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Nebraska upsets third-ranked Texas in men’s basketball

Nebraska’s Toney McCray is carried on shoulders of fans who stormed the court after Nebraska beat No. 3 Texas. (Associated Press)
Nebraska’s Toney McCray is carried on shoulders of fans who stormed the court after Nebraska beat No. 3 Texas. (Associated Press)

College Basketball: Brandon Richardson hit a pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds left to seal Nebraska’s 70-67 upset of No. 3 Texas on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska (18-8, 6-6 Big 12), which trailed by seven points at halftime, took a 64-53 lead on Lance Jeter’s driving layup with 2:35 left.

Nebraska hit seven of its first eight shots in the second half.

• Hardy gets St. John’s another win over top-10 team: In New York, Dwight Hardy’s underhanded flip with 1.2 seconds to play gave St. John’s a 60-59 victory over No. 4 Pittsburgh (24-3, 12-2).

Hardy, who scored 19 points, underhanded the ball up and over the rim to give the Red Storm (17-9, 9-5 Big East) the win.

• West Virginia beats No. 8 Notre Dame: In Morgantown, W. Va., Truck Bryant broke out of a slump by scoring 24 points, West Virginia took command early in the second half and beat No. 8 Notre Dame (21-5, 10-4 Big East) 72-58.

Joe Mazzulla added 16 points and Kevin Jones scored 14 for the Mountaineers (17-9, 8-6).

• Joseph has 21, Syracuse beats Rutgers in OT: Kris Joseph scored six of his 21 points in overtime, and No. 17 Syracuse beat visiting Rutgers (13-13, 4-10 Big East) 84-80.

The game was tied at 70 after regulation, and Joseph gave the Orange (22-6, 9-6) a 75-71 lead when he curled off a screen at the top of the key and swished a feed from Brandon Triche.

• Texas Tech upsets No. 1 Baylor: In Lubbock, Texas, Casey Morris led Texas Tech (19-7, 6-6 Big 12) with 13 points helping her team beat No. 1 Baylor 56-45.

Brittney Griner finished with 15 points and six rebounds to lead Baylor (24-2, 11-1).

Hall’s late hat trick rallies Edmonton

NHL: Edmonton rookie Taylor Hall scored three power-play goals in the third period for his first NHL hat trick, and the Oilers rallied in the final frame to beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 in Edmonton, Alberta.

• Blues score twice in 7 seconds, beat Ducks: Chris Stewart made a two-goal debut, and the St. Louis Blues, energized by a pair of high-profile trades, just missed a franchise record with two goals in a 7-second span of the first period in a 9-3 rout of the visiting Anaheim Ducks.

• Anderson makes 47 saves in Sens debut: Craig Anderson stopped 47 shots through overtime in his Senators debut and was also perfect in the shootout as visiting Ottawa outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0.

• Avs, Blues make trade: In a trade between Western Conference teams, the Colorado Avalanche acquired 2006 No. 1 pick Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a first-round pick in 2011 or 2012 from the St. Louis Blues for Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a second-round choice in 2011 or 2012.

Roddick reaches 50th career final with win

Tennis: In Memphis, Tenn., Andy Roddick beat Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 in the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships to advance to the final, the 50th of his career.

Roddick will play Milos Raonic of Canada, a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 winner over Mardy Fish, in the championship.

• Wozniacki, Kuznetsova to play in Dubai final: In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Caroline Wozniacki, set to regain the No. 1 ranking, beat Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-3 at the Dubai Championships to reach her first final of the year.

The top-seeded Dane will play for the title today against Svetlana Kuznetsova. The 16th-seeded Russian defeated Flavia Pennetta of Italy 6-4, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

Baddeley takes 1-shot lead on Couples, Na

Miscellany: Aaron Baddeley made one mistake in shifting weather at Riviera, posting a 4-under-par 67 to grab a one-shot lead over Fred Couples and Kevin Na in the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.

Baddeley missed a 4-foot par putt on the 12th, but otherwise was solid. He is seeking his first win since 2007.

Langer leads by four: Bernhard Langer shot a 6-under 66 and leads the ACE Group Classic by four strokes heading into the final round in Naples, Fla.

• Schild wins women’s slalom at worlds: In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Marlies Schild led Austria to a 1-2 finish in the women’s slalom at the world championships.

Kathrin Zettel was 0.34 seconds behind and Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden earned bronze, 0.65 seconds back.

• Sturm knocks out Hearns: In Stuttgart, Germany, Felix Sturm defended his WBA middleweight title by knocking out American challenger Ronald Hearns.

• Donaire rocks Montiel in second round TKO: Nonito Donaire won the WBO and WBC bantamweight championships, stopping Fernando Montiel in the second round in Las Vegas.

• Japan’s Takahashi wins men’s Four Continents: In Taipei, Taiwan, world champion Daisuke Takahashi of Japan breezed to victory in the men’s competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.

• Mucho Macho Man wins Risen Star Stakes: In New Orleans, Mucho Macho Man held off Santiva in the stretch and won the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths at the Fair Grounds.

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