MINNEAPOLIS — Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost this season.
Andre Hollins added 16 points for the Gophers (19-9, 7-8 Big Ten), who outrebounded Cody Zeller and the Hoosiers 44-30 and solidified their slipping NCAA tournament case.
Zeller was held to nine points with four turnovers for the Hoosiers (24-4, 12-3), who have held the No. 1 ranking for 10 of 17 polls this season including the last four. Victor Oladipo scored 16 points and Jordan Hulls had 14 of his 17 before halftime.
No. 19 Memphis 62
CINCINNATI — Brad Redford hit a long 3-pointer that put Xavier back ahead after wasting a 13-point lead and the Musketeers ended Memphis’ 18-game winning streak.
Xavier (16-11) made good on its second straight chance to beat a ranked team at home. The Musketeers blew a 17-point lead before losing to then-No. 24 VCU on Saturday.
The Tigers (24-4), who were outrebounded 45-36, scored only 20 points in the first half. Their winning streak was tied with Akron for longest in the nation.
Memphis was the only Division I school that hadn’t lost a road game this season. The Tigers had won 11 straight on the road overall, the nation’s longest active streak.
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Southern takes on Mardela today at 3
Patience is a virtue Southern Garrett head coach Danny Bosley says his West Region champions are in full possession of. It’s how they play their game and it’s how they will approach their second straight appearance in the Maryland 1A girls basketball state tournament today, 3 p.m., when they take on Mardela of Wicomico County in one semifinal at Towson University’s SECU Arena.
Keyser opens tournament with North Marion at 9:30
Two long and winding roads have arrived at the same destination for the Keyser Lady Golden Tornado and the Hampshire Lady Trojans, who return to the West Virginia Girls State Basketball Tournament today, with one road having wound a little longer than the other one.
Potomac State drops two more
Potomac State dropped a pair on Tuesday, 9-1 to Sauk Valley and 8-5 to Genesee, in junior college softball action at the Grand Parks Sports Complex.
ACM loses opener to Lenoir, 3-2
Three leadoff walks scored as Lenoir Community College put up single runs in the fourth, the sixth and seventh as the Lancers defeated Allegany College of Maryland, 3-2, Tuesday afternoon at Lenoir.
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Brutal Big 12 tournament promises to be wide open
Kansas coach Bill Self was chatting this week with someone who brought up the possibility that some unfortunate team with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament might have to play its second game against Oklahoma State, which was once considered a Final Four contender.
“I said, ‘Just think if that happens in your conference tournament,”’ Self responded.
Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race
Two hours, 38 minutes.
That’s how long musher Aliy Zirkle spent waiting out a storm at the final checkpoint, 22 miles from the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup
Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.
Bynum’s return helps Pacers get past Celtics 94-83
David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a 94-83 win over Boston on Tuesday night.
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