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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lamar Stevens had 24 points and Myreon Jones made a career-high six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, leading No. 22 Penn State to a 75-70 win over No. 16 Michigan State. The Nittany Lions have won five straight games, making them contenders in the Big Ten Conference during the second half of the regular season. The Spartans dropped consecutive games for the first time this season. Michigan State's Cassius Winston scored 25 points and could not convert on chances to pull into a tie twice in the closing seconds.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio is retiring after a 13-year run. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting head coach while Michigan State seeks a replacement. Dantonio went 114-57 as Michigan State's coach. He won Big Ten titles in 2010, 2013 and 2015. The last of those three seasons included a trip to the College Football Playoff. The Spartans declined after that. They went 7-6 this past season.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jalen Smith had 14 points and 15 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 17 and No. 9 Maryland used a strong second half to beat Rutgers 56-51 Tuesday night for its fifth straight victory. The Terrapins trailed 25-20 at halftime after shooting 24 percent. With Smith leading the way, Maryland emerged from the break with a 14-4 run and held off a late surge by Rutgers Knights to improve to 13-0 at home. Akwasi Yeboah scored 13 for the Scarlet Knights, who shot 34 percent and went 3 for 17 from beyond the arc.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Young made two free throws with 33.3 seconds remaining to give Ohio State the lead after a crucial replay review, and the Buckeyes held on for a 61-58 victory over Michigan. The game turned after officials went to the monitor with just over a half-minute left. Ohio State was ahead 57-56 when Michigan's Zavier Simpson drove to the basket and drew a foul on Young. The Ohio State forward's jersey appeared to be ripped afterward, and a replay showed Simpson had gabbed the jersey while falling at the end of the play. The foul on Young stood, but officials added a flagrant foul on Simpson as well. That meant each player shot two free throws — they made all four — and the Buckeyes ended up with a one point lead and the ball.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wisconsin guard Brad Davison returns to action at Minnesota after a one-game suspension for a flagrant foul against Iowa. The environment will surely be charged at Williams Arena, with two rival teams trying to keep up in the Big Ten race. Adding an edge to the atmosphere will be the presence of Davison, who has been accused in some corners of unsportsmanlike play on the court. Davison is also one of the many Minnesota natives who have crossed the border to play for Wisconsin. The Gophers have not won at home against the Badgers in six years.

UNDATED (AP) — The February signing period in college football is now about tying up loose ends. Most of the scholarships are accounted for since the signing period opened in late December. The traditional signing period opens Wednesday and there are still questions to be answered: Where will the few uncommitted blue-chip players sign? Which new coaches can finish with a flourish? And what team will have the best class? It could be Clemson, Alabama or Georgia.

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