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Top 25 basketball: Wisconsin beats No. 2 Indiana

Published January 15, 2013 10:02 pm

Top 25 basketball • Wisconsin extends mastery of Indiana.
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Bloomington, Ind. • Ryan Evans had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Traevon Jackson added 11 points as Wisconsin upset No. 2 Indiana 64-59 on Tuesday night to take sole possession of the Big Ten lead.

The Badgers (13-4, 4-0) have won seven straight and beaten two Top 15 opponents in four days. They now have 11 straight wins over the Hoosiers and five straight in Bloomington.

Cody Zeller scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half to lead Indiana (15-2, 3-1), which had a six-game winning streak and an 18-game home winning streak both end. Christian Watford added 11 points as the Hoosiers finished with fewer than 60 points for the first time this season.

The Badgers, as usual, dictated the tempo by running down the shot clock and forcing the nation's highest-scoring team into a precious possession-by-possession slugfest.

No. 12 Creighton 79, N. Iowa 68 • In Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 21 of his 31 points in the second half and No. 12 Creighton pulled away for a win over Northern Iowa.

St. John's 67, No. 20 Notre Dame • In New York, JaKarr Sampson scored 14 of his 17 points in the first half and St. John's handed Notre Dame its second straight loss. —

Tuesday's scores

• Wisconsin 64,No. 2 Indiana 59

• No. 12 Creighton 79, Northern Iowa 68

• St. John's 67,No. 20 Notre Dame 63