Notre Dame escapes in overtime
Jerian Grant scored 25 points and blocked a last-second shot that helped No. 8 Notre Dame (19-2, 7-1 ACC) beat host North Carolina State (13-8, 4-4) 81-78 in overtime on Sunday night. The Fighting Irish erased an 18-point first-half deficit and rallied from four down in the final minute to force overtime.
• SHOCKERS WIN BY 34: No. 14 Wichita State (18-2, 8-0) defeated Drake (4-16, 1-7) 74-40 for its 26th straight win against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and its 27th straight home win overall. Senior Tekele Cotton played in his 108th Wichita State victory, most in program history.
• MACKEY SCORING RECORD FALLS: Ohio State freshman Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 of her Mackey Arena-record 37 points after halftime to lead the visiting Buckeyes (13-7, 5-3 Big Ten) to a 79-71 overtime victory over Purdue (10-10, 3-6).
• ALL-AROUND EFFORT: Aerial Powers had 23 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and seven assists to lead Michigan State (10-10, 2-7 Big Ten) to a 77-71 home victory over Wisconsin (7-12, 3-6). Powers has 16 double-doubles this season, which leads the Big Ten.
• DUKE BEATS NORTH CAROLINA: Elizabeth Williams had a career-high 33 points, plus 10 rebounds and four blocks, to help 15th-ranked Duke (14-6, 5-2 ACC) beat 12th-ranked North Carolina (17-4, 4-3) 74-67 in overtime. The Blue Devils ended a five-game road losing streak — their longest in two decades.
• IOWA STATE HAS TEXAS' NUMBER: Seanna Johnson (Brooklyn Park) had 13 points to help visiting Iowa State (15-4, 5-2 in Big 12) beat No. 8 Texas (14-4, 3-4) 58-57. The Cyclones also beat the Longhorns on Jan. 10 in Ames.
•Shannise Heady, a 21-year-old junior forward for the Eastern Michigan women's team, and another student were killed early Sunday when their car crossed the center line of a road and hit an oncoming vehicle, authorities say. Heady, from Hazel Crest, Ill., was the driver. "Obviously this is one of our toughest days as a program ... as we mourn the loss of Shannise," coach Tory Verdi said in a statement. "We are truly devastated."