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Top 25 roundup: Indiana upsets Michigan State

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 03:55 PM
CORAL GABLES -

Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo added 13, leading No. 18 Indiana past No. 5 Michigan State 70-55 on Tuesday, its third victory over a top five team this season.

The Hoosiers (22-7, 10-7 Big Ten) are the second team to achieve that feat this season, joining Kansas, which did it with a win over Missouri on Saturday. Indiana upset No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Ohio State in December and now the Spartans, who could have clinched their second outright Big Ten title in four seasons with a victory.

Michigan State (24-6, 13-4) can still win the outright crown with a victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday.

Michigan State had won six straight in the series and seven straight overall.

NO. 4 DUKE 79, WAKE FOREST 71: Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 23 points and the visiting Blue Devils held on to beat the Demon Deacons for their seventh straight win.

Kelly put up 20 points against the Demon Deacons for the third straight time, and Seth Curry finished with 15 points for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-2 ACC).

Duke led by 23 points with 91/2 minutes left before Wake Forest made things tense.

Nikita Mescheriakov and Tony Chennault each had 18 points for the Demon Deacons (13-16, 4-11). Their best chance came when they had the ball down 72-66 with less than 2 minutes left.

But after Chennault missed a 3-pointer, Duke milked the shot clock and Miles Plumlee chased down a critical offensive rebound with just over 1 minute left. Curry hit two free throws with 48.9 seconds left to make it 74-66.

NO. 14 WISCONSIN 52, MINNESOTA 45: Jordan Taylor scored 22 points as host Wisconsin (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten) clinched a first-round bye in the conference tournament.

Both teams shot poorly, there were 43 fouls called and the teams combined to shoot 58 free throws.

But the Badgers found their shooting touch in the second half to secure at least a fourth-place finish in the conference.

Minnesota led 23-16 at halftime. But Wisconsin opened the second half on a 16-4 run and pushed the lead to 44-34 with just under 7 minutes to go on consecutive 3-pointers.

Andre Hollins led the Gophers with 18 points, while Ralph Sampson III finished with eight points to give him 1,004 for his career.

Ryan Evans added 12 points for the Badgers.

Miami's Johnson reinstated by NCAA

Miami announced center Reggie Johnson's eligibility was restored by the NCAA.

Johnson was ruled ineligible by the school after it was found that family members accepted "impermissible travel benefits" from a member of the school's previous staff. Johnson was not aware of the benefits and personally accepted nothing.

Johnson missed one game, the Hurricanes' win over Florida State on Sunday night. The school asked the NCAA to decide quickly on whether Johnson could be reinstated, and made the announcement Tuesday night.

Johnson did not accompany the Hurricanes on their trip for tonight's game at N.C. State but is expected to join the team in time to play.

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