Jayhawks surge late against host Wildcats
KANSAS 79, KENTUCKY 73
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).