Roundup: TCU breaks through, upsets Kansas

TCU guard Kyan Anderson passed the ball under pressure from Kansas guards Ben McLemore (left) and Elijah Johnson (right) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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TCU guard Kyan Anderson passed the ball under pressure from Kansas guards Ben McLemore (left) and Elijah Johnson (right) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Garlon Green scored 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night in El Paso for the Horned Frogs’ first Big 12 victory.

The Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2 Big 12), coming off a loss four days ago against Oklahoma State, have their first losing streak in more than seven years. They had played 264 games in a row, since January 2006, without consecutive losses, the longest active streak in Division 1.

TCU (10-12, 1-8) never trailed in the game, which marked the midpoint of its conference schedule in its first Big 12 season, also the first season for new coach Trent Johnson.


Kansas didn’t score its first points until more than seven minutes into the game. The Jayhawks finished with their fewest points in nearly six years.

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Ben McLemore, the Big 12’s top freshman scorer, led Kansas with 15 points.

NU 62, Hofstra 57 — Joel Smith scored 19 points, Quincy Ford scored 4 of his 15 points and had a crucial block in the last 11 seconds, and the Colonial Athletic Association-leading Huskies rallied past the Pride in Hempstead, N.Y.

Northeastern (15-8, 10-1), which has won 10 of its last 11, trailed, 44-38, with 7:26 left when it launched a 15-3 spurt. Smith made three of his four 3-pointers in the spree, capping it with a layup with 3:30 to go for a 53-47 lead.

After Hofstra (5-18, 2-8) closed to 58-57, Ford hit two free throws with 11 seconds left, blocked Taran Buie’s 3-pointer with two seconds showing, then hit two more foul shots a second later.


Providence 54, Cincinnati 50 — Kadeem Batts scored 25 points and the host Friars (12-11, 4-7 Big East) won their second straight game, edging the No. 17 Bearcats (18-5, 6-4).

St. John’s 71, UConn 65 — JaKarr Sampson had 18 points to lead the host Red Storm (15-8, 7-4 Big East) past the Huskies (15-6, 5-4) for their sixth win in seven games. Omar Calhoun had 21 points for UConn, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

Vermont 63, UNH 48 — Luke Apfeld scored 16 points and the host Catamounts (15-7, 8-2) jumped on the Wildcats (7-15, 2-7) early en route to the easy America East win.

Hartford 76, Binghamton 62 — Mark Nwakamma came off the bench to score 22 points and the visiting Hawks (13-10, 6-4 America East) pulled away in the second half to knock off the Bearcats (3-20, 1-9).

Arizona 73, Stanford 66 — Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points, helping the No. 7 Wildcats (20-2, 9-2 Pac-12) hold off the visiting Cardinal (14-9, 5-5) on the 40th anniversary of the first game at the McKale Center.


Louisville 68, Rutgers 48 — Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried the No. 11 Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) over the host Scarlet Knights (12-9, 3-7).

Michigan St. 61, Minnesota 50 — Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving with a shoulder injury to help the No. 12 Spartans (19-4 8-2 Big Ten) beat the No. 18 Golden Gophers (17-6, 5-5) in East Lansing, Mich.

Butler 77, St. Bonaventure 58 — Rotnei Clark scored 17 points and the No. 14 Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) rolled past the visiting Bonnies (10-11, 3-5).

New Mexico 81, Air Force 58 — Jamal Fenton scored all 5 of his points in a late 14-1 surge to boost the No. 15 Lobos (20-3, 7-1 Mountain West) past the visiting Falcons (14-7, 5-3).

Indiana St. 76, Creighton 57 — Jake Odum scored 22 points to help the unranked Sycamores (15-8, 8-4 Missouri Valley) beat the No. 16 Bluejays (20-4, 9-3) in Terre Houte, Ind.

WPI 86, Wheaton 69 — Ryan Kolb had 14 points and 13 rebounds and the host Engineers (22-0, 9-0 NEWMAC), ranked second in Division 3, routed the Lyons (9-12, 1-8) to extend their winning streak to 24 games dating to last season.


BU 64, Stony Brook 45 — Chantell Alford scored 20 points as the Terriers (19-4, 9-1 America East) beat the Seawolves (12-11, 4-6) for their fourth straight win and 17th in 18 games.

Baylor 86, Kansas 45 — Brittney Griner had 26 points and had 13 rebounds to help the No. 1 Lady Bears (21-1, 11-0 Big 12) blast the visiting Jayhawks (14-7, 5-5).

Bentley 72, Merrimack 56 — Courtney Finn scored 16 points and the visiting Falcons (20-0, 16-0 Northeast-10), ranked No. 2 in Division 2, rolled past the Warriors (11-9, 7-9).