College Basketball: Top 25 Roundup: Indiana upsets No. 2 Wisconsin
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A.J. Ratliff scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half and Indiana held off a late comeback to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 71-66 on Wednesday night, ending the Badgers’ 17-game winning streak.
Ratliff had a pair of 3-pointers during a 13-1 run and another 3-pointer that gave the Hoosiers
(16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) a 53-43 lead with under 10 minutes remaining.
A rebound basket by Alando Tucker, who led Wisconsin (21-2,
7-1) with 23 points, and two 3-pointers by Kammron Taylor helped the Badgers tie the game at 59. But Ratliff scored six of Indiana’s next eight points, including two free throws with a minute to go to for a 70-66 lead, and the Badgers never recovered.
No. 1 Florida 74, No. 24 Vanderbilt 64
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lee Humphrey made three consecutive 3-pointers to key Florida’s rally from a double-digit deficit and the top-ranked Gators beat Vanderbilt.
The Gators (20-2, 7-0 SEC trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and were down 41-30 at the break. Florida extended its winning streak against Vanderbilt (15-7, 5-3) to seven.
No. 4 Ohio State 78, Purdue 60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Mike Conley scored 18 points and Jamar Butler added 16 to help Ohio State beat Purdue and win their sixth straight game.
While Purdue was concentrating on stopping the 7-foot Oden, the Buckeyes (19-3, 7-1 Big Ten) made eight 3-pointers. Butler made 4 of his 7 threes.
No. 10 Texas A&M 73, Iowa State 49
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Joseph Jones scored 21 points and Texas A&M’s defense did the rest in the Aggies’ win over Iowa State.
The win for Texas A&M (18-3, 6-1, Big 12) is its 20th straight at home.
No. 11 Memphis 87, Central Fla. 65
ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 23 points and Joey Dorsey had 22 points and nine rebounds to help Memphis (18-3, 8-0 C-USA) rout Central Florida.
No. 13 Butler 71, Youngstown State 58
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Mike Green scored a season-high 23 points, Pete Campbell added 20 and Butler (21-2, 9-1 Horizon League) won its seventh straight, beating Youngstown State.
No. 15 Nevada 79, Louisiana Tech 71
RUSTON, La. — Nick Fazekas and Marcellus Kemp each scored 20 points to help Nevada (20-2, 8-1 WAC) beat Louisiana Tech.
No. 19 Alabama 73, LSU 70
BATON ROUGE, La. — Jermareo Davidson scored a career-high 31 points to help Alabama
(16-5, 3-4 SEC) beat LSU.
No. 22 Texas 76, Texas Tech 64
LUBBOCK, Texas — Kevin Durant scored 37 points and grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds to lead Texas over Texas Tech (15-7, 4-3 Big 12).
Texas (16-5, 6-1 Big 12) handed Tech coach Bob Knight his 11th loss to the Longhorns since he arrived in 2001. He’s only beaten Texas twice.