Miracle shot lifts Badgers to upset

  • Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2013 11:46 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. — Ben Brust hit a shot from just inside midcourt to tie the game at the end of regulation and added a tie-breaking 3 with less than 40 seconds left in overtime for Wisconsin in it’s 65-62 win over No. 3 Michigan Saturday.

Brust scored 14 points for the Badgers (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten), while Jared Berggren added 13.

Trey Burke scored 19 points for Michigan (21-3, 8-3), while Tim Hardaway Jr. added 18.

Hardaway hit a contested 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up 65-52 with less than 3 seconds left in regulation. Brust collected the inbounds pass near halfcourt, took one dribble and hit a runner that touched nothing but net to tie the game.

Wisconsin and Michigan traded baskets in overtime before Brust hit the 3-pointer over Caris LeVert to put Wisconsin up 65-62 with less than 40 seconds left.

Michigan came in as one of the top scoring teams in the country at almost 78 points per game, but Wisconsin held the Wolverines to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, including 5 of 18 from beyond the 3-point line.

The win extended the Badgers’ 11-game home winning streak against Michigan, the best in school history.

No. 2 FLORIDA 83, MISSISSIPPI STATE 58

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mike Rosario scored 18 points, Erik Murphy added 17 and No. 2 Florida bounced back from a humbling loss earlier in the week to thump short-handed Mississippi State.

Casey Prather, playing in place of injured forward Will Yeguete, chipped in 12 points and five rebounds. Yeguete had arthroscopic surgery Friday to remove loose bodies in his right knee and will miss at least the rest of the regular season.

The Gators (19-3, 9-1 SEC) went 4-5 without him last season, but looked much better against the Bulldogs.

Mississippi State (7-15, 2-8) played without guard Jalen Steele, who didn’t make the trip after being suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.

OKLAHOMA 72, No. 5 KANSAS 66

NORMAN, Okla. — Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma beat Kansas to give the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in eight years.

The Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) snapped a 10-game losing streak in the series and took down a top 5 opponent for the first time since beating No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28, 2006.

Freshman Je’lon Hornbeak went 4 for 6 at the free throw line in the final minute, just enough to keep the Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3) at bay. Cameron Clark hit two free throws to finish it off.

Kansas had the nation’s longest winning streak at 18 games before losing three straight for the first time since February 2005.

Ben McLemore led Kansas with 15 points and Jeff Withey had 14 points, six rebounds and the one block he needed to tie Greg Ostertag’s school record with the 258th of his career. The Jayhawks outscored Oklahoma 32-16 in the paint, but missed seven of their first 12 free throws to stall their attempts at a comeback.

No. 8 MIAMI 87, NORTH CAROLINA 61

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Miami to its 11th straight win.

The Hurricanes made a school record-tying 15 3-pointers as they improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.

The Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. They are the last unbeaten team in league play among the major conferences.

Reggie Bullock had 14 points for North Carolina (16-7, 6-4), which began the season 18-2 against the Hurricanes and lost to them for the second time in four weeks.

The Hurricanes made 13 of their first 19 3-point tries and finished 15 for 26 from beyond the arc. Larkin tied a career high with five 3-pointers in eight attempts.

Miami’s smothering defense did the rest, flustering a team averaging an ACC-best 79.1 points per game.

No. 14 BUTLER 59, G. WASHINGTON 56

WASHINGTON — Rotnei Clark scored 14 points and Butler (20-4, 7-2 Atlantic 10) nearly blew a 17-point lead, going the last 7½ minutes without a field goal before holding on.

No. 20 G’TOWN 69, RUTGERS 63

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter took over down the stretch for Georgetown (17-4, 7-3 Big East).

Eli Carter had 23 points for the Scarlet Knights (12-10, 3-8), who lost their sixth straight.

After a string of nine straight scoring sequences produced either a lead change or tie, Porter scored on a fast-break layup to make it 62-60 with 4:44 left to give the Hoyas the lead for good.

With Georgetown leading 62-61, the Hoyas came out of a timeout and got a critical three-point play from Porter off an entry pass from Starks to lead by four with 1:15 remaining. Rutgers got a basket from Carter with 55 seconds left before Porter hit both ends of a 1-and-1.

No. 21 MISSOURI 98, MISSISSIPPI 79

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Alex Oriakhi had a career-high 22 points to go with 18 rebounds, three blocks and a central role in a second-half fracas for Missouri.

Phil Pressey had four assists to break Anthony Peeler’s career school record and had 22 points for Missouri (17-6, 6-4 Southeastern Conference), which bounced back nicely from its latest discouraging road loss, a 1-point setback at Texas A&M on Thursday. The Tigers are 14-0 at home and 0-5 on the road.

Marshall Henderson had 16 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Mississippi (18-5, 7-3), which has lost three of four. Jarvis Summers also had 16 points while Murphy Holloway, coming off a career-best 24 points, was held to seven in 30 minutes.

Ole Miss whipped then-No. 10 Missouri 64-49 at home on Jan. 12, but gave up 50 points in the first half of the rematch and was outrebounded 50-32.

The game got testy with about 7 1-2 minutes to go when Reginald Buckner apparently was tripped by Oriakhi after the Tigers scored to make it 80-58 and came up swinging with a couple of wild punches that missed Laurence Bowers as Oriakhi danced away.

Buckner was ejected, Oriakhi was called for a flagrant foul and Brown, Bowers and Holloway were given technicals.

Missouri matched its season best with 12 3-pointers, four by Pressey and three each by Keion Bell and Jabari Brown. Bell added 21 points and Brown had 14.

No. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 72, TEXAS 59

AUSTIN, Texas — Marcus Smart scored 23 points and Oklahoma State got its fifth straight win.

Markel Brown added 17 points for the Cowboys (17-5, 7-3 Big 12), who sputtered offensively for long stretches but used their own tough defense to clamp down on the Longhorns. The Cowboys shot 38 percent from the field.

Ioannis Papapetrou scored 15 points to lead Texas (10-13, 2-8). The Longhorns shot 1 of 18 from 3-point range and were just 12 of 21 from the free throw line.

Saturday marked the end of the 23-game NCAA suspension for Texas guard Myck Kabongo, who is expected to play the rest of the season.

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No. 24 MARQUETTE 89, DePAUL 78

MILWAUKEE — Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as Marquette handed DePaul its eighth straight loss.

With the win, Marquette (17-5, 8-2 Big East) moved one-half game ahead of No. 9 Syracuse for first place in the Big East. Syracuse plays at home Sunday against St. Johns.

Davante Gardner added 13 points for Marquette, which won for the 22nd straight time at home, the fifth-longest streak in the nation.

Brandon Young had 21 points and six assists for DePaul (10-13, 1-9), while Clahar and Donnavan Kirk added 16 points each.

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