STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Arizona is still undefeated, but just barely. Nick Johnson hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 51 seconds left and added a pair of late free throws to help top-ranked Arizona beat Stanford 60-57 for the Wildcats’ school-record 21st straight victory.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP)— Second-ranked Syracuse kept pace with Arizona with a an Atlantic Coast Conference road victory last night. The Orange improved to 20-0 by beating Wake Forest 67-57 as freshman Tyler Ennis scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half.
MIAMI (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder won a statement game in Miami last night. The Heat raced out to an early 22-4 lead, but the Thunder stormed back to easily defeat the two-time NBA champions 112-95 as Kevin Durant scored 33, his 12th straight game scoring at least 30.
NEW YORK (AP)__The New York Rangers nipped the New York Islanders 2-1 for their second victory in four days at Yankee Stadium last night. The fifth and final outdoor game of the NHL season will be March 1 at Soldier Field between the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is going to tee it up today to defend Phoenix Open title after testing his ailing lower back yesterday. Lefty felt soreness in his back two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, and then withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open last Friday after making the cut at Torrey Pines.