Wisconsin upsets No. 9 Michigan State

Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson shoots a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining as the Badgers upset Michigan State.

MADISON, Wis. — Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, seconds after Michigan State’s Adreian Payne tied it with a 3-pointer, and Wisconsin beat the ninth-ranked Spartans 60-58 on Sunday.


The Badgers (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) committed 14 turnovers, six more than their NCAA-leading 8.3 per game, but gutted out a win over the Spartans (20-4, 9-2).

A desperation 3 by Michi­gan State from midcourt banged off the rim as time expired, and the Wisconsin faithful erupted with applause. The victory snapped a three-game losing skid at home.

Tied at 58, coach Bo Ryan again put the ball in the hands of Jackson, who has a history of hitting clutch shots.

With a man in his face, Jackson veered left of the lane and pulled up from about 10 feet to give Wiscon­sin the lead in a frenetic final minute.

Nigel Hayes led Wisconsin with 14 points, while Sam Dekker added 11. Payne had 24 points.



In Tucson, Ariz., Aaron Gordon had 17 points, Ron­dae Hollis-Jefferson added 16 and Arizona found its shooting touch in a win over Oregon State.

After two weeks of struggles on offense, Arizona (23-1,
10-1 Pac-12) finally found some answers in its second game without injured forward Brandon Ashley.

The Wildcats took control with a big run to end the first half and kept the Beavers from mounting a rally by shooting 50 percent.

T.J. McConnell had 11 points, six rebounds and six assists for Arizona, which has won 30 of its past 31 against Oregon State at McKale Center.



In New York, D’Angelo Harrison scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:08 to play, and St. John’s beat Creighton for its sixth win in seven games.

Chris Obekpa tied his career high with 11 points for the Red Storm (15-9, 5-6 Big East), who avenged the only loss during that seven-game stretch.

Doug McDermott matched his nation-leading average with 25 points for the Bluejays (19-4, 9-2), who had won 14 of 15 coming in and had been tied for first in the conference with Villanova.



In Orlando, Fla., Lasan Kromah and Shabazz Napier each had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Connecticut easily defeated Central Florida (9-11, 1-8 American Athletic Conference).

The Huskies (18-5, 6-4) got 16 points from DeAndre Daniels.

Isaiah Sykes led UCF with 17 points and reserve Justin McBride added 13, all in the second half. The Knights, who have lost eight straight, didn’t have another player in double figures after shooting just 39.2 percent from the floor.



Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:21

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