FARAD COBB hit a three-pointer that put Cincinnati in control in overtime, and the host Bearcats pulled away to a 71-62 victory over No. 19 San Diego State last night after letting a late lead slip away in regulation.

The Bearcats (7-2) were coming off a 56-55, double-overtime loss at Nebraska on Saturday night that underscored their season-long struggle to hit shots. Cobb made the one in overtime that made the difference and finished with 12 points.

San Diego State (7-3) lost for only the second time in its last 20 overtime games.

Cincinnati is tough to beat at home, where it's 24-1 since the start of the 2013-14 season. The only loss was to Louisville, 58-57 last season.

In other games

* At Ohio State, D'Angelo Russell scored 21 points and Marc Loving had 15, leading the No. 12 Buckeyes (9-1) to a 97-55 victory over North Carolina A&T (1-11) in front of an announced crowd of 14,585 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

The win set the stage for the Buckeyes' showdown with No. 24 North Carolina on Saturday.

* At Michigan State, Bryn Forbes scored 16 points to lead the No. 25 Spartans to a 66-46 win over Eastern Michigan.

Michigan State (8-3) got 13 points and six assists from Travis Trice. Raven Lee's 12 points led the Eagles (8-2).

* At St. Francis, senior Amere May scored an NCAA Division I season-high 48 points to lead Delaware State (5-6) past St. Francis, 72-64.

May's career-high was the second most single-game total in Delaware State history, trailing Tom Davis' 50 set on Feb. 1, 1989.

Jalen Cannon scored 16 for St. Francis (3-7).

Noteworthy

* Dayton dismissed 6-9 junior Devon Scott - the Flyers' top rebounder - and 6-9 junior reserve Jalen Robinson from the team for breaking a rule about player conduct.