Kansas State gets rare win over Kansas
Men’s basketball: Marcus Foster scored 20 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime, and Kansas State held on to beat No. 7 Kansas 85-82 on Monday night in Manhattan, Kan.
Will Spradling added 15 points for the Wildcats (17-7, 7-4 Big 12), who blew a nine-point lead with less than 2 minutes left in regulation, only to survive for just their third win over the Jayhawks (18-6, 9-2) in 26 games played at Bramlage Coliseum.
Hundreds of students flooded the court when the final buzzer sounded to celebrate the end of a six-game skid against Kansas. The Wildcats had lost 48 of the last 51 in the series.
• Mountaineers roll past Cyclones: Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points to lead West Virginia (15-10, 7-5 Big 12) to a 102-77 victory over No. 11 Iowa State (18-5, 6-5) in Morgantown, W.Va.
Tar Heels snap streak against Blue Devils
Women’s basketball: Freshman Diamond DeShields scored a season-high 30 points and No. 17 North Carolina upset No. 3 Duke 89-78 in Durham, N.C.
Fellow freshman Allisha Gray added 24 points – including three three-point plays in the final 8 minutes – for the Tar Heels (18-6, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
The Tar Heels snapped a three-game overall losing streak, a seven-game slide against their fiercest rivals and claimed their first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 2008.
Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 28 points for Duke (22-3, 9-2).
• First WBCA director Jaynes dies: Betty Jaynes, the first executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, died after a brief illness, the WBCA announced. She was 68. Jaynes also coached at Madison College (now James Madison) from 1970-82.
Pistons win in first game under Loyer
NBA: Brandon Jennings scored 21 points, Rodney Stuckey added 20 and the Detroit Pistons beat the San Antonio Spurs 109-100 on Monday night in Auburn Hills, Mich., in John Loyer’s first game as interim coach.
Detroit abruptly fired Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after only 50 games as coach, but the Pistons have played better lately. The comfortable win over the Spurs was Detroit’s fifth in seven games and pulled the Pistons even with Charlotte for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
• Green, Olynyk pace Celtics: Jeff Green scored 29 points and Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Boston Celtics pulled away from the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth quarter of a 102-86 victory.
• Warriors rout 76ers: Marreese Speights scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers 123-80 in Oakland, Calif. Speights finished 12 of 15 shooting, and Stephen Curry added 23 points and eight assists to help the Warriors go ahead by 49 points in the fourth quarter.
• Broken face bone sidelines Sanders: Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will be out until at least the All-Star break this weekend with a fractured bone near his eye.
Lawmakers: Change Redskins’ name
NFL: Two lawmakers sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell urging a change to the Washington Redskins’ name.
A letter from Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma says the league is on “the wrong side of history” and mentions the league’s tax-exempt status. Cantwell chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
The Redskins countered by saying they’ve received “almost 200” letters and emails in recent months in support of the name from Native Americans.
• Seahawks sign three: The Seattle Seahawks signed three players to futures contracts: tight end Travis Beckum, linebacker Mike Taylor and defensive back Terrance Parks.
• Douglas avoids jail in assault case: Former pro football player and ex-ESPN analyst Hugh Douglas pleaded no contest and avoided jail in a Connecticut case alleging he assaulted his now-former girlfriend.
• Williams returning to Washington: Doug Williams, who led the team to a Super Bowl title after the 1987 season, is coming back to the Washington Redskins as a personnel executive.
Richard Petty no fan of Danica Patrick
Miscellany: NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty says Danica Patrick can only win a Sprint Cup Series race “if everybody else stayed home.”
The seven-time champion made the comment during a Sunday appearance at the Canadian Motorsports Expo in Toronto, according to the website wheels.ca.
Petty also said Patrick only gets attention because she’s a woman, but added that publicity is good for NASCAR.
“If she’d have been a male, nobody would ever know if she’d showed up at a racetrack,” Petty said, according to the website.
• Twins GM Ryan has cancer: Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said he has been diagnosed with cancer and he will not be with the team for the start of spring training so he can focus on treatment and recovery. Ryan, 60, has a form of skin cancer.
• Moore repeats at Yukon Quest: Alaska musher Allen Moore won his second consecutive Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. He crossed the finish line near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, at 2:12 a.m. Alaska time.