T25 BASKETBALL-FINAL SCORES
Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both scored 14 points to lead No. 1 Indiana to an 87-51 win over Coppin State.
The top-ranked 8-0 Hoosiers overcame poor shooting at the start of the game and pulled away from the 1-6 Eagles. Indiana missed its first nine shots and didn't take the lead until Christian Watford's 3-pointer with 9:25 left in the first half.
----Second-ranked Duke enjoyed a rare breather after a run of games against ranked opponents, beating up on visiting Delaware 88-50. Ryan Kelly had 18 points for the Blue Devils, who got 18 points and 11 boards from Mason Plumlee.
--Third-ranked Michigan is 7-0 following a hard-fought 74-66 win at Bradley. Freshman Nick Stauskas scored 22 points in his first college start.
---- LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting Ohio State past Northern Kentucky 70-43. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes rebounded from their first loss of the season Wednesday night to Duke.
-- Fifth-ranked Louisville survived a scare while improving to 6-1. The Cardinals held off visiting Illinois State 69-66. The Redbirds missed two 3-pointers in the last eight seconds. Russ Smith was high man for the winners, scoring 24 points.
-- Kentucky's winning streak at Rupp Arena ends at 54 games. The eighth-ranked Wildcats were upset by Baylor 64-55. A second straight loss drops them to 4-3 on the season. The Bears improve to 5-2 and gain a measure of revenge for a loss to Kentucky in the Elite Eight of last season's NCAA tournament.
-- Nick Johnson scored 18 points to lead No. 9 Arizona to an 85-57 win over Texas Tech. The Wildcats are 5-0.
--No. 11 Creighton (KRAY'-tuhn) bounced back from an upset at the hands of Boise State on Wednesday by beating Saint Joseph's 80-51. Doug McDermott led the Bluejays with 23 points as Creighton improves to 7-1.
-- Sam Dower scored 18 points and No. 12 Gonzaga beat Pacific 85-67. The `Zags are 8-0.
-- No. 13 Michigan State hammered Nicholls State 84-39. The Spartans led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half. Keith Appling scored a team-high 13 points to help Michigan State win for the sixth time in eight games this season.
-- Leslie McDonald scored a career-high 24 points in his first career start to help No. 14 North Carolina beat UAB 102-84. James Michael McAdoo added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
-- No. 15 Oklahoma State was upset on the road. The Cowboys got beat by Virginia Tech 81-71 for their first loss in six games this season. The Hokies are 7-0.
-- Sixteenth-ranked Missouri ran its home winning streak against non-conference opponents to 69 games with a 72-56 victory over Appalachian (ap-ah-LA'-chihn) State. Laurence Bowers scored 23 points to lead the Tigers to their sixth win in seven games.
-- Cashmere Wright's fadeaway jumper from the baseline at the buzzer lifted No. 17 Cincinnati a 58-56 victory over Alabama. Both teams entered the game with a 6-0 record.
----Wyoming improved to 8-0 by upsetting Colorado 76-69. Leonard Washington led Wyoming with 22.
-- Rodney Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 21 Minnesota to an 87-59 romp over North Florida. The Gophers improve to 8-1 with the non-conference victory.
-- Jamaal Franklin scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and No. 23 San Diego State tied a season high with 11 3-pointers to win its fifth in a row, 78-69 over UCLA in the John R. Wooden Classic.
-- Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead No. 24 UNLV past Hawaii, 77-63.
-- Hugh Greenwood scored eight of his 14 points in overtime and No. 25 New Mexico beat Indiana State 77-68 to remain unbeaten after eight outings. Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points for the Lobos. The Sycamores had won four straight since an 86-59 loss to UCLA in their season opener.
Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs shook off a "disappointing" $250,000 fine by the NBA to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-95 in overtime.
Coach Gregg Popovich said before the win he doesn't know if the Spurs will appeal the NBA's stiff penalty for sending Duncan, Parker and two others home to rest Thursday instead of them suiting up against the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game.
Popovich said he was disappointed by Commissioner David Stern's decision. He also didn't rule out sitting out players again in the future.
In the rest of the NBA:
-- Nicolas Batum's (bah-TOOMZ') 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-117 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Batum finished with 22.
---- Holding the Brooklyn Nets to just 30 points in the second half, the Miami Heat rallied from 14 points down to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 for their sixth straight win. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored a season-high 34 points. LeBron James added 21.
-- Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game, 100-79 over New Orleans.
-- Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin scored 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116.
-- Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) scored a game-high 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-88.
-- O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points and Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher's Mavericks debut with a 92-77 victory against the Detroit Pistons.
-- Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a 91-88 victory after the Boston Celtics scored the first 17 points of the game.