Men's Basketball

Kansas stays perfect with rout of Owls

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 in Philadelphia, 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 1½ miles from the Liacouras Center. 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.

No. 2 Texas 76, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 70: Dexter Pittman scored 18 points and Texas stayed undefeated with a tougher-than-expected win in Austin. Damion James got his fourth consecutive double-double for the cold-shooting Longhorns (13-0) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Islanders (5-7) held Texas to 35 percent shooting and outrebounding the Longhorns 47-37. If not for 25 turnovers, the Islanders might have had a chance to pull off the upset.

Pittsburgh 82, No. 5 Syracuse 72: 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. Two free throws by Dante Taylor put Pitt ahead 60-47 with 8:33 left, and Syracuse couldn't recover.

Butler 80, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 67: Gordon Hayward scored 16 points and pulleddown 10 rebounds for host Butler (10-4, 3-0 Horizon). The Bulldogs shot 58 percent from the field in the second half and led by as many as 19.

Former Bryan Station star Shelvin Mack led all scorers with 25 points.

Marshall 80, St. Bonaventure 61: Hassan Whiteside scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his second straight double-double. Former Lafayette standout Tyler Wilkerson finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds for the host Thundering Herd (11-2).

Eastern Kentucky 79, Tennessee State 71: Spencer Perrin scored 14 points and had two steals in a key run for host Eastern (9-5, 2-1 Ohio Valley).

Perrin had a steal and made two free throws, then grabbed another steal leading to a three-point play by Papa Oppong for a 70-65 Colonels' lead with 1:35 to play.

All five starters scored in double figures for the Colonels as Josh Taylor had 17 points, Justin Stommes 16, Oppong 14 and Joshua Jones had 13.

Kentucky State 55, Lane 54: Tony Johnson scored 13 points — making nine of 10 free-throw attempts — and grabbed a season- and career-high 16 defensive rebounds to lead the Breds to their first victory of the season. Parysh Munroe added 10 points and seven rebounds for KSU (1-4, 1-4 Southern Intercollegiate).

Georgetown 77, Shorter 54: The host Tigers (11-2) had five players in double figures, including a game-high 17 for Hollis Giles. Kyle Saxton added 14 points, and Vic Moses finished with the game's lone double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Indiana-Southeast 78, Cumberlands 72: Cumberlands (10-4) had four players in double figures — led by Nathaniel Mitchell's 23 points — but couldn't pull off a road victory. Travis Harney added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Patriots, who had a 42-27 advantage on the boards but shot 38.6 percent from the floor.

Pikeville 85, Virginia-Wise 82: The Bears (10-1) shot only 31.8 percent from the floor in the first half, but they hit 75 percent (15-for-20) in the second to win at home.

Union (Tenn.) 76, Campbellsville 68: Nestor Colmenares led Campbellsville (11-4) with 17 points, while JaVaughn Espritt had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a loss at home. Joe Robinson had 10 points for the Tigers. Campbellsville (11-4) will host Olivet Nazarene University on Jan. 9 for a 2 p.m. game.

J.C. Clark led Pikeville with 22, shooting 16-for-20 from the foul line. Andre Thornton added 20.

The Tigers put together a 13-0 run late in the first half to take a 34-25 lead at the break and never looked back.

Union (Ky.) 94, Indiana-East: Darrel Jackson was 10-for-10 at the foul line en route to a team-high 21 points for the host Bulldogs (8-7). Josh Hurd added his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds to go along with a career-high six assists.

Thomas More 104, Geneva 82: The Saints (8-4) made a school-record 15 three-pointers en route to an easy win over visiting Geneva.

Daniel Neeley had a career-high 26 points, while Eddie Brown finished with 22 points and six rebounds. Brown led the team on the boards with six rebounds and Neeley led the team with four steals. Brian Muse added 10 points.

Northern Kentucky 74, Lewis 73 (OT): Corey Sorrell's 17-foot jumper with 5.3 seconds left lifted host Northern (8-4, 1-2 Great Lakes Valley) to its fourth straight win.

Lewis had a last-second attempt, but Chris Knight blocked Chris McClellan's shot and David Palmer grabbed the rebound as the buzzer sounded.

Sorrell finished with 16 points. Palmer scored 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Knight added 17 points and three blocks Scott Bibbins added 15 points, including seven in the overtime period.

Kentucky Wesleyan 102, Saint Joseph's 92: Chris Williams had 28 points and 10 rebounds as Kentucky Wesleyan (13-1, 2-0 GLVC) dominated in the paint at home. Desmond Stephens chipped in with 20 points and seven assists, while Jay Ivey had 14 and seven rebounds.

Webster 72, Spalding 51: Dewhon Mcafee was the only Golden Eagle in double figures with 19 points as Spalding struggled with 35.7 percent shooting in a loss at home.

Women's highlights

Eastern Kentucky 64, Tennessee State 56: The Lady Tigers cut a five-point deficit to one with two minutes to go, but EKU limited them to two points after that and went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line the rest of the way.

Alex Jones led the Lady Colonels (6-6, 3-0 Ohio Valley) with 14 points and nine rebounds. She also had four steals and two blocks. Talisha Davis added 12 points and dished out four assists.

Morehead State 79, Austin Peay 56: Chynna Bozeman scored 24 points as host Morehead improved to 3-0 in the OVC for the first time since 1988-89. Bozeman — the league's Preseason Player of the Year — added seven rebounds and four assists for the Eagles (10-5). Tiffany Hamilton chipped in with 15 points.

Wilmington 75, Transylvania 64: Ashley Pait scored 18 points and Olivia Akridge added 17, but it wasn't enough to help Transy (7-5) secure a non-conference road victory.

Brittany Henderlight added eight points and five assists for the Pioneers, who were outrebounded 50-36 and outscored in the paint 28-14.

Northern Kentucky 71, Lewis 55: Brandi Rayburn had a game-high 22 points for host NKU (7-4, 1-2 Great Lakes Valley). Casse Mogan added 18 points, while Rachel Lantry finished with 14 points.

Bellarmine 80, Wisconsin-Parkside 69: Brittany Edelen scored 27 points, and Kylie Brady had 20 points and three assists as the Knights (8-3, 1-1 GLVC) won at home.

Kentucky Wesleyan 77, Saint Joseph's 66: Lauren Goffinet had 15 points, and Amanda Harnist added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the host Panthers (8-3, 1-2 GLVC).

Pikeville 89, Virginia-Wise 70: Natiera Hinton led host Pikeville (10-4 ) with 27 points and 12 rebounds, seven of which came off the offensive glass. The junior also had seven steals and a pair of blocked shots.

Alexis Johnson added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bears, who had a 51-33 rebounding edge. Megan Mosley had 10 assists to go with six points, four rebounds and three steals.

Campbellsville 83, Loyola 73: Whitney Ballinger eclipsed her career-high for the third time this season, scoring 40 points to lead Campbellsville (12-1) in New Orleans. She also had 13 rebounds and eight blocks. The former Carroll County star scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and four blocks in the second half, as she led the Lady Tigers back from a 33-27 halftime deficit.

Louisville 63, Cincinnati 49: Monique Reid had a career-high 26 points to go with 13 rebounds as the Cardinals opened Big East play with a road victory. The Cards (9-5, 1-0 Big East) shot 45.6 percent from the field while holding the Bearcats to 30 percent. They also had a 37-27 edge on the boards. Becky Burke finished with 16 points and Nikki Burton added 10 for the winners.

Kentucky State 50, Lane 46: Kiarra Morgan grabbed 12 rebounds (10 defensive) and had eight block shoots to help the Thorobrettes (4-3, 4-1 Southern Intercollegiate) to the road victory. Jessica Vaughn added 24 points and nine rebounds.

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