Hawkeyes sink Wildcats on last-second 3-pointer
Jordan Bohannon hit a threepointer from 23 feet with sixtenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa stunned Northwestern 80-79 on Sunday night in Iowa City.
The Wildcats (12-11, 3-9 Big Ten) led 72-57 after Dererk Pardon hit a layup with 4:30 remaining, and they led 76-65 with 2:09 left after Ryan
Taylor’s layup. But the Hawkeyes (19-5, 8-5) closed the game with a 15-3 run, including eight points from Bohannon and five from Joe Wieskamp.
Vic Law had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats.
‘‘We didn’t get the stops we needed, including on the last play.’’ NU coach
Chris Collins said. ‘‘To come up short like that is really a tough feeling.’’
♦ Marques Townes scored 18 points and Cameron Krutwig 12 as visiting Loyola edged Valparaiso 5651 to maintain its two-game lead atop the Missouri Valley Conference. The Ramblers (16-9, 9-3) shot 43 percent (19-for-44). Javon Freeman, a freshman from Young, scored 17 points for the Crusaders (13-12, 6-6).
♦ T.J. Gibbs scored 20 points, D.J. Harvey added 18 and John Mooney (11 points, 14 rebounds) had his 15th double-double as Notre Dame (13-11, 3-8 ACC) beat visiting Georgia Tech 69-59 for only its second victory in its last seven games.
Wolves knock off Griffins
Nic Hague, Curtis McKenzie (power play), Gage Quinney and Daniel Carr (empty net) scored in the visiting Wolves’ 4-1 victory against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Max Lagace made 34 saves for the Wolves (27-15-5-1), who have a higher winning percentage but remain three points behind the Griffins (28-16-3-4) in the Central Division.
♦ The Ducks, who have won only twice in their last 21 games, fired Randy Carlyle, the winningest coach in team history. General manager Bob Murray, who played in 1,008 games for the Blackhawks from 19751990, will coach the rest of the season.
Vonn takes third in final race
In the final race of her career, skier Lindsey Vonn won the bronze medal in a world championship downhill race in Ares, Sweden. The threetime Olympic medalist, including a gold in the downhill in 2010 in Vancouver, was five days removed from a crash in a super-G race.
‘‘I knew that I was capable of pushing through the pain one last time, and I did that,’’ Vonn said.
Sixers race past Lakers
Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, while Tobias Harris scored 22 points to lead the 76ers to a 143120 victory against the visiting Lakers. Ben Simmons attempted (and missed) his first career three-point shot. Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 39 points, while LeBron James had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
♦ William Byron, 21, won the pole (194.304 mph) for the Daytona 500 next Sunday. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman also will start in the front row. The last pole-sitter to win the race was Dale Jarrett in 2000.
♦ Phil Mickelson held a threestroke lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was called for darkness. The round was delayed for two hours by a hailstorm. It would be Mickelson’s first victory on American soil since the Phoenix Open six years ago.
♦ The Pirates signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a minor-league deal. Cabrera hit 39 homers in three seasons (2015-17) with the White Sox.
Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon sinks the winning basket over Northwestern guard Anthony Gaines.