Indiana knocks off fifth-ranked Michigan State

Michigan State's Derrick Nix goes up for a shot as Indiana's Victor Oladipo (right) comes in for the block. The Hoosiers upended the Spartans to post their third victory over a top five team this season.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo added 13, leading No. 18 Indiana past No. 5 Michigan State 70-55 on Tuesday night, its third victory over a top five team this season.

The Hoosiers (22-7, 10-7 Big Ten) are the second team to achieve that feat this season, joining Kansas which did it with a win over Missouri on Saturday. Indiana upset No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Ohio State in December and now the Spartans, who could have clinched their second outright Big Ten title in four seasons with a victory.

Michigan State (24-6, 13-4) can still win the outright crown with a victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday.


In Winston-Salem, N.C., Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 23 points and Duke held on to beat Wake Forest for its seventh consecutive win.

Kelly put up 20 points against the Demon Deacons for the third consecutive time, and Seth Curry had 15 points for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Nikita Mescheriakov and Tony Chennault both had 18 points for the Demon Deacons (13-16, 4-11).



In Madison, Wis., Jordan Taylor scored 22 points to lead Wisconsin over Minnesota, a win that clinched a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament for the Badgers.

Andre Hollins led the Gophers (17-13, 5-12 Big Ten) with 18 points, while Ralph Sampson III finished with eight points to give him 1,004 for his career.

Ryan Evans added 12 points for the Badgers (22-8, 11-6).



In Nashville, Tenn., John Jenkins hit six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points, and Vanderbilt beat Florida to clinch a first-round bye in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The Commodores (21-9, 10-5) outshot the nation’s top 3-point shooting team behind Jenkins, and he easily topped his average of 3.9 3-pointers by hitting his first five from beyond the arc.

Vanderbilt is tied with Florida (22-8, 10-5) for second in the SEC with one game left in the regular season.


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