Texas comes back to win at Kansas
No. 2 Jayhawks’ 74-63 loss ends home streak at 69
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.