Jayhawks down Longhorns
BY Associated Press
Sunday, January 20, 2013
1/20/13 at 6:19 AM
No. 4 Kansas is still unbeaten the last two months. Beleaguered Texas is still winless in the Big 12.
But just barely.
Ben McLemore scored 16 points and the Jayhawks stormed back late in the second half from an 11-point deficit - nearly their biggest all season - to stun the Longhorns 64-59 in Austin, Texas, on Saturday for their 15th straight victory.
Jeff Withey added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Jayhawks (16-1, 4-0 Big 12), who looked bound for their first loss since Nov. 13 against Michigan State before McLemore piloted a rally that thwarted the reeling Longhorns (8-9, 0-4) from seizing a badly needed win.
Sheldon McClellan led the Longhorns with 18 points.
Iowa State 63, TCU 50: In Fort Worth, Tyrus McGee scored 16 points off the bench, Will Clyburn added 12 and Iowa State beat TCU for its third straight victory.
McGee scored 13 points in the first half and keyed a 14-4 run late in the half that broke open a close game.
"That's my mom," said McGee, who is from Stringtown, a town of about 400 that is 150 miles north of Fort Worth. "I always give my best when she comes."
The Cyclones (13-4, 3-1 Big 12) are off to their best start in conference play since starting 4-0 in 2000.
TCU (9-9, 0-5) has lost five in a row by an average of 13 points.
Purdue 79, West Virginia 52: In West Lafayette, Ind., D.J. Byrd scored 17 points to help Purdue defeat West Virginia.
Rapheal Davis added 16 points, Anthony Johnson 12 and Terone Johnson 11 for the Boilermakers (10-8), who won their third straight. The Mountaineers (8-9) have lost three straight and four of five.
Baylor 107, Hardin-Simmons 38: In Waco, Texas, Baylor rested its two most prolific scorers and still had a record-setting day against Hardin-Simmons.
The 69-point win broke the school record for largest margin of victory, bettering a 121-55 win over Austin College in 1978.
Taurean Prince had 21 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor (12-5).