K-State upsets Kansas
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Foster scored 20 points, including two free throws in the closing seconds of overtime, and Kansas State held on to beat No. 7 Kansas 85-82 on Monday night.
Will Spradling added 15 points for the Wildcats (17-7, 7-4 Big 12), who blew a nine-point lead with less than 2 minutes left in regulation, only to survive for just their third win over the Jayhawks (18-6, 9-2) in 26 games at Bramlage Coliseum.
Hundreds of students flooded the court when the final buzzer sounded to celebrate the end of a six-game skid against Kansas. The Wildcats, who had lost 48 of the last 51 in the series, hadn’t beaten their rivals in their on-campus octagon since Feb. 14, 2011.
Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points for the Jayhawks, including a putback of his own miss with 6.9 seconds left to force overtime. Perry Ellis had 19 points, Naadir Tharpe added 13 and Brannen Greene scored 10 for Kansas.
WEST VIRGINIA 102, No. 11 IOWA ST. 77
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Remi Dibo scored a career-high 20 points as West Virginia handed Iowa State its most lopsided loss in three years.
Juwan Staten added 19 points and Eron Harris and Terry Henderson each had 16 points for the Mountaineers (15-10, 7-5 Big 12).
Iowa State (18-5, 6-5) had five players in double figures, led by Georges Niang’s 17 points. But Melvin Ejim, coming off a Big 12-record 48 points and a career-high 18 rebounds against TCU, was held to six points on 1-of-9 shooting.
The Cyclones fell behind by double digits midway through the first half and trailed by as many as 32 points late in the game. It was their worst loss since a 23-point setback at Texas in January 2011.
West Virginia shot 54 percent (35 of 65) from the field, including 13 of 22 from 3-point range.
No. 17 VIRGINIA 61, MARYLAND 53
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joe Harris scored 19 points and Virginia stretched its winning streak to eight games by beating Maryland in its last visit as an ACC rival.
Malcolm Brogdon added 14 points and Akil Mitchell had 13 for the Cavaliers (20-5, 11-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who continued their best start in conference play since the 1981-82 team opened 12-1.
Seth Allen scored 15 points and Dez Wells had 12 for Maryland (14-11, 6-6), which had won three of four.
The victory was Virginia’s sixth straight in the series.
As the clock wound down in the final minute, Cavaliers fans stood chanting “ACC! ACC!” to mock the Terrapins’ move to the Big 10 next season.