MADISON, Wis. — Nigel Hayes scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, Ethan Happ had 20 points and No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 23 Maryland 71-60 in a choppy, foul-filled men’s basketball game on Sunday.

The teams combined for a total of 48 fouls, with 25 assessed to Maryland (22-5, 10-4).

The Badgers (22-5, 11-3) overcame 27 points from Terrapins guard Melo Trimble to snap a two-game losing streak and stay in a tie atop the Big Ten with Purdue.

Bronson Koenig scored all nine of his points in the second half, giving the Badgers a lift with his jump shot after the senior missed a game with a left calf injury. Wisconsin shot 51 percent in the second half.

Wisconsin pulled away slowly, turning a six-point halftime deficit into a 12-point edge with 3 minutes to go in a game that lacked flow because of frequent whistles.

For a while, it looked like Trimble would carry Maryland to another road win all by himself. He finished 9 of 17 from the field and regularly hit 3s from the wing.

But the Badgers held on despite Happ spending much of the second half on the bench saddled with four fouls.

Hayes took up the slack with an active day in the paint, grabbing 10 rebounds.

(20) CREIGHTON 87, GEORGETOWN 70: Marcus Foster scored a career-high 35 points and the Blue Jays broke open the game early in the second half in a win at Omaha, Nebraska. .

Creighton (22-5, 9-5 Big East) shot 53 percent while avenging a 20-point road loss to the Hoyas on Jan 25. Georgetown (14-13, 5-9) shot just 38.5 percent in its first game since Feb. 11 and was 3 of 22 from 3-point range.

Isaiah Zierden added 13 points and Justin Patton and Cole Huff had 10 apiece for the Bluejays..

(24) BUTLER 82, DEPAUL 66: Nate Fowler scored 15 points and Kelan Martin added 14 points and eight rebounds as the Bulldogs won at Indianapolis.

Butler (21-6, 10-5 Big East) won its second straight and retained its hold on second place in the conference standings.

Eli Cain had 24 points for DePaul (8-19, 1-13), which has lost 10 straight. Joe Hanel had 10 points.


(3) MISSISSIPPI STATE 72, (23) TEXAS A&M 67: Victoria Vivians scored 25 points and Mississippi State avoided an upset with a win at College Station, Texas.

The Aggies (19-8, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) led by seven points in the fourth quarter before the Bulldogs (27-1, 13-1) charged back, highlighted by Teaira McCowan’s two field goals in the paint in the last 1:17.

(7) NOTRE DAME 85, SYRACUSE 80: Brianna Turner scored a career-high 31 points and Marina Mabrey added 22,in a win at Syracuse, New York.

Syracuse (18-9, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won 18 straight games at home, and even though the Orange set a school attendance record of 11,021 for the big game, the Irish had too much at the end.

Notre Dame (24-3, 12-1), has beaten Syracuse 16 straight times.

MISSOURI 62, (6) SOUTH CAROLINA 60: Sophie Cunningham made a layup with 0.6 seconds to give Missouri a comeback upset at home. Cunningham had 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting to lead the Tigers (19-9, 9-5 Southeastern Conference). They beat the Gamecocks (22-4, 12-2) for the second time since joining the conference.

A’ja Wilson had 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting to lead South Carolina.

The Gamecocks lost for the second time in three games, with the other setback coming at No. 1 UConn.

(9) WASHINGTON 87, USC 74: Kelsey Plum scored 35 points to move into second place on the NCAA’s career scoring list as Washington won at Los Angeles.

Plum needed just three points to tie former Baylor star Brittney Griner on the list, and she hit a 3-pointer with 3:35 left in the first quarter to tie for second.

Her free throw with 2:04 left in the first lifted her to second place behind former Missouri State star Jackie Stiles.

Stiles had 3,393 points while Plum now has 3,315.