BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 25 points Tuesday night, leading Indiana to a stunning 75-72 upset over previously unbeaten Wisconsin.
The third-ranked Badgers (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) were trying to become the first team ever to win 13 straight games over the Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2).
Wisconsin started the night as one of Division I’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 9 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 three-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.
No. 7 Florida 72, Georgia 50
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Michael Frazier II scored a career-high 21 points and Florida handled Georgia, setting a school record for consecutive home wins.
The undermanned Gators won their 25th straight at the O’Connell Center, topping the previous mark set between March 2006 and November 2007.
This group, which has four seniors who have lost in three straight regional finals, barely acknowledged their achievement. They have loftier goals.
And if Frazier continues to play like he did against the Bulldogs, Florida (14-2, 3-0 SEC) certainly could improve its chances of making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Frazier made 7 of 16 shots, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range.
Kansas State 72,
No. 25 Oklahoma 66
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Marcus Foster scored 18 points, Nino Williams made four clinching free throws in the closing seconds and Kansas State held on to beat Oklahoma.
Shane Southwell added 16 points for the Wildcats (13-4, 3-1 Big 12), who rallied from a 62-56 deficit with just over 5 minutes to play to turn back the streaking Sooners.
Ryan Spangler had a career-high 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Buddy Hield scored 12 points for Oklahoma (13-4, 2-2), but it wasn’t enough to offset a lousy night by Cameron Clark (1-for-9, two points).