Career game sends Wisconsin past Indiana

MADISON, Wis. — Jordan Taylor scored a career-high 28 to lead No. 18 Wisconsin to a 69-60 victory over Indiana on Thursday night for the Badgers' 14th straight win in the Kohl Center.

It was Taylor's best performance at Wisconsin (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten).

Taylor and Jon Leuer, who finished with 20 points for his 25th straight game in double figures, were the only offense early for Wisconsin. The Badgers trailed for most of the first 27 minutes.

Indiana got 16 points from Jordan Hulls. Jeremiah Rivers cut Wisconsin's lead to 54-52 with 7:14 left, then Indiana missed five straight shots and committed two turnovers.

Indiana is 1-24 on the road since coach Tom Crean took over the program three seasons ago. Verdell Jones became the 42nd Hoosier with 1,000 career points.

USC: Freshman guard Bryce Jones will transfer, saying playing time was an issue. He averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, starting 10 games and averaging 20.5 minutes.

jimmy v record: ESPN said the fourth annual Jimmy V Week brought in a record $1.2 million in donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Women

No. 22 FSU 83, Clemson 73: Courtney Ward scored 21 and the visiting Seminoles (15-4, 3-1 ACC) never trailed. The Tigers (8-12, 1-4) rallied from an early 11-point deficit to tie it at 51 with 13 minutes to go. FSU answered with a 25-10 spurt in the next 10 minutes, led by three 3-pointers by Ward. Up next for FSU is a showdown Monday with No. 17 Miami.

No. 19 Kentucky 59, uf 58: Victoria Dunlap hit two free throws with 10 seconds left and the visiting Wildcats (14-4, 3-2 SEC) overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 5:29 to beat the Gators (12-8, 2-4). Deana Allen's 3-pointer put Florida up 58-57, then Azania Stewart fouled Dunlap. Allen led Florida, which lost its third straight, with 13 points.

No. 10 UNC 71, Wake Forest 56: Italee Lucas scored 16 of her 20 in the first half, when the host Tar Heels (17-2, 3-1 ACC) opened a big lead and cruised.

No. 5 Tenn. 71, S.C. 56: Shekinna Stricklen had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as the visiting Vols (18-2, 6-0 SEC) beat the Gamecocks for the 39th straight time.

No. 12 Mich. St. 69, Indiana 55: Kalisha Keane scored 23 for the visiting Spartans (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten), who have won 15 of 16.

No. 13 DePaul 90, NJIT 43: Felicia Chester scored 15 to lead a balanced offense and the host Blue Demons (18-2) never trailed against New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Vandy 65, No. 23 Arkansas 54: Freshman Jasmine Lister scored 17, hitting a career-high five 3-pointers, and the host Commodores stopped the Razorbacks (15-3, 3-3 SEC).

No. 25 Ohio St. 71, Illinois 62: Brittany Johnson scored 22 for the visiting Buckeyes (12-6, 3-3 Big Ten).

stetson 70, Fla Gulf Coast 52: The host Hatters sent the Eagles to their first loss, leaving Duke as the only Division I unbeaten women's team.

UConn: Freshman forward Samarie Walker will transfer, saying she can't give the team the "energy and commitment that it needs to be successful."

Career game sends Wisconsin past Indiana 01/20/11 [Last modified: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:00am]

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