Kevin ‘‘Yogi’’ Ferrell scored 25 points Tuesday night, leading Indiana to a stunning 75-72 upset over previously unbeaten Wisconsin in Bloomington, Ind.
The third-ranked Badgers (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) were trying to become the first team to win 13 straight games over the Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2).
Wisconsin started the night as one of Division 1’s four remaining unbeaten teams and it looked like it would stay that way when the Badgers took a 10-point lead with 13:27 to play.
But the Hoosiers, playing their best game of the season, answered with 12 straight points to take a 54-52 lead with nine minutes left.
Indiana led, 70-65, with 2:03 remaining, but still had to fend off Wisconsin’s late challenge. Ferrell made two free throws with 18.3 seconds left to give Indiana the 3-point lead and both of Wisconsin’s potentially tying 3-pointers came up short.
Traevon Jackson led the Badgers with a career-high 21 points.
The hometown fans stormed the court after Indiana won its second straight and prevented Wisconsin from tying another dubious record by winning its sixth in a row in Bloomington. Instead, some of the young Hoosiers came up big.
While senior Will Sheehey scored 13 points, freshman Stanford Robinson added a career-high 13. And another freshman, Noah Vonleh had 10 points, five rebounds and two 3s.
Wisconsin, meanwhile, turned the ball over 10 times, went just 1 of 4 from the free throw line.
Wichita St. 72, Bradley 50 — Fred VanVleet had 22 points and seven rebounds and the No. 5 Shockers remained undefeated with a victory over the host Braves.
Darius Carter added 11 points for the Shockers (18-0, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference), who extended school records for winning streak and best start to a season in the first game as a top 5 team since 1981.
Florida 72, Georgia 50 — Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and the No. 7 Gators (14-2, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) handled the visiting Bulldogs (8-7, 2-1), setting a school record for consecutive home wins with their 25th straight.
Arkansas 87, Kentucky 85 — Michael Qualls slammed home a thundering two-hand dunk with .2 seconds remaining in overtime to send the host Razorbacks (12-4, 1-2 SEC), over the No. 13 Wildcats (12-4, 2-1) .
Cincinnati 69, Temple 58 — Sean Kilpatrick emerged from his 3-point shooting slump, and Justin Jackson had 15 points and 10 rebounds, rallying the host No. 19 Bearcats (16-2, 5-0, American Athletic Conference) from a late deficit to a victory over the shorthanded Owls (5-10, 0-5).
Creighton 88, Butler 60 — Doug McDermott scored 24 of his 28 points in the first half and the No. 20 Bluejays (15-2, 5-0) defeated the fellow Big East newcomer Bulldogs (10-7, 0-5) in Omaha, for their 10th straight win.
Pittsburgh 81, Georgia Tech 74 — Talib Zanna scored 22 points, James Robinson added 16 and the No. 22 Panthers (16-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled away in the second half with a victory over the host Yellow Jackets (10-7, 1-3).
Kansas St. 72, Oklahoma 66 — Marcus Foster scored 18 points, Nino Williams made four clinching free throws in the closing seconds and the Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Big 12) held on to beat the No. 25 Sooners (13-4, 2-2) in Manhattan, Kan.
AIC 3, UMass 2 — Alexander MacMillan’s scored at 14:40 of the third period to lift the Yellow Jackets over the Minutemen in Amherst. UMass (6-15-3) took the first lead with Michael Pereira’s power-play goal at 5:13 of the first period, but AIC (6-14-0) rallied with back-to-back goals from Jason Popek and Mike Dietrich in the second period. Steven Guzzo brought the Minutemen back to even at 4:46 of the third period. Hunter Leisner had 57 saves for the victory, including 26 in the second period.