Spurs stun Lakers; Ohio State still unbeaten
NBA: What a game in L.A. Sure, I had to be up at 6 a.m, this morning, but I couldn't go to bed before the end of this one. Antonio McDyess tipped in a rebound off a Tim Duncan miss with .1 remaining (yes, .1) to give the Spurs a thrilling 89-88 win over the Lakers. Officials had to review the play to confirm that it went in before time expired and to determine if the ball was in the cylinder. The Lakers are now 8.5 games behind the spurs in the Western Conference standings.
LeBron James scored a season-high 51 points in Miami's 104-100 win at Orlando. It was James' fifth-highest point total of his career. Think he was trying to make a statement against one of his Eastern Conference rivals?
Men's college basketball: Michigan actually led at the half in Columbus but eventually fell to still unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State 62-53. Ohio State has won 13 of its last 15 meetings with Michigan. ... No. 8 Notre Dame easily won its sixth straight game against DePaul 83-58. Will DePaul win a Big East game this season? ... In Pac-10 action, Oregon State upset No. 19 Washington, 68-56, at Corvallis and No. 22 Arizona beat Stanford 78-69.
Women's college basketball: No. 5 Duke rebounded from its embarrassing 31-point loss at Connecticut Monday by routing No. 21 Miami, 82-58 last night. ... No. 3 Stanford won its 47th consecutive Pac-10 game, a 72-54 win over Arizona State. The Cardinal are one victory away from tying the all-time Pac-10 consecutive wins record. ... No. 10 Maryland, No. 17 Green Bay and No. 18 Kentucky all won. ... No. 15 Michigan State eked by Wisconsin in OT, while No. 22 Iowa was upset by Purdue.