Hoosiers beat Michigan State...LSU outlasts Alabama...Florida State tops NC State
CLEVELAND (AP) — Star forward Kevin Love will rest his surgically repaired left foot when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Detroit Pistons tonight. Love still isn’t ready to play in back-to-back games. He scored 26 points in 28 minutes in Thursday’s win against the New York Knicks.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s star freshman Zion Williamson is missing his third straight game because of a mild right knee sprain. Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of an 88-72 loss to North Carolina last week. He planted his foot while dribbling and his left shoe tore apart. In his absence, Duke won at Syracuse but lost at No. 20 Virginia Tech. The third-ranked Blue Devils are hosting Miami today.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Justin Smith scored a career-high 24 points today as Indiana beat No. 6 Michigan State 63-62. Devonte Green added 13 points as Indiana earned its second straight win against a ranked opponent. The Hoosiers beat No. 19 Wisconsin 75-73 in double overtime on Tuesday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Skylar Mays scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Javonte Smart had 19 to lead No. 13 LSU to a 74-69 victory over Alabama. Naz Reid had his second straight double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. John Petty made five 3-pointers and led Alabama with 23 points.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Reserve Mfiondu Kabengele (kab-ehn-GAY’-lee) scored 16 points and Trent Forrest added 11 of his 13 in the second half, sending No. 18 Florida State past North Carolina State 78-73. The Seminoles have won 11 ACC games for the second time in three seasons. They are 14-1 at home this season and 48-3 in their last 51 games in Tallahassee.