February 20, 2013 in Sports

Indiana ends losing streak at Michigan St.

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Victor Oladipo, left, was driving force in Indiana’s victory
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Men’s college basketball: Victor Oladipo’s go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted top-ranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday night at East Lansing, Mich.

Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference and moved a step closer toward earning top seeding next month in the NCAA tournament. The Hoosiers had lost 17 straight — since 1991 — on the road against the Spartans (22-5, 11-3).

Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first one and then after making the second, missed the third on purpose. Indiana got the rebound — Oladipo got to it, of course — and he hit two free throws to seal the win.

No. 2 Miami edges Virginia: Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left, and the No. 2-ranked Miami Hurricanes (22-3. 13-0 ACC) overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat visiting Virginia (19-8, 8-5) 54-50 and remain unbeaten in the ACC.

Missouri rallies past No. 5 Florida: Laurence Bowers had 17 points plus 10 rebounds and Missouri (19-7, 8-5 SEC) erased a 13-point deficit in the second half to rally past No. 5 Florida (21-4, 11-2) 63-60 on Tuesday night at Columbia, Mo.

St. Louis knocks off No. 24 VCU: Jordair Jett scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Mike McCall, Jr. added 15 to help host Saint Louis (20-5, 9-2 Atlantic 10) win its eighth straight and take sole possession of first place with a 76-62 victory over No. 24 VCU (21-6, 9-3).

Johnson hits tying, winning baskets

NBA: Joe Johnson hit a tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and then his buzzer-beating jumper at the end of overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 113-111 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks.

Johnson finished with 24 points as the Nets snapped a 13-game losing streak against the Bucks dating back to March 30, 2009.

Blazers lose again: Goran Dragic had 16 points and a career-high 18 assists and the Phoenix Suns snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-98 victory over the host Portland Trail Blazers.

J.J. Hickson had 25 points and 16 rebounds for his 28th double-double of the season for the Blazers, who lost their sixth straight.

Parker leads Spurs: Tony Parker had 30 points and 11 assists to lead visiting San Antonio to a 108-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings, giving the Spurs their 15th win in their last 16 games.

Memphis wins fourth straight: Mike Conley scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had his 31st double-double and visiting Memphis won its fourth straight 105-91 over Detroit.

Blackhawks match record point streak

NHL: Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw scored in a shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-3 to match the NHL record for season-opening point streak.

The Blackhawks (13-0-3) earned their third consecutive win to join the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks as the only teams to record at least one point in the first 16 games of a season. The Ducks got off to a 12-0-4 start that year.

Canadiens keep winning: Alex Galchenyuk snapped a tie early in the third period, and the visiting Montreal Canadiens held on for their fifth consecutive win, 3-1 over the New York Rangers.

FIFA approves goal-line system

Miscellany: FIFA says it will use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and could have four systems competing for selection.

Bayern Munich wins: Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller scored early in the first half, leading Bayern Munich over Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League second-round soccer matchup.

In Tuesday’s other game, Joao Moutinho scored to give Porto a 1-0 win over Malaga.

Hamilton says he paid doctor: Former U.S. cyclist Tyler Hamilton says he paid tens of thousands of dollars a year to the doctor at the heart of the Operation Puerto scandal.

Hamilton told Judge Julia Santamaria in Madrid by video link that he used blood doping services about 15 times and also bought blood booster EPO, testosterone, growth hormone and insulin from defendant Eufemiano Fuentes.

Stringer still at 899: No. 21 Syracuse (22-3, 10-2 Big East) beat visiting Rutgers (14-11, 5-7) 58-45, denying Scarlet Knights coach C. Vivian Stringer her 900th basketball victory.


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