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Texas comes back to win at Kansas

Kansas assistant Danny Manning, right, and Brady Morningstar congratulate Texas's J'Covan Brown after the Longhorns' win.
Kansas assistant Danny Manning, right, and Brady Morningstar congratulate Texas's J'Covan Brown after the Longhorns' win. (Orlin Wagner)
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Associated Press
Sunday, January 23, 2011

J'Covan Brown scored 23 points and keyed a second-half surge for No. 10 Texas, which erased a 15-point deficit and snapped the 69-game home winning streak of second-ranked Kansas with a 74-63 victory in Lawrence, Kan.

The Jayhawks scored the game's first 10 points and led by 15 in the early going. But the Longhorns (16-3, 4-0 Big 12) outscored Kansas, 36-13, while turning a 12-point halftime deficit into a 59-48 lead on a three-pointer by Cory Joseph.

The Jayhawks (18-1, 3-1) had not lost at home since Feb. 3, 2007, the longest current streak in the nation.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night, Kansas players, coaches and players' mothers gathered around sophomore Thomas Robinson after his 37-year-old mother died of a heart attack in Washington, the third death in the family in three weeks. His grandmother died earlier this month, and his grandfather died on Sunday. Robinson played in high school at Riverdale Baptist before spending his senior year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.

Robinson scored two points in eight minutes Saturday.

l OHIO STATE 73, ILLINOIS 68: Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and the top-ranked Buckeyes scored 14 straight points in the second half to rally past the No. 23 Illini in Champaign, Ill.

Aaron Craft made two free throws with 15 seconds left and Jon Diebler forced a turnover with four seconds to go to help Ohio State (20-0, 7-0 Big Ten) hold on. Jereme Richmond had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Illini (14-6, 4-3).

l VILLANOVA 83, SYRACUSE 72: Maalik Wayns scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half as the visiting No. 7 Wildcats (17-2, 5-1 Big East) took a big lead and held on to topple the No. 3 Orange (18-2, 5-2) before 33,736, the second-largest crowd in Carrier Dome history.

Kris Joseph (Carroll) finished with 23 points for Syracuse, and Rick Jackson had 16 points and 15 rebounds.

l DUKE 83, WAKE FOREST 59: Kyle Singler scored 24 points and keyed the run that helped the No. 4 Blue Devils (18-1, 5-1 ACC) pull away for a road victory. Travis McKie scored 12 points for the Demon Deacons (7-13, 0-5).

l PITTSBURGH 80, DEPAUL 50: In Chicago, Gilbert Brown scored 17 points and Ashton Gibbs added 13 for the No. 5 Panthers (19-1, 7-0 Big East), who cruised to their ninth consecutive victory.

The Blue Demons (6-13, 0-7), dropped their 20th straight game in the conference and have lost 43 of their last 44 Big East regular season games.

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