Gophers rally in Madison

Lawrence Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with two seconds left in regulation, then scored nine points in overtime as No. 18 Minnesota won at Wisconsin 78-74.

Westbrook scored 29 points to lead the Gophers (16-1, 4-1 Big Ten), who rallied from a nine-point deficit with 3:24 remaining. Minnesota hadn't won at Wisconsin since Feb. 12, 1994.

(19) Purdue 63, Northwestern 61JaJuan Johnson hit two free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Purdue capped a wild comeback from a 14-point second-half deficit for a road victory. Robbie Hummel scored 15 points for the Boilermakers (13-4, 2-2), who trailed by 11 with 7:45 to go. Johnson added 13 points and for Purdue and had seven of the Boilermakers' 14 blocks that helped them overcome 22 turnovers.

(15) XAVIER 67, RHODE ISLAND 65Derrick Brown had 12 points and eight rebounds to help the Musketeers (14-2, 3-0 At1antic 10) hold off the Rams (11-6, 0-2).

C.J. Anderson had seven rebounds and scored nine of his 11 points in the first 3:55 of the second half for Xavier.

MORE TOP 25 MENFreshman guard Kemba Walker scored 21 points and senior forward Jeff Adrien added 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Connecticut (15-1, 4-1 Big East) to a workmanlike 67-55 victory over host St. John's (10-6, 1-3). ... Freshman Shelvin Mack scored 20 points to help No. 17 Butler (15-1, 6-0 Horizon League) beat host Loyola of Chicago (10-8, 2-4) 78-55.

MORE MEN DIST. OF COLUMBIA 79, APPRENTICE 75Jason Arrington scored 18 points, and Eric Joe added 17, but it wasn't enough for the Builders (7-10) in a home loss to the Firebirds (5-10).

Apprentice rallied several times in the second half, pulling even at 66-66 and 72-72 late in the game, but UDC held on down the stretch.

Kechan Myers had 23 points for the Firebirds.

WOMENOld Dominion (9-5, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) breezed to a 73-42 victory over George Mason (2-13, 0-4) at the Constant Center, improving to 44-0 all-time against the Patriots. ... Freshman Tamara Davis had 16 points and six steals, leading six players in double figures for Apprentice (5-9) in a 92-42 road win against New Hampshire Technical Institute-Concord Commumity College (8-8). ... Virginia Commonwealth (13-3, 3-1), looking like the strongest challenger to ODU's CAA monopoly, held William and Mary (10-5, 3-1) without a point for the game's first seven minutes and beat the Tribe 69-52 at Siegel Center. VCU led 15-0 before Katy Oblinger's free throw, and it was 17-1 before Katy Heath hit the Tribe's first field goal, more than nine minutes into the game. ... Marissa Coleman had 19 points, Lynetta Kizer 15 and No. 12 Maryland held off a late rally to win its eighth straight over home-standing Clemson 65-56. ... Ashley Ellis-Milan scored 17 points, including two tiebreaking free throws with 17.3 seconds left, leading No. 15 Minnesota to its first win on Ohio State's home court, 59-56. ... Sha Brooks scored 25 points and Marshae Dotson made all eight shots from the field for 19 points, to lead No. 19 Florida to a 77-63 win at South Carolina. ... Shekinna Stricklen scored 15 points and No. 13 Tennessee improved to 29-0 against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss.

Daily tip-off WOMENVirginia (14-2, 1-0 ACC) at North Carolina (16-0, 2-0), 8:30 p.m. The 12th-ranked Cavaliers can make a statement against No. 2 North Carolina. Monica Wright (21.9 ppg) leads U.Va., which has lost 12 straight to UNC.

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