Men's Basketball

College basketball highlights: Feb. 16

Missouri's Steve Moore, left, wrestled the ball away from Texas Tech's as he fell to the floor.
Missouri's Steve Moore, left, wrestled the ball away from Texas Tech's as he fell to the floor. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Western Kentucky women's coach Mary Taylor Cowles said Monday sophomore forward Janae Howard has decided to quit playing basketball.

"Janae and I have had earlier conversations during the season, in the fall, about this, and this is a decision that Janae has come up with," Cowles said. "She has basically said she doesn't want to play anymore. This is her decision. ... She has to do what makes her happy, and I think that is what she based her decision on."

The Owensboro native sat out last season after transferring from Louisville. Howard appeared in 23 games for WKU, making 11 starts, and was the leading scorer, averaging 12 points a game.

Men's highlights

No. 19 North Carolina 78, Wake Forest 64: Tyler Zeller scored 18 points in North Carolina's win at home. Freshman Harrison Barnes added 17 points.

No 20 Missouri 92, Texas Tech 84: Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, showing no aftereffects from a blow to the head three days earlier, to help host Missouri win. Kim English had 16 points and reserve Michael Dixon 13 points for the Tigers (20-6, 6-5 Big 12), who shot 58 percent but were tested in a run-and-gun contest before going to 16-0 at home.

Baylor 64, Wayland Baptist 50: LaceDarius Dunn became Baylor's career scoring leader with 17 points at home. Dunn has 2,196 points, surpassing Terry Teagle's 2,189 points scored for the Bears from 1979-82. Dunn is 61 points from breaking Andre Emmett's Big 12 record of 2,256.

Gardner-Webb 59, Coastal Carolina 57: Jon Moore scored 15 points as visiting Gardner-Webb knocked off Big South Conference leader Coastal Carolina to end the nation's longest win streak at 22 games.

Ky. Christian 97, Boyce 61: Eric McKee (Anderson County) scored a game-high 23 points in Kentucky Christian's win in Grayson.

Women's highlights

Campbellsville 93, Oakland City 48: The host Tigers' rout at home was Coach Ginger Colvin's 100th career victory.Whitney Ballinger (Carroll County) led Campbellsville with 25 points, 18 rebounds and four assists. Courtney Clifton (Lexington Christian) added 15 points.

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