CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has found its coach. A person familiar with the decision says Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski has accepted the job, a day after Minnesota lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC playoffs. The person tells the AP that the contract is still being finalized but an official announcement is expected tomorrow. Stefanski was a finalist last year but the job went to Freddie Kitchens, who was fired after one disappointing season.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue got 16 points from Trevion Williams and relied on a staunch defense to pull off a 71-42 upset over No. 8 Michigan State. The Boilermakers snapped a two-game skid by picking up their second win this season over a Top 10 foe. Cassius Winston finished with 10 points to lead the Spartans but also had nine turnovers as Michigan State's eight-game winning streak ended.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Oturu scored a career-high 30 points and Minnesota went on a late 11-0 run to beat No. 19 Michigan 75-67. Marcus Carr had 21 points and 12 assists for Minnesota, while Alihan Demir scored 13 points. Zavier Simpson had 19 points and nine assists for Michigan. Franz Wagner scored 17 points. The Gophers pulled away late after a back-and-forth second half. Oturu scored in the low post with 3 minutes left to put Minnesota ahead for good.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — No. 23 Wichita State blew a nine-point lead in the final minute of regulation, but came back to beat UConn 89-86 in two overtimes. Jaime Echenique led four Wichita State players in double figures with 19 points before fouling out. Dexter Dennis and Erik Stevenson each scored 16 for the Shockers, who have won nine straight games. Christian Vital scored 25 points for UConn. The Huskies' Sidney Wilson tied the game at 69 in regulation with a 3-pointer, and he blocked Dennis's shot to send the game into overtime. Wichita State led 69-60 with just over a minute remaining.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The city surrounding Clemson University is relaxing its open container of alcohol laws for a street party as the Tigers play in the national championship game tomorrow night. City of Clemson Police say they will close downtown streets at 5 p.m. and set up viewing screens as Clemson takes on LSU in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Police say rules prohibiting open containers of alcohol will be lifted in the party area, but outside alcohol cannot be brought in. Police say the party and the suspension of the open container law end at midnight.