Roundup: Badgers hang on at No. 2 Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ryan Evans had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added 11 points as Wisconsin upset No. 2 Indiana, 64-59, on Tuesday night to take sole possession of the Big Ten lead.
The Badgers (13-4 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) have won seven straight and beaten two Top 15 opponents in four days. They have 11 straight wins over the Hoosiers and five straight in Bloomington.
Cody Zeller scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half to lead Indiana (15-2, 3-1), which had a six-game winning streak and an 18-game home winning streak both end.
The Badgers took control early in the second half with runs of 7-0 and 9-0 and led by as much 51-41 with about 10 minutes to play.
Indiana charged back with a 10-1 run to close to 52-51.
But the Badgers closed it out with a 12-8 run to end the game.
St. John's 67, No. 20 Notre Dame 63: At New York, JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and St. John's handed No. 20 Notre Dame its second straight loss, at Madison Square Garden.
The Red Storm (10-7, 2-3 Big East), who had lost two straight and four of five, had a 12-point lead midway through the second half and despite giving it all up, they managed to score the game's final six points for the win, their third straight over the Fighting Irish.
Eric Atkins had a season-high 21 points for Notre Dame (14-3, 2-2), which used an 18-4 run to wipe out the double-digit deficit and take a 61-59 lead with 4:27 to play.
Notre Dame's last lead came at 63-61 on a drive by Jerian Grant with 2:50 left.
Cincinnati 75, DePaul 70: At Rosemont, Cashmere Wright scored 20 points before leaving with an injury, leading Cincinnati to a victory over DePaul.
Cincinnati (15-3, 3-2 Big East) won its second straight game after breaking a two-game losing streak at Rutgers. DePaul (10-7, 1-3) has lost four of its past five games.
Wright went down with an apparent right knee injury with 15:12 remaining.
Cleveland Melvin led DePaul with 32 points, 10 in the last 2:03 when the Blue Demons cut a 12-point lead to three.
Bradley 69, S. Illinois 66: At Peoria, Dyricus Simms-Edwards scored 18 points, and Bradley (11-7, 3-3 Missouri Valley) defeated Southern Illinois (8-9, 1-5).
Desmar Jackson led the Salukis with 21 points.