Vols stun top-ranked Kansas
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Hopson had 17 points and No. 16 Tennessee, with a lineup thinned by suspensions, dismissals and injuries, beat No. 1 Kansas 76-68 on Sunday night.
Kansas’ Tyshawn Taylor stole the ball and dished it to Brady Morningstar, who hit a 3-pointer with 1:14 left to cut Tennessee’s lead to 71-68.
Skylar McBee, one of three walk-ons who played for Tennessee, answered with his own 3 as the shot clock expired.
Sherron Collins, who bailed the Jayhawks (14-1) out of a near loss to Cornell on Wednesday with a career-high 33 points, missed three shots before time expired. He had 22 points.
Kansas committed 16 turnovers, while Tennessee (12-2) had only eight.
The loss leaves No. 2 Texas and No. 3 Kentucky as the only unbeatens in Division I.
It was the Vols’ first game after coach Bruce Pearl dismissed Tyler Smith on Friday, a week after the senior was arrested on misdemeanor gun and drug charges. Tennessee was also playing without Cameron Tatum, Melvin Goins and Brian Williams, who were arrested Jan. 1 with Smith.
No. 7 Syracuse 82,
South Florida 65
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Wes Johnson had 19 points and 13 rebounds, his seventh double-double of the season, to lead Syracuse.
Syracuse (15-1, 2-1 Big East) used a 16-4 first-half spurt to take control and outscored the Bulls 17-8 over the first 6:09 of the second half to send South Florida (10-5, 0-3) to its 34th Big East road loss in 36 games since joining the conference.
Dominique Jones had a season-high 30 points for South Florida.
The Bulls again played without 6-foot-10 forward Augustus Gilchrist, who was averaging nearly 18.8 points and 7.4 rebounds before severely spraining his right ankle in an early December practice.
No. 18 Florida St. 68
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Greivis Vasquez scored 22 points and Eric Hayes had 17 as Maryland snapped Florida State’s seven-game winning streak.
The Terrapins (10-4, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) let a 16-point lead dwindle to 48-45 before Vasquez scored nine points in a 14-4 surge that made it 62-49 with 9 minutes left.
Then, after the Seminoles closed to 72-66, Vasquez drilled a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining to all but seal the victory.
Vasquez scored 17 points after halftime on 6-of-10 shooting. He has at least 20 points in six straight games.
Chris Singleton had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Florida State (13-3, 1-1), which played much of the second half without 6-foot-9 forward Ryan Reid, who injured his left ankle with 19:35 to go and didn’t return until 7:56 remained.
No. 21 Temple 68,
Rhode Island 64, OT
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Juan Fernandez scored 18 points, including a big 3-pointer in overtime, and Temple snapped Rhode Island’s eight-game winning streak.
Fernandez, who came averaging 13.1 points, gave the Owls (13-3, 2-0 Atlantic-10) a 65-61 lead with a 3 with 28 seconds left in overtime.
Lavoy Allen added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Ryan Brooks scored 16 points for Temple, which improved to 6-1 on the road for the season.
Delroy James had a season-high 23 points for the Rams (12-2, 0-1), who finished 12 of 26 from the free throw line after entering the game shooting 76.3 percent at the line.
Rhode Island’s Keith Cothran made two free throws with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 56.
No. 24 Washington 70
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jamelle Horne scored a career-high 22 points and Arizona handed Washington its worst loss of the season.
Washington (10-5, 1-3) lost 67-51 to Arizona State on Friday night, the first time the Huskies were swept on the Arizona trip since 2003.
Horne hit a career-high five 3-pointers in eight attempts for the Wildcats (8-8, 2-2).
Isaiah Thomas had 18 points for Washington, while freshman Abdul Gaddy scored a season-high 13.
Arizona limited Washington to 44.2 percent shooting from the field. The Wildcats shot 50 percent, including 47.1 percent (8 of 17) from 3-point range.
Horne was one of six Arizona players to score in double figures.