PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Cassius Winston scored 12 of his career-high 28 points during a 4-minute span late in the second half to help No. 4 Michigan State pull away for a 77-57 win over Connecticut to reach the championship game of the PK80 Invitational. Winston was responsible for 14 of Michigan State's 16 points during the spurt where Michigan State hit eight straight shots and took a 14-point lead.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Celtics blasted out to a 28-point lead in their highest-scoring first half of the season, putting in 73 before the break and holding on for a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic. Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, and Al Horford had 10 assists for the Celtics. Boston's 16-game winning streak was snapped Wednesday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have won six straight and are again the team to beat in the AFC East. They will play five of their final six games against division opponents. First up is a matchup with the Miami Dolphins. Miami has lost four straight and will start Matt Moore for the second time this season at quarterback with Jay Cutler in the concussion protocol.
BOSTON (AP) - Matt Grzelcyk scored his first career goal, David Krejci had a goal and an assist and the Boston Bruins stretched their season-long winning streak to four straight in a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. David Pastrnak's goal on a breakaway 5:06 into the third restored broke a 3-all tie and Anton Khudobin shut out the Penguins the rest of the way to win his fourth straight start.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Murphy scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to spark Minnesota to a 69-51 rout of Massachusetts in the first game of the Barclays Center Classic Friday. Amir Coffey added nine as the Golden Gophers improved to 6-0. Massachusetts dropped to 3-2. Luwane Pipkins led the Minutemen with 18.
NEW YORK (AP) - Isaiah Wilkins scored a career-high 19 points as Virginia pulled away in the second half and beat Rhode Island 70-55 night to win the Preseason NIT. Wilkins surpassed his previous career best, set February 1 against Virginia Tech, by shooting 7 of 9 and the Cavaliers (6-0) shot 50 percent (23-of-46). Working mostly inside, the stepson of NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins scored 11 of his points after halftime and was named the MVP of the tournament.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - Chris Lewis and Bryce Aiken scored 21 point apiece to lead Harvard to a 77-71 victory over Saint Joseph's in the Wooden Legacy tournament. Lewis was 9 of 12 from the field.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Scottie Lindsey had 19 points, six rebounds and four assists, Vic Law added 15 points and Northwestern used a strong second half to pull away for an 81-50 victory over Sacred Heart. Derek Pardon had 11 points and six rebounds and Gavin Skelly had 10 points. Northwestern won comfortably despite shooting 9 of 27 on 3-pointers in the game.
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