Jayhawks stave off Cyclones to grab win in OT
BY Associated Press
Thursday, January 10, 2013
1/10/13 at 6:28 AM
Freshman Ben McLemore had a career-high 33 points, including a tying 3-pointer with a second left in regulation, and No. 6 Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State 97-89 in overtime Wednesday night in Lawrence, Kan.
McLemore was 10 of 12 from the field and perfect on six 3-pointers for the Jayhawks (13-1, 1-0 Big 12), who scored the first nine points of overtime to wrap up their 12th straight win.
Iowa State (10-4, 0-1) poured in 14 3-pointers, and had forged a 79-76 lead with 8.4 seconds left in regulation. But the Jayhawks' Elijah Johnson found McLemore on the wing, and he banked in a 3-pointer from well beyond the arc with a single tick on the clock to force overtime.
No. 2 Michigan 62, Nebraska 47: In Ann Arbor, Mich., Glenn Robinson III had 14 points, including a pair of crucial dunks in the second half, and Michigan equaled its best start to a season.
The Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) overcame their shakiest shooting performance in a while, holding the lead for the entire second half.
No. 3 Louisville 73, Seton Hall 58: In Newark, N.J., Gorgui Dieng had 16 points and 14 rebounds - both season highs - to lead the Cardinals to their ninth straight win.
No. 7 Syracuse 72, Providence 66: In Providence, R.I., C.J. Fair scored 23 points with 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 17 with six assists and the Orange rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to beat the Friars.
No. 11 Florida 77, Georgia 44: In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Rosario scored 19 points, Erik Murphy added 11 despite playing with a broken rib and the Gators opened Southeastern Conference play with a victory over the Bulldogs.
No. 14 Butler 72, Saint Joseph's 66: In Philadelphia, Rotnei Clarke scored 28 points and Andrew Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs over the Hawks.
Clarke, a former Verdigris star, made six 3-pointers to help the Bulldogs (13-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) win their 10th straight game.
No. 20 N.C. State 83, Georgia Tech 70: In Raleigh, N.C., Lorenzo Brown had 21 points and 10 assists and the Wolfpack pulled away late to beat the Yellow Jackets for their ninth straight win.
No. 23 Wichita State 82, Southern Illinois 76: In Wichita, Kan., Cleanthony Early scored 39 points to help Wichita State beat Southern Illinois, two days after the Shockers jumped back into the poll.