The Morning Call (Sunday)
Longhorns hand Jayhawks record-tying loss
Courtney Ramey scored 18 points to lead five Texas players in double-figures scoring, and No. 8 Longhorns routed third-ranked Kansas 84-59 on Saturday to match the most lopsided win by an opponent in the history of Allen Fieldhouse.
Andrew Jones added 14 points, Matt Coleman III had 13 and Jericho Sims had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns (8-1, 2-0 Big 12), who turned an eight-point halftime lead into a blowout in startling fashion.
The margin of victory was the most by an opponent in the Phog since Missouri’s 91-66 victory on Feb. 1, 1989.
Jalen Wilson scored 20 points and Ochai Agbaji had 11 for the Jayhawks (8-2, 1-1).
Jared Butler scored 21 points to lead four scorers in doublefigures and No. 2Baylor held off Iowa State 76-65 for its narrowest margin of victory this season. The Bears (9-0,2-0 Big 12) won seven of their previous eight games by at least 29 points .... Umoja Gibson made eight 3-pointers and scored a season-high 9 points, and Oklahoma recovered after blowing an 18-point halftime deficit to beat No. 9 West Virginia 75-71. ... Luka Garza had 25 points, 15 in the second half, as No. 10 Iowa defeated No. 14 Rutgers 77-75 thanks to the Scarlet Knights’ free throw struggles. .... Kofi Cock burn collected his seventh double- double of the season, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds as No. 15 Illinois held off Purdue 66-58. ... Jeremiah Tilmon scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for No .12 Missouri, and the Tigers handed Arkansas its first loss of the season, 81-68. ... Christian Bishop had ago-ahead dunk with 0.8 seconds left and the 11 th-ranked Creighton Blue jays held off a late rally to beat the Providence Friars 67-65. ... Bryce Williams scored 15 points in his first start for Oklahoma State, including a steal and breakaway dunk in overtime as the Cowboys held on to beat No. 13 Texas Tech 82-77.
NFL: Down at least five players and three assistant coaches, the Cleveland Browns will try become a playoff team again. Unable to practice most of the week due to COVID-19 cases and protocols, the Browns said Saturday that offensive line coach Bill Callahan and assistant line coach Scott Peters will bothmissSunday’sgameagainstthePittsburghSteelers as Cleveland tries to lock up its first postseason berth since 2002.
Floyd Little, the great running back who starred at SyracuseandfortheDenverBroncos,hasdied.Hewas 78. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said he died Friday nightathishomeinNevada.Nocausewasgiven.Little wasathree-timeAll-AmericanatSyracuse,wherehe wore No. 44 like Jim Brown and Ernie Davis before him. From 1964-66, he ran for 2,704 yards and 46 touchdowns.
NBA: Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, has died. He was 70. The Phoenix Suns confirmed Westphal’s death in a statement Saturday. No cause was given, although he had been diagnosed with brain cancer last August. A five-time All-Star guard, Westphal played in the NBA from 1972-84. After his playing career ended, West ph al moved into coaching. He led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993, and also was head coach of Seattle and Sacramento.
Houston star James Harden was scratched from the Rockets’ game Saturday game against the Sacramento Kings less than an hour before tipoff because of a sprained right ankle.