CLEVELAND (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 11 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-110 for their 10th straight victory. Antetokounmpo also grabbed 12 rebounds while extending his season-opening streak of double-doubles to 19 in a row.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The image of the empty display case at Wisconsin for Paul Bunyan’s Axe has provided a daily source of motivation this season for the players passing by. The time has come for the Badgers to try to take back the traveling trophy they lost to Minnesota last year for only the third time since 1994. The Gophers have grander visions in mind this season, with the chance to go unbeaten at home for the first time since 1954 and make the program’s debut in the Big Ten championship game.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Markus Howard scored 51 points and Marquette advanced to the Orlando Invitational championship game by beating Southern California 101-79. Howard set a tournament record for the second straight game after having a 40-point performance in a 73-63 victory over Davidson in the first round.
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Jordan Danberry scored 21 points, Rikea Jackson and Chloe Bibby added 18 apiece and No. 10 Mississippi State beat Green Bay 83-58 in semifinal action at the Greater Victoria Invitational. Contrary to the lopsided score, the game was close for three quarters before the Bulldogs took control in the fourth quarter.