Georgia 4th in CFP rankings...Duke, Louisville win...Iowa, Wisconsin, Penn State show Big 10 pride
UNDATED (AP) — Georgia has replaced Michigan among the top four teams in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. The Bulldogs grabbed the final semifinal slot with a victory over Georgia Tech and the Wolverines’ blowout loss to Ohio State. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame remain the top three teams, Oklahoma is fifth and the Buckeyes moved up to sixth with one more ranking to go.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 3 Duke and unranked Louisville picked up ACC victories against the Big Ten on Tuesday. Zion Williamson scored 25 points and fellow freshman RJ Barrett added 22 in the Blue Devils’ 90-69 rout of Indiana. Ryan McMahon hit seven free throws in overtime and delivered a career-high 24 points as Louisville upset ninth-ranked Michigan State, 82-78.
UNDATED (AP) — No. 14 Iowa, No. 22 Wisconsin and Penn State were winners in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday. Freshman guard Joe Wieskamp had 18 points and 11 rebounds to push the Hawkeyes past Pittsburgh, 69-68. D’Mitrik Trice hit a long jumper with 23.6 seconds left in the Badgers’ 79-75 triumph over N.C. State, and Myreon Jones scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half of the Nittany Lions’ 63-62 upset of No. 14 Virginia Tech.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors went 7-for-12 from beyond the arc in the final period to pick up their sixth straight win, 122-114 at Memphis. Kyle Lowry was 5-for-8 from 3-point range and scored a team-high 24 points while collecting six assists. Fred VanVleet added 18 points on 6 of 6 shooting, including three from downtown in the fourth quarter to help the Raptors improve to an NBA-best 18-4.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored 1:19 into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres their team record-tying 10th consecutive victory, 3-2 against the San Jose Sharks. Buffalo carried a 2-0 lead into the third period, and Carter Hutton stopped the first 32 shots he faced until Joe Pavelski scored twice in the final 8:31 of regulation to force overtime. Hutton has allowed just 15 goals while winning his last eight decisions.