Zeller leads Hoosiers past Hoyas in OT
Men’s basketball: A night after an ineffective game, Cody Zeller had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 82-72 overtime win against Georgetown in the title game of the Legends Classic tournament at New York.
Jordan Hulls had 17 points for Indiana (5-0) and Yogi Ferrell had 14, including seven in overtime. His last points came on a 3-pointer he released just before the shot clock ran out, giving Indiana a 10-point lead with about a minute to go and, finally, clinching a game Indiana almost had wrapped up in regulation.
Markel Starks scored 20 points for the Hoyas (3-1), and Otto Porter, who fouled out in overtime, made a layup with 4.6 seconds to play that tied the game at 64.
• Muhammad sparks Bruins: Shabazz Muhammad scored 21 points and No. 11 UCLA (4-1) made enough free throws late to hold off Georgia (1-4) for a 60-56 win in the consolation game of the Legends Classic in New York.
• Spartans rally to beat Boise State: Keith Appling scored 22 points while Branden Dawson and Denzel Valentine made key contributions to help No. 15 Michigan State (3-1) rally twice to beat Boise State 74-70 at East Lansing, Mich.
Derrick Marks scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half before fouling out with 2:37 left for Leon Rice’s Broncos (3-1).
• Florida proposes to finish game: Florida wants to finish its postponed season opener against Georgetown in nearby Jacksonville, Fla.
The teams played a half aboard the USS Bataan. The game was called when condensation created dangerous playing conditions before the second half.
On Tuesday, Mike Rosario scored 13 points and No. 7 Florida (4-0) overwhelmed Savannah State 58-40 at Gainesville, Fla.
• Taylor scores 138 to break record: It only took 108 shots for Grinnell guard Jack Taylor to make a mockery of the college basketball record books.
Taylor scored 138 points to shatter the NCAA scoring record in Division III Grinnell’s 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible in Grinnell, Iowa.
Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound sophomore from Black River Falls, Wis., made 27 of 71 3-point attempts, was 52 of 108 overall from the field and added seven free throws on 10 attempts in 36 minutes.
“It felt like anything I tossed up was going in,” Taylor said.
Georgia coach earns 800th career win
Women’s basketball: Andy Landers became the seventh Division I women’s coach to reach 800 career victories as No. 8 Georgia beat Savannah State 94-57 in Athens, Ga.
Landers is 800-268 in his 34 seasons at Georgia.
D’Antoni winner in Lakers debut
NBA: Kobe Bryant scored six of his 25 points in the final two minutes, and the host Los Angeles Lakers hung on for a 95-90 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in coach Mike D’Antoni’s sideline debut.
Dwight Howard had 23 points and 15 rebounds despite a horrific 7-for-19 performance at the free-throw line for the Lakers, who have won five of six and moved above .500 since firing Mike Brown.
• Anthony hits 29 for Knicks: Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and the visiting New York Knicks extended the undermanned New Orleans Hornets’ losing streak to four games with a 102-80 victory.
Tyson Chandler grabbed 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who’ve won two straight since their first loss of the season and are 8-1 for only the third time in franchise history. Ryan Anderson, starting in place of injured Anthony Davis, led the Hornets with 15 points. Davis was ruled out shortly before tip-off because tenderness in his left ankle.
• Nowitzki slow recovering: Dirk Nowitzki was hoping to be back on the court sooner, even when the Dallas Mavericks were saying after his surgery that it could be at least six weeks before any basketball activity.
Nowitzki said that he’s still about two weeks away from getting back on the court to start running and shooting. That would put him at just more than six weeks since arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Oct. 19 — and he still isn’t sure when he will start playing again after that.
Big East loses Rutgers to Big 10
Miscellany: Rutgers joined the Big Ten, leaving the Big East behind and cashing in on the school’s investment in a football team that only 10 years ago seemed incapable of competing at the highest level.
The move follows Maryland’s announcement a day earlier that it was heading to the Big Ten in 2014. The additions give the Big Ten 14 schools and a presence in lucrative East Coast markets.
• Kramer fires four assistants: Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer has announced he is not retaining four assistant coaches after the team posted a 1-10 mark and went 0-8 in the Big Sky Conference.
Kramer said offensive line coach Derrick Roche, secondary coach Daniel Drayton, defensive line coach Todd Bates and linebackers coach Rudy Griffin will not be on the staff next season.
• WNBA coach fired: The Connecticut Sun have fired coach Mike Thibault, who led the team to eight playoff appearances, but no WNBA championships in his 10 seasons.