Jayhawks turn back arch-rival Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Marcus Morris shook off a scary collision with a scorer’s table to notch double-double and the No. 2 Jayhawks used two big runs in each half to beat their rival, 77-56.
Kansas (29-2, 15-1 Big 12) led by 16 after a 20-4 run in the first half, then put together another 20-4 spurt after Morris’ injury to beat the Tigers (22-9, 10-6) for the eighth time in nine games.
No. 4 Duke 82,
North Carolina 50
DURHAM, N.C. – Kyle Singler scored 19 of his 25 points in the decisive first half and No. 4 Duke routed North Carolina 82-50 on Saturday night.
Jon Scheyer had 20 points in his final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the Blue Devils (26-5, 13-3), who earned their most lopsided home win over their fiercest rival.
Iowa State 85,
No. 5 Kansas State 82, OT
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Diante Garrett scored five points in overtime and Iowa State shocked stunned the No. 5 Wildcats (24-6, 11-5) to snap a 21-game losing streak against ranked teams.
The Cyclones (15-16, 4-12 Big 12) hadn’t won in Manhattan since 2001 and were just 7-104 in their last 111 games against ranked teams on the road.
No. 7 Purdue 64,
Penn St. 60
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- JaJuan Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Keaton Grant scored 17 as the No. 7 Boilermakers clinched a share of its first Big Ten title in 14 years.
Purdue (26-4, 14-4) never trailed but held off a late Penn State charge to win their second straight without top forward Robbie Hummel. He’s out for the year with a right knee injury.
No. 10 West Virginia 68, No. 9 Villanova 66, OT
PHILADELPHIA – Da’Sean Butler scored 21 points, including the decisive basket with 5.8 seconds left in overtime to give the No. 10 Mountaineers the win.
Butler also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (24-6, 13-5). His winning drive came after West Virginia had taken possession with 26 seconds left, when ninth-ranked Villanova (14-6, 13-5) was forced into a 35-second shot clock violation.
No. 12 Butler 68,
INDIANAPOLIS – Matt Howard and Ronald Nored combined for all 10 points in a decisive run that led No. 12 Butler past Wisconsin-Milwaukee 68-59 in the Horizon League tournament semifinals.
Top-seeded Butler (27-4) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 19 games and earned a ticket to Tuesday night’s title game against second-seeded Wright State.
South Carolina 77,
No. 13 Vanderbilt 73
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Devan Downey scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:48 left that broke a 69-all tie in an upset of the No. 13 Commodores.
Sam Muldrow added 20 points as South Carolina (15-15, 6-10 SEC) snapped a six-game skid.
No. 14 BYU 107, TCU 77
FORT WORTH, Texas – Jonathan Tavernari scored 23 points, Jackson Emery and Charles Abouo added 22 each for the No. 14 Cougars (28-4, 13-3 Mountain West).
No. 16 Tennessee 75, Mississippi State 59
STARKVILLE, Miss. – J.P. Prince had 16 points, Scotty Hopson added 14 and the No. 16 Vols held on for their third straight win.
Seniors Wayne Chism and Quinn Cannington have a school-record 99 wins at Tennessee (23-7, 11-5 SEC).
No. 17 Pittsburgh 83, Rutgers 54
PITTSBURGH – Gilbert Brown scored 19 points and the No. 17 Panthers took control early with a 19-2 run that helped them wrap up the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament.
Pitt (24-7, 13-5) was picked to finish ninth in the Big East preseason coaches poll, but now gets a double bye into the conference quarterfinals.
No. 19 Georgetown 74, Cincinnati 47
WASHINGTON – Six days after being diagnosed with diabetes, Austin Freeman scored 24 points to help the No. 19 Hoyas (20-9, 10-8) clinch a first-round bye in the Big East tournament.
No. 20 Temple 70,
George Washington 57
PHILADELPHIA – Micheal Eric scored 18 points to help No. 20 Temple (26-5, 14-2) win a share of the Atlantic 10 title and earn the top need in next week’s conference tournament.
No. 21 Baylor 92, Texas 77
WACO, Texas – LaceDarius Dunn scored 30 points, Quincy Acy had 10 dunks among his 24 points and No. 21 Baylor wrapped up its winningest regular season in 64 years.
The win assured the Bears (24-6, 11-5) a first-round bye in the Big 12 tournament.
No. 22 Maryland 74, Virginia 68
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, and No. 22 Maryland made the most of a late technical foul on Virginia coach Tony Bennett to withstand a spirited comeback.
The Terps (23-7, 13-3 ACC) clinched at least a tie for the conference regular season title after the Cavaliers rallied without suspended scoring leader Sylven Landesberg.
No. 23 Texas A&M 69, Oklahoma 54
NORMAN, Okla. – Khris Middleton scored 15 points, Bryan Davis added 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 23 Texas A&M handed the Sooners their eighth straight loss.
Texas A&M (22-8, 11-5) outscored the Sooners 38-16 in the paint and shot 52 percent while winning for the eighth time in their last 10.
No. 24 UTEP 52, UAB 50
EL PASO, Texas – Derrick Caracter scored the final six points for UTEP, including a game-winning dunk with 1 second left that gave the 24th-ranked Miners a victory over UAB.
Myron Strong scored 15 points and Caracter had 13 for UTEP (24-5, 15-1 Conference USA).
No. 25 Xavier 93,
St. Bonaventure 72
CINCINNATI (AP) – Jordan Crawford scored 22 points as No. 25 Xavier won a share of its fourth straight Atlantic 10 regular-season title.
The Musketeers (23-7, 14-2) share the title with No. 20 Temple, and is the second team in league history to win four straight – Massachusetts got five in a row from 1992-96.