Fre­dette, No. 9 BYU fall on day of up­sets

Con­necti­cut, Syra­cuse among vic­tims, but Ohio State es­capes

The Washington Post Sunday - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Fresh­man Tony Snell scored a ca­reer-high 16 points and had a strong de­fen­sive ef­fort in the first half against BYU all-Amer­i­can Jim­mer Fre­dette, help­ing New Mex­ico beat the No. 9 Cougars, 86-77, on Satur­day in Al­bu­querque, N.M.

Ken­dall Wil­liams, an­other fresh­man, also had 16 points for the Lo­bos (14-8, 3-4 Moun­tain West), who ended BYU’s 10-game win­ning streak three days af­ter the Cougars (20-2,6-1) knocked off No. 4 San Diego State.

Fre­dette fin­ished with 32 points af­ter a 12-for-26 shoot­ing ef­fort, go­ing 6 for 9 from three-point range. But Snell, a rangy 6-foot-7 shoot­ing guard, kept Fre­dette off his game and held the BYU stand­out to five points through the game’s first 17 min­utes.

LOUISVILLE 79, CON­NECTI­CUT 78: Pey­ton Siva scored 19 points, in­clud­ing two driv­ing layups in the sec­ond over­time, as the No. 23 Car­di­nals up­set the No. 5 Huskies in a Big East game in Storrs, Conn.

Ter­rence Jen­nings added 16 points and 10 re­bounds for Louisville (17-4, 6-2), which has won four of its last five games to take over sec­ond place in the Big East.

The Car­di­nals came back from a nine-point sec­ond-half deficit and tied the game on Siva’s driv­ing layup with 29 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion.

Shabazz Napier had 18 of his 23 points for Con­necti­cut (17-3, 5-3) af­ter half­time and Kemba Walker added 20. But Walker missed a jumper at the end of reg­u­la­tion and along three-pointer at the end of the sec­ond over­time that would have given the Huskies the win.

MAR­QUETTE 76, SYRA­CUSE 70: Jae Crow­der scored 13 of his 25 points in the sec­ond half in Mil­wau­kee as the Golden Ea­gles handed the Orange, which is tied with BYU at No. 9, its fourth straight loss.

C. J. Fair’s layup tied the game at 64, but Crow­der’s layup put Mar­quette (14-8, 5-4 Big East) ahead by two. Kris Joseph’s jumper tied it for the last time for Syra­cuse, which never led. Jimmy But­ler hit a three-pointer with 1:51 to go and then Dar­ius John­son-Odom made an­other three-pointer as Mar­quette with­stood the charge.

Joseph led the Orange with 18 points, which has lost four in a row for the first time since Jan. 16-29, 2006. But­ler fin­ished with 19 for Mar­quette.

OHIO STATE 58, NORTH­WEST­ERN 57: Jared Sullinger hit the sec­ond of two free throws with 3.5 sec­onds left and the No. 1 Buck­eyes over­came a fu­ri­ous rally to beat the Wild­cats in Evanston, Ill., for their 22nd straight vic­tory.

Sullinger fin­ished with 21 points for Ohio State.

Lead­ing by two at the half, the Buck­eyes (22-0, 9-0 Big Ten) pulled out to a 13-point lead. But North­west­ern (13-8, 3-7) came back be­hind se­nior guard Michael Thomp­son, who scored 16 points.

North­west­ern is 0-16 all-time play­ing top-ranked teams.

PITTS­BURGH 65, RUT­GERS 62: Ash­ton Gibbs scored 24 points as the No. 2 Pan­thers avoided a sec­ond straight up­set by hold­ing off the Scar­let Knights in Piscataway, N. J.

Pitts­burgh (20-2, 8-1 Big East) scored 12 of its last 15 points from the free throw line and hit only one field goal in the fi­nal 7:03— a long three-pointer by Gibbs with 55 sec­onds to play— in post­ing its 10th straight 20-win sea­son.

Jonathan Mitchell, Mike Coburn and Robert Lump­kins had 12 points apiece for Rut­gers (12-9, 3-6).

KANSAS 90, KANSAS STATE 66: Thomas Robin­son, two days af­ter his mother’s fu­neral, shook off a slow start and had 17 points and nine re­bounds to help lead the No. 6 Jay­hawks past the host Wild­cats in Lawrence.

Marki­eff Mor­ris had 20 points and nine re­bounds for Kansas (20-1, 5-1 Big 12), which cel­e­brated the 150th an­niver­sary of Kansas’s state­hood with its 191st vic­tory over Kansas State (14-8, 2-5) in a se­ries that be­gan in 1907.

Ja­cob Pullen had 21 points and moved into sec­ond place on Kansas State’s ca­reer scor­ing list.

PUR­DUE 73, MIN­NESOTA 61: JaJuan John­son scored 24 points to lead the No. 12 Boil­er­mak­ers over theNo. 16 Go­phers in West Lafayette, Ind.

John­son, the con­fer­ence’s lead­ing scorer, made eight of 13 field goals to notch his sixth straight game with at least 20 points.

Ryne Smith scored all 15 of his points in the sec­ond half Pur­due (18-4, 7-2 BigTen). Trevor Mbakwe had 17 points and 12 re­bounds for Min­nesota (16-5, 5-4).

NE­BRASKA 57, TEXAS A&M 48: Jorge Brian Diaz scored 16 points and the Corn­huskers held theNo. 13 Ag­gies to two field goals over the fi­nal 10 min­utes to pull off the up­set in Lin­coln, Neb.

Ne­braska (15-5, 3-3 Big 12) used a 10-1 spurt to take a 49-43 lead in the matchup of the league’s top two de­fen­sive teams. Nathan Walkup scored 13 points for Texas A&M (17-3, 4-2).

KEN­TUCKY 66, GE­OR­GIA 60: Doron Lamb scored 19 points, in­clud­ing a pair of cru­cial bas­kets to halt a late Ge­or­gia rally, as the No. 14 Wild­cats held off the Bull­dogs in Lex­ing­ton, Ky.

Ken­tucky (16-4, 4-2 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence), which lost at Ge­or­gia three weeks ago, clamped down on the cold-shoot­ing Bull­dogs (14-6, 3-4) down the stretch.

Dar­ius Miller added 14 points and seven re­bounds for Ken­tucky, which won its 29th straight game at Rupp Arena.

PENN STATE 56, WIS­CON­SIN 52: Talor Bat­tle scored 20 of his 22 points af­ter half­time and the Nit­tany Lions turned up the de­fen­sive pres­sure in the sec­ond half to up­set the No. 17 Bad­gers in State Col­lege, Pa.

Jeff Brooks had 12 points and An­drew Jones grabbed 14 re­bounds to help Penn State (12-8, 5-4 Big Ten) over­come a 13-point deficit in the first half and beat Wis­con­sin (15-5, 5-3) for the first time since 2003.

ARKANSAS 89, VAN­DER­BILT 78: Rot­nei Clarke scored a sea­son-high 36 points and Michael Sanchez had a ca­reer-high 20 points off the bench as the Ra­zor­backs won in Nashville, hand­ing the No. 19 Com­modores their first home loss this sea­son.

Arkansas (14-6, 4-3 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) shot a sea­son­high 57.4 per­cent from the floor.

Van­der­bilt (15-5, 3-3) was led by John Jenk­ins with 24 points.

CLEM­SON 62, FLORIDA STATE 44: Jerai Grant scored 14 points and De­mon­tez Stitt added 12 to lead the Tigers over the No. 22 Semi­noles in Clem­son, S.C., their first vic­tory over a ranked op­po­nent un­der Coach Brad Brownell.

Clem­son (15-6, 4-3 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) took a 22-6 lead and Florida State (15-6, 5-2) got no closer than eight af­ter that.

MIS­SIS­SIPPI STATE 71, FLORIDA 64: Dee Bost scored 24 points and Kodi Au­gus­tus and Re­nardo Sid­ney added 16 each as the Bull­dogs beat the No. 24 Ga­tors in Starkville, Miss.

Mis­sis­sippi State (11-9, 3-3 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) has won four of the last five against Florida (16-5, 5-2).

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Mar­quette guard Dar­ius John­son-Odom cel­e­brates a three-point field goal dur­ing the Golden Ea­gles’ 76-70 up­set of Syra­cuse.

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