Top 25: Wisconsin in 3rd straight OT game, loses

2013-02-15T00:00:00Z Top 25: Wisconsin in 3rd straight OT game, losesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 15, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MINNEAPOLIS - Andre Hollins hit the go-ahead three-pointer midway through overtime to finish with 21 points and lead Minnesota to a 58-53 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin on Thursday night.

It was third straight game Wisconsin went to overtime; the Badgers won the first two.

Austin Hollins added 11 points for the Gophers (18-7, 6-6 Big Ten), who held the Badgers without a basket for about 11 minutes until Jared Berggren's putback with 10 seconds left in the extra period. Hollins went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line over the final 18 seconds of overtime to seal it.

Sam Dekker scored 14 points and Ben Brust added 11 for the Badgers (17-8, 8-4). They were 7 for 28 from three-point range, negating their 18 offensive rebounds, and scored a total of four points over the last 10-plus minutes of the game.

• No. 5 Gonzaga 77, St. Mary's 60

• No. 12 Louisville 72, St. John's 58: In Louisville, Ky., Russ Smith scored 21 second-half points, including 12 straight over a 3:03 stretch that put No. 12 Louisville ahead for good.

The junior guard's dozen points led the Cardinals' 14-5 run for a 46-38 lead.

Smith finished with 24 points for Louisville (20-5, 8-4), which dominated the paint 32-16 and out-rebounded St. John's 45-37.

• No. 13 Ohio State 69, Northwestern 59: In Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points, and the Buckeyes used a late 12-0 run to earn their 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 12 points - all in the first half - with Sam Thompson adding 11 and Amir Williams a career-high 10 for the Buckeyes (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten).

Women

• No. 8 Penn State 81, Iowa 69: In Iowa City, Iowa, Maggie Lucas scored 21 points to lead Penn State (21-3, 11-1 Big Ten), which have won 15 of its last 16 games.

• No. 9 Kentucky 78, No. 14 South Carolina 74: In Lexington, Ky., Kastine Evans hit two free throws with 8.8 seconds left, and No. 9 Kentucky fought back from a 14-point halftime deficit.

Jennifer O'Neill scored 19 points for the Wildcats (22-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

The loss was the first in 19 games this season for South Carolina (20-5, 8-4) when it led at halftime.

• No. 11 Texas A&M 78, Florida 71: In College Station, Texas, Kelsey Bone had 31 points and 10 rebounds to help Texas A&M pull into a tie with Tennessee for the Southeastern Conference lead.

Kristi Bellock scored 13 points and Adrienne Pratcher had 12 points and five assists for the Aggies (20-5, 10-1 SEC), who have won eight straight. Texas A&M never trailed and held a 39-27 edge on the boards.

• North Carolina State 76, No. 19 Florida State 69: In Tallahassee, Fla., Kody Burke scored 26 points, tying her career high, to lead North Carolina State to an upset.

Burke scored seven points, including the 1,000th of her career, during an 11-3 Wolfpack run to start the second half.

• No. 20 Delaware 86, Old Dominion 62: In Newark, Del., Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 26 points in the first half and posted seven boards and six assists to help the Blue Hens (21-3, 12-0) win their 16th straight.

• No. 24 Iowa St. 72, No. 22 Oklahoma 66: In Norman, Okla., Hallie Christofferson scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Iowa State moved into second place in the Big 12.

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