Down 27, No. 2 Spartans top Northwestern

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ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.

Nick Ward added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Miles Bridges hit four free throws in the final minute, and the Spartans (26-3, 14-2 Big Ten) used a huge second half to pull out the win when they looked like they were headed to a stunning blowout loss.

Vic Law cooled off after a blistering start to finish with 21 points, and Northwestern (15-13, 6-9) made just 3 of 26 field goals in the second half.

Nash, Kidd, Hill, among HOF finalists

LOS ANGELES (AP) Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.

Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout point guards are all but locks to headline the class, which will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. (MORE)

Kovalchuk scores 2 as Russia rolls by US

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago.

That's where the similarities end. (MORE)

Texas slows Young, Oklahoma's skid at 5

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Texas was getting desperate, and the Longhorns finally got the win they needed.

Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns beat No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday to extend the Sooners' losing streak to five games. (MORE)

Auburn F McLemore stretchered off court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore left the court on a stretcher after a gruesome-looking injury to his left leg late in the first half against South Carolina on Saturday.

Auburn said McLemore suffered a dislocated left ankle and was taken to a hospital for X-rays. (MORE)

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