Wednesday men: Ripon ends St. Norbert's streak

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Ty Sabin scored 33 points in 35 minutes as Ripon dealt St. Norbert its first loss in the Midwest Conference since February 2013.
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Ripon jumped out to a quick lead on No. 7 St. Norbert and never looked back in an 81-55 victory that ended the Green Knights' 72-game winning streak against conference opponents.

Ripon scored the first eight points in its home matchup with St. Norbert, pushed the lead to 10 with six minutes left in the first half and held that double-digit advantage the rest of the way. The Red Hawks shot 50 percent in the first half (14-for-28) and held the Green Knights to 29 percent shooting (7-for-24). St. Norbert executed its offense better in the second half, but couldn't make a dent in Ripon's lead. Ty Sabin scored 21 points in 17 minutes during the second half and finished with 33. Box score

Johns Hopkins held off Washington College 75-71 as Bill Nelson earned the 600th win of his coaching career. The Bluejays made seven of eight free throw attempts in the final 35 seconds to seal the victory. Nelson has a career record of 600-334 with 495 of those wins coming in 31 seasons at Johns Hopkins. He also won 64 games at Nazareth and 40 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Nelson is the eighth active coach in Division III to reach the 600-win milestone, following Brian Baptiste at Mass-Dartmouth and Rich Glas at Concordia-Moorhead who also hit that mark earlier this season.

No. 1 Babson grabbed sole possesion of first place in the NEWMAC with a 71-65 come-from-behind win over MIT. The Beavers (15-1, 5-0) shot 65 percent in the second half and erased the Engineers' 13-point halftime lead. Babson has a one-game lead on MIT and Wheaton (Mass.) approaching the midway point in conference play. Recap

Fourteen other ranked teams played on Wednesday night and most of them won by comfortable margins. No. 17 Salisbury needed a layup by Wyatt Smith with five seconds remaining to edge Wesley 70-68 and No. 23 Neumann needed overtime to beat Rosemont 87-85. No. 25 UW-Whitewater used a hot start to beat UW-Oshkosh 73-67 and move within a game of .500 in conference while No. 5 UW-River Falls kept rolling along with a 91-76 win at UW-La Crosse.

The best game of the night was in Allentown, Pa. where Ursinus outlasted Muhlenberg 99-97 in triple overtime. In the third extra period, Matt Knowles hit a three-pointer with 37 seconds left to give Ursinus a 97-94 lead. On Muhlenberg's next possession, Jon Schreer was fouled while shooting a three and converted all three free throws to tie the game at 97. On the Bears' next possession, Remi Janicot was also fouled while shooting a three. He made the first two free throws and missed the final one, and the Mules could not get a final shot off. Box score

Alvernia beat crosstown rival Albright 70-63 to raise its conference record to .500. Marquis Marshall, whose father Donyell was a high school standout in the city where the schools are located, scored 23 points for the Crusaders. Recap