Indiana upsets Wisconsin
A.J. Ratliff’s scariest moment came after the game was over.
Ratliff scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half, and Indiana held off No. 2 Wisconsin, 71-66, on Wednesday night at Bloomington, Ind., ending the Badgers’ 17-game winning streak. But before Ratliff and the rest of his teammates could get off the court, several thousand delirious fans stormed out of the stands and onto the floor in celebration.
“I’m claustrophobic anyway,” said Ratliff, who was mobbed by the Indiana fans. “I was just trying to get to the locker room. It was funny, but it was kind of scary at the same time.”
Ratliff was even scarier for the Badgers during the game. He had a pair of three-point baskets during a 13-1 run and another three-pointer that gave the Hoosiers, 16-5 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten Conference, a 53-43 lead with under 10 minutes remaining. Wisconsin fell to 21-2, 7-1.
D.J. White scored 16 points for the Hoosiers, who beat their highest-ranked opponent since an NCAA tournament upset of No. 1 Duke in 2002.
Gonzaga 90, No. 23 Stanford 86 -- Gonzaga’s Jeremy Pargo scored 11 of his 23 points in the second overtime and also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Bulldogs’ victory at Palo Alto.
Gonzaga (16-7) won its third in a row and sixth in seven games, spoiling the Cardinal’s return to the rankings after an upset of UCLA.
Anthony Goods had 16 points for Stanford (14-6), which had its three-game winning streak come to an end.