Hoosiers Upset Undefeated Badgers
Bloomington, Ind. — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 25 points Tuesday night, leading Indiana to a stunning 75-72 upset over previously unbeaten Wisconsin.
The third-ranked Badgers (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) were trying to become the first team ever to win 13 straight games over the Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2).
Wisconsin started the night as one of Division I’s four remaining unbeaten teams and it looked like it would stay that way when the Badgers took a 10-point lead with 13:27 to play.
But the Hoosiers, playing their best game of the season, answered with 12 straight points to take a 54-52 lead with 9 minutes left.
No. 5 Wichita St. 72 Bradley 50
Wichita, Kan. — Fred VanVleet had 22 points and seven rebounds and No. 5 Wichita State remained undefeated. Darius Carter added 11 points for the Shockers (18-0, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference).
No. 7 Florida 72, Georgia 50
Gainesville, Fla. — Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and No. 7 Florida handled Georgia, setting a school record for consecutive home wins.
The undermanned Gators won their 25th straight at the O’Connell Center, topping the previous mark set between March 2006 and November 2007.
Kansas St. 72 No. 25 Oklahoma 66
Manhattan, Kan. — Marcus Foster scored 18 points, Nino Williams made four clinching free throws in the closing seconds and Kansas State held on to beat No. 25 Oklahoma.
Shane Southwell added 16 points for the Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Big 12), who rallied from a 62-56 deficit with just over 5 minutes to play to turn back the streaking Sooners.
Pacers 116, Kings 92
Indianapolis — Paul George scored 31 points, making four 3-pointers, to lead Indiana over Sacramento.
David West had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Lance Stephenson added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Pacers (30-7), who have won five of six.
Bobcats 108, Knicks 98
Charlotte, n.c. — Al Jefferson scored a season-high 35 points, Kemba Walker had 12 of his 25 in the fourth quarter and Charlotte snapped the Knicks’ five-game winning streak.
Grizzlies 90, Thunder 87
Memhis, Tenn. — Courtney Lee scored a season-high 24 points, including the closing two free throws, and Memphis beat Oklahoma City in Marc Gasol’s return to the lineup.
Zach Randolph had 23 points and 13 rebounds on the night his inside partner came back after missing almost eight weeks with a left knee injury. Gasol played 24 minutes and finished with 12 points. Mike Conley had 19 points and seven assists for Memphis, which won its third straight.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 37 points, converting 15 of 28 shots.
Reggie Jackson scored 17, but also committed seven of Oklahoma City’s 19 turnovers. Serge Ibaka finished with 11 points and four blocks as the Thunder lost their third in the last four.