No. 21 Wisconsin routs No. 13 Ohio StateMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as Wisconsin routed Ohio State 71-49.
By: Associated Press, The Jamestown Sun
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as Wisconsin routed Ohio State 71-49.
Sam Dekker came off the bench to score 13 for the Badgers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), and Traevon Jackson added 10.
DeShaun Thomas led the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5) with 18 points.
The win kept Wisconsin tied with Michigan for third in the conference, two games behind leaders Indiana and Michigan State. Ohio State dropped into fifth place.
Wisconsin put Ohio State in a hole early and never let the Buckeyes climb out of it. They started the game 3 for 18 from the field and could not get into a rhythm.
MARYLAND 83, NO. 2. DUKE 81
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Seth Allen broke a tie by making two free throws with 2.8 seconds left, and Maryland stunned No. 2 Duke 83-81 Saturday night to end a six-game skid against its bitter rival.
As the final horn sounded, thousands of fans from the sellout crowd charged onto the court to celebrate the Terrapins’ most significant victory of the season. Maryland had lost 12 of 13 against Duke, including a 20-point embarrassment last month.
Duke (22-3, 9-3) trailed by 10 with 3:39 left but pulled even when Rasheed Sulaimon made three foul shots with 16.7 seconds to go. Quinn Cook then fouled Allen as the freshman guard drove through the lane, and Allen made both shots.
After a Duke timeout, Cook's desperation 30-footer bounced off the back rim. Chaos ensued as the fans immediately rushed the court.
Alex Len had 19 points and nine rebounds for Maryland, and Allen scored 16.
NO. 18 MARQUETTE 79,
NO. 16 PITTSBURGH 69
MILWAUKEE — Vander Blue scored 19 points to help Marquette a share of first place in the Big East.
Blue was 7 of 8 from the field and 3 for 4 on free throws to go with six rebounds for the Golden Eagles (18-6, 9-3), who pulled into a tie with Georgetown atop the conference.
The Golden Eagles, who lost to the Hoyas, 63-55 on Monday, shot 57 percent (26 for 46) to win their 23rd straight home game — the fourth-longest active streak in the country.
NO. 21 NOTRE DAME 54
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence's career leader.
Bryce Cotton, the Big East scoring leader, had 19 points and LaDontae Henton 13 for the Friars (14-11, 6-7).
Council also had 11 rebounds and seven points. His 671 assists surpassed the 662 of Ernie DiGregorio from 1970-73. Council needs two assists to match the Big East record of 426 set by Syracuse's Sherman Douglas from 1985-89..
NO. 25 KENTUCKY 58
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists as Tennessee got its most lopsided win in the 216-game history of this series.
Kentucky (17-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) was playing its first game without star center Nerlens Noel, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Tuesday during a loss to No. 7 Florida.
The Wildcats looked like a completely different team without him.