Hoosiers blast Boilermakers
UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Indiana has gotten through the week without a loss, bucking a six-week trend of losses by top-ranked teams.
Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points and set a team record by going 9-for-9 from the field in the Hoosiers 83-55 romp over Purdue. Cody Zeller finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, and Christian Watford scored 10 of his 14 points in the first five minutes.
The only blemish for the Hoosiers was an injury to Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE'-poh), who sprained his ankle in the final minute of the first half and missed the rest of the game. It's unclear whether he'll play Tuesday at Michigan State.
Indiana made eight 3-pointers, shot 56 percent from the field, forced 17 turnovers, limited the Boilermakers to just 38-percent shooting in winning for the eighth time in nine games.
Second-ranked Duke had been beaten on the road. Seth Allen drained a pair of free throws with 2.8 seconds left to give Maryland an 83-81 win over the Blue Devils. Allen finished with 16 points and Alex Len added a team-high 19 as the Terrapins dropped Duke to 22-3.
Seth Curry paced the Blue Devils with 25 points and Quinn Cook finished with 18. Cook had a chance to be the hero, but he missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
In other top-25 action:
— Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds as fifth-ranked Gonzaga finally won at San Francisco 71-61. Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds in the Bulldogs' first win at War Memorial Gymnasium in four years.
— Seventh-ranked Florida rolled over Auburn, 83-52. Mike Rosario led the Gators' attack with 22 points while Kenny Boynton had 16. Florida has won its last three SEC games by an average of 24 points.
— No. 11 Butler beat Fordham 68-63 behind Rotnei Clarke's 22 points. The Rams led 35-30 until the Bulldogs went on a 16-2 run to go up 46-37 with under 13 minutes to play.
— Marcus Smart scored 28 points, Le'Bryan Nash added a season-high 26 and No. 17 Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 84-79 in overtime. Smart fed Nash for a right-handed slam with 53 seconds left in overtime to put the Cowboys up for good, 80-79.
— Vander Blue scored 19 points to lead No. 18 Marquette to a 79-69 victory over 16th-ranked Pittsburgh. Blue was 7 of 8 from the field and 3 for 4 on free throws to go with six rebounds for the Golden Eagles, who moved into a first-place tie with Georgetown in the Big East. Marquette also won the teams' previous meeting this season, 74-67 in overtime at Pittsburgh on Jan. 20.
— Kadeem Batts scored 20 points and Vincent Council had 11 assists to become Providence's career leader as the Friars beat No. 21 Notre Dame 71-54. Providence has won four straight, including a victory over then-No. 17 Cincinnati on Feb. 6. Council also had 11 rebounds and seven points.
— Dorian Green scored 22 points and No. 24 Colorado State picked up its sixth straight win by holding off Air Force 89-86. The Falcons lost despite Michael Lyons' career-high 45 points, the most by an Air Force player in a league game.
— No. 25 Kentucky was crushed as Trae Golden had 24 points and eight assists in Tennessee's 88-58 romp over the Wildcats. The win is the most lopsided for the Volunteers over the Wildcats in the 216-game history of this series.
Tampa Bay comes back to beat Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning were seconds away from their seventh straight loss before Benoit Pouliot (BEHN'-wah POO'-lee-aht) Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell (PUR'-sul) bailed them out.
Pouliot netted his second goal of the game came at 1:19 of overtime as the Lightning shocked the Florida Panthers 6-5. The Panthers had a 5-3 lead in the third period before Stamkos notched his second goal of the afternoon and Purcell knotted the score with just 11 seconds left in regulation.
It's Tampa Bay's first win since Feb. 1st against Winnipeg.
Franzen on ice
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Johan Franzen on injured reserve. Franzen has missed Detroit's last two games with a hip injury.
HOUSTON (AP) — Billy Hunter has been unanimously voted out as executive director of the NBA players' association. A possible change has been building since a review of the union last month was critical of Hunter's leadership and urged players to consider whether they wanted to keep him.
Hunter had led the union since 1996 and his attorneys have indicated there could be a legal challenge if he was removed.
NBA-ALL STAR GAME
Get ready for some dunks
HOUSTON (AP) — NBA's All-Star game is tomorrow night in Houston. On tap this evening are the pre-game exhibitions, including the slam dunk contest and three-point contest.
The game itself is being played tomorrow.
Reds and Bailey agree
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $5.35 million, one-year contract, ensuring baseball will set a record low for arbitration hearings. No cases have been argued before three-person panels this year among the 133 players who filed for arbitration last month. Just two hearings remain scheduled for next week, San Diego left-hander Clayton Richard and Baltimore reliever Darren O'Day.
Baseball's previous record low was three hearings, set in 2005 and matched in 2009 and 2011. The high was 35 in 1986.
Haas in position to defend
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Haas will take a two-shot lead over three golfers into the final round of the Northern Trust Open. The defending champion is 12-under par after firing a 7-under 64 in round three.
Webb Simpson, Charl Schwartzel (SHAR'-uhl SHWORTS'-uhl) John Merrick are tied for second place with 18 holes to play at Riviera.
CHAMPIONS-ACE GROUP CLASSIC
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) has a three-shot lead after two rounds of the three-round Champions Tour ACE Group Classic. Langer is 12-under-par after a second-round 2-under-70. He tops Chien Soon Lu and Tom Pernice Jr. Mark O'Meara is four shots off the pace.
US teen wins world slalom title
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — American teenager Mikaela (mih-KAY'-luh) Shiffrin is the youngest women's slalom world champion in 39 years. At the age of 17 years, 340 days, Shiffrin beat all of her more experienced rivals to earn the U.S. Ski Team its fourth gold and fifth medal overall at the worlds, more than any other nation.
The 17-year-old Shiffrin was third after the opening run but finished in a combined time of 1 minute, 39.85 seconds to finish first.
U.S. has good showing at Olympic venue
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Noelle Pikus-Pace (PY'-kuhs pays) and Katie Uhlaender (YOO'-lan-dur) of the U.S. took the top two spots in the season-ending skeleton World Cup race, while Germany's Marion Thees finished with the overall title.
The competition took place on the track in Sochi (SOH'-chee), Russia, the site of next year's Winter Olympics.
It was Pikus-Pace's second victory and fifth consecutive podium finish in World Cup events. Uhlaender finished third overall in the standings, 98 points behind Thees.
Qatar Open final set
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defending champion Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) and Serena Williams have reached the final of the Qatar (GUH'-tur) Open. Azaranka advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh), while Williams beat Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) 6-3, 6-2.
Pistorius' uncle says athlete 'numb with shock'
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An uncle of Oscar Pistorius says the Olympic athlete is "numb with shock, as well as grief" over the shooting death of his girlfriend at his home in South Africa. Arnold Pistorius spoke with The Associated Press and two South African journalists about his nephew's arrest for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius remains held at a Pretoria police station over the slaying. Prosecutors say they will pursue a charge of premeditated murder against him.