Texas comes back to win at Kansas

No. 2 Jay­hawks’ 74-63 loss ends home streak at 69

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

J’Co­van Brown scored 23 points and keyed a sec­ond-half surge for No. 10 Texas, which erased a 15-point deficit and snapped the 69-game home win­ning streak of sec­on­dranked Kansas with a 74-63 vic­tory in Lawrence, Kan.

The Jay­hawks scored the game’s first 10 points and led by as many as 15 in the early go­ing. But the Longhorns (16-3, 4-0 Big 12) outscored Kansas, 36-13, while turn­ing a 12-point half­time deficit into a 59-48 lead on a three-pointer by Cory Joseph.

The Jay­hawks (18-1, 3-1) had not lost at home since Feb. 3, 2007, the long­est cur­rent streak in the nation.

Shortly af­ter 11 p.m. Fri­day night, Kansas play­ers, coaches and play­ers’ moth­ers gath­ered around sopho­more Thomas Robin­son af­ter his 37-year-old mother died of a heart at­tack in Washington, the third death in the fam­ily in three weeks. His grand­mother died ear­lier this month, and his grand­fa­ther died on Sun­day. Robin­son played in high school at Riverdale Bap­tist be­fore spend­ing his se­nior year at Brew­ster Academy in New Hamp­shire.

Robin­son scored two points in eight min­utes Satur­day.

OHIO STATE 73, ILLI­NOIS 68: Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 16 re­bounds, and the top-ranked Buck­eyes scored 14 straight points in the sec­ond half to rally past theNo. 23 Illini in Cham­paign, Ill.

Aaron Craft made two free throws with 15 sec­onds left and Jon Diebler forced an Illi­nois turnover with four sec­onds on the clock to help Ohio State (20-0, 7-0 Big Ten) hold on. Jereme Rich­mond had 18 points and 10 re­bounds for the Illini (14-6, 4-3).

VIL­LANOVA 83, SYRA­CUSE 72: Maa­lik Wayns scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half as the vis­it­ing No. 7 Wild­cats (17-2, 5-1 Big East) took a big lead and then held on to top­ple the third-ranked Orange (18-2, 5-2) be­fore 33,736, the sec­ond­largest crowd in Car­rier Dome his­tory.

Syra­cuse had won 16 straight at home.

Kris Joseph (Car­roll) fin­ished with 23 points for Syra­cuse, and Rick Jack­son had 16 points and 15 re­bounds.

DUKE 83, WAKE FOR­EST 59: Kyle Sin­gler scored 24 points and keyed the run that helped the No. 4 Blue Devils pull away for a road vic­tory.

Ryan Kelly added a ca­reer­high 20 points on per­fect shoot­ing andNolan Smith shook off a slow start and fin­ished with 19 on 6-of-22 shoot­ing for the Blue Devils (18-1, 5-1 ACC).

Trav­isMcKie scored 12 points for the De­mon Dea­cons (7-13, 0-5).

PITTS­BURGH 80, DEPAUL 50: In Chicago, Gil­bert Brown scored 17 points and Ash­ton Gibbs added 13 for the No. 5 Pan­thers (19-1, 7-0 Big East), who cruised to their ninth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

The trou­bles con­tin­ued for the Blue Demons (6-13, 0-7), who dropped their 20th straight game in the con­fer­ence and have lost 43 of their last 44 Big East reg­u­lar sea­son games.

CON­NECTI­CUT 72, TEN­NESSEE 61: Kemba Walker scored a sea­son-low 16 points but the No. 8 Huskies still spoiled Coach Bruce Pearl’s brief re­turn to the Vol­un­teers’ bench in Hart­ford, Conn.

Pearl is in the mid­dle of serv­ing an eight-game South­east­ern Con­fer­ence sus­pen­sion for ly­ing to NCAA in­ves­ti­ga­tors, but was al­lowed to coach the non­con­fer­ence game.

Jeremy Lamb also scored 16 points for Con­necti­cut (16-2), which has won five in a row. Melvin Goins had 15 points for Ten­nessee (12-7).

PROV­I­DENCE 72, LOUISVILLE 67: Marshon Brooks scored 27 points and Ger­ard Cole­man had a sea­son-high 19 to fuel the host Fri­ars’ up­set of the No. 19 Car­di­nals.

It was the first Big East vic­tory of the year for the Fri­ars (12-8, 1-6), and their first win over for­mer coach Rick Pitino in his seven trips back to Prov­i­dence.

Chris Smith had a sea­son­high 19 points to go with seven re­bounds for Louisville (15-4, 4-2).

TEXAS A&M 64, KANSAS STATE 56: KhrisMid­dle­ton had 18 points and the No. 11 Ag­gies made 13 free throws in the last two min­utes to win at home.

Mid­dle­ton hit six free throws down the stretch for Tex­asA&M (17-2, 4-1 Big 12). Ja­cob Pullen scored 21 points for the Wild­cats (13-7, 1-4).

KEN­TUCKY 67, SOUTH CAROLINA 58: Bran­don Knight scored 23 points and the 12thranked Wild­cats held off a late charge on the road.

Dar­iusMiller added 18 points for Ken­tucky (15-4, 3-2 South­east­ern), who­had their 16-point lead sliced to 61-56 with 1:16 left be­fore Doron Lamb hit four con­sec­u­tive foul shots.

Sam Muldrow had 23 points and 13 re­bounds for the Game­cocks (12-6, 3-2).

MIN­NESOTA 69, MICHI­GAN 64: Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Samp­son III scored 13 points apiece to pace the No. 15 Golden Go­phers in Ann Ar­bor, Mich.

Min­nesota (15-4, 4-3 Big Ten) trailed, 41-40, be­fore go­ing on a 12-3 run in the sec­ond half. Af­ter that, theWolver­ines (11-9, 1-6) could pull no closer than six points un­til the clos­ing minute. Tim Har­d­away Jr. scored 20 points for Michi­gan, which has lost six in a row.

NOTRE DAME 80, MAR­QUETTE 75: Ben Hans­brough scored a ca­reer-best 28 points and keyed a sec­ond-half spurt that ral­lied the No. 16 Ir­ish at home.

Hans­brough, who shot 10 of 15 from the field and 6 of 6 at the foul line, scored seven straight points mid­way through the sec­ond half to help Notre Dame (16-4, 5-3 Big East) come back from a 12-point deficit. Dar­ius John­son-Odom had 25 points for theGolden Ea­gles (13-7, 4-3).

WASHINGTON 88, ARI­ZONA STATE 75: In Seat­tle, Matthew Bryan-Aman­ing posted a ca­reer-high 30 points and nine re­bounds as the No. 20 Huskies matched their best con­fer­ence start in 24 years.

Isa­iah Thomas fin­ished with 19 points, 8 as­sists and 6 re­bounds for Washington (15-4, 7-1 Pa­cific-10).

Trent Lock­ett and Ty Abbott both had with 20 points for the Sun Devils (9-10, 1-6).

VAN­DER­BILT 89, SAINT MARY’S 70: John Jenk­ins and Jef­fery Tay­lor each scored 19 points and the host Com­modores snapped the No. 22 Gaels’ 11-game win­ning streak.

Van­der­bilt (14-4), 3-1 against top 25 teams this sea­son, closed out the first half with a 21-5 run and shot 11 of 22 from three­p­oint range.

Matthew Dellave­dova paced Saint Mary’s (17-3) with 19 points.

CINCIN­NATI 53, ST. JOHN’S 51: Yancy Gates’s three­p­oint play with eight sec­onds re­main­ing lifted the No. 25 Bearcats to a win in New York.

Cincin­nati (17-3, 4-3 Big East) forced Dwight Hardy into a tough run­ning shot with three sec­onds left and then the Red Storm missed two tips be­fore the buzzer sounded.


Kansas as­sis­tant Dan­nyMan­ning, right, and BradyMorn­ingstar con­grat­u­late Texas’s J’Co­van Brown af­ter the Longhorns’ win.

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