Junior guard Victor Oladipo scored 21 points as No. 7 Indiana beat No. 13 Michigan State.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Junior guard Victor Oladipo contributed 21 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three blocks, leading the seventh-ranked Indiana Hoosiers to a 75-70 victory over No. 13 Michigan State on Sunday.
“There are still things I need to improve on, even today,” he said.
“So I have to keep getting better.”
Indiana (18-2 overall, 6-1 Big Ten Conference) has won three straight since a Jan. 25 loss to Wisconsin. It has won back-to-back games over the Spartans after ending a six-game losing streak in the series. The Hoosiers share the conference lead with Michigan.
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“It was a physical game, a hard-nosed game,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “It was a high-level game and they’re a great team. That’s why it’s a great win for us.”
Freshman guard Gary Harris of Michigan State (17-4 6-2) scored 21 points.
Harris, last season’s Mr. Basketball as an Indiana prep standout, was booed relentlessly and was the target of negative chants.
Other Top 10 men’s game
No. 2 Michigan 74, at Illinois 60
Trey Burke scored 19 points and the Wolverines (19-1, 6-1 Big Ten) never trailed after the opening minutes against the Illini (15-6, 2-5).
Michigan’s performance could yield a No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press media poll that will be released Monday, as No. 1 Duke lost at No. 25 Miami 90-63 on Wednesday. The Wolverines haven’t been No. 1 since the 1992-93 season.
Top 5 women
At No. 4 Duke 80, Boston College 56
Haley Peters scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils (18-1, 8-0 Atlantic Coast) past the Golden Eagles (8-11, 2-6). Duke has won its last 34 ACC home games.
At No. 5 Kentucky 73,
Louisiana St. 60
Azia Bishop, a sophomore who entered the game averaging 3.2 points, scored 17 to help the Wildcats (19-2, 7-1 Southeastern) defeat the Tigers (12-8, 3-4).
Bishop made 7 of 10 shots and had five rebounds in her 20 minutes on the court.