Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isaiah Roby scored a career-high 22 points and made a couple big defensive plays late, and Nebraska beat Penn State 70-64 for its school-record 20th straight home win. The Cornhuskers bounced back from two straight road losses that knocked them out of the Top 25.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist and rookie Jordan Binnington made 28 saves to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Robert Thomas, Jay Bouwmeester and Sammy Blais also scored for St. Louis, which won for the second time in its last six home games. Binnington improved to 2-0 after becoming the 35th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his first career start on Monday at Philadelphia.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Colts-Chiefs playoff game is hardly short of offensive firepower. Sure, quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Patrick Mahomes get all the publicity. But the Colts feature TY Hilton, Dontrelle Inman and Eric Ebron in a versatile offense, while the Chiefs counter with wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins and their own tight end, Travis Kelce.

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy has hired former Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey as its head football coach. The Trojans hired Lindsey away from Kansas, where he had been announced as offensive coordinator on Dec. 4. Lindsey, who spent the past two seasons at Auburn, replaces new West Virginia coach Neal Brown at one of the Sun Belt Conference’s top programs.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Terry Taylor had 17 points and seven rebounds to guide Austin Peay to a 78-60 victory over Southeast Missouri State. Steve Harris had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Governors (11-5, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference), while Zach Glotta and Jarrett Givens pitched in with 11 points each.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Matt Pile and Mitchell Hahn posted double-doubles and Hahn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8 seconds left in the game to lift Omaha to a 92-91 victory over North Dakota. Pile finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season and Hahn tallied 17 points with 11 boards for his second.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon McKissic and Jordan Giles scored 17 points each, Giles making 13 after halftime, and UMKC pulled away with a big second half to down California Baptist 84-68. California Baptist, a newcomer to the Western Athletic Conference, trailed 35-31 at halftime before Giles and McKissic scored UMKC’s first 14 points of the second half to push the Kangaroos’ lead to 49-42. A 15-0 run followed that broke the game open, 62-32, and the Lancers didn’t get closer than 13 in the final eight minutes.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Karissa McLaughlin and Dominique Oden scored 16 points apiece, Purdue went on a 16-3 run in the fourth quarter and held on to upset No. 17 Iowa 62-57. The Boilermakers (12-5, 3-1 Big Ten) were down by eight less than three minutes into the fourth quarter when they went on their run to lead by five with less than two minutes to go.



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