Men's Basketball

College hoops highlights: Baylor edges Kansas State

Perry Jones scored 17 points and fourth-ranked Baylor held No. 18 Kansas State to one basket over the final five minutes for a 75-73 win on Tuesday night in Manhattan, Kan.

Quincy Acy and Brady Heslip added 13 points apiece for the Bears (16-0, 3-0 Big 12). Jones and Acy combined to go 14-for-18 from the floor. Pierre Jackson chipped in with 10 points for Baylor, which surged ahead with a 20-4 run over a 51/2-minute stretch midway through the second half.

Rodney McGruder scored 30 points on 10-for-14 shooting to lead Kansas State (12-3, 1-2). Jordan Henriquez added 10 points for the Wildcats.

Vanderbilt 67, South Carolina 57: John Jenkins had 14 points and four of visiting Vanderbilt's 13 three-pointers as the Commodores won their sixth straight game.

Jenkins was held to a basket in the opening half, but found his stroke after the break to lead Vanderbilt (12-4, 2-0) to its second consecutive Southeastern Conference blowout after a 65-35 win against Auburn that started league play.

Vanderbilt led by 24 points in the final four minutes before surrendering a closing 14-0 run to South Carolina.

Bruce Ellington had 20 points to lead the Gamecocks (8-8, 0-2).

No. 19 Florida 70, Georgia 48: Bradley Beal broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points to lead Florida to its 15th straight home win.

Beal was 4-for-6 from three-point range, making more shots from behind the arc than he did in the last four games combined, and added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Kenny Boynton also scored 17 points for the Gators (13-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference).

Georgia (9-7, 0-2) lost to Florida for the 15th time in the last 17 meetings. The Bulldogs have dropped 10 in a row in Gainesville.

No. 3 North Carolina 73, Miami 56: Tyler Zeller scored 16 points to lead the host Tar Heels. Dexter Strickland added 14 for North Carolina (15-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which closed a nine-game homestand with a perfect record to rebuild some momentum after early losses to UNLV and Kentucky.

The Tar Heels led almost the entire night against the Hurricanes and blew the game open with a 17-0 run spanning halftime, which staked UNC to a 23-point lead.

That was the biggest deficit of the year for the Hurricanes (9-6, 0-2), who got no closer than 15 points from there. The lopsided loss followed a one-point loss at Virginia over the weekend in Coach Jim Larranaga's first ACC game on the Miami sideline.

Notre Dame 60, South Florida 49: Scott Martin recorded his second straight double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the Fighting Irish (11-6, 3-1 Big East) won their 29th straight at home.

No. 24 Seton Hall 94, DePaul 73: Fuquan Edwin scored 24 of his career-high 28 points in the first half and host Seton Hall rolled to a win in its first game as a ranked team since 2001. Teammate Jordan Theodore matched his career bests with 26 points and 11 assists.

No. 6 Michigan St. 95, Iowa 61: Draymond Green had 22 points and nine rebounds to help host Michigan State win its 15th straight.


No. 2 Notre Dame 80, No. 18 Georgetown 60: Notre Dame went 28-for-32 from the free throw line and held Georgetown to 28 percent shooting in their road victory.

Lexington Catholic graduate Natalie Novosel scored 21 points for the Irish. She was 7-for-8 from the line and finished with seven rebounds and five assists.