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In Brief: UConn topples No. 17 Memphis on road

Connecticut Huskies guard Ryan Boatright, right, goes hard to the basket against a couple of Memphis defenders Thursday night. (Associated Press)
Connecticut Huskies guard Ryan Boatright, right, goes hard to the basket against a couple of Memphis defenders Thursday night. (Associated Press)

Men’s basketball: DeAndre Daniels had 23 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Shabazz Napier added 17 points and Connecticut pulled away from No. 17 Memphis for an 83-73 victory Thursday night in Memphis, Tenn.

The Huskies (14-3, 2-2 American Athletic Conference) outscored Memphis 8-2 in the final minute to secure their third straight win.

Michael Dixon led Memphis (12-4, 3-2) with 16 points.

• Gophers upset No. 11 Buckeyes: Elliott Eliason had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help Minnesota (14-4, 3-2 Big Ten) muscle past 11th-ranked Ohio State (15-3, 2-3) for a 63-53 victory in Minneapolis, the Buckeyes third straight loss.

No. 25 Aggies slip past No. 8 Gamecocks

Women’s basketball: Karla Gilbert scored Texas A&M’s first two baskets of overtime in heavy traffic and Jordan Jones followed with a pivotal steal and layup to help No. 25 Texas A&M (14-4, 4-0 SEC) to a 67-65 victory over No. 8 South Carolina (16-2, 4-1) at College Station, Texas.

The Aggies had an early lead, but the Gamecocks’ Tiffany Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 56 in the final seconds.

• No. 18 Nebraska holds off Minnesota in OT: Rachel Theriot scored a career-high 33 points and had nine assists to lead No. 18 Nebraska (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten) to an 88-85 overtime win over Minnesota (12-6, 1-3) in Lincoln, Neb.

• Gatling leads N.C. State over Florida State: Markeisha Gatling scored 20 points on 8-for-8 shooting, leading North Carolina State (16-2, 3-1 ACC) to an 80-57 win over Florida State (14-3, 2-2) in Raleigh, N.C.

Brooklyn nets win over Hawks in London

NBA: Joe Johnson scored 26 of his 29 points in the first half and Andray Blatche added 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth regular-season NBA game to be played in London.

The Nets were playing a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London for the third time. They played two against the Toronto Raptors in 2011, winning both.

• League penalizes Lakers, Suns: Lakers guard Nick Young was suspended one game without pay for throwing a punch at Phoenix’s Goran Dragic Wednesday night.

Suns center Alex Len, ejected after receiving a Flagrant 2 foul against Young, was fined $15,000, and teammate Marcus Morris was fined $25,000 for his involvement.

• Players won’t bare arms at All-Star game: The NBA and athletic apparel giant Adidas revealed the NBA All-Stars will wear jerseys with sleeves during the midseason celebration in New Orleans on Feb. 16.

Predators escape Flyers in shootout

NHL: Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 road win over Philadelphia.

Shea Weber scored a go-ahead goal and had two assists in his first game against Philadelphia since the Flyers made him a $110 million, 14-year offer in the summer of 2012.

• Canadiens beat Senators in OT: Carey Price made 40 saves and P.K. Subban scored the overtime winner as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Senators 5-4 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Subban scored 23 seconds into the extra period as his shot trickled through goalie Craig Anderson’s legs.

• Islanders top Lightning: Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Lightning in Tampa Bay, Fla.

• Stamkos back at morning practice: Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos took part in his first morning practice since breaking his right shin at Boston on Nov. 11, practicing with his teammates as they prepared for a game against the Islanders.

A member of Canada’s Olympic team, Stamkos remains confident that he will be able to play with the Lightning and then participate in the Sochi games next month.

Serena makes history with latest Aussie win

Tennis: Five-time champion Serena Williams has now won more matches at the Australian Open than any other woman, notching career win No. 61 in scorching conditions in Melbourne, Australia, as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.

The temperature hit 102 degrees during Williams’ match and was forecast to climb to 111, with match suspensions a possibility on outer courts for the second consecutive day.

The loaded top half of the men’s draw lost a contender when No. 5 Juan Martin del Petro lost a second-round match that ended at 1:20 a.m. local time today. Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer all progressed earlier on day four.

Baldwin, Wattel share lead at Abu Dhabi

Golf: Matthew Baldwin of England shot a 67 and was tied for the lead with Romain Wattel of France and Rafa Cabrera-Bello after the first round of the HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Phil Mickelson made 17 straight pars in his first round of the year before a bogey on his last hole, as he failed to make a single birdie in a 1-over 73 to sit six shots behind the leaders.