Hoosiers Upend Wolverines
Bloomington, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading No. 3 Indiana to an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan last night.
It’s the third time in school history the Hoosiers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) have beaten the No. 1 team at home, and it’s the first time they’ve done it in back-to-back seasons. The win gives Indiana sole possession of the Big Ten lead and likely the No. 1 ranking it held for the first seven weeks this season when the new poll comes out Monday.
In addition to Michigan’s defeat, No. 2 Kansas lost 85-80 to Oklahoma State.
The Wolverines (20-2, 7-2) were led by Trey Burke with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18, but they couldn’t extend their four-game winning streak.
Indiana took an early 20-7 lead and Michigan tied it only one time after that, at 40. The Hoosiers put it away with a late 7-2 run.
Okla St. 85, No. 2 Kansas 80
Lawrence, Kan. — Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset Kansas, ending the Jayhawks’ nation-leading 18-game winning streak.
Smart had a pair of key putbacks in the closing minutes, helping the Cowboys (15-5, 5-3 Big 12) go on a 13-2 run that turned a 66-62 deficit into a 73-68 lead with just over a minute left.
The Jayhawks (19-2, 7-1) took advantage of a couple missed free throws, trimming Oklahoma State’s lead to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left.
But unflappable freshman Phil Forte, an 89 percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying 3-pointer.
No. 5 Duke 79, Florida State 60
Tallahassee, Fla. — Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and Duke cruised past defending ACC champion Florida State.
The Blue Devils (19-2, 6-2 ACC) scored the game’s first 11 points, raced to an 18-2 lead and never looked back, building a 26-point advantage on the way to a 42-22 cushion at halftime.
Pitt 65, No. 6 Syracuse 55
Pittsburgh — Tray Woodall had 13 points, four assists and three steals as Pittsburgh continued its mastery of top 10 teams at home by pulling away from Syracuse.
No. 9 Butler 75, Rhode Island 68
Indianapolis — Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points and Roosevelt Jones added 18 to lead Butler past Rhode Island.
Cal 58, No. 10 Oregon 54
Berkeley, Calif. — Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining and then added a pair of free throws as California hung on to hand Oregon its second straight loss to an unranked team this week.
No. 14 Miami 79, No. 19 N.C. State 78
Raleigh, n.c. — Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to lift Miami over North Carolina State.
N. Iowa 57, No. 15 Wichita State 52
Cedar Falls, Iowa — Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat Wichita State, sending the Shockers to their first losing streak of the season.
Princeton 72, Columbia 66
Princeton, n.j. — T.J. Bray scored 17 points and Ian Hummer hit clutch foul shots down the stretch as Princeton beat Columbia.
The Tigers (10-7, 3-0), tied atop the Ivy League standings with Harvard, won their fifth straight game.
Princeton won it from beyond the 3-point arc and at the foul line. Bray was 3 of 3 on 3-pointers. Will Barrett (10 points) and Mack Darrow were each 2 for 3 from long range. The Tigers finished 8 for 11 on treys. Columbia (9-9, 1-3) was 4 of 13.
Cornell 71, Penn 69
Philadelphia — Galal Cancer hit a go-ahead jumper with 10 seconds left and Cornell held on to top Pennsylvania.
After Miles Cartwright’s 3-pointer put Penn (4-16, 1-2) ahead 69-67 with 2:15 remaining, Errick Peck hit two free throws and Cancer his jumper while the Quakers committed turnovers on their final three possessions.
Cancer scored nine points off the bench while Peck was 8-of-8 shooting en route to 20 bench points for the Big Red (10-11, 2-2).
No. 2 Notre Dame 64 Cincinnati 42
South Bend, Ind. — Kayla McBride scored 17 of her 19 points in the first half and Notre Dame (20-1, 8-0 Big East) jumped out to an early 23-point lead to beat Cincinnati for its 15th straight victory.
No. 3 Connecticut 71, St. John’s 65
New York — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 points and Kelly Faris added 17 to help lead Connecticut tover St. John’s.
The Huskies (20-1, 7-1 Big East) had to work for the entire game to earn this one. With the game tied at 57, Mosqueda-Lewis took over, scoring UConn’s next seven points.
She had a three-point play and then hit four free throws to give UConn a 64-59 lead with 1:55 left.