Jayhawks roll Red Raiders
BY Associated Press
Sunday, January 13, 2013
1/13/13 at 6:26 AM
Kevin Young scored 14 points and No. 6 Kansas beat Texas Tech 60-46 on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas, for the Jayhawks' 13th straight win.
Jeff Withey and Travis Releford added 12 points each. Withey pulled down seven rebounds in the first Big 12 road game for Kansas.
The Jayhawks (14-1, 2-0 Big 12) trailed briefly early on. They started the second half with a 12-0 run and stretched their lead as the game wore on.
Jamal Williams scored 11 points to lead Texas Tech (8-6, 1-2) and Dejan Kravic added nine points and got eight rebounds.
No. 18 Kansas State 65, West Virginia 64: Shane Southwell saw to it that No. 18 Kansas State's winning streak reached six games.
The junior made two free throws with 21 seconds left, then blocked Gary Browne's layup attempt with 1 second to go to preserve the Wildcats' 65-64 win over West Virginia on Saturday.
"We fought too hard for that game," Southwell said. "We just needed to find a way to win."
Southwell and Rodney McGruder had 17 points each for the Wildcats (13-2, 2-0 Big 12). For Southwell, it was a career high and marked only the second time in double figures over a stretch of a dozen games.
Jabarie Hinds had a career-high 15 points for West Virginia, (8-7, 1-2).
Iowa State 82, Texas 62: After opening Big 12 play with an excruciating loss, Iowa State returned home and ran circles around one of the nation's best defenses.
Freshman Georges Niang scored a season-high 18 points on just seven shots, Will Clyburn added 16 points and Iowa State rolled past Texas in its Big 12 home opener.
Tyrus McGee had 15 points off the bench for the Cyclones (11-4, 1-1 Big 12), who bounced back from a heartbreaking loss at No. 6 Kansas by pounding the struggling Longhorns (8-8, 0-3).
Baylor 51, TCU 40: Cory Jefferson had 15 points, including consecutive baskets to start Baylor's tiebreaking run, and the Bears beat TCU in the first meeting in more than 10 years between the instate rivals that are now Big 12 foes.
Jefferson's floater with 15 minutes left broke a 28-all tie and put Baylor (11-4, 3-0 Big 12) ahead to stay.
After a TCU (9-7, 0-3) miss, Jefferson had a shot blocked by Adrick McKinney, but Baylor's big forward got the ball right back and responded with a two-handed slam dunk.
Pierre Jackson, Baylor's senior point guard, had 11 points and six assists.
Charles Hill Jr. had 12 points to lead TCU.