Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sports

Yogi, Indiana end Michigan's run

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Yogi Ferrell orchestrates pretty much everything in Indiana's offense.

Coach Tom Crean added another responsibility to Ferrell's plate Sunday: guarding the opponent's top scorer.

Ferrell came through on both ends — scoring 27 and shutting down Nik Stauskas — to lead Indiana to a 63-52 upset of No. 10 Michigan.

"Yogi is playing at an extremely high level," Crean said. "He's a true lead guard with everything he does."

Against the Wolverines, that was just about everything.

Ferrell hit seven 3-pointers, two shy of the Assembly Hall record, in eight attempts and held Stauskas to six points, 12 below his average.

"This is a great win because Michigan is such a great team," Ferrell said.

The Wolverines (16-5, 8-1 Big Ten) had been the last unbeaten in conference play and were off to their best Big Ten start since 1976-77. Indiana (14-8, 4-5) ended their 10-game winning streak by holding them to their fewest points this season.

"I think it's really good for us," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "I didn't think we were going to go undefeated. We hadn't lost since Dec. 11, against Arizona. In the long run, we have to get better."

What made Ferrell's matchup with Stauskas so impressive is that Ferrell is a point guard, giving up 6 inches and nearly 30 pounds to Michigan's small forward. Stauskas shot 1-of-6 and spent many possessions on the left side of the court away from the action, rarely touching the ball at times.

"They were denying Nik in the corner," said Caris LeVert, who had 12 points and joined Derrick Walton, who scored 13, as the only Wolverines in double figures.

UVA 48, NO. 18 PITT 45: Malcolm Brogdon made a last-second 3-pointer for the visiting Cavaliers (17-5, 8-1), who won their fifth straight game to stay in second place in the ACC. The Panthers (18-4, 6-3) lost consecutive games for the first time.

3-POINT MARK: Oakland's Travis Bader set the Division I record for the career 3-pointers in an 86-64 loss to UW-Milwaukee, topping the 457 by Duke's J.J. Redick. Bader made 6 3s to give him 461 for his career.

LATE SATURDAY: Justin Cobbs hit a step-back jumper with .9 seconds left, then security had to push fans away following a timeout before host Cal held on to stun No. 1 Arizona 60-58. The Wildcats (21-1, 8-1 Pac-12) had won a school-record 21 straight games. Syracuse is likely to move up to No. 1 and Florida to No. 2 when the AP poll is released today. Arizona also lost forward Brandon Ashley for the rest of the season with a right foot injury. Also Saturday, host Sacramento State beat Weber State 78-75 when Dylan Garrity heaved a buzzer-beating 75-foot 3-pointer at the end of overtime.

Women

NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 79, USF 59: Tia Gibbs had 19 points to lead four players in double figures, and the host Cardinals (22-1, 10-0 American) won their 15th straight game. The Bulls (11-10, 6-4) were plagued by early foul trouble: Alisia Jenkins, Shavontae Naylor and Inga Orekhova had three by halftime. "That just changes the dynamic," said USF assistant coach Jeff Osterman, filling in for head coach Jose Fernandez, who stayed at home due to illness. "It took us out of a couple of things we had game-planned for."

UF 81, OLE MISS 60: Kayla Lewis had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the visiting Gators (16-6, 6-3 SEC), who used a 17-1 run early in the second half to blow out the Rebels (10-13, 1-8).

WAKE 78, NO. 23 FSU 54: Chelsea Douglas made five 3-pointers en route to 32 points as the host Demon Deacons (12-10, 3-6 ACC) beat the Seminoles (15-6, 3-5) for the third straight time.

NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 88, NO. 3 DUKE 67: Kayla McBride had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Irish (21-0, 8-0), who shot nearly 62 percent, never trailed and handed the Blue Devils (21-2, 8-1) their first ACC loss at home since 2008.

NO. 4 STANFORD 79, NO. 21 CAL 64: Chiney Ogwumike had 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the visiting Cardinal (21-1, 10-0 Pac-12), which won its 20th straight game by beating the Bears (14-7, 6-4) for the second time in four days.

MIAMI 83, NO. 6 UNC 80: Adrienne Motley scored a career-high 27 for the visiting Hurricanes (12-10, 4-5 ACC), who stunned the Tar Heels (17-5, 5-3) and snapped a three-game losing streak.

NO. 7 S.C. 78, MISSOURI 62: Tiffany Mitchell scored 20 for the host Gamecocks (20-2, 8-1 SEC), who reached 20 victories for the third straight season.

NO. 8 MARYLAND 89, SYRACUSE 64: Lexie Brown scored a season-high 31 and made 7 of 8 3-pointers for the visiting Terrapins (17-4, 5-3 ACC), who snapped a three-game skid.

NO. 10 TENN. 64, ALABAMA 54: Cierra Burdick had 21 points for the visiting Vols (18-4, 7-2 SEC), who rallied after trailing 26-18 at halftime.

NO. 12 PENN ST. 79, N'WESTERN 75: Maggie Lucas scored 19 points and Ariel Edwards added 15 for the visiting Lions (17-4, 8-1 Big Ten).

NO. 13 KENTUCKY 63, NO. 14 LSU 56: Bria Goss scored 11 and hit two clutch free throws with 10.8 seconds left as the host Wildcats (17-5, 5-4 SEC) ended a three-game winning streak by the Tigers (17-5, 6-3).

NO. 15 ARIZ. ST. 97, OREGON 94: Joy Burke had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Promise Amukamara scored 21 and the two scored all the points in a late 8-2 run that lifted the host Sun Devils (19-3, 8-2 Pac-12).

NO. 16 VANDY 71, NO. 17 TEXAS A&M 69: Morgan Batey hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left to lift the host Commodores (17-5, 6-3 SEC) after Karla Gilbert had pulled the Aggies (17-6, 7-2) even on a three-point play with 10.2 seconds left.

MICH. ST. 89, NO. 19 PURDUE 73: Aerial Powers had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the host Spartans. The Boilermakers (15-7, 5-5 Big Ten) lost point guard KK Houser with 5:12 left with a leg injury.

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