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College basketball: Michigan State victory caps tumultuous day

Miles Bridges looked comfortable, effortlessly making jump shots toward the end of a tumultuous day at Michigan State.

Bridges scored 24 points and the sixth-ranked Spartans beat the Wisconsin Badgers 71-62 on Friday night, less than 12 hours after athletic director Mark Hollis announced his retirement amid the outcry over how the school handled sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar.

Bridges made four of six three-pointers.

“Adding the three to his game has made him a harder guard,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “Obviously, he’s explosive to the rim and he does a good job of putting it on the floor.”

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The Spartans (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) have won three straight after losing two of the previous three games. The Badgers (10-12, 3-6) have lost five of six.

The court was surrounded by a sea of teal T-shirts worn by students, hoping to raise awareness about sexual violence.

“Honoring our survivors was really neat that our students did it,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.

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No. 13 UCLA 86, at Washington 69: Jordin Canada had 22 points on nine-of- 15 shooting for the Bruins (16-4, 7-2 Pac-12), who went on a 19-point run in the fourth period after the Huskies (7-13, 1-8) tied the score 62-62. Washington missed all 13 of its field-goal attempts in the period.

USC 73, at Washington State, 72: Aliyah Mazyck scored 25 points for the Trojans (14-6, 4-5 Pac-12), who rallied from a 10-point fourth-period deficit. USC’s Kristen Simon had 24 points and 13 rebounds for her sixth double-double this season. Borislava Hristova scored 16 for the Cougars (9-12, 2-7).

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San Diego at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.

Santa Clara at Pepperdine, 3 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton at Hawaii, 5 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at UC Riverside, 5 p.m.

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Long Beach State at Cal State Northridge, 7 p.m.

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