February 3, 2013 in Sports

Zeller pushes Hoosiers past No. 1 Michigan

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Indiana’s Victor Oladipo flies toward the basket for a slam dunk. He finished with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists.
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College Basketball: Cody Zeller scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo had 15, leading No. 3 Indiana to an 81-73 victory over No. 1 Michigan in Bloomington, Ind.

The Wolverines 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.

• No.2 Kansas gets streak snapped: Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset No. 2 Kansas 85-80 in Lawrence, Kan., ending the Jayhawks’ nation-leading 18-game winning streak.

Ben McLemore had 23 points to lead the Jayhawks, who also had their 33-game home winning streak come to an end.

• Miami edges NC State: Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to help No. 14 Miami edge No. 19 North Carolina State 79-78 in Raleigh, N.C.

Durand Scott led Miami with 18 points.

• Pitt knocks off No. 6 Syracuse : Tray Woodall had 13 points, four assists and three steals as Pittsburgh continued its mastery of Top 10 teams at home, pulling away from No. 6 Syracuse in a 65-55 win.

Irving paces Cavs in upset over Thunder

NBA: Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110 on Saturday night.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook had 28 for the Thunder, who came in 35-11 and with the league’s best road record. Durant left briefly in the third quarter with an apparent back injury.

Marreese Speights scored 21 points, including eight straight in the fourth when Cleveland’s reserves opened a lead.

• Blazers get win over Jazz: Damian Lillard had 23 points and the host Portland Trail Blazers got revenge for a loss to Utah the night before with a 105-99 victory.

J.J. Hickson added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won four of their last six after a season-high six-game losing streak. Nicolas Batum had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, falling just short of his third triple-double this season.

• Stoudemire perfect as Knicks crush Kings: Amare Stoudemire was 10 for 10 from the field for 21 points, and the New York Knicks unleashed a 38-4 run on visiting Sacramento in the first half and clobbered the Kings 120-81 for their fourth straight victory.

• Mavs coach Carlisle fined: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating after Dallas’ 100-97 loss to Golden State on Thursday.

• Duncan, Kidd-Gilchrist injured: San Antonio Spurs All-Star Tim Duncan sprained his left knee and right ankle after getting tangled with an opponent and had to be helped off the court in the first half of the Spurs’ 96-86 win over the Wizards.

Also, the Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken off the court on a stretcher in the fourth quarter after colliding with a teammate in Charlotte’s 109-95 loss to Houston.

Nash gets go-ahead goal in Rangers’ win

NHL: Rick Nash scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period and the New York Rangers beat host Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday.

The Rangers took a 2-1 lead on Nash’s second goal of the season, coming at 3:04 of the third period. He skated in from the right-wing boards, eluded Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman and jammed the puck past goalie Mathieu Garon.

Steven Stamkos scored both goals for the Lightning.

• Anisimov’s goals lead Blue Jackets: Artem Anisimov scored twice in the second period, and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in Columbus, Ohio.

James Wisniewski also scored for the Blue Jackets before leaving with an injury after he struck the end boards with his back early in the second period.

• Bourque scores lone goal in win: Chris Bourque scored his first goal with the Bruins and visiting Boston held on to edge the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0.

• Capitals’ Erskine suspended: The NHL has suspended Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine for three games for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

Mickelson has fans rocking in Phoenix

Golf: Phil Mickelson drew the loudest roars from the biggest crowd in golf history at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., nearly acing the par-3 16th to set up a birdie on the rowdy stadium hole.

The third-round crowd estimated at 179,022 broke the tournament record of 173,210 set last year at fan-friendly TPC Scottsdale.

Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under 64 and a six-stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker.

Brazil upsets Bryan brothers in Davis Cup

Tennis: Brazil’s doubles team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset the top-ranked Mike and Bob Bryan 7-6 (6), 6-7 (7), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in Jacksonville, Fla., and kept the United States from clinching the first-round Davis Cup match.

The United States has a 2-1 advantage heading into today’s reverse singles.

• Kirilenko, Lisicki reach final: Second-seeded Maria Kirilenko of Russia and fifth-seeded Sabine Lisicki of Germany advanced to the final of the Pattaya Open with straight-set victories in Thailand.

Aldo retains belt vs. Edgar at UFC 156

Miscellany: Featherweight champion Jose Aldo retained his title with a victory over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 156 in Las Vegas.

Aldo used his precise striking and effective leg kicks to neutralize Edgar’s constant pressure, winning a unanimous decision for his 15th consecutive victory.

Aldo looked solid in the first three rounds, controlling the fight and landing the more significant strikes.

It was scored 49-46, 49-46 and 48-47 in favor of Aldo.

• Further despair for Chelsea after loss: Chelsea’s week went from bad to worse in a soccer loss to Newcastle and Manchester United took a 10-point lead in the title race by beating Fulham.

Moussa Sissoko, one of four Newcastle signings from France in the January transfer window, scored twice in his home debut to give Newcastle a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in London.

• Revolutionary wins the Withers Stakes: Revolutionary, last at the top of the stretch, split rivals in the final strides to beat Escapefromreality by a neck in the $200,000 Withers Stakes for 3-year-old thoroughbreds at Aqueduct in New York.

• Flashback romps to easy win: Flashback romped to a 6 1/4-length victory in the $196,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., leading a 1-2 finish for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s horses.


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