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