College Sports

Badgers strike late, edge Purdue

Sophomore reserve Ryan Evans made two big plays in the final minute to lead No. 19 Wisconsin to a 66-59 victory over No. 11 Purdue on Tuesday night in Madison, Wis.

Evans hit a jumper from the free-throw line with 50 seconds left to put the Badgers (16-5, 6-3 Big Ten) ahead for good at 60-59. He tied up the Boilermakers' E'Twaun Moore for a jump ball that went to Wisconsin with 25 seconds left.

Evans added a breakaway dunk in the final seconds for the last of his 10 points.

Junior guard Jordan Taylor added 15 points and freshman Josh Gasser had 11 for the Badgers, who again showed their ability to bounce back after a loss. Wisconsin, which lost 56-52 at Penn State on Saturday, has won its past 19 games after losses dating to January 2009.

JaJuan Johnson led Purdue (18-5, 7-3) with 23 points — 17 in the second half — for his 32nd consecutive game in double figures.

Moore added 15 points for the Boilermakers and D.J. Byrd had 11.

With blizzard conditions outside, the attendance at the Kohl Center was announced as a sellout of 17,230, based on tickets sold. However, the crowd appeared to be approximately 13,000.

Taylor's three-pointer with Lewis Jackson tightly guarding him and the shot clock running down with 25 seconds left in the first half gave the Badgers a 27-19 lead.

But the Boilermakers, who lost their fourth straight road game, opened the second half on a 12-2 run.

Johnson had the first six points and junior guard Ryne Smith had the other six with two three-pointers, the latter putting Purdue up 31-29.

After scoring 19 points in the first half, the Boilermakers needed just 5:15 of the second half to score their next 20. Senior Jon Leuer kept the Badgers close, hitting two three-pointers and scoring 10 consecutive points for Wisconsin. He finished with 24.

Johnson's three with 6:21 remaining came seconds after one by Keaton Nankivil on the other end and put Purdue ahead 52-51. Wisconsin then scored seven straight points in a 2:51 span, only to see Byrd convert a three-point play that put the Boilermakers back in front 59-58 with 1:11 to go.

Evans hit his go-ahead jumper, then Leuer corralled a rebound after Johnson missed a long jumper with 36 seconds remaining. Leuer hit two free throws to push the lead to 62-59, and Jackson was whistled for a foul trying to follow his own miss with 31 seconds left.

Gasser made the second of two foul shots, and Evans then got his hands on the ball as Moore tried to drive to the basket on the right side.

PURDUE (18-5): J. Johnson 9-19 4-4 23, Byrd 4-6 1-1 11, Jackson 0-1 1-2 1, Smith 2-4 0-0 6, Moore 7-15 1-1 15, T. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Barlow 1-1 1-1 3, Hart 0-0 0-0 0, Bade 0-1 0-0 0, Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Tota ls 23-48 8-9 59.

WISCONSIN (16-5): Leuer 8-18 6-6 24, Nankivil 2-6 0-0 6, Taylor 4-13 6-8 15, Gasser 4-4 1-2 11, Jarmusz 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 5-9 0-0 10, Bruesewitz 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 13-16 66.

Halftime—Wisconsin 27-19. 3-Point Goals—Purdue 5-13 (Smith 2-4, Byrd 2-4, J. Johnson 1-3, Moore 0-2), Wisconsin 7-18 (Gasser 2-2, Nankivil 2-4, Leuer 2-5, Taylor 1-4, Bruesewitz 0-1, Jarmusz 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Purdue 25 (Jackson, J. Johnson 4), Wisconsin 32 (Leuer 13). Assists—Purdue 10 (Jackson 4), Wisconsin 10 (Taylor 5). Total Fouls—Purdue 19, Wisconsin 11. A—17,230.

Miss. 71, No. 10 Ky. 69

KENTUCKY (16-5): Jones 7-15 8-11 22, Harrellson 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 1-4 0-0 3, Knight 5-11 4-5 15, Liggins 2-4 0-0 5, Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 8-13 2-2 20, Vargas 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-51 14-18 69.

MISSISSIPPI (14-8): Henry 5-8 2-3 12, Buckner 6-9 0-1 12, Warren 9-15 0-0 22, N. Williams 1-4 0-0 3, Graham 4-11 7-7 16, Nelson 2-8 0-0 6, Short 0-2 0-0 0, Gaskins 0-6 0-0 0, Cox 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-63 9-11 71.

Halftime—Kentucky 35-34. 3-Point Goals—Kentucky 5-13 (Lamb 2-5, Miller 1-2, Liggins 1-2, Knight 1-2, Jones 0-2), Mississippi 8-17 (Warren 4-7, Nelson 2-4, N. Williams 1-1, Graham 1-2, Gaskins 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Kentucky 36 (Jones 12), Mississippi 27 (Buckner, Graham, Henry 5). Assists—Kentucky 12 (Knight 4), Mississippi 10 (Warren 3). Total Fouls—Kentucky 16, Mississipp i 15. A—8,243.

No. 23 N.C.106, Bos. Col. 74

NORTH CAROLINA (16-5): Henson 6-10 1-1 13, Barnes 9-15 4-4 26, Zeller 6-7 6-6 18, Strickland 2-7 0-0 4, Marshall 2-3 2-3 7, McDonald 4-9 0-0 9, Bolick 0-0 0-0 0, Drew II 0-1 0-0 0, Hatchell 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper 0-0 0 -0 0, Dupont 0-0 0-0 0, Knox 2-3 4-6 8, Crouch 2-3 0-0 5, Johnston 0-1 0-0 0, Bullock 6-9 0-0 16. Totals 39-68 17-20 106.

BOSTON COLLEGE (14-8): Raji 6-11 1-3 16, Trapani 9-20 3-4 25, Jackson 2-10 2-2 6, Paris 4-10 0-0 11, Elmore 1-6 2-4 5, Moton 0-2 2-4 2, Mosakowski 0-1 0-0 0, Kowalski 0-0 0-0 0, Rehnquist 0-0 0-0 0, Rubin 2-4 0-0 6, Southern 0-4 3-4 3, Dunn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-68 13-21 74.

Halftime—North Carolina 49-35. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 11-21 (Barnes 4-7, Bullock 4-7, Crouch 1-1, Marshall 1-1, McDonald 1-4, Strickland 0-1), Boston College 13-33 (Trapani 4-6, Raji 3- 5, Paris 3-8, Rubin 2-4, Elmore 1-4, Mosakowski 0-1, Moton 0-2, Jackson 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—North Carolina 40 (Henson 7), Boston College 40 (Trapani 15). Assists—North Carolina 27 (D rew II 9), Boston College 18 (Paris 4). Total Fouls—North Carolina 16, Boston College 15. A—7,883.

Missouri Valley

Bradley 69, Creighton 61 — Bradley senior guard Andrew Warren scored 20 of his game-high 23 points in the second half, and the host Braves picked up their first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season.

With the brunt of the Midwest blizzard forecast to hit Peoria during the course of the regularly-scheduled 7 p.m. game, Bradley officials made the decision Tuesday morning to move up the start time to 3 o'clock. Although the official paid attendance was 8,091, a fraction of that number braved the conditions to attend the game.

Bradley sophomore guard Dyricus Simms-Edwards added a career-best 22 points for the Braves and provided the early spark that helped the home squad jump out to a 10-2 lead.

CREIGHTON (14-10): McDermott 6-17 3-3 19, Echenique 2-5 4-4 8, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Korver 3-8 0-0 8, Young 4-13 5-6 14, Manigat 4-8 0-0 12, Runnels 0-1 0-0 0, Ashford 0-2 0-0 0, Lawson Jr. 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 19-58 12-14 61.

BRADLEY (7-16): Egolf 0-5 6-6 6, Prosser 2-6 2-2 6, Dunson 3-9 4-6 10, Warren 8-15 5-7 23, Simms-Edwards 10-17 0-0 22, Eastman 1-2 0-0 2, Lemon 0-3 0-0 0, Knezevic 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 17-21 69.

Halftime—Tied 25-25. 3-Point Goals—Creighton 11-34 (Manigat 4-8, McDermott 4-9, Korver 2-6, Young 1-6, Lawson Jr. 0-1, Ashford 0-2, Jones 0-2), Bradley 4-15 (Warren 2-5, Simms-Edwards 2-7, Ea stman 0-1, Dunson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Creighton 43 (McDermott 17), Bradley 36 (Warren 8). Assists—Creighton 14 (Young 9), Bradley 14 (Simms-Edwards 7). Total Fouls—Creighton 17, Bradley 10. A—8,091.

Big 12

Colorado 95, Iowa St. 69

IOWA ST. (14-9): Ejim 0-4 3-4 3, Vanderbeken 2-6 0-0 5, Anderson 5-12 1-2 11, Garrett 5-14 0-0 15, Christopherson 9-16 2-3 24, Railey 0-0 0-1 0, Palo 4-7 0-0 9, McBeth 0-0 0-0 0, McKnight 1-2 0-0 2, Mitchell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-62 6-10 69.

COLORADO (15-8): Dufault 2-4 2-2 6, Tomlinson 4-6 0-0 10, Relphorde 6-9 0-0 15, Burks 7-13 4-4 19, Higgins 6-11 3-3 16, Sharpe 1-4 1-2 3, Beckley 0-2 0-0 0, Coney 0-1 0-0 0, Roberson 2-6 4-6 9, Knutson 5-9 2 -2 15, Eckloff 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 33-66 18-21 95.

Halftime—Colorado 49-34. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 11-26 (Garrett 5-8, Christopherson 4-8, Palo 1-3, Vanderbeken 1-3, Ejim 0-2, Anderson 0-2), Colorado 11-23 (Relphorde 3-5, Knutson 3-6, Tomlins on 2-4, Burks 1-1, Higgins 1-2, Roberson 1-2, Eckloff 0-1, Sharpe 0-2). Fouled Out—Dufault, Palo. Rebounds—Iowa St. 30 (Ejim 7), Colorado 43 (Roberson 13). Assists—Iowa St. 18 (Garrett 8), Color ado 21 (Relphorde 6). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 19, Colorado 14. A—6,764.

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