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 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Freshman Xavier Henry had 15 points and Marcus Morris had a big homecoming with 13 as No. 1 Kansas beat No. 18 Temple 84-52 on Saturday, snapping the Owls' seven-game winning streak.
Sherron Collins scored 14 points for the Jayhawks (13-0), who have won nine games this season by at least 25 points. Their lead reached that in this one with 9:25 to go when Marcus Morris' layup made it 60-35.
Ryan Brooks and Juan Fernandez both had 11 points for the Owls (11-3).
The Jayhawks finished 30 of 55 from the field (54.5 percent), a number that reflected their dominance inside, considering Temple's opponents were shooting 36.4 percent entering the game.
Marcus Morris and his twin brother Markieff grew up 1 1/2 miles from the Liacouras Center. There were enough Kansas fans among the sellout crowd of 10,206 to make them feel as if they were back on campus.
Marcus Morris had nine points in the 19-4 run that ended with the Jayhawks leading 38-31 with 2:19 left in the first half.
M-Corpus Christi 70
M-Corpus Christi.
Damion James got his fourth consecutive double-double for the cold-shooting Longhorns (13-0) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
The Longhorns won their first 12 games by at least 11 points. The Islanders (5-7) broke that streak by holding Texas to 35 percent shooting and outrebounding the Longhorns 47-37. If not for 25 turnovers, the Islanders may have may have had a chance to pull off the upset.
M-Corpus Christi, which cut the lead to 74-68 with 36 seconds left before Texas' Jordan Hamilton made two free throws.
No. 3 Kentucky 71, Louisville 62
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - DeMarcus Cousins scored 18 points and matched a season high with 18 rebounds to lead Kentucky past rival Louisville.
Patrick Patterson and John Wall added 17 points each for the Wildcats (15-0), who matched their best start in 40 years by breaking a two-game losing streak to the Cardinals.
Edgar Sosa and Jerry Smith led Louisville (10-4) with 11 points apiece but the Cardinals shot just 32 percent and couldn't contain Wall when it mattered.
The freshman star shook off a slow start by scoring six straight points during a decisive 14-3 run late in the second half after the Cardinals had surged to the lead.
tsburgh 82, No. 5 Syracuse 72
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Ashton Gibbs scored 24 points, Jermaine Dixon added 21 and Pittsburgh handed Syracuse its first loss of the season.
Pittsburgh (12-2, 2-0 Big East) has beaten Syracuse (13-1, 1-1) the last four times it has visited the Carrier Dome. Coach Jamie Dixon moved past Bob Timmons and into second place in career wins at Pitt with 175.
After losing most of a nine-point second-half lead, the Panthers seized control with a 14-3 run. Gibbs scored five points and Dante Taylor had four in the surge. Two free throws by Taylor put Pitt ahead 60-47 with 8:33 left, and Syracuse couldn't recover.
Wes Johnson led Syracuse with 19 points and Scoop Jardine had 15.
No. 8 Villanova 74, Marquette 72
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Scottie Reynolds hit a jumper in the lane with 18.1 seconds left to help Villanova win its Big East opener Saturday.
Reynolds scored 23 points, including 16 in the second half, and reserve Maalik Wayns added 16 points for the Wildcats (12-1, 1-0).
Jimmy Butler had 19 points and Lazar Hayward added 17 for the Golden Eagles (9-5, 0-2), who blew their second chance to knock off a ranked conference rival this week. Marquette also frittered away a late lead at West Virginia on Tuesday night.
et a shot off on Marquette's final play.
No. 10 Connecticut 82, Notre Dame 70
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Stanley Robinson had 22 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead Connecticut to its first Big East win of the season.
Jerome Dyson added 20 points, 16 in the second half, and 10 assists for UConn (10-3, 1-1). Kemba Walker had 11 points and 10 assists, giving the Huskies two players with double digits in assists in the same game for the second time in school history.
Charles Okwandu, a junior center who had never scored more than two points in a game, hit all five of his shots and finished with 10 points for UConn.
Luke Harangody had 31 points and nine rebounds for Notre Dame (12-3, 1-1), which lost for the first time in four games. Ben Hansbrough had 14 points and Tyrone Nash added 11.
Oregon 90, No. 17 Washington 79
SEATTLE (AP) - Malcolm Armstead scored 21 points, Michael Dunnigan added 20 and Oregon snapped Washington's 18-game home winning streak.
Oregon (10-4, 2-0 Pac-10) held a 69-61 lead with eight minutes to play. A pair of free throws from Michael Dunnigan, a runner in the lane from Armstead and a 3-pointer from Teondre Williams gave the Ducks a 15-point lead.
Isaiah Thomas had 25 points for Washington (10-3, 1-1). Quincy Pondexter added 16 points and Venoy Overton finished with 14.
No. 24 UAB 73, Arkansas 72
oward Crawford scored on a dunk off an inbound play with 1 second left, lifting Alabama-Birmingham to the victory.
UAB (12-2) trailed 72-71 with 2.2 seconds left and called a timeout to set up a final play. Crawford raced down the lane unguarded and easily scored the winner for the Blazers.
Arkansas (7-7) led by five with just over 2 minutes left after trailing for much of the second half. But UAB's Elijah Millsap hit two free throws with 1:19 left to pull the Blazers within one.
Millsap led UAB with 22 points and Crawford added 13.
Marshawn Powell scored 22 points for Arkansas and Michael Washington had 18.
 

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