Wisconsin stuns Michigan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- When Ben Brust tied the game at the end of regulation with a shot just from just inside midcourt, his teammate Mike Bruesewitz looked over at Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan and saw something unusual.

His coach had both his arms in the air.

"You know when he shows some emotion, you've done something pretty special," Bruesewitz said.

Brust hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with less than 40 seconds left in overtime as Wisconsin beat No. 3 Michigan 65-62 on Saturday.

"It was awesome, something I'll remember forever, and I'm sure a lot of people will," Brust said of the game, which ended with students storming the court and Bruesewitz taking the public address announcer's microphone to thank the crowd as students celebrated around him.

The Wolverines became the third top three team to lose this week as No. 1 Indiana lost to Illinois and No. 2 Florida was beaten by Arkansas. This should be the sixth straight week with a different No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25.

Brust's shot at the end of regulation was a dramatic turn of events for Wisconsin (17-7, 8-3 Big Ten) and a soul crusher for Michigan (21-3, 8-3).

Just moments earlier, Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a contested 3-pointer to put the Wolverines up 65-62 with less than 3 seconds left in regulation.

Following a timeout, Bruesewitz passed up his first option in the inbounds play and hit Brust in stride. The guard took one dribble across halfcourt and launched the shot, which hit nothing but net.

Ryan said the play was drawn up to see how Michigan defended the first cutter, Brust read the defense and reacted.

"The best thing was Mike's pass on the dime on the run, didn't have to reach back for it, able to catch it all in one motion," Ryan said.

Michigan still had fouls to give before the shot, and coach John Beilein said the order coming out of the timeout was to foul. He also put Caris LeVert on Brust to bolster the defense.

"We were definitely fouling, wanted to keep everyone in front of us and (Brust) turned the corner on (LeVert) just enough that he couldn't foul him," Beilein said. "I thought we had them once they couldn't get their initial guy.

"With Caris' quickness, we thought he could get there, but he didn't."

For all the fireworks in the final 3 seconds, the teams only managed seven points in overtime, including Brust's winning 3-pointer.

Following Brust's shot, Hardaway couldn't connect on his drive to the hoop on the next Michigan possession, and Glenn Robinson III fouled Jared Berggren on the rebound.

The Wolverines went to a full-court press with two more fouls to give. But the Badgers broke the press, and Michigan had to foul twice more to finally put Ryan Evans on the free throw line.

Beilein said the Wolverines missed out on 14 points thanks to missed layups.

"I'm not talking about when they're really contesting," Beilein said. "I'm talking about we had the ball, the basket and us, and it didn't go in."

TOP 25

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 83-58 on Saturday.

The game looked every bit like a matchup of the Southeastern Conference's best and worst teams.

Then again, it wasn't nearly as lopsided as the 35-point beatdown the Gators handed the Bulldogs on their home court two weeks ago.

OKLAHOMA 72, NO. 5 KANSAS 66

NORMAN, Okla. -- Romero Osby scored 17 points, Steven Pledger added 15 and Oklahoma held off No. 5 Kansas 72-66 on Saturday 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.

NO. 8 MIAMI 87,

NORTH CAROLINA 61

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami hit a school record-tying 15 3-pointers and the eighth-ranked Hurricanes extended their winning streak to 11 games by beating North Carolina 87-61 on Saturday.

Sophomore Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists for the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders, who built margins of 9-0 and 44-27 en route to another rout. They improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.

NO. 12 MICHIGAN STATE 78,

PURDUE 65

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Branden Dawson scored 20 points and Keith Appling added 17, leading No. 12 Michigan State past Purdue 78-65 on Saturday night.

The Spartans (20-4, 9-2 Big Ten) have won nine of their last 10 games and will have at least a share of the league lead regardless of what happens Sunday when No. 1 Indiana visits No. 10 Ohio State.

NO. 13 KANSAS STATE 79,

IOWA STATE 70

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as No. 13 Kansas State knocked off Iowa State 79-70 to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12.

Korie Lucious led the Cyclones (16-7, 6-4) with 16 points and reserve Tyrus McGee had 15.

NO. 14 BUTLER 59,

GEORGE WASHINGTON 56

WASHINGTON -- No. 14 Butler nearly blew a 17-point lead Saturday, going the last 7 1/2 minutes without a field goal, before holding on for a 59-56 victory over George Washington.

The Colonials cut the lead to one in the final minute and had several 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds that could have sent the game into overtime. Joe McDonald had the final chance, but he was stripped as he went up for the shot just before time expired.

NO. 19 OREGON 73, UTAH 64

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- E.J. Singler had 21 points and No. 19 Oregon overcame a poor start to end its three-game losing streak with a 73-64 victory over Utah on Saturday.

Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12), who had been on a slide after opening conference play with seven straight victories.

Oregon trailed 30-22 after the first half but pulled in front midway through the second and extended its lead to 53-45 on Carlos Emory's tip-in with 6:32 left. The Ducks led by as many as 13 points down the stretch.

NO. 20 GEORGETOWN 69,

RUTGERS 63

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Markel Starks scored 20 points and Otto Porter took over down the stretch as No. 20 Georgetown defeated Rutgers 69-63 on Saturday.

Porter had 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Hoyas (17-4, 7-3 Big East), who have won five straight and seven of their last eight. Mikael Hopkins had 12 of his 14 points after halftime and D'Vaun Smith-Rivera scored 13.

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 of No. 21 Missouri's easy 98-79 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.

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.

NO. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 72,

TEXAS 59

AUSTIN, Texas -- Marcus Smart scored 23 points and No. 22 Oklahoma State cruised past struggling Texas 72-59 on Saturday, the Cowboys' fifth straight.

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.

NO. 23 PITTSBURGH 62,

NO. 17 CINCINNATI 52

CINCINNATI -- Tray Woodall scored 14 points and led a late surge that sent No. 23 Pittsburgh to a 62-52 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday, keeping the momentum going for one of the Big East's hottest teams.

The Panthers (20-5, 8-4) have won seven of their last eight games overall and four of their past five on the road. They beat No. 6 Syracuse 65-55 a week ago, vaulting them into the Top 25.

NO. 24 MARQUETTE 89, DePAUL 78

MILWAUKEE -- Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as No. 24 Marquette held off DePaul 89-78 on Saturday, the Blue Demons' 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.

BIG TEN

IOWA 71, NORTHWESTERN 57

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Devyn Marble broke a lengthy slump with 21 points and Iowa beat Northwestern 71-57 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak.

Josh Oglesby added 10 for the Hawkeyes (15-9, 4-7 Big Ten), who won for just the second time in six games.

Marble, Iowa's second-leading scorer, put together his best scoring night in nearly two months as the Hawkeyes bounced back from a double-overtime loss at Wisconsin on Wednesday. Marble entered play in a staggering spiral, with just 21 baskets on 83 tries in Big Ten play and just two points in his last two games.

Reggie Hearn had 13 to lead Northwestern, which let the Hawkeyes take control with a 10-0 run midway through the second half.

The Wildcats (13-11, 4-7) lost for the third time in four games.

NEBRASKA 67, PENN STATE 53

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Dylan Talley had 16 points and Nebraska pulled away from Penn State early in the second half to take a 67-53 win Saturday night.

Nebraska (12-12, 3-8 Big Ten) opened the second half with an 12-2 spurt that put the Cornhuskers up 41-26 on David Rivers' free throws with 16:50 left. Nebraska led 52-34 after Benny Parker's free throws with 10:07 left

Penn State (8-15, 0-11 Big Ten), which went nearly 7 minutes without a field goal to open the second half, cut the Nebraska lead to 52-40 on D.J. Newbill's layup with 6:50 left. Talley's 3-pointer and a Brandon Ubel free throw put Nebraska back up 16 with 5:32 left. Penn State got no closer than 12

MAC

AKRON 54, MIAMI (OHIO) 50

OXFORD -- Brian Walsh and Demetrius Treadwell scored 13 points apiece and Akron got hot in the second half to rally and edge Miami (Ohio) 54-50 Saturday in Mid-American Conference play.

The Zips extended their winning streak to 15 games, the longest active streak in the nation. Akron's 10-0 start in league play is the first in the MAC since Miami won 10-straight during the 1983-84 season.

Walsh and Treadwell combined to go 10-of-18 shooting for the Zips (19-4, 10-0), who shot 24 percent (6 of 25) in the first half and trailed 25-16 at halftime.

OHIO 72, BOWLING GREEN 63

ATHENS -- Reggie Keely scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Ohio to a 72-63 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday afternoon.

T.J. Hall and Walter Offutt contributed 12 points each, and C.J. Cooper had 10 points and eight assists for the Bobcats (17-6, 8-1), who are 13-1 at home.

Ohio is 8-1 in MAC games for the first time since the 1984-85 season and has won nine of its past 10 games.

A'uston Calhoun had 19 points and eight rebounds, Jordan Crawford scored 17 points and Anthony Henderson chipped in eight points and 12 rebounds for the Falcons (9-14, 4-6).

BUFFALO 59,

NORTHERN ILLINOIS 54

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea scored 16 points and Tony Watson had 14 points to help Buffalo beat Northern Illinois 59-54 on Saturday.

Auraum Nuiriankh recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds -- four offensive -- for the Bulls (9-15, 4-6 Mid-American Conference), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Buffalo never trailed in the second half, but had a tough time holding off the Huskies. The Bulls had a 52-41 lead with 4:27 left in the game when Nuiriankh made two free throws.

Northern Illinois cut the deficit to three points, 57-54, with 22 seconds left on Aksel Bolin's layup. But the Huskies (5-17, 3-7) were held scoreless the rest of the way, as Nuiriankh made two more free throws to give Buffalo enough cushion for the victory.

Abdel Nader was the only Northern Illinois player to score in double figures with 13 points. The Huskies have lost two straight.

BALL STATE 65,

WESTERN MICHIGAN 62

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Jauwan Scaife scored a career-high 30 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Ball State snap Western Michigan's seven-game winning streak with a 65-62 victory Saturday evening.

Scaife, a senior, was 9 of 16 from the floor and 9 of 10 from the line, including two free throws with 7 seconds left that gave the Cardinals (9-13, 3-7 Mid-American) a three-point cushion. WMU's David Brown then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

TOLEDO 60, EASTERN MICHIGAN 52

TOLEDO -- Rian Pearson scored 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Toledo to a 60-52 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.

Toledo (11-10, 7-3 Mid-American Conference) extended its win streak to five games. The Rockets are now in a first place tie in the MAC's West Division with Western Michigan, which lost to Ball State 65-62 on Saturday.

Pearson recorded his second double-double of the season for Toledo, shooting 8 of 16 from the floor and 13 of 19 from the free throw line. Dominique Buckley finished with 13 points.

KENT STATE 87,

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 72

KENT -- Chris Evans had 19 points and every Kent State starter reached double figures as the Golden Flashes defeated Mid-American Conference-foe Central Michigan 87-72 on Saturday.

Evans also pulled down eight rebounds for Kent State (13-11, 4-6), which also got 18 points from Darren Goodson, 16 from Kris Brewer, 15 from Randal Holt and 10 from Mark Henniger.

Brewer and Holt each hit three 3-pointers as the Golden Flashes knocked down 11 of 22 trey attempts while making 55.8 percent (29 of 52) from the field.

OHIO COLLEGES

TEMPLE 72, DAYTON 71

DAYTON-- Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, then Temple hung on in a frenzied final second to complete its come-from-behind 72-71 win over Dayton on Saturday.

The Owls (16-7, 5-4 Atlantic 10 Conference), who trailed 68-58 with 4:31 remaining, closed the game with a 14-3 spurt, with Scootie Randall scoring five in the spree. After Wyatt's 3-pointer, Will Cummings stole the ball from the Flyers' Kevin Dillard with 3 seconds showing.

In the last second, Dayton missed two free throws and Temple missed three, plus committed a turnover when Jake O'Brien fired his second free-throw attempt off the backboard. The Flyers (13-10, 3-6) inbounded the ball, but it was touched by the Owls, ending the game.

VALPARAISO 80,

CLEVELAND STATE 72

CLEVELAND -- Ryan Broekhoff scored 15 points to lead five Valparaiso players in double figures as the Horizon League-leading Crusaders defeated Cleveland State 80-72 Saturday to sweep the season series.

Valparaiso (19-6, 9-2), which beat the Vikings 74-50 on Jan. 4, has won three straight games and nine of its last 10.

XAVIER 73, DUQUESNE 65

PITTSBURGH -- Semaj Christon and Isaiah Philmore each scored 16 points and Xavier beat Duquesne 73-65 Saturday night.

It was the 11th consecutive loss for Duquesne (7-16, 0-9 Atlantic 10 Conference). The Musketeers are 13-9, 6-3.

Xavier, up 33-26 at halftime, got 15 points from Justin Martin and a double-double from Travis Taylor (13 points, 12 rebounds). The Musketeers never blew it open, not with Duquesne's Quevyn Winters scoring 19 points.

WRIGHT STATE 64, MILWAUKEE 49

MILWAUKEE -- Jerran Young and Cole Darling each had 18 points and Wright State jumped out to an early lead and never looked back to defeat Milwaukee 64-49 on Saturday night for its third straight win.

Wright State (17-8, 8-4 Horizon) began the game with a 13-4 run capped off by Young's 3-pointer with 13:40 remaining in the first half. The Raiders, which led by as many as 17 points in the second half, shot 47.7 percent from the field and were 16 of 19 from the free-throw line.

OTHER COLLEGES

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 58, IPFW 54

FORT WAYNE -- Lawrence Alexander scored 20 points, including two key baskets down the stretch, as North Dakota State defeated IPFW 58-54 on Saturday.

After IPFW pulled within two points with 3:17 remaining, Alexander buried back-to-back buckets to put the Bison (19-6, 10-3 Summit) ahead 55-49 with 1:48 left. Five straight points by Luis Jacobo got the Mastadons (10-16, 3-9 Summit) within one with 32 seconds to go, but Mike Felt hit 3 of 4 free throws the rest of the way for North Dakota State to clinch it.

OAKLAND 88,

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 83

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Travis Bader scored 31 points, making 9 of 16 from 3-point range, and Oakland won its fifth game in a row by defeating South Dakota State 88-83 on Saturday.

The game was a matchup of the two players with the highest point totals in a game this season. Nate Wolters of South Dakota State, who had 53 points on Thursday night at IPFW, scored 36 against Oakland on Saturday but it wasn't enough as the Jackrabbits' eight-game winning streak ended.

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