College Basketball Roundup: Kansas upset
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LUBBOCK, Texas ó Alan Voskuil had nine 3-pointers and scored a career-high 35 points to lead Texas Tech to an 84-65 upset of No. 9 Kansas on Wednesday night.
Voskuil, who was playing his final home game, was 9-of-14 from beyond the arc as the Red Raiders (13-17, 3-12 Big 12) ended a six-game losing streak.
Texas Tech never trailed and fended off several comebacks by the Jayhawks, who got as close as 43-41 in the second half.
Despite the loss, Kansas (24-6, 13-2) clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular season title, its fifth straight and ninth in the conference’s 13 seasons.
Sherron Collins and Marcus Morris both scored 11 points for the Jayhawks, who moved into the top 10 for the first time this season on Monday.
No. 3 Pittsburgh 90, Marquette 75
PITTSBURGH ó DeJuan Blair scored 23 points and was dominating inside during a decisive 21-2 run for Pittsburgh, which fell behind by nine points early in the second half before beating Marquette 90-75.
Pitt will play No. 1 Connecticut on Saturday in a Big East showdown.
The Golden Eagles (23-7, 12-5) opened the second half with a 21-5 run that gave them a 57-48 lead.
The Panthers (27-3, 14-3) quickly answered with a 9-0 surge capped by Blair’s dunk to tie it at 57.
Levance Fields had 17 points and 10 assists and Sam Young scored 18 points as Pitt won its 20th in a row at home and moved to 18-0 at the Petersen Events Center this season.
Jerel McNeal scored 23 points and Lazar Hayward had 22, but the Golden Eagles lost their third in a row.
No. 5 Memphis 69, Houston 60
HOUSTON ó Tyreke Evans scored 23 points and Shawn Taggart added 12 points and 10 rebounds as Memphis inched closer to another perfect run through Conference USA.
Robert Dozier added 15 points for the Tigers (27-3, 15-0), who have won 21 straight games, the nation’s longest winning streak.
Memphis has won 57 consecutive league games, 24 on the road. A win over Tulane on Saturday will complete the Tigers’ third straight unbeaten march through their Conference USA regular season.
Aubrey Coleman scored 19 points for the Cougars (18-10, 9-6), who have lost nine straight to Memphis.
No. 6 Louisville 95, Seton Hall 78
LOUISVILLE, Ky. ó Junior Earl Clark scored a career-high 27 points in his final home game and senior Terrence Williams added 14 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Louisville.
The Cardinals (24-5, 15-2 Big East) kept their hopes for at least a share of the conference title alive by shooting 54 percent from the field against the reeling Pirates (15-14, 6-11).
Vanderbilt 75, No. 12 LSU 67
BATON ROUGE, La. ó A.J. Ogilvy scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Vanderbilt.
Jermaine Beal scored 17 points and Brad Tinsley thwarted LSU’s comeback attempt with 3-pointer that gave Vanderbilt (18-11, 7-8 SEC) a 71-66 lead with 38 seconds to go.
Marcus Thornton scored 18 points for the Tigers (25-5, 13-2), the SEC regular season champs who lost for only the second time at home this season. Tasmin Mitchell added 16 points for the Tigers and Bo Spencer had 14.
No. 15 Missouri 73, No. 4 Oklahoma 64
COLUMBIA, Mo. ó DeMarre Carroll had 15 points and 10 rebounds, helping No. 15 Missouri wind up a perfect season at home and grab a share of second place in the Big 12 with a 73-64 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma.
Leo Lyons added 15 points and J.T. Tiller had 13 for Missouri (25-5, 12-3), which went 18-0 at home. Missouri fans typically find their seats after the school’s first basket, but most in a raucous sellout crowd of 15,061 on senior night remained on its feet throughout.
Northwestern 64, No. 19 Purdue 61
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. ó Kevin Coble scored 16 points and Northwestern ended the Boilermakers’ seven-game home winning streak.
Michael Thompson and Craig Moore both scored 12 points for the Wildcats (17-11, 8-9 Big Ten).
It was Northwestern’s third victory over a ranked team this season.
Keaton Grant and E’Twaun Moore both scored 14 points for the Boilermakers (22-8, 11-6). Purdue had won five of its past six games.
MINNEAPOLIS ó Lawrence Westbrook snapped to life with 15 of Minnesota’s final 18 points, accounting for all of his scoring of the the night, and the Gophers propped up their sagging NCAA tournament resume with a 51-46 victory.
Marcus Landry’s 18 points weren’t enough for the Badgers (18-11, 9-8 Big Ten), who blew another late lead. They missed their final six field goals after building a 46-41 edge and lost for the eighth time this season when holding a lead in the final six minutes.
Georgia 90, Kentucky 85
LEXINGTON, Ky ó Terrance Woodbury had 30 points as Georgia defeated Kentucky 90-85 Wednesday night, delivering a potentially fatal blow to the Wildcats’ hopes of securing an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
Georgia (12-18, 3-12) won for just the fourth time in 32 meetings at Rupp Arena. Kentucky (19-11, 8-7) likely must win the SEC tournament, as Georgia did a year ago, to avoid missing the NCAAs for the first time since 1991.
Mississippi State 80, Florida 71
STARKVILLE, Miss. ó Ravern Johnson scored 15 points to lead Mississippi State to an 80-71 victory over Florida (21-9, 8-7) , ending the Gators’ hopes of capturing the SEC East crown.
The win put Mississippi State (18-12, 8-7) back into contention to finish second in the SEC Western Division.
Mississippi 98, Arkansas 91, OT
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ó Terrico White scored 25 of his 29 points after halftime to lead Mississippi to a 98-91 win over Arkansas in overtime.