Men's Top 25: Villanova rallies late to beat No. 5 Louisville
BY Associated Press
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
1/23/13 at 4:29 AM
Achraf Yacoubou hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer late in the second half to help Villanova upset No. 5 Louisville 73-65 on Tuesday night in Philadelphia.
The Wildcats (12-7, 3-3 Big East) led by as many as 10 points in the first half and rallied late in the second to send the Cardinals to their second straight loss. Louisville (16-3, 4-2) had an 11-game winning streak end in a 70-68 loss to Syracuse on Saturday.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 13 points, and JayVaughn Pinkston and Mouphtaou Yarou each scored 11 for Villanova.
Yacoubou hit the go-ahead 3 with just less than 4 minutes left and the Wildcats held on from there.
No. 13 Michigan St. 49, Wisconsin 47: In Madison, Wis., Keith Appling scored 19 points and Branden Dawson added 18 to lead Michigan State over Wisconsin.
Mike Bruesewitz led Wisconsin (13-6, 4-2 Big Ten) with 10 points. Ryan Evans' 3-pointer from the wing with 17 seconds left pulled Wisconsin within 48-47.
Michigan State freshman Gary Harris was fouled and hit front end of a 1-and-1, but he rimmed out the second, leaving Michigan State (17-3, 6-1) up 49-47.
No. 14 Ohio St. 72, Iowa 63: In Columbus, Ohio, Deshaun Thomas, who missed part of the second half with a cut above his eye, scored 16 points and Ohio State built a big lead and then held on to beat Iowa.
The Buckeyes (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by 24 points with under 13 minutes left but watched as Iowa cut the lead to four with 1:30 remaining.
Aaron White, an Ohio native playing his first college game in his home state, had 13 points for Iowa (13-6, 2-4).
Wake Forest 86, No. 18 N.C. State 84: In Winston-Salem, N.C., freshman Devin Thomas had a season-high 25 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to help Wake Forest upset North Carolina State.
Travis McKie added 16 points for the Demon Deacons (10-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), including two free throws with 3.4 seconds left that helped Wake Forest hold on down the stretch.
N.C. State (15-4, 4-2) led by 16 points in the first half and 12 at halftime only to see the Demon Deacons rally and push ahead to their own 10-point lead.
No. 22 Missouri 71, South Carolina 65: In Columbia, Earnest Ross and Jabari Brown hit key 3-pointers in the final 1:11 and Missouri overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to beat South Carolina.
Ross had a career-best 21 points and Brown had 17 for Missouri (14-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), which is 11-0 at home this season and has won 12 straight at Mizzou Arena.
Brenton Williams had 16 points with four 3-pointers for South Carolina (11-7, 1-4).
Original Print Headline: No. 5 Louisville upset again