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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 21 points and Xavier Tillman had 15 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 15 Michigan State beat Northwestern 77-72. Winston went 8 for 16 from the field in the Spartans’ 11th consecutive victory against the Wildcats. He also moved into 12th on the school’s career scoring list with 1,601 points, passing Morris Peterson and Raymar Morgan. Boo Buie scored a career-high 26 points for Northwestern, and Pete Nance finished with 14 in his return from a one-game suspension for “failure to adhere to program standards.”


WASHINGTON (AP) — Wendell Carter Jr. made a layup with 9.1 seconds left in overtime to lift the Chicago Bulls over the Washington Wizards 110-109. Chicago trailed by 18 points in the fourth quarter. Washington’s Bradley Beal missed a jumper at the buzzer in overtime. Lauri Markkanen had 31 points and nine rebounds for Chicago, and Zach LaVine added 24 points. Davis Bertans led Washington with 26 points and Beal finished with 22. Beal hit a 17-foot jumper with five-tenths of a second remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Wizards a 98-96 lead. LaVine made two fouls shots to force overtime.


CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Cole and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovksy also scored for Colorado, which is 9-1-1 in its past 11 games. The Avalanche lost 5-2 at St. Louis on Monday. Colorado is 3-0 against the Blackhawks this season and has outscored its Central Division rival 16-5. Ryan Carpenter got his second goal of the season for the fading Blackhawks, who have lost five of six.


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve because of a left elbow injury. Trevathan has not played since Nov. 10 when his arm bent awkwardly as he tried to sack Jeff Driskel in a win over Detroit. The team leader at the time with 50 tackles, Trevathan ran off with his arm dangling by his side. His future is uncertain. Tevathan has an expiring contract and has finished two of the past four seasons on injured reserve. Chicago promoted cornerback Michael Joseph from the practice squad to the active roster.

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