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Wisconsin tops No. 2 Indiana, 64-59

Ryan Evans had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added 11 points as Wisconsin upset No. 2 Indiana, 64-59, Tuesday night in Bloomington, Ind.

The Badgers (13-4, 4-0 Big Ten) have won seven straight and beaten two Top 15 opponents in four days. They now have 11 straight wins over the Hoosiers (15-2, 3-1) and five straight in Bloomington.

The Badgers, as usual, dictated the tempo by running down the shot clock and forcing the nation’s highest-scoring team into a precious possession-by-possession slugfest in which baskets were scarce.

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Wisconsin scored 7 straight points to take a 38-37 lead with 15:58 to play, then got a 3-point play from Jackson to start a 9-0 run.

The Badgers extended the lead to 51-41, but Indiana clawed back with a 10-1 run, pulling within a point on Yogi Ferrell’s 3-pointer with 4:40 to play. The Badgers, however, closed out the game with a 12-8 run.

Cody Zeller scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hoosiers, who had a six-game winning streak and an 18-game home winning streak snapped.

St. John’s 67, Notre Dame 63 — JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half, and the Red Storm handed the No. 20 Fighting Irish their second straight loss.

St. John’s (10-7, 2-3 Big East) had two critical blocked shots in the final 20 seconds that preserved the win. Eric Atkins led the Irish (14-3, 2-2) with 21 points.

Creighton 79, Northern Iowa 68 — Doug McDermott scored 31 points to lead the No. 12 Bluejays (17-1, 6-0 Missouri Valley) past the visiting Panthers for their 11th consecutive victory. Anthony James scored 25 points for Northern Iowa (9-8, 2-4).

Stony Brook 75, Boston University 48 — The host Seawolves (13-4, 4-0) routed the Terriers behind Tommy Brenton (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Jameel Warney (12 points, 14 rebounds). Dom Morris led BU (8-10, 2-3) with 11 points.

Women’s basketball

Notre Dame 79, Georgetown 64 — In South Bend, Ind., Kayla McBride scored 17 points, and Skylar Diggins had 15 points and nine assists as the second-ranked Fighting Irish (15-1, 4-0 Big East) cruised to their 10th straight victory.

 Sugar Rodgers, the nation’s leading scorer, had a season-low 14 points for the Hoyas (10-7, 1-3).

Connecticut 72, Louisville 58 — Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley each scored 16 points to lead the No. 3 Huskies (15-1, 3-1 Big East) to a win over the 15th-ranked Cardinals in Hartford. Shoni Schimmel had 14 points to lead Louisville (14-4, 2-2).

Delaware 76, Northeastern 51 — Lauren Carra and Elena Delle Donne scored 20 and 19 points respectively to propel the Blue Hens past the Huskies (9-6, 2-2 Colonial Athletic) in Boston.

 Delle Donne added seven rebounds and four blocks as Delaware (12-3, 3-0) snapped Northeastern’s 10-game home winning streak.

Brown 53, N.J. Tech 51 — Lauren Clarke netted 15 points as the Bears (6-8) slipped past the Highlanders in Providence. Rayven Johnson scored 21 points and snared 12 boards for N.J. Tech (8-12).

Women’s hockey

Harvard 5, Connecticut 1 — The Crimson stretched their unbeaten streak to 11 games (10-0-1) with a thrashing of the Huskies (3-16-2) at Bright Hockey Center. Jillian Dempsey scored twice and Kalley Armstrong had three assists for No. 2 Harvard (13-1-1).

New Hampshire 4, Union 2 — Megan Armstrong struck for two goals in the third period to give the visiting Wildcats (8-11-2) the win over the Dutchwomen (7-12-3). Kailey Chappell and Nicole Gifford each had two assists for UNH.

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