ORLANDO, Fla. — All that Miami speed was no match for the big, bad Badgers.
John Clay had 121 yards rushing and two touchdowns, powering No. 24 Wisconsin past 14th-ranked Miami 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl on Tuesday night.
Clay ran through, over and around the Hurricanes to help the Badgers (10-3) earn their first victory over a ranked opponent this season and claim a big win for the Big Ten.
Scott Tolzien threw for 260 yards, and Montee Ball added 61 yards rushing for a Wisconsin team touted as too big and too slow for the dynamic Hurricanes.
Miami's Jacory Harris struggled before throwing a touchdown pass to Thearon Collier with 1:22 remaining. The Hurricanes recovered the onside kick, but Harris threw incomplete on fourth down to end any hope of a comeback.
WASHINGTON — Temple's first bowl game in 30 years was ruined by the Bruins.
Akeem Ayers returned an interception 2 yards for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and UCLA shut down Temple in the second half for a 30-21 victory Tuesday in the EagleBank Bowl.
The Bruins (7-6) rallied from a 21-7 first-half deficit to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2006. That mini-slump by UCLA pales in comparison to the decades of futility endured by the Owls (9-4), whose only previous bowl appearances in school history were the inaugural Sugar Bowl in 1935 and the Garden State Bowl in 1979.
UCLA braved the freezing temperatures and a wind chill in the teens to overcome a sluggish start. Kevin Prince completed 16 of 31 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. His counterpart, Vaughn Charlton, had more interceptions (two) than completed passes (one) in the second half.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers waived forward Anthony Tolliver on Tuesday and assigned second-round draft pick Patty Mills to the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.
Tolliver played sparingly in two games for Portland following his Dec. 17 call-up from the Stampede.
The Trail Blazers chose Mills with the 55th pick in the draft. The point guard out of St. Mary's fractured a bone in his right foot during an NBA Summer League practice session July 9.
He underwent surgery four days later and recently completed rehabilitation.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves' trade of backup point guard Jason Hart didn't exactly go as smoothly as planned.
Hours after mistakenly letting a release leak on the team Web site announcing a trade with New Orleans that never came to fruition, the Timberwolves did ship Hart out after all, to the Suns.
Instead of ending up with Devin Brown from the Hornets, the Wolves landed Alando Tucker, a second-round pick and cash considerations from Phoenix.
Timberwolves president David Kahn was in talks with the Hornets about acquiring Brown, a 6-foot-5 guard shooting a career-high 41 percent from 3-point range this season. The Hornets were looking to dump Brown's $1.1 million salary and the Wolves needed perimeter shooting.
Kahn went so far as to prepare a statement for the deal.
"Jason has been the consummate professional during his time with us, but it was a rare opportunity to add a proven player with 3-point shooting capabilities that will help our offense," Kahn said. "Devin should be a nice addition to our team defensively, as well. He has a reputation as a tough kid and hard-nosed defender."
Just one problem — the deal wasn't done. The release somehow found its way into cyberspace, and the trade never materialized. So it was removed from the site and the Wolves eventually announced a deal with the Suns for Tucker, a 6-6 forward that has had trouble finding playing time in three seasons in Phoenix.
LOS ANGELES — Lakers forward Ron Artest says he still can't remember some of the details about his fall down stairs at his home on Christmas night.
Artest says he was carrying Christmas boxes into his house after Los Angeles' loss to Cleveland when he slipped near some steps and fell onto concrete. He blacked out for at least two minutes after the fall, which caused a concussion and a deep cut on his left elbow.
Artest spoke for the first time about the injury Tuesday night at halftime of the Lakers' game against Golden State.
Artest has missed three games since the injury, but he hopes to return soon. He'll run on a treadmill Wednesday to see whether it's realistic for him to try to play Friday against Sacramento.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray was arrested early Tuesday and charged with driving while intoxicated and other counts, police said.
Police spokesman Gary Flot said McCray, 28, was stopped by an officer who saw him speeding about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was booked into Orleans Parish Prison on charges of driving while intoxicated, speeding, careless operation of a motor vehicle and not having his vehicle registration with him.
A jail spokesman said McCray was released on his own recognizance around 7 a.m.
McCray refused to take a breathalyzer test, police spokesman Janssen Valencia said.
— The Associated Press