PITTSBURGH (AP) — The top-ranked Syracuse Orange survived a big-time scare last night in Pittsburgh. Freshman Tyler Ennis delivered a game-winning 35-footer at the buzzer to give the 24-0 Orange a 58-56 victory over the 25th-ranked Pitt Panthers.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Rabid Duke and North Carolina fans will have to wait another week for the renewal of that storied Tobacco Road rivalry. After being snowed out last night, eighth-ranked Duke and North Carolina have rescheduled their game for Feb. 20.
TORONTO (AP) — In the NBA, the Atlantic Division-leading Toronto Raptors mauled Atlanta 104-93. DeMar DeRozan scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 16 points and 13 assists as the Raptors beat the Hawks in Toronto for the first time since March 17, 2010,
BOSTON (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, powering the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs to a 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics last night. The Spurs were without guards Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili (MAN’-oo jih-NOH’-blee) and forward Tiago Splitter — all out with injuries.
NEW YORK (AP)— Reaction is pouring in following Derek Jeter’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this season, his 20th in the majors, after he turns 40. New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman called Jeter “a winner every step of the way” while Hank Steinbrenner, the Yankees managing general partner, called Jeter “unquestionably one of the greatest Yankees ever.”