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Toledo center Zach Garber fouls Kansas forward Perry Ellis during the first half of Kansas’ 93-83 win.
College basketball

Fischer’s exit leaves void for IU

– Indiana freshman Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer.

The move comes one day before the Hoosiers open Big Ten play at Illinois.

Fischer, a 6-foot-11 center, was expected to help fill the void left by the early departure of Cody Zeller to the NBA. Fischer played in all 13 games for the Hoosiers (10-3) and was averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10 minutes.

Coach Tom Crean said Monday that Fischer was looking for a “different fit,” and the Hoosiers did not want Fischer to leave.

Last year, Fischer was Wisconsin’s Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year.

No. 6 OKLAHOMA STATE 92, ROBERT MORRIS 66: In Stillwater, Okla., Phil Forte scored 20 points and the Cowboys (12-1) looked sharp after a nine-day break.

Markel Brown added 18 points for Oklahoma State in the Cowboys’ final tuneup before opening Big 12 Conference play on Saturday at Kansas State.

The Cowboys never trailed against the Colonials (5-9).

No. 9 BAYLOR 81, ORAL ROBERTS 55: In Waco, Texas, Taurean Prince scored 10 of his 16 points in the go-ahead run as the Bears overcame a slow start.

Baylor (11-1) fell behind 7-0 while missing its first six shots before finally scoring nearly 6 minutes into the game.

No. 16 KANSAS 93, TOLEDO 83: In Lawrence, Kan., Perry Ellis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Naadir Tharpe added a career-high 20 points and the Jayhawks (9-3) handed the Rockets their first loss of the season.

Andrew Wiggins also had 20 points and fellow freshman Joel Embiid had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks, who built a 16-point lead early in the second half.

Toledo (12-1) made one final charge, using some hot outside shooting and sloppiness on the part of Kansas to get within 81-73 on a 3-pointer by Julius Brown with 3:23 left in the game.

No. 24 GONZAGA 69, SAN FRANCISCO 41: In Spokane, Wash., Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers to lead the Bulldogs (12-2, 2-0 West Coast).

Przemek Karnowski added 11 points for Gonzaga.

JAMES MADISON 73, BALL STATE 68: In Harrisonburg, Va., Charles Cooke scored 20 points and Ron Curry added 17 to help the Dukes (5-9) outlast the Cardinals (2-8).

With two minutes remaining, the Cardinals (2-8) cut the deficit to three after two Zavier Turner free throws but couldn’t connect on their next three 3-point attempts. The Dukes hit four of their last six free throws to seal the win.

Majok Majok and Jesse Berry each scored 18 points for Ball State.

ASHFORD (IOWA) 64, HUNTINGTON 57: In Huntington, the Foresters (13-2) fell for only the second time this season after making just 9 of 24 shots in the second half. Shane Merryman led Huntington with 28 points and 11 rebounds and Alec Peterson had 13 rebounds. Huntington made just 3 of 17 3-pointers while Ashford (12-5) was 7 of 9 from beyond the arc.


No. 16 LSU 72, JACKSON STATE 45: In Baton Rouge, La., Jeanne Kenney made 6 of 7 3-point attempts to lead the Tigers (10-2). Kenney tied her career-high with 22 points.

No. 24 ARIZONA STATE 63, No. 20 SYRACUSE 60: In Tempe, Ariz., Kelsey Moos scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Sun Devils (11-1) held on for the win.