Jones leads No. 2 Duke women past No. 16 Purdue
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Alexis Jones scored to lead No. 2 Duke in a 99-78 victory over No. 16 Purdue on Thursday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge game.
Chelsea Gray added 16 points for Duke (9-0). Haley Peters, who had sat out four games with a knee injury, and Elizabeth Williams had 14 points each, Tricia Liston scored 13 and Richa Jackson 11.
Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie moved one win away from reaching 500 for her career, improving to 499-183. The Blue Devils visit No. 17 Oklahoma on Sunday.
K.K. Houser scored 20 points to lead Purdue (5-2). April Wilson had 14 and Whitney Bays 11.
Duke, which leads the series 6-3, is 6-1 overall in Big Ten/ACC Challenge games while Purdue is 1-6.
The Blue Devils trailed 44-41 at halftime, their first deficit at the break this season, before running away from the Boilermakers in the second half.
CORRECTING THE COLTS
Colts aren't the same without WR Wayne
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts aren't the same team without Reggie Wayne.
In the five games since Wayne tore his right ACL against the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis is averaging 19.6 points. In the seven games Wayne played, the Colts averaged 26.7 points.
Indy's running game has been hit and miss and the offensive line has failed to protect quarterback Andrew Luck.
T.Y. Hilton, the new No. 1 receiver, is adjusting to being double teamed and the other receivers haven't made up the difference. Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was supposed to fill some of Wayne's productivity, has struggled with drops.
Through it all, the Colts are 3-2 without Wayne and 8-4 overall. They can wrap up the AFC South title with a victory Sunday at Cincinnati.
Group to determine if Anderson gym can be saved
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - A committee appointed by city of Anderson officials will determine if a deteriorating 9,000-seat high school gymnasium known as the Wigwam can be saved.
The Herald Bulletin reports former Muncie Central High School basketball coach Terry Thimlar is proposing putting an NBA development league team in the gym. He is a former general manager and assistant coach of the Florida Flame, a defunct development league team that was based in Fort Myers, Fla.
Thimlar says the building is too much of a community icon to be demolished.
Anderson Community Schools officials closed the building in 2011.
Director of Economic Development Greg Winkler says the school board has told the committee that if the Wigwam is not rehabilitated within the next year, it will be demolished.
T25-MICHIGAN ST-SECOND CHANCE
Mich St's Lewis gets another chance at title
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Isaiah Lewis has tried to move on from the painful memory of the 2011 Big Ten title game, when his penalty for running into the punter ended Michigan State's chances of going to the Rose Bowl.
He'll have a chance for redemption Saturday when No. 10 Michigan State faces No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.
The penalty on Lewis in 2011 enabled Wisconsin to run the clock out on a 42-39 win over the Spartans in that year's league title game - and it negated a long return by Michigan State that might have changed the outcome.
It was a cruel way for the Spartans to lose, and one that Lewis hasn't forgotten.
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