Wisconsin Upsets Number 2 Michigan
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed second-ranked Michigan its first loss of the season, 64-54. The Badgers led just 57-54 with under a minute to play before Happ hit one of two free throws and a put-back of his own miss on Wisconsin’s ensuing possession for a 60-54 lead. Jon Teske led the 17-1 Wolverines with 15 points and Jordan Poole added 14. Michigan lost for the first time since last season’s national championship game.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Fourth-ranked Virginia fell to 16-1 as RJ Barrett scored 30 points and Zion Williamson had 27 to send top-ranked Duke to a 74-70 victory. The Cavaliers missed 11 of 12 shots during a late nine-minute stretch, but they pulled within 69-66 on Kyle Guy’s 3-pointer before Barrett hit two free throws with 20.9 seconds to play. Virginia and Michigan had been the last two unbeaten teams in Division I men’s basketball.
TORONTO (AP) – The NBA-leading Toronto Raptors picked up their ninth straight home win as Danny Green set a team record with 3-pointers in the third quarter of a 119-90 thrashing of the Memphis Grizzlies. Green finished with a season-high 24 points, Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 18 and Pascal Siakam (see-AH’-kam) had 17 as Toronto improved to 35-13. Green shot 7 for 9 from 3-point range in the third quarter and Toronto made 10 from long range in the period, outscoring Memphis 45-14 to take a 100-62 lead.
HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden poured in 48 points as the Houston Rockets knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers, 138-134 in overtime after trailing by 21. Harden had his 19th straight game with at least 30 and he’s had 40 in 10 of the last 13. Eric Gordon added 30 and sent it to OT with a 3-pointer before adding four free throws in the closing seconds of the game.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – The Australian Open women’s quarterfinals will include unseeded American Danielle Collins. Three-time major champion Angelique Kerber was stunned 6-0, 6-2 by Collins in just 56 minutes. Collins arrived at Melbourne with an 0-5 career record in Grand Slam tournaments. Other fourth-round winners on the women’s side include eighth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) and No. 15 Ashleigh Barty, who dropped her opening set before beating Maria Sharapova.