Notre Dame fans happy to win - or just glad game is finally over?
(AP) -- It took five overtimes to settle a Big East matchup of top-25 teams.
Pat Connaughton finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists as 25th-ranked Notre Dame outlasted No. 11 Louisville 104-101 at South Bend. Jerian Grant almost single-handedly erased the Cardinals' 53-45 lead by scoring 12 points over the final 74 seconds of regulation. Grant led six Irish players with 19 points and also had six assists.
The Cardinals lost despite Shane Behanan, who shot 13-for-20 and finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Luke Hancock had 22 points before fouling out, and Russ Smith added 21 for the Cardinals.
It was the longest game in Big East regular-season history, and the longest in the conference since a Big East tournament game between Syracuse and Connecticut played six OTs in 2009.
A couple of long shots by Ben Brust allowed Wisconsin to come away with the day's biggest upset in men's college basketball.
Brust drained a tiebreaking three-pointer with 40 seconds left in overtime as the Badgers earned a 65-62 win over third-ranked Michigan. He also hit a running 3-point shot from just inside the midcourt line to tie the game at the end of regulation, 2.4 seconds after Tim Hardaway's trey put the Wolverines ahead.
Trey Burke scored a game-high 19 points but missed a 3 in the closing seconds as Michigan falls to 21-3.
Both teams are 8-3 in the Big Ten.
In other top-25 action:
-- Mike Rosario dropped in 18 points and second-ranked Florida bounced back from Tuesday's loss at Arkansas by stifling Mississippi State 83-58. Erik Murphy had 17 points in helping the Gators improve to 9-1 in the SEC.
-- Fifth-ranked Kansas is riding its first three-game losing streak in eight years following a 72-66 loss at Big 12-rival Oklahoma. Romero Osby scored 17 points and Steven Pledge added 15 as the Sooners end a 10-game losing streak in the series.
-- Kevin Pangos and Kelly Olynyk (OH'-lih-nihk) provided 20 points apiece as sixth-ranked Gonzaga whipped Loyola Marymount 74-55. Pangos hit four three-pointers and Olynyk shot 7-for-8 to help the Bulldogs improve to 10-0 in the West Coast conference.
-- Eighth-ranked Miami hit a school record-tying 15 3-pointers while destroying visiting North Carolina 87-61. Shane Larkin was high man for the Hurricanes with 18 points as the Hurricanes improved to 10-0 in the ACC.
-- Branden Dawson finished with 20 points and Keith Appling added 17 as No. 12 Michigan State beat Purdue 78-65. The Spartans have won nine of their last 10 and are 9-2 in the Big Ten.
-- Rodney McGruder scored 22 points and Angel Rodriguez added 20 as No. 13 Kansas State knocked off Iowa State 79-70 to take sole possession of first place in the Big 12. The game was tied at 50 until the Wildcats went on a 15-5 run to improve to 8-2 in the conference.
-- No. 14 Butler went the last 7 1/2 minutes of its game at George Washington without a field goal but hung on to beat the Colonials 59-56. GW missed several 3-point attempts in the final 10 seconds that could have forced overtime.
-- UNLV was a winner against 15th-ranked New Mexico as Anthony Bennett delivered 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 64-55 triumph over the Lobos. Bryce DeJean-Jones and Katin Reinhardt each scored 16 points for the Runnin' Rebels.
-- Tyler Brown scored 23 of his 27 points in the second half as Illinois State rallied to beat No. 16 Creighton 75-72. Johnny Hill had 19 points and Jackie Carmichael added 16 for the Redbirds.
-- Tray Woodall scored 14 points and No. 23 Pittsburgh made it seven wins in eight games by beating 17th-rated Cincinnati 62-52. Woodall hit a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer during a 7-0 run that put Pitt ahead to stay with 3:21 left.
-- E.J. Singler had 21 points and No. 19 Oregon ended its three-game losing streak with a 73-64 victory over Utah. Damyean Dotson added 16 points for the Ducks, who are now 8-3 in the Pac-12.
-- Georgetown survives a scare on the road. The 20th-ranked Hoyas outscored Rutgers 7-2 over the final 1:15 of play and beat the Scarlet Knights 69-63. Markel Starks had a team-high 20 points, while Otto Porter Jr. contributed 19 points and 14 rebounds to Georgetown's 17th win in 21 games this season.
-- No. 21 Missouri got 22 points and 18 rebounds from Alex Oriakhi (ohr-ee-AH'-kee) in a 98-79 win over visiting Mississippi. Teammate Phil Pressey had 22 points to go along with four assists that broke Anthony Peeler's career school record.
-- Twenty-second-ranked Oklahoma State improves to 17-5 with a 72-59 win over Texas behind Marcus Smart's 23 points. The Longhorns are 10-13 and struggling through their worst season in 15 years under coach Rick Barnes.
-- Vander Blue scored 18 points and Junior Cadougan added 17 as No. 24 Marquette held off DePaul 89-78 for its 22nd straight home victory. The win moves Marquette one-half game ahead of Syracuse at the top of the Big East. The ninth-ranked Orange host St. John's on Sunday.
NBA - Nuggets extend streak
(AP) -- Make it a nine-game winning streak for the Denver Nuggets after using and incredibly balanced scoring attack in a 111-103 victory at Cleveland.
The Nuggets had eight players score in double figures, led by Danilo Gallinari's 19 points. Kenneth Faried added 17 points for the Nuggets, who have won 15 of 17 and are on their longest winning streak in nearly eight years.
The loss ended the Cavaliers' three-game winning streak that matched a season high.
The NBA schedule included
Philadelphia's 87-76 win over Charlotte behind Lavoy Allen's 14 points and career-high 22 rebounds. Jrue (juh-ROO') Holiday added 10 points as the 76ers improved to 5-2 on their eight-game homestand.
Shawn Marion's season-high 26 points and 11 rebounds carried Dallas to a 116-91 romp over Golden State. O.J. Mayo chipped in 19 points and nine assists as the Mavericks improved to 14-9 with their second straight win.
Charlie Villanueva hit a 3-pointer with 9.7 seconds left and Rodney Stuckey sealed the win with two free throws as Detroit beat Milwaukee 105-100. Jose Calderon tied his season high with 23 points, including a running layup that tied the game at 100.
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and Marcus Thornton had 24 in Sacramento's 120-109 win over Utah. The Kings shot 52 percent, including an 8-for-19 mark from three-point range.
Devils No. 1 in East
(AP) -- Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR') was outstanding in his 1,200th NHL game while helping the New Jersey Devils move atop the NHL's Eastern Conference standings.
Brodeur made 10 of his 24 saves in the final period as the Devils picked up their fourth straight win, beating Pittsburgh 3-1. He blanked the Penguins after Brandon Sutter scored a power-play goal 83 seconds into the game.
The game was tied 1-1 until Ilya Kovalchuk (KOH'-vul-chuhk) assisted on power-play goals by Adam Henrique (hehn-REEK') and Bobby Butler during the last half of the third period. Stefan Matteau (mah-TOH') notched his first NHL goal for the Devils, who ended the Penguins, five-game winning streak.
In other NHL action,
Minnesota beat Nashville 2-1 on Devin Setoguchi's (set-oh-GOO'-cheez) power-play goal at 4:21 of overtime. Cal Clutterbuck also scored, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 25 shots as the Wild ended a three-game losing streak.
Bobby Ryan had two goals and two assists as Anaheim knocked off St. Louis Blues 6-5 in a shootout. Viktor Fasth stopped three of six shootout attempts to become the first NHL goalie in eight years to win his first five starts.
Jordan Schroeder (SHRAY'-dur) scored twice, including the game-winner as Vancouver picked up its fifth straight win, 5-1 over Calgary. Cory Schneider made 14 of his 33 saves in the third period and was perfect after the Flames went ahead 1-0 late in the first period.
Niklas Kronwall's third-period goal broke a 1-1 tie and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 2-1 victory over visiting Edmonton. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for Detroit.
In Philadelphia, Danny Briere's (bree-AYRZ') goal 1:47 into overtime lifted the Flyers past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. It completes a 3-0-1 homestand for the Flyers.
Al Montoya made 33 saves in the Winnipeg Jets' 1-0 win over the Ottawa Senators. Alex Ponikarovsky broke a scoreless deadlock 5:57 into the third period. Ottawa backup Ben Bishop made his second start of the season and stopped 36 shots.
Phoenix also was a 1-0 winner as Mike Smith made 33 saves in a shootout over San Jose. Antii Miemi (AN'-ee nee-EH'-mee) also was credited with the shutout but took the loss after allowing shootout goals by Mikkel Boedker and Radim Vrbata (RAH'-dihm vur-BAH'-tah).
James Reimer (RY'-mur) stopped 37 shots and Phil Kessel had a goal and two assists in Toronto's 6-0 shutout of the Canadiens in Montreal. Leo Komarov notched his first NHL goal just 59 seconds into the game before the Maple Leafs improved to 6-1 on the road.
Ryan Miller turned back 41 shots and Alexander Sulzer snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period of Buffalo's 3-2 win over the New York Islanders. The Isles suffered their fourth straight loss since a 4-2-1 start despite outshooting the Sabres 43-15.
Washington won for only the third time in a dozen games as Braden Holtby stopped 27 shots in the Capitals' 5-0 shutout of Florida. Troy Brouwer (BROW'-ur) scored twice, and Mathieu Perreault (peh-ROH') and Joel Ward each added a goal and an assist.
The game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the host Bruins was postponed because of the blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the Boston area. No makeup date had been scheduled yet.
Co-leaders at Pebble
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Second round co-leader Brandt Snedeker and James Hahn share the third-round lead at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Snedeker fired his ninth consecutive round in the 60s, carding a 4-under 68 that puts him at minus-12. He's seeking his first win of the year following runner-up finishes the last two weeks.
Hahn grabbed a piece of the lead with a 6-under 66 that puts him one shot ahead of Chris Kirk and two better than Patrick Reed.
Phil Mickelson barely made the cut after his 1-over 73 left him at minus-1.
Mediate making impressive debut
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Rocco Mediate (MEE'-dee-ayt) shot to the top of the leaderboard with a course-record 11-under-par 61 and at 15-under for the tournament will take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Allianz Championship. It's Mediate's first start on the 50-and-over circuit.
Tom Pernice (pur-NEES') Jr. is alone in second place after carding a 65. He's two strokes better than Bernhard Langer, who posted a 67.
Saints prefer to play with Ryan rather than against him
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The Saints have hired Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator.
New Orleans coach Sean Payton says the Saints found Ryan's defenses challenging when they played his previous teams.
Ryan is the brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan. He spent the past two seasons as Dallas' defensive coordinator and was fired after last season, when his defense ranked 19th.
Ryan says joining the Saints is a "great opportunity" and he's getting started right away.
Indians invite Giambi to camp
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have signed first baseman-designated hitter Jason Giambi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 42-year-old Giambi spent the past three-plus seasons filling a part-time role with the Rockies and interviewed for Colorado's managerial position this offseason. He could become the Indians' DH, a role filled by veterans Jim Thome and Travis Hafner in recent years.
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