AP Sports Wrap from February 6 2016
UNDATED (AP) — You can expect to see a few major changes near the top of The Associated Press men's basketball poll when it comes out on Monday.
Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points and freshman Dean Wade came off the bench to add 17 as Kansas State stunned No. 1 Oklahoma 80-69. The Wildcats entered the game just 2-7 in the Big 12 before handing the Sooners their third loss in 10 conference games.
D.J. Johnson finished with 12 points and Justin Edwards had 11 as the Wildcats ended Oklahoma's four-game winning streak.
Sooners leading scorer Buddy Hield (heeld) had 23 points, most of which came in the final minutes after Kansas State took control of the game.
It was Kansas State's first victory against a No. 1 team since topping Kansas on Feb. 11, 2011.
Second-ranked North Carolina will also plummet in the poll on Monday following its second straight loss. Demetrius Jackson and Bonzie Colson each had 19 points as Notre Dame knocked off the Tar Heels, 80-76 at South Bend. Colson also had 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish, who trailed by nine in the second half before going on an 11-2 run.
In other top-25 finals:
— Darryl Reynolds had 19 points and 10 rebounds as third-ranked Villanova downed No. 11 Providence, 72-60. Ryan Arcidiacono (ahr-chee-dee-ah-KOH'-noh) added 16 points to help the 20-3 Wildcats earn their 12th victory in 13 games.
— Fourth-ranked Maryland ran its home winning streak to 25 games as Rasheed Sulaimon (SOO'-lih-mahn) had 21 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the Terrapins' 72-61 victory against No. 18 Purdue. Robert Carter Jr. finished with 19 points, including a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run that gave the Terps a five-point lead with about four minutes left.
— J.P. Macura scored a career-high 20 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch to carry sixth-ranked Xavier past Marquette 90-82. Trevon Bluiett had 23 points and a career-high eight assists to help the Musketeers earn their fifth straight win and improve to 21-2.
— Seventh-ranked Kansas got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Perry Ellis in a 75-56 romp over TCU. Devonte Graham added 15 points and Frank Mason III 12 to help the 19-4 Jayhawks win for the first time in their last four Big 12 road games.
— No. 25 South Carolina won a matchup of ranked teams as Sindarius Thornwell had 25 points and nine assists to lead an 81-78 road win at eighth-rated Texas A&M. Michael Carrera scored 20 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Gamecocks.
— Malcolm Brogdon scored 21 points and London Perrantes provided 14 as ninth-ranked Virginia topped Pittsburgh 64-50. The game was tied in the second half until the Cavaliers hit three straight 3-pointers during a 12-0 run that led them to their sixth straight win.
— No. 10 Michigan State shot 14-for-22 from beyond the arc in an 89-73 pounding of Michigan. Bryn Forbes had 29 points for the Spartans, who have hit 47 3-pointers in their last three games.
— Georges Niang (johrj nee-ANG') scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and finished with nine rebounds as No. 13 Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 64-59.
— Daxter Miles Jr. scored a season-high 20 points as 14th-ranked West Virginia beat No. 15 Baylor 80-69 to grab sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
— No. 19 Louisville hammered Boston College 79-47 as Trey Lewis scored 16 points and Deng Adel added 13.
— Jamal Murray scored a career-high 35 points and No. 20 Kentucky halted a two-game skid by thumping Florida.
— Paris Lee had a career-high 19 points and Dontae Hawkins hit for 14 points to help Illinois State beat No. 21 Wichita State 58-53.
— Brandon Taylor scored 11 of his 24 points while Penn State was closing on a 21-15 run to beat No. 22 Indiana, 68-63.
— No. 23 Arizona pulled out a 77-72 win over Washington behind Ryan Anderson's 22 points and 15 rebounds.
— Charles Cooke poured in 24 points and had five assists as No. 24 Dayton won a 98-64 laugher at George Mason.
Cyclones suspend McKay
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senior Jameel McKay has been suspended indefinitely by Iowa State for violating team rules. McKay is averaging 12.4 points and nine rebounds a game for the 13th-ranked Cyclones, and his absence will further stress a roster that's been thin all year.
Spurs, Warriors continue home streaks
UNDATED (AP) — San Antonio's home winning streak now stands at 37 after the Spurs survived a test from the Los Angeles Lakers.
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped in 26 points and Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard added a double-double as the Spurs beat the Lakers 106-102 to improve to 28-0 at home this season. Leonard had 20 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio, which withstood a 25-point performance by Kobe Bryant.
Not to be outdone by the Spurs, Golden State picked up its 41st consecutive home win since last season as Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry scored 26 points and Harrison Barnes delivered 19 in the Warriors' 116-108 triumph over Oklahoma City. Klay Thompson added 18 points for the Warriors, improved to 46-4 with their ninth straight win. That leaves them tied with the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers for best record at 50 games in NBA history.
In other NBA action:
— Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving poured in 29 points and LeBron James added 27 as the Cavs beat New Orleans 99-84. Irving and James combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter after the Pelicans pulled within 74-70 by the end of the third period.
— Chandler Parsons drained a pair of 3-pointers in overtime and finished with 26 points to carry Dallas past the Grizzlies, 114-110 in Memphis. Deron Williams scored 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki finished with 18 as the Mavericks ended a three-game skid.
— Indiana knocked off Detroit 112-104 behind Paul George's 30 points. George Hill scored 17 points and helped the Pacers stay in front after they squandered most of a 20-point, third-quarter lead.
— Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds fuel Minnesota's 112-105 comeback win against Chicago. The Wolves trailed by five with 2 1/2 minutes left before scoring the final 12 points to earn their second straight win.
— Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM') provided 26 points and 11 rebounds as Charlotte beat Washington 108-104. Kemba Walker added 23 points for the Hornets, who trailed by 12 in the third quarter before ending the period on a 26-11 run.
— Phoenix lost for the 22nd time in 24 games as Rodney Hood dropped in 25 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 22 in Utah's sixth consecutive victory, 98-89 over the Suns. The Jazz scored the first 10 points and were up by as many as 20 in the first half and 23 in the third quarter.
— Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists as Portland won for the sixth time in seven games, 96-79 in Houston. C.J. McCollum chipped in 16 points and seven boards for the Blazers, who led 74-42 midway through the third quarter.
— Jahlil Okafor (jah-LIHL' OH'-kah-fohr) had 22 points and 17 rebounds in Philadelphia's eighth win of the season, 103-98 against Brooklyn. Nerlens Noel added 18 points for the 76ers, who need two more victories to avoid matching the worst 82-game record in NBA history.
Caps win again
UNDATED (AP) — The Washington Capitals' lead in the NHL's Metropolitan Division remains 15 points over the New York Rangers, and they also lead the Eastern Conference by 10 points over Florida.
Shootout goals by T.J. Oshie (OH'-shee) and Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH'-kihn) lifted the Capitals past New Jersey 3-2. Andre Burakovsky ran his goal-scoring streak to five straight games and Braden Holtby made 22 saves in winning his league-high 32nd game.
The Rangers also earned a shootout win as Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored in the extra session to complete a 3-2 comeback win at Philadelphia. The Flyers were on the way to their fourth straight victory until Keith Yandle scored with 12.9 seconds left in regulation.
The Capitals padded their lead in the East when Florida absorbed a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh in overtime. Kris Letang ended it at 1:27 of OT with his second goal of the night. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists as the Penguins won for the fifth time in six games while ending the Panthers' five-game winning streak.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— Chicago padded its lead over the Stars in the Western Conference and Central Division races as Artem Anisimov (ah-nee-see-MAHV') had a goal and three assists in a 5-1 romp at Dallas. Anisimov set up first-period goals by Brent Seabrook, Trevor van Riemsdyk (van REEMZ'-dyk) and Marian Hossa (HOH'-sah) before the Blackhawks moved five points ahead of the Stars.
— Jori Lehtera (YOHR'-ee LEH'-the-ruh), Paul Stastny (STAS'-nee) and Troy Brouwer (BROW'-ur) each had a goal and an assist in the Blues' 4-1 triumph over Minnesota in St. Louis. The Wild suffered their fifth consecutive loss and fell to 1-10 in their last 11 games.
— Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and Filip Forsberg collected a goal and two assists as Nashville slammed San Jose 6-2. Shea Weber chipped in a goal and an assist in the Predators' first win in three games.
— Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar (tah-TAHR') each had a goal and an assist as Detroit blitzed the Islanders 5-1, ending the Red Wings' five-game home losing streak. Petr Mrazek (muh-RA'-zehk) made 28 saves to improve to 8-2-1 in his last 11 starts.
— Boston beat Buffalo 2-1 on Brad Marchand's penalty shot midway through overtime. Loui Eriksson also scored as the Bruins improved to 7-2-1 in their last 10 games.
— Montreal had dropped nine of its last 10 and hadn't scored more than three goals since New Year's Day before Tomas Plekanec (pleh-KAN'-ehts) scored once and had three assists in the Canadiens' 5-1 rout of Edmonton. P.K. Subban (SOO'-ban) had a goal and an assist to help the Habs move back over .500.
— Curtis Lazar recorded the first two-goal game of his career and Erik Karlsson had four assists in Ottawa's 6-1 pounding of Toronto. Zack Smith, Mika Zibanejad, Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone also scored in the Senators' second win in seven games.
— Jonas Hiller stopped 34 shots as Calgary downed Vancouver 4-1. Mikael Backlund, Sam Bennett and Michael Frolik (froh-LEEK') each had a goal and an assist to help the Flames win for the third time in nine games.
— Winnipeg pulled out a 4-2 victory against Colorado behind Drew Stafford's two goals and one assist. The Jets won for just the second time in seven games, while the Avalanche suffered their third straight loss.
Jays lose to Chavez but gain Floyd
UNDATED (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez has won his arbitration case with the Toronto Blue Jays. The panel opted to give Chavez the $4 million salary for 2016 that he asked for, instead of the $3.6 million the club offered. Chavez was 7-14 with a 4.18 ERA last season.
He joins Tampa Bay pitcher Drew Smyly and Cincinnati reliever J.J. Hoover as arbitration winners this year.
The Blue Jays also signed right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million dollar contract.
GOLF-DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC
Willett wins Dubai Desert Classic with birdie putt on 18th
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett of England sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by one shot on Sunday.
Fellow Englishman Andy Sullivan (68) and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello (69) set the clubhouse pace for overnight leader Willett, who protected his slim advantage with a 3-under round of 69.
It was the fourth European Tour win for Willett, who finished on 19 under 269.
The two pre-tournament favorites — Rory McIlroy (65) and Henrik Stenson (66) — finished tied for sixth on 273.
Korea's Byeong Hun-An (65) and Spain's Alvaro Quiros (65) were in joint fourth place on 272.
Lee paces Phoenix Open...Jang wins LPGA event
UNDATED (AP) — In golf on Saturday:
— Danny Lee has a three shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama (math-soo-YAH'-mah) after three rounds of the PGA's Phoenix Open. Lee will start the final round Sunday at 13-under after a 4-under-67.
— Ha Na Jang won her first LPGA Tour title by making a late birdie to take the lead and closing with an even-par 72 for a two-shot victory over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson in the Coates Golf Championship in Florida. Jang completed play at 11-under.
— Corey Pavin (PAY'-vihn) will start the final round of the Champions Tour Allianz Championship in first place. He birdied his last hole to shoot a 4-under 68 for a 10-under total, one-shot ahread of Tom Lehman (LAY'-mihn).
WORLD CUP-WOMEN'S SUPER-G
Lara Gut wins Super-G World Cup race, Vonn 3rd
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Lara Gut of Switzerland won her first Super-G race of the season on Sunday to cut into Lindsey Vonn's overall World Cup lead.
Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany edged Vonn for second place and prevented the American from winning back-to-back races on the Kandahar hill. Vonn won Saturday's downhill.
Still, Vonn set an all-time high with her 42nd podium finish in a Super-G. Renate Goetschl of Austria had 41.
Vonn's 27 World Cup wins in Super-G races is already a record for both men and women. She had won seven of the last eight Super-G races going back to January 2015.
But Gut found the winning line on a dark and bumpy course to win by .15 seconds. Vonn was .23 seconds back in third.
Gut now has 17 career wins.
Bencic upsets Kerber to give Switzerland 2-1 lead in Fed Cup
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Belinda Bencic upset Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber 7-6 (4), 6-3 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over Germany in their Fed Cup first-round tie on Sunday.
The 18-year-old Bencic, ranked 11th, came from 1-4 down to win the first set tiebreak and she needed just one match point to seal the win in 1 hour, 32 minutes.
No. 2-ranked Kerber appeared out of sorts eight days after claiming her first Grand Slam title in a three-set victory over Serena Williams in Melbourne.
In other Fed Cup action Sunday, last year's finalist Russia suffered a surprise first-round defeat as the Netherlands built an unassailable 3-0 lead.
The Dutch, without a player ranked in the top 100, had been considered major underdogs against a Russian team whose lowest-ranked player, Daria Kasatkina, is No. 61.