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College basketball roundup: Missouri beats Kansas

Associated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. ó Intimidated by its own fans early, No. 17 Missouri settled down in time to knock off bitter border rival Kansas.Zaire Taylor hit a 10-footer with 1.3 seconds to go, capping the Tigers’ comeback from a 14-point halftime deficit in a 62-60 victory over No. 16 Kansas on Monday night.
“We didn’t come out playing Mizzou basketball because we had several guys who had never played in this atmosphere before,” Taylor said. “I never knew until today how serious this rivalry is. It’s amazing.”
DeMarre Carroll had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers (21-4, 8-2 Big 12).
Fans from a raucous sellout crowd of 15,061 mobbed the floor after Cole Aldrich’s desperation shot banged off the backboard at the buzzer as he was being knocked to the floor.
“I was scared I might get hurt,” Taylor said. “I’ve never been a part of anything like this.”
Aldrich had 15 rebounds, five blocked shots and eight points for Kansas (19-5, 8-1). It entered as one of only six Division I schools unbeaten in conference play.
Tyshawn Taylor added 11 points, but leading scorer Sherron Collins was held to nine points, nine below his average, on 4-for-13 shooting.
“The thing about it is if we say we played poorly, it takes away from Missouri,” coach Bill Self said. “Missouri’s effort was fabulous. We had the game and we didn’t finish.”
Missouri called timeout after Mario Little’s basket from the baseline tied it with 29 seconds to go, then used almost all the time before Taylor popped free for his second winning shot in three games.
Taylor, who finished with only seven points, also got the go-ahead basket in a victory at Texas on Wednesday.No. 4 Pitt 70, W. Virginia 59
PITTSBURGH ó Sam Young scored 20 points as No. 4 Pittsburgh seized the lead with a late first-half run and went on to beat rival West Virginia 70-59 on Monday night.
Young hit seven of 12 shots and added seven rebounds. Levance Fields had 13 points and seven assists to help the Panthers (22-2, 9-2 Big East) win their fourth in a row and sixth in seven games.
Elon 74, Furman 66
ELON ó Ola Atoyebi scored 15 points as the Phoenix (8-14, 5-9) beat Furman (5-18, 3-11).
T.J. Douglass and Brett James added 12 points each for Elon, which led by as many as 18.
James surpassed Jackson Atoyebi for 17th place on Elon’s all-time scoring list. James now has 1,222 career points.
Wofford 69, UNCG 57
GREENSBORO ó Noah Dahlman scored 18 points to lead Wofford (11-11, 7-6). Ben Stywall had 20 points and nine rebounds for UNCG (4-19, 3-11).
Chattanooga 66, Samford 56
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ó Nicchaeus Doaks finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Chattanooga (12-13, 8-6) over Samford (11-13, 6-9).
Coppin St. 68, Winston-Salem 58
WINSTON-SALEM ó Brian Fisher scored 17 points to lead the Rams (6-16). Jamal Durham notched a double-double, scoring 14 and grabbing 10 boards.
Lipscomb 83, Campbell 67
BUIES CREEK ó Lorne Merthie and Jonathan Rodriguez scored 15 points each to lead Campbell (10-14, 7-8).
Liberty 69, Presbyterian 48
LYNCHBURG, Va. ó Jesse Sanders had 10 points, 10 boards and 10 assists for Liberty (18-8, 9-5). Seth Curry added 22 points.

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