Jay­hawks surge late against host Wild­cats



Frank Ma­son III scored 21 points and Josh Jack­son added 20 points and 10 re­bounds as No. 2 Kansas pulled ahead late in the sec­ond half for a 79-73 win over No. 4 Ken­tucky in the Big 12-SEC Chal­lenge in Lex­ing­ton, Ky.

The Jay­hawks (19-2) trailed by one with less than eight min­utes to play when they went on an 11-0 run to take con­trol against the Wild­cats (17-4).

Both teams were play­ing for the first time since they lost con­fer­ence road games Tues­day. Ken­tucky has lost con­sec­u­tive games for the first time this sea­son.

BAY­LOR 78, MIS­SIS­SIPPI 75: Manu Le­comte scored 17 points and Johnathan Mot­ley and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. each scored 16 to lead the No. 5 Bears (20-1) past the Rebels (12-9) in the Big 12-SEC Chal­lenge in Ox­ford, Miss.

Se­bas­tian Saiz and Breein Tyree each scored 20 points for Ole Miss.

SYRA­CUSE 82, FLORIDA STATE 72: An­drew White scored 24 points, John Gil­lon had 21 points and matched his ca­reer high with 11 as­sists, and the Orange (13-9, 5-4 ACC) up­set the No. 6 Semi­noles (18-4, 6-3) in Syra­cuse, N.Y.

Dwayne Ba­con and Jonathan Isaac each had 19 points for Florida State.

MI­AMI 77, NORTH CAROLINA 62: Fresh­man Bruce Brown needed only 11 shots to score a ca­reer-high 30 points, and the Hur­ri­canes (14-6, 4-4 ACC) de­ployed a swarm­ing de­fense to up­set the No. 9 Tar Heels (19-4, 7-2) in Coral Gables, Fla.

COL­ORADO 74, ORE­GON 65: Der­rick White scored a game­high 23 points, and the Buf­faloes (12-10, 2-7 Pa­cific-12) up­set the No. 10 Ducks (19-3, 8-1) in Boul­der, Colo., snap­ping their 17-game win­ning streak.

GE­OR­GIA TECH 62, NOTRE DAME 60: Josh Oko­gie made a fast-break layup as time ex­pired, Tadric Jack­son scored a ca­reer-high 25 points, and the Yel­low Jack­ets (13-8, 5-4 ACC) beat the No. 14 Fight­ing Ir­ish (17-5, 6-3) in At­lanta.

Notre Dame’s Matt Far­rell went up for a short jumper but missed off the rim with seven sec­onds re­main­ing. Jack­son grabbed the re­bound and tossed the ball up­court to a streak­ing Oko­gie, who fin­ished for the win.

WIS­CON­SIN 61, RUT­GERS 54 (OT): Ethan Happ scored seven of his ca­reer-high 32 points in over­time, and the No. 15 Bad­gers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten) sur­vived against the Scar­let Knights (12-10, 1-8) in New York af­ter clos­ing reg­u­la­tion with a 13-4 rally.

CREIGHTON 83, DEPAUL 66: Khyri Thomas scored 18 points, Mar­cus Foster had 15, and the 16th-ranked Blue­jays (19-3, 6-3 Big East) beat the Blue Demons (8-13, 1-7) in Omaha.

Creighton won for the first time in three games with­out in­jured guard Mau­rice Wat­son Jr.

DUKE 85, WAKE FOR­EST 83: Luke Ken­nard hit a three­p­ointer with 6.6 sec­onds left, and the No. 17 Blue Dev­ils (16-5, 4-4 ACC) ral­lied from a 10-point deficit with less than four min­utes left to beat the De­mon Dea­cons (12-9, 3-6) in Win­ston-Salem, N.C.

WEST VIR­GINIA 81, TEXAS A&M 77: Jevon Carter had 19 points and nine re­bounds, and the No. 18 Moun­taineers (17-4) edged the Ag­gies (11-9) in the Big 12-SEC Chal­lenge in Mor­gan­town, W.Va.

SOUTH CAROLINA 63, MIS­SOURI 53: Sin­dar­ius Thorn­well had 16 points and 11 re­bounds, lead­ing the No. 23 Game­cocks (17-4, 7-1 SEC) past the Tigers (5-15, 0-8) in Columbia, Mo. Mis­souri has lost 12 straight. FLORIDA 84, OK­LA­HOMA 52: Ke­var­rius Hayes scored a ca­reer-high 20 points to help the No. 25 Ga­tors (16-5) rout the Soon­ers (8-12) in the Big 12-SEC Chal­lenge in Nor­man, Okla.

Hoosiers lose Black­mon

In­di­ana guard James Black­mon Jr. will be out in­def­i­nitely with a lower leg in­jury, leav­ing the Hoosiers with­out their lead­ing scorer.

The ju­nior was hav­ing his best sea­son with In­di­ana (14-7, 4-4 Big Ten), av­er­ag­ing 17.6 points.

U-Conn. women make it 95

Gabby Wil­liams scored 19 points and grabbed 10 re­bounds to lead top-ranked Con­necti­cut, which beat Hous­ton, 91-42, in Hart­ford, Conn., to ex­tend its record win­ning streak to 95 games.

Katie Lou Sa­muel­son and Kia Nurse each scored 16 points for the Huskies (20-0, 8-0 Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence), who are 20-0 for the 10th time in pro­gram his­tory.

Fresh­man Jas­myne Har­ris had 14 points to lead Hous­ton (8-13, 1-7).

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