1 15, Stephens 2-7 5-5 10, Davis 1-5 2-2 4, Smotherman 1-2 0-0 2, Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Peck 3-6 0-0 6, Carroll 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 11-16 61. Craft 6-16 4-6 16, Ross 8-21 3-3 19, Thompson 3-9 1-2 7, A. Williams 2-5 2-4...

Snyder’s 21 Lead West Holmes Girls Past SVSM 49-45

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Laina (LAY’-nuh) Snyder, a first-team Associated Press All-Ohioan, had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Alex Brown hit two late free throws to help top-ranked Millersburg West Holmes beat Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 49-45 on Thursday in a Division 2 state...

Sanford Scores 23, Dayton Beats Fordham At A-10

NEW YORK (AP) — Vee Sanford tied a career high with 23 points off the bench on a perfect shooting day, and Dayton beat Fordham 87-74 on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament in another boost to the Flyers’ NCAA tournament hopes. Fifth-seeded Dayton has...

Purdue’s Basil Smotherman Leaves With Leg Injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue guard Basil Smotherman was helped off the court during the second half of Thursday’s game after injuring his right leg. Smotherman was hurt when Amir Williams put in a layup to give No. 24 Ohio State a 39-38 lead with 14:47 left in a first-round...

Cincy’s Legaux Tries To Overcome Knee Injury

CINCINNATI (AP) — Munchie Legaux isn’t giving up on his football career. Cincinnati’s starting quarterback suffered a horrific injury during the second game last season, tearing two ligaments and damaging cartilage in his left knee. The surgery went well, but doctors...

Cops: 2 OD On Heroin As Kids Play At McDonald’s

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Indiana couple has been arrested in Ohio on child endangering charges because police say they overdosed on heroin in a McDonald’s play area. Hamilton County court records show that the fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati,...

Bengals Release LB James Harrison

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have released linebacker James Harrison, who had a limited role during much of his one season in Cincinnati. The 35-year-old linebacker will be looking for a third team in three years. He left Pittsburgh, where he was the Defensive Player of the Year...

Alter Girls Overcome Slow Start To Beat Rogers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Emma Bockrath had 14 points and Hayley Combs converted a long pass into a layup with 8 seconds left to seal second-ranked Kettering Alter’s 50-47 win over No. 12 Toledo Rogers on Thursday in a girls Division II...

Browns Sign TE Jim Dray

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have signed free agent tight end Jim Dray, who spent the past four years with Arizona. Dray had career highs with 26 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Cardinals. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Dray is mostly a blocker, and will...