College basketball notes: No. 17 Missouri stumbles at LSU; Gators roll 75-36

Rebels lost more than game vs. Cats

January 31, 2013 

Anthony Hickey scored 20 points, Andre Stringer added 18 and LSU defeated No. 17 Missouri 73-70 on Wednesday night in Baton Rouge, La.

Hickey, the former Kentucky Mr. Basketball out of Christian County, had 14 points in the second half and Stringer converted a key four-point play late in the game for the Tigers (11-7, 2-5 Southeastern Conference).

Phil Pressey scored 25 for Missouri (15-5, 4-3), which has lost all four of its games on the opposing team's home court this season. Jabari Brown added 19 points and Laurence Bowers, back from a knee injury, had 10.

The victory was the first for LSU against a ranked SEC team since it beat Florida 66-56 six seasons ago.

No. 4 Florida 75, South Carolina 36: Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario scored 15 points apiece and Florida dominated another Southeastern Conference opponent.

The Gators (17-2, 7-0 SEC), who won their ninth game in a row, led 33-10 at halftime and made their first five shots after the break.

Georgia 57, Auburn 49: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help lift Georgia at home.

The Bulldogs (9-11, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) have won three of four.

Frankie Sullivan and Allen Payne each finished with 13 points for Auburn (8-12, 2-5), losers of five straight.

No. 1 Michigan 68, Northwestern 46: Trey Burke had 18 points and eight assists, and Michigan was nearly flawless at the start in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines made 10 of their first 11 shots and went the entire first half without a turnover.

No. 24 Cincinnati 62, Rutgers 54: Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 points and host Cincinnati overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half.

Cincinnati (17-4, 5-3 Big East) blocked eight shots, forced 21 turnovers and held the Scarlet Knights to 24 points in the second half.

No. 18 Kansas State 83, Texas 57: Thomas Gipson had 17 points off the bench, Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and eight assists, and host Kansas State snapped a two-game skid.

Omari Lawrence also scored 12 as a reserve for the Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12), who built a 38-19 lead by halftime despite playing long stretches without three key players.

Rodney McGruder, the Big 12's third-leading scorer, picked up two fouls in less than 2 minutes and spent the rest of the half on the bench. Martavious Irving joined him with two fouls moments later, and Will Spradling left after getting smacked in the head.

Rebels' Jones tears ACL

Mississippi forward Aaron Jones is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Tuesday's loss to UK.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore has been one of the 16th-ranked Rebels' most important reserves this season, averaging 3.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. He's also second on the team with 32 blocks.

Heels' Hairston doubtful

North Carolina sophomore guard P.J. Hairston is doubtful for Saturday's game against Virginia Tech after suffering a concussion at Boston College.

Hairston was hurt Tuesday night when he collided with teammate Dexter Strickland. He was taken off the court on a stretcher before returning to the bench.

Griner holds Big 12 mark

Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women's career scoring record on Wednesday night, finishing with 40 points in top-ranked Baylor's 90-60 victory at Texas Tech.

It was the fourth career 40-point performance for Griner, who also had 15 rebounds for her 51st double-double.

Griner passed Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley for the record while scoring the first four points of the game, giving her 2,837 for her career. Riley had 2,835 points from 2007-2010.

State men

Transylvania 82, Earlham 45: The Pioneers got 19 points from Barrett Meyer and 17 from Parker Stansberry to overpower host Earlham in Heartland Conference play.

The Pioneers are 16-4, 11-2 in the HCAC, while the Quakers fell to 2-18, 1-12.

State women

No. 12 Louisville 78, South Florida 75: Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 38 points and Louisville rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to win a Big East game at South Florida.

The junior guard hit a two-point jumper and three three-pointers as the Cardinals (18-4, 6-2) tied the game after trailing 60-51. Another three by Schimmel with 3:05 left put Louisville ahead to stay, 69-66.

Transylvania 73, Earlham 57: Nicole Coffman's 25 points paced four Pioneers in double figures in the romp at home.

Transy, the HCAC league leader, is 16-4, 12-1, while the Quakers are 3-17, 2-11.

Transy's Alex Botkin recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds for the fifth double-double of her career.

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