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Saturday, 23 February 2008 14:37
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 STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -Byron Eaton scored a career-high 26 points, including the game-winning free throw with 12.6 seconds left, and Oklahoma State knocked No. 4 Kansas out of first place in the Big 12 with a 61-60 upset on Saturday.
Eaton was fouled by Sasha Kaun as he drove to the basket and made the first free throw before missing the second.
Kansas grabbed the rebound and worked the ball to Brandon Rush, but he missed a 3-pointer from the left corner before fans rushed the court to celebrate the Cowboys' third straight victory.
The Jayhawks (24-3, 9-3) rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to go ahead 58-54 in the final 3 minutes. But Oklahoma State (14-12, 5-7) finished strong to knock Kansas out of a first-place tie with No. 7 Texas, which beat Oklahoma 62-45 on Saturday.
Darnell Jackson led Kansas with 16 points and 10 rebounds while playing three days after his 19-year-old cousin, Kascey Corie McClellan, died after getting shot earlier this month at an Oklahoma City nightclub. Backup guard Rodrick Stewart also played three days after Allen Stewart, his cousin and adopted brother, was shot and killed in Seattle.
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No. 5 Duke 86, St. John's 56
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Kyle Singler led five double-figure scorers with 16 points and Duke snapped a two-game losing streak.
Gerald Henderson and Nolan Smith scored 13 points apiece for the Blue Devils (23-3), who overwhelmed the Red Storm with a 32-9 run late in the first half and cruised to their NCAA-leading 59th straight nonconference victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Jon Scheyer added 12 points in his first start of the season and center Brian Zoubek had 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Duke.
Freshman D.J. Kennedy had 16 points for the Red Storm (10-16).
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No. 6 UCLA 75, Oregon 65
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and helped rally UCLA from an 11-point second-half deficit.
The Bruins (24-3, 12-2) extended their lead in the Pac-10 to 1 1/2 games over No. 9 Stanford, which plays California on Sunday.
Westbrook helped ignite a 38-17 game-ending run.
Kevin Love, dogged by double teams, added 15 points and 11 rebounds for his 16th double-double for the Bruins, while Darren Collison had 17 points.
Maarty Leunen had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oregon (15-12, 6-9), which has lost eight of 11.
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No. 7 Texas 62, Oklahoma 45
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -D.J. Augustin scored 19 points and Texas held the Sooners to a season-low point total.
The Longhorns (23-4, 10-2) have won seven straight, the school's longest winning streak in the Big 12.
Texas has also won five in a row and 10 of the last 13 against the Sooners (18-9, 6-6).
Blake Griffin led Oklahoma with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
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No. 16 Drake 71, No. 8 Butler 64
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Josh Young scored a career-high 25 points, including three free throws when he was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 20 seconds to go, for Drake.
Drake (24-3) snapped a nine-game winning streak for Butler (25-3), which led by four points midway through the second half but went scoreless for almost 5 minutes during a decisive 9-0 run by Drake.
Jonathan Cox added 13 points for Drake, which got its first nonconference victory over a Top 25 team since 1980.
Matt Howard finished with 16 points for Butler.
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No. 12 Georgetown 73, Cincinnati 53
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jessie Sapp scored 16 points and Austin Freeman added 13 to lead Georgetown.
The win moved the Hoyas (22-4, 12-3) into sole possession of first place in the Big East. No. 18 Louisville (21-6, 11-3) plays at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Roy Hibbert, the Hoyas' leading scorer and rebounder, had 12 points and five blocked shots - one short of his career high - as Georgetown won its 19th straight game at the Verizon Center.
John Williamson and Deonta Vaughn both had 13 points for the Bearcats (13-13, 8-6), who were seeking their season-high fourth straight win but instead suffered their worst loss of the season.
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Villanova 67, No. 13 Connecticut 65
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Corey Stokes and Scottie Reynolds both scored 18 points and Villanova snapped the Huskies' 10-game winning streak.
Antonio Pena added 10 points for the Wildcats (17-9, 7-7 Big East), who won their third straight game.
A.J. Price scored 16 points and Jeff Adrien had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Connecticut (21-6, 10-4), which hadn't lost since Jan. 17.
The Huskies had a chance to tie the game, but Price, a 75 percent free throw shooter, made one of from the line with 6.4 seconds left to make it 66-65.
Villanova's Dante Cunningham was fouled with 4.9 seconds to go, and he missed the front end of a 1-and-1. Pena tipped the rebound back to Cunningham, who was fouled again with 2.3 seconds remaining. He hit the first free throw and missed the second to make it 67-65.
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No. 19 Michigan St. 66, Iowa 52
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Raymar Morgan scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and coach Tom Izzo got his 300th career win with the Spartans.
Six weeks after a humbling 43-36 loss to the Hawkeyes, the Spartans (22-5, 10-4 Big Ten) jumped to a 20-1 lead over the opening 10:20 and were never seriously threatened.
Michigan State committed a season-low five turnovers, 13 fewer than it had in Iowa City.
Cyrus Tate led Iowa (12-16, 5-10) with a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds.
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No. 20 Vanderbilt 86, Georgia 74
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Shan Foster scored 29 points Alex Gordon added 23 to lead Vanderbilt.
The Commodores (23-4, 8-4) extended their winning streak to five games and remained one game behind Kentucky for second place in the Southeastern Conference East Division.
Sundiata Gaines had 24 points for Georgia (12-13, 3-9), which led 38-37 at halftime. But Vanderbilt stepped it offensively behind Foster, who scored 21 points after halftime including opening the final 20 minutes with his first 3-pointer of the game. The Commodores made 17 of their first 24 shots in the second half to take an 86-68 lead on a 3-pointer by Foster with 4:38 remaining.
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Sek Henry and Steve Harley scored 11 points each to lead Nebraska to its second straight win over a ranked team.
The loss was the third straight for the Aggies (20-7, 6-6 Big 12).
Nebraska (16-9, 5-7) beat No. 24 Kansas State 71-64 on Wednesday.
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No. 25 Marquette 78, Rutgers 48
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Marquette's trio of junior guards - Jerel McNeal, Dominic James and Wesley Matthews - combined for 39 points in the Golden Eagles' fourth straight victory.
The Golden Eagles (20-6, 10-5 Big East) used a 16-4 run straddling halftime to take a commanding lead by relying on its stifling defense.
Freshman Corey Chandler had 12 points for Rutgers (10-18, 2-13), who has lost seven straight, the Scarlet Knights' longest streak in seven years.
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