Men's Basketball

Michigan State defeats Wisconsin in OT

Michigan State's Korie Lucious celebrated after hitting a three-pointer that sent his team's game against No. 20 Wisconsin to overtime. It was the only shot Lucious hit in the game.
Michigan State's Korie Lucious celebrated after hitting a three-pointer that sent his team's game against No. 20 Wisconsin to overtime. It was the only shot Lucious hit in the game. AP

Draymond Green scored a career-high 26 points, and Kalin Lucas made three free throws in the final minute of overtime to lift Michigan State to a much-needed 64-61 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin on Tuesday night in East Lansing, Mich.

The Spartans, who have been in a funk for most of the season, scored the final nine points of regulation to tie the game at 53, then outlasted the Badgers (12-4, 2-2 Big Ten) in the extra session. Lucas put Michigan State (11-5, 3-1) up by one with a free throw with 30.2 seconds remaining, and Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor then missed from near the top of the key.

Lucas, who finished with 17 points, added two free throws with 2.2 seconds left, and Taylor missed a desperation shot from midcourt.

Taylor scored 21 points for Wisconsin.

No. 12 Texas 83, Texas Tech 52: Freshman Tristan Thompson scored 20 points to lift Texas over Texas Tech in Lubbock.

IU East 107, Asbury 83: Former Kentucky walk-on Adam Delph and fellow Pleasure Ridge Park graduate Phillip Morrison scored 17 points apiece to lead Asbury in a loss at home. Austin Flannery (Scott County) added 16 points and four rebounds.

Kentucky State: The Thorobreds' home game Thursday against Morehouse was postponed because of inclement weather.

Dunlap on latest Wooden watch list

Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap is one of 20 players on The John R. Wooden Award's mid-season watch list. Dunlap, last year's Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, leads the league and is seventh nationally in steals per game (3.4). She also ranks second in the SEC in scoring (17.2 ppg) and free throw percentage (.731), third in blocked shots (1.9 bpg) and fourth in rebounding (9.4 rpg) and field goal percentage (.463).

Dunlap, the pre-season SEC Player of the Year, also is on the watch lists for the Naismith Trophy, the State Farm Wade Trophy and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

Dunlap is one of two SEC players on the mid-season list along with Tennessee's Angie Bjorklund. Others include Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, Baylor's Brittney Griner and Connecticut's Maya Moore.

Midway 75, Asbury 67: Whitney Odom (Apollo) had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists in Midway's defeat of visiting Asbury. Laura Carroll (Paintsville) had 19 points and four rebounds for Asbury.

Gophers stick with Mbakwe after arrest

The Gophers are sticking with leading scorer and rebounder Trevor Mbakwe despite his arrest for allegedly violating a restraining order filed against the junior forward. The university released a statement Tuesday from Athletics Director Joel Maturi and Coach Tubby Smith confirming that Mbakwe is still with the team, describing the action as "a lapse in judgment" and announcing no punishments.

"I believe his actions were well intended, but misguided, and we have made the decision not to suspend him after looking into the matter further," Smith said in the statement. "We believe this is the appropriate thing for Trevor and the program at this time. We view this as an educational opportunity for all of our players."

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