Nov 13, 2019 3:29 PM

11/13 BIG Ten Conference news

Posted Nov 13, 2019 3:29 PM

UNDATED (AP) — Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth and final playoff spot in the selection committee's second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 after the Tigers won at Alabama on Saturday.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a bitter loss to Wisconsin, No. 23 Iowa has been reduced to playing the spoiler in the Big Ten race. The Hawkeyes have often excelled in that role in recent years. Iowa hosts No. 7 Minnesota on Saturday. The Hawkeyes have thwarted the national title hopes of four different teams with late-season wins at Kinnick Stadium since 2008.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored a season-high 20 points and Rob Phinisee added 13 on Tuesday to help Indiana pull away from North Alabama 91-65. Jackson-Davis also grabbed eight rebounds and went 14 of 15 from the free-throw line, which proved the difference for the unbeaten Hoosiers. Jamari Blackmon made his first four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to lead North Alabama.

UNDATED (AP) — Memphis and Michigan State face tough matchups amid difficult situations in college basketball's second week. The No. 13 Tigers face No. 14 Oregon on Tuesday amid eligibility concerns for touted freshman James Wiseman. Third-ranked Michigan State visits No. 12 Seton Hall on Thursday following an emotional win after the death of star Cassius Winston's brother. The AP Top 25 schedule includes No. 10 Villanova's visit to No. 16 Ohio State and Kentucky's first game since returning to No. 1.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zavier Simpson had 17 points and nine assists, and Michigan passed its first significant test under new coach Juwan Howard, beating Creighton 79-69. Isaiah Livers scored 22 points for the Wolverines, who shot well early on and showed enough grit late to outlast the Bluejays.