College basketball roundup: Kansas holds off Oklahoma State

College basketball roundup: Kansas holds off Oklahoma State

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College basketball roundup: Kansas holds off Oklahoma State

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Naadir Tharpe scored 21 points for Kansas, and Frank Mason stripped Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash as the final buzzer sounded to preserve the 15th-ranked Jayhawks’ 80-78 victory over the ninth-ranked Cowboys on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan.

Joel Embiid added 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks for the Jayhawks, who blew most of a 47-30 halftime lead before holding on at the finish.

Phil Forte hit seven 3-pointers and had 21 points for Oklahoma State.

Michigan 77, No. 3 Wisconsin 70: At Madison, Wis., Nik Stauskus scored 23 points and hit a key 3 with 48 seconds left, and Michigan fended off a late surge for a win over Wisconsin.

Josh Gasser had 16 points for the Badgers, which lost their second straight after a school-best 16-0 start.

No. 2 Syracuse 59, No. 22 Pittsburgh 54: At Syracuse, freshman point guard Tyler Ennis scored 16 points, including two driving layups and two free throws in the final 2 minutes, and Syracuse beat Pittsburgh in a battle for first place in the ACC between the two former Big East rivals.

The Orange remained one of only three unbeatens in Division I.

No. 4 Michigan State 78, Illinois 62: At Champaign, Ill., Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Illinois.

The Spartans stayed on top of the Big Ten with their 10th straight win.

No. 5 Wichita State 68, Indiana State 48: At Wichita, Kan., Ron Baker scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and Wichita State remained unbeaten with a victory over Indiana State.

The Shockers extended school records for winning streak and best start to a season.

No. 6 Villanova 88, DePaul 62: At Villanova, Pa., James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and Villanova won its fifth straight game.

No. 7 Florida 68, Auburn 61: At Auburn, Ala., Casey Prather scored 21 points in his return from a knee injury and helped Florida survive a scare from Auburn.

Texas 86, No. 8 Iowa State 76: At Austin, Texas, Jonathan Holmes scored 23 points and Cam Ridley had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to a win over Iowa State, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss.

Georges Niang scored 18 to lead Iowa State, which started the season 14-0.

No. 10 San Diego State 63, UNLV 52: At San Diego, Xavier Thames scored 18 points for San Diego State, which used a 19-2 first-half run to beat UNLV for its 15th straight victory.

No. 25 Oklahoma 66, No. 12 Baylor 64: At Waco, Texas, Buddy Hield scored all 19 of his points after halftime and Oklahoma stormed from behind with a big run on the way to a victory at Baylor.

Baylor had won 13 straight home games.

No. 13 Kentucky 74, Tennessee 66: At Lexington, Ky., freshman Andrew Harrison scored a season-high 26 points and Kentucky used near-perfect free throw shooting to pull away from Tennessee.

The Wildcats made 23 of 24 from the line including their first 17.

No. 16 Massachusetts 84, Elon 74: At Elon, N.C., Cady Lalanne scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half and Chaz Williams scored all 20 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts held off several Elon rallies to win.

No. 17 Memphis 101, LeMoyne-Owen 78: At Memphis, Nick King scored 18 points and Memphis beat Division II LeMoyne-Owen.

No. 18 Louisville 76, Connecticut 64: At Storrs, Conn., Russ Smith scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half to lead Louisville to a win over Connecticut.

No. 19 Cincinnati 61, South Florida 54: At Tampa, Fla., Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points to help lead Cincinnati past South Florida.

No. 21 Colorado 83, USC 62: At Boulder, Colo., Josh Scott scored 20 points and Colorado rebounded from its first home defeat to rout Southern Cal.

No. 23 Duke 95, North Carolina State 60: At Durham, N.C., Jabari Parker scored 23 points and Duke scored 33 points off turnovers to beat North Carolina State.

Rasheed Sulaimon added 13 points for the Blue Devils, who led by 13 at halftime and by 37 afterward to keep the Wolfpack winless at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1995.

No. 24 Saint Louis 70, Fordham 48: At St. Louis, Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jordair Jett lacked a rebound for his first career double-double, leading Saint Louis to a rout over Fordham.

Jett had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists and topped 1,000 career points with two free throws late in the game.

Utah 74, No. 25 UCLA 69: At Salt Lake City, Jordan Loveridge scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead a balanced attack as Utah held off a late rally to surprise UCLA.

Kyle Anderson had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for UCLA.

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