Buzzer-beaters and overtime thrillers
Since it's probably freezing cold where you are (I'm not talking to you, California and Florida), good thing we had hot hoops action to keep us warm. Here's what happened last night.
Men's college basketball: Chris Warren hit the game-winning 3-pointer from way beyond the arc with 2.9 seconds left to give Ole Miss a stunning 71-69 upset over No. 11 Kentucky in Oxford. It was just the 13th win all-time for Ole Miss over Kentucky. ... Midway through the second half, Wednesday's classes at Wisconsin were canceled due to the winter storm, and the No. 18 Badgers responded, rewarding the home crowd with a 66-58 win over No. 10 Purdue in a typically hard-fought Big 10 game. It was Wisconsin's 15th straight home win. ... No. 23 Florida pulled out a thrilling 65-61 overtime win over No. 24 Vanderbilt. ... No. 2 Kansas won easily at Texas Tech.
Women's college basketball: No. 7 Xavier doubled up LaSalle 102-51. ... No. 8 Notre Dame easily defeated No. 25 Syracuse. ... No. 19 Georgetown beat Louisville. ... No. 23 St. John's held off Rutgers. ... No. 24 Marquette beat Villanova.
NBA: It took overtime, but the Lakers held off the Rockets 114-106. ... San Antonio kicked off its annual "Rodeo Road Trip" with a 99-86 loss at Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 40. ... Boston staged a second-half comeback to win at Sacramento. ... The Wizards lost at New Orleans and are now 0-25 on the road this season. 0-25.
NHL: Tampa Bay shut out the Flyers 4-0 in a matchup of the top two Eastern Conference teams. ... Even without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins beat the Rangers 4-3 in a seven-round OT shootout at Madison Square Garden.
NFL: Tom Brady won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. Michael Vick came in second.