Texas comes back to win at Kansas

Associated Press
Sunday, January 23, 2011; D07

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.

l CONNECTICUT 72, TENNESSEE 61: Kemba Walker scored a season-low 16 points, but the No. 8 Huskies (16-2) still spoiled Coach Bruce Pearl's brief return to the Volunteers' bench in Hartford, Conn.

Melvin Goins had 15 points for Tennessee (12-7).

l PROVIDENCE 72, LOUISVILLE 67: Marshon Brooks scored 27 points and Gerard Coleman had a season-high 19 to fuel the host Friars' upset of the No. 19 Cardinals.

It was the first Big East win of the season for the Friars (12-8, 1-6). Chris Smith had a season-high 19 points and seven rebounds for Louisville (15-4, 4-2).

l BYU 94, COLORADO ST. 85: In Fort Collins, Colo., Jimmer Fredette scored 42 points, his second 40-plus performance in a week, to lead the No. 9 Cougars to their ninth straight victory.

Fredette, the nation's leading scorer, made 16 of 17 free throws and shot 11 of 24 from the field, including 4 of 9 from three-point range, to lead the Cougars (19-1, 5-0 Mountain West).

Kyle Collinsworth and Jackson Emery added 16 points apiece for BYU, which defeated Colorado State (13-6, 3-2) for the ninth straight time. Wes Eikmeier led the Rams with a career-high 25 points.

l PURDUE 86, MICHIGAN ST. 76: E'Twaun Moore scored 26 points, and JaJuan Johnson added 20 as the 14th-ranked Boilermakers topped the No. 17 Spartans in West Lafayette, Ind.

Lewis Jackson added a career-high 19 points for the Boilermakers (17-3, 6-1 Big Ten), who remained one game behind No. 1 Ohio State in the conference standings heading into their showdown in Columbus on Tuesday night.

Draymond Green had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the Spartans (12-7, 4-3). Kalin Lucas finished with nine points on 3-for-16 shooting, fouled out and was outplayed by Jackson throughout the night.

l TEXAS A&M 64, KANSAS STATE 56: Khris Middleton had 18 points and the No. 11 Aggies made 13 free throws in the last two minutes to win at home.

Middleton hit six free throws down the stretch for Texas A&M (17-2, 4-1 Big 12). Jacob Pullen scored 21 points for the Wildcats (13-7, 1-4).

l KENTUCKY 67, SOUTH CAROLINA 58: Brandon Knight scored 23 points and the 12th-ranked Wildcats (15-4, 3-2 Southeastern) held off a late charge on the road.

Sam Muldrow had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Gamecocks (12-6, 3-2).

l MISSOURI 87, IOWA STATE 54: Ricardo Ratliffe matched his career best with six blocked shots and Michael Dixon had 15 points with three three-pointers, helping the No. 13 Tigers (17-3, 3-2 Big 12) drub the visiting Cyclones.

Jake Anderson had 20 points for Iowa State (14-6, 1-4).

l MINNESOTA 69, MICHIGAN 64: Trevor Mbakwe and Ralph Sampson III scored 13 points apiece to pace the visiting No. 15 Golden Gophers.

Minnesota (15-4, 4-3 Big Ten) trailed, 41-40, before going on a 12-3 run in the second half. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points for the Wolverines (11-9, 1-6), who have lost six in a row.

l NOTRE DAME 80, MARQUETTE 75: Ben Hansbrough scored 28 points and keyed a second-half spurt that rallied the No. 16 Irish at home. Hansbrough scored seven straight points midway through the second half to help Notre Dame (16-4, 5-3 Big East) come back from a 12-point deficit. Darius Johnson-Odom's 25 points led the Golden Eagles (13-7, 4-3).

l WASHINGTON 88, ARIZONA STATE 75: In Seattle, Matthew Bryan-Amaning posted 30 points and nine rebounds as the No. 20 Huskies matched their best conference start in 24 years. Isaiah Thomas finished with 19 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds for Washington (15-4, 7-1 Pacific-10).

l VANDERBILT 89, SAINT MARY'S 70: John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor each scored 19 points and the host Commodores (14-4) snapped the No. 22 Gaels' 11-game winning streak.

Matthew Dellavedova led Saint Mary's (17-3) with 19 points.

l CINCINNATI 53, ST. JOHN'S 51: Yancy Gates's three-point play with eight seconds remaining lifted the No. 25 Bearcats (17-3, 4-3 Big East) to a win in New York.

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