COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP -- Top 25: No. 2 Texas holds off No. 9 Michigan State; No 18 Florida stunned

Photo by Harry Cabluck

Photo by Harry Cabluck

AUSTIN, Texas -- Damion James had 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Texas to a 79-68 win against No. Michigan State and its second win over a Top 10 team in four days.

Like the victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday, James led this one. He followed his 25 points and 15 rebounds against the Tar Heels with another big showing to rally the Longhorns (11-0) from an early deficit.

Chris Allen had 12 points for the Spartans (9-3), who couldn't beat Texas for a fourth straight year.

Jordan Hamilton had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Longhorns, who now have a week off.

Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers had 11 points apiece for Michigan State.


No. 1 Kansas 84, California 69

LAWRENCE, Kan.-- Sherron Collins scored 17 points and No. 1 Kansas extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 49 games with an 84-69 victory over California on Tuesday night.

Marcus Morris had 14 points, Tyshawn Taylor had 13 and seven assists, and Xavier Henry added 12 points for Kansas (11-0), which shot 55 percent from the field.

Patrick Christopher had 21 points for Cal (6-4), while Jamal Boykin had 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Jerome Randle added 16 points. Cal fell to 2-24 all-time against No. 1 teams.

A forced shot by Christopher led to a fastbreak layup by Morris and a turnover set up a long 3 in transition by Collins that put Kansas up 75-63 with 4:43 left.


No. 4 Purdue 90, SIU-Edwardsville 63

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- JaJuan Johnson scored 16 points and E'Twaun Moore added 15 for Purdue.

The Boilermakers (11-0) matched the second-best start in school history and the longest winning streak under coach Matt Painter. The 1936-37 Boilermakers were 11-0 and the 1993-94 Boilermakers started 14-0.

SIU-Edwardsville (2-10) lost its fourth straight, all by at least 15 points. Mark Yelovich had 23 points for the Cougars, who are in the second year of a 4-year transition to Division I.

Over the final 5 minutes of the first half, Purdue forced six turnovers, blocked two shots and did not allow a basket, closing the half on an 11-0 run for a 48-28 lead.


No. 5 Syracuse 92, Oakland, Mich. 60

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Freshman guard Brandon Triche had a season-high 27 points and Wes Johnson added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Syracuse.

Syracuse (12-0) took control with a 17-4 run that began midway through the first half, with Triche and Johnson each scoring eight points, then pulled away in the second.

Drew Maynard led Oakland (6-7) with 18 points. The Golden Grizzlies lost on the road to top-ranked Kansas and Michigan State this season.


No. 10 North Carolina 98, Marshall 61

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ed Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds while fellow big man Tyler Zeller matched a career high with 18 points to lead No. 10 North Carolina.

Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson added 14 points apiece and Will Graves had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (9-3), who broke open a surprisingly close game by scoring 18 straight points early in the second half and holding Marshall without a field goal for roughly 5 minutes.

Shaquille Johnson had 16 points for Marshall (9-2), which had a seven-game winning streak snapped.


No. 11 Connecticut 71, Maine 54

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Jerome Dyson scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half when Connecticut pulled away from a halftime tie.

Stanley Robinson added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies (8-2).

Terrance Mitchell had 13 points to lead Maine (5-5).

UConn coach Jim Calhoun improved to 13-0 all-time against his former assistants. Maine's Ted Woodward began his career as an assistant at Connecticut from 1986-89.


No. 17 Ohio St. 72, Cleveland St. 59

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- David Lighty scored a career-high 30 points against his hometown team for Ohio State.

Lighty, a junior picking up the slack for the injured Evan Turner, scored 22 points in the second half as the Buckeyes (10-2) pulled away to their third straight win.

Jeremy Montgomery had a career-best 23 points for Cleveland State (4-9), which has lost eight of its last nine. Norris Cole, the Vikings' leading scorer at 17 points a game, did not score, missing all 10 of his shots from the field. He had six turnovers and one assist.


South Alabama 67, No. 18 Florida 66

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tim Williams scored 21 points and DeAndre Hersey had a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining for South Alabama.

Williams drove through the lane in the closing seconds, but his shot clanged off the rim. The Gators failed to block out Hersey, who grabbed the rebound and put it back up for the Jaguars (9-4).

Florida had one final chance, but Erving Walker's shot from halfcourt hit the back of the rim. The Gators (8-3) has lost three straight and could fall from the rankings.


No. 22 Washington 73, No. 19 Texas A&M 64

SEATTLE -- Quincy Pondexter scored 16 of his 25 points in the first half, and Washington beat Texas A&M in a game marred -- and largely decided -- by a gruesome injury to Aggies senior Derrick Roland.

Roland, one of the leading defenders in the Big 12 Conference and the second-leading scorer for the Aggies (8-3), crashed hard to the court early in the second half after jumping under the basket, breaking the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg.

Washington (8-2) went on a decisive, 15-4 run following the 10-minute delay.

Venoy Overton added 12 points, including five free throws late, for the Huskies.

B.J. Holmes scored 17 points and made 5 of 7 3-pointers to keep the Aggies in the game after Roland's injury. Sloan added 16 points, but missed 15 of 20 shots from the field.


UAB 67, No. 20 Butler 57

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Jamarr Sanders scored 18 points for UAB, which won its 10th straight.

The Blazers (11-1) beat a ranked opponent for the second time in six days following a win over them-No. 25 Cincinnati.

Gordon Hayward had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Butler (8-4), which shot 34 percent from the field, including going 5 of 20 on 3-pointers, but still managed to cut a 16-point deficit down to 57-55 in an 8-minute span.

UAB's Elijah Millsap had a steal, layup and free throw to make it 63-55 with 44 seconds left.


No. 23 Texas Tech 100, Stanford 87

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Mike Singletary scored 24 of his season-high 28 points in the second half to lift Texas Tech.

Singletary, who got into foul trouble early and played just 7 minutes in the first half, didn't attempt a free throw before halftime, then hit 7 of 11. He was 9 of 12 from the field.

The Red Raiders (10-1) took their biggest lead at 85-67 when D'walyn Roberts hit a layup with 4:30 remaining.

Landry Fields scored 27 points for the Cardinal (5-6).


No. 24 Clemson 79, Western Carolina 57

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Trevor Booker scored a season-high 31 points and his brother Devin added 10 for Clemson.

The Tigers (11-2) have won four straight, each by double digits.

The Catamounts (10-2) trailed 56-51 with 8 minutes to go when the Bookers took over. Clemson would score the next 19 points, with Trevor and Devin each scoring six during the run.

Harouna Mutombo led Western Carolina with 19 points.

Former Deerfield-Windsor star and Albany native saw limited action, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting.