Badgers Stun No. 2 Wolverines
Wisconsin's Ben Brust, top, celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot in the final second of regulation against Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin defeated Michigan 65-62 in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
Madison, Wis. — Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime for Wisconsin in a 65-62 win over No. 3 Michigan yesterday.
Brust scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten), while Jared Berggren added 13.
Trey Burke scored 19 points for Michigan (21-3, 8-3), while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 18.
Hardaway hit a contested 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up 65-52 with less than 3 seconds left in regulation. Brust collected the inbounds pass near halfcourt, took one dribble and hit a runner that touched nothing but net to tie the game.
Wisconsin and Michigan traded baskets in overtime before Brust hit the 3-pointer over Caris LeVert to put Wisconsin up 65-62 with less than 40 seconds left.
Michigan came in as one of the top scoring teams in the country at almost 78 points per game, but Wisconsin held the Wolverines to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, including 5 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line.
No. 2 Florida 83
Miss. St. 58
Gainesville, Fla. — Mike Rosario scored 18 points, Erik Murphy added 17 and No. 2 Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) bounced back from a humbling loss earlier in the week to thump short-handed Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8).
The game looked every bit like a matchup of the SEC’s best and worst teams. Then again, it wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the 35-point beatdown the Gators handed the Bulldogs on their home court two weeks ago.
No. 5 Kansas 66
Norman, Okla. — Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma beat Kansas to give the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) their first three-game losing streak in eight years.
The Sooners (15-7, 6-4) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006.
Freshman Je’lon Hornbeak went 4 for 6 at the free throw line in the final minute, just enough to keep the Jayhawks at bay. Cameron Clark hit two free throws to finish it off.
Kansas had the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games before losing three straight for the first time since February 2005.
No. 8 Miami 87, UNC 61
Coral Gables, Fla. — Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Miami to its 11th straight win.
The Hurricanes made a school record-tying 15 3-pointers as they improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.
The Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 ACC) set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. They are the last unbeaten team in league play among the major conferences.
No. 13 Kansas St. 79
Iowa St. 70
Manhattan, Kan. — Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as Kansas State knocked off Iowa State to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15.
No. 14 Butler 59, GW 56
Washington — Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal before holding on.
The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point looks in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game into overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.
Roosevelt Jones had 12 points for the Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10), who broke a two-game road losing streak.
Isaiah Armwood had 14 points and 11 rebounds for George Washington (11-11, 5-4).
No. 23 Pitt 62
No. 17 Cincinnati 52
Cincinnati — Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent Pittsburgh over Cincinnati, keeping the momentum going for one of the Big East’s hottest teams.
The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) have won seven of their last eight games overall and four of their past five on the road. They beat No. 6 Syracuse 65-55 a week ago, vaulting them into the Top 25.
Woodall hit a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run that put Pitt ahead to stay with 3:21 left. The conference’s stingiest defense held Cincinnati (18-6, 6-5) without a field goal over the final 9:21, allowing seven free throws.
No. 20 Georgetown 69 Rutgers 63
Piscataway, n.j. — Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter took over down the stretch for Georgetown.
Porter had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who have won five straight and seven of their last eight.
No. 21 Missouri 98 Mississippi 79
Columbia, Mo. — Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks and a central role in a second-half fracas for Missouri.
Phil Pressey had four assists to break Anthony Peeler’s career school record and had 22 points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 SEC), which bounced back nicely from its latest discouraging road loss, a 1-point setback at Texas A&M on Thursday. The Tigers are 14-0 at home and 0-5 on the road.
No. 22 Okla. St. 72
Austin, Texas — Marcus Smart scored 23 points and Oklahoma State got its fifth straight win.
Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns. The Cowboys shot 38 percent from the field.
No. 24 Marquette 89 DePaul 78
Milwaukee — Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as Marquette handed DePaul its eighth straight loss.
With the win, Marquette (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved one-half game ahead of No. 9 Syracuse for first place in the Big East. Syracuse plays at home today against St. John’s.
No. 2 Notre Dame 69 Seton Hall 49
South Orange, n.j. — Ariel Braker matched her career high with 15 points and Natalie Achonwa added 11 points and nine rebounds to help Notre Dame beat Seton Hall for the Fighting Irish’s 17th straight victory.
Notre Dame (22-1, 10-0 Big East) trailed 2-0 before scoring 17 of the next 19 points. Achonwa had seven points during the run, including back-to-back layups.
No. 11 Louisville 78
Louisville, Ky. — Shoni Schimmel led five players in double figures with 22 points and reserve Megan Deines added 17 to help Louisville rout Pittsburgh for its sixth straight win.
Deines made 7 of 11 shots in just 22 minutes, Bria Smith had 11 points, and Antonita Slaughter and Sara Hammond chipped in 10 apiece for the Cardinals (20-4, 8-2 Big East).
No. 25 Iowa St. 87
Kansas St. 71
Ames, Iowa — Hallie Christofferson scored 25 points and Chelsea Poppens had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead Iowa State over Kansas State.
Kidd Blaskowsky added 12 points and Anna Prins had 10 for the Cyclones (17-5, 8-4 Big 12).
Nikki Moody had nine points and 13 assists for Iowa State, which has won three in a row.