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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:07

COL BKB Michigan State 61 Minnesota 50

EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Gary Harris and Keith Appling led a second half charge Wednesday that lifted No. 8 Michigan State to a 61-50 victory over 18th-ranked Minnesota.

The Spartans produced just 18 points in the first half, shot 28 percent and trailed by two at the break before storming back to move within a half game of Big Ten Conference leader Indiana.

Michigan State held the Golden Gophers scoreless for 5:30 early in the second period while building a 12-point advantage and then held off a Minnesota comeback bid.

Harris scored 18 points and Appling had 14 while the Spartans warmed up to hit 44 percent of their field goal attempts for the game and make 9-of-17 from 3-point range.

Michigan State improved to 19-4 and is 8-2 in league play.

Andre Hollins, with 11 points, was the only player in double figures for Minnesota (17-6, 5-5).
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:18

COL BKB Indiana State 76 Creighton 57

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Jake Odum hit 7-of-9 from the field and scored 22 points Wednesday in pushing Indiana State to a surprisingly lopsided 76-57 win over No. 13 Creighton.

Indiana State closed the first half on a 19-5 run to take charge and pulled away in the second period to slow down Creighton's would-be march to the Missouri Valley Conference title.

Creighton now leads Indiana State and Wichita State by a game at the top of the league race.

The Sycamores (15-8, 8-4 MVC) hit half their field goal attempts and turned the ball over just five times. R.J. Mahurin added 17 points for Indiana State and Manny Arop had 13.

Creighton (20-4, 9-3) was led by Will Artino with 13 points. The Bluejays had won three in a row after dropping two straight.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:25

COL BKB Butler 77 St Bonaventure 58

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Rotnei Clarke's 16 points helped No. 14 Butler break things open in the second half Wednesday en route to a 77-58 blasting of St. Bonaventure.

The Bulldogs expanded a 10-point halftime lead to 19 during the opening 7 minutes of the second period and moved into a tie with Virginia Commonwealth and St. Louis atop the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.

Charlotte missed a chance to make it a four-way for the lead when it fell to Temple on Wednesday.

Chase Stigall, Andrew Smith and Khyle Marshall all came off the bench to score a dozen points each and the Bulldogs limited St. Bonaventure to 19 rebounds for the entire game.

Butler reached 19-4 for the campaign and is 6-2 in conference action.

Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies (10-11, 3-5) with 20 points.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:43

COL BKB Providence 54 Cincinnati 50

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Two free throws from Bryce Cotton gave Providence a four-point lead with 21 seconds to play Wednesday and the Friars upset No. 17 Cincinnati 54-50.

Providence held Cincinnati to two points over the final 2:28 after the Bearcats closed within one on a pair of foul shots from Cheikh Mbodj.

The Friars led by as many as 12 points in the second half and held on despite making only 2-of-17 from beyond the arc.

Kadeem Batts led the way for Providence with 24 points and Cotton added 11. The Friars climbed to 12-11 for the season and are 4-7 in the Big East Conference.

Cincinnati (18-5, 6-4) received 13 points from Sean Kirkpatrick and 12 from JaQuon Parker.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:36

COL BKB Louisville 68 Rutgers 48

PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Wayne Blackshear keyed Louisville's big second-half run Wednesday that lifted the No. 12 Cardinals over Rutgers 68-48.

Rutgers scored the opening basket of the second half to forge a 28-28 tie, but was then outscored 23-2 over the next 8 minutes.

Blackshear went 7-of-11 from the field and scored 19 points. It was the third straight win for Louisville (19-4, 7-3 Big East Conference), which pulled within a half game of Syracuse and Marquette for the league lead.

Russ Smith added 14 points for the Cardinals.

Eli Carter had 13 points for Rutgers (12-9, 3-7), which has dropped five in a row.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:46

COL BKB Okla State 69 Baylor 67 OT

STILLWATER, Okla., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A block by Mike Cobbins and an ensuing layup by Markel Brown that beat the overtime buzzer Wednesday gave No. 24 Oklahoma State a 69-67 win over Baylor.

The Cowboys survived an upset bid in their first appearance since shocking Kansas last weekend.

It was the fourth straight win for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 Big 12 Conference), which managed the victory despite shooting only 36 percent and hitting a mere 3-of-21 from long range.

Pierre Jackson hit two free throws with Baylor with 7 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and the Bears took the early lead in the extra period.

After the Cowboys came back to tie it, it appeared Baylor would take the lead again when A.J. Walton took a pass under the rim. His layup attempt, however, was blocked by Cobbins and Brown broke loose at the other end for a layup with two-tenths of a second remaining.

Marcus Smart led the Cowboys with 14 points and Brown had 13. Jackson led Baylor (14-8, 5-4) with 24 points.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 14:42

COL BKB Arizona 73 Stanford 66

TUCSON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mark Lyons scored a season-best 25 points and led a game-closing run Wednesday that rallied No. 7 Arizona to a 73-66 win over Stanford.

The Wildcats moved a half game in front of Oregon for the lead in the Pacific-12 Conference, but needed a late surge to do it.

Stanford held a 54-49 lead with 5:45 to play, then fell to a 24-12 Arizona rush down the stretch.

Lyons made 9-of-13 from the field and was backed up by Solomon Hill, who scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. Arizona (20-2, 8-2 Pac-12) has won four in a row since falling at home to UCLA.

Stanford had won three straight, including a surprising victory over Oregon. Dwight Powell scored 24 points to lead the Cardinal, who produced the first 10 points of the game.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 14:53

COL BKB Texas Christian 62 Kansas 55

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Garlon Green scored seven consecutive points in the game's final minutes Wednesday, vaulting Texas Christian to a shocking 62-55 win over No. 5 Kansas.

In perhaps the biggest surprise of the college basketball season, the Horned Frogs won their first league basketball game since joining the Big 12 Conference.

They had gone 0-8 in their inaugural Big 12 season before knocking off a team that had been ranked No. 1 in the nation before suffering another stunning setback last weekend at home against Oklahoma State.

Kansas scored only 13 points in the first half, shot 29 percent from the field overall and converted just 3-of-22 from 3-point range.

The Jayhawks were still within four points with 6:52 to play when Green delivered his seven consecutive points to put TCU in front 51-40.

Green finished with 20 points and Nate Butler Lind added 10 for the Horned Frogs (10-12 for the season).

Ben McLemore scored 15 points for Kansas (19-3, 7-2 Big 12). The Jayhawks had won 18 in a row before suffering their back-to-back losses against Oklahoma State and TCU. Kansas is now tied with Kansas State for the conference lead.
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 14:58

COL BKB New Mexico 81 Air Force 58

ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Cameron Bairstow paced a balanced New Mexico attack Wednesday and sent the No. 16 Lobos coasting to an 81-58 triumph over Air Force.

Every member of the New Mexico starting lineup reached double figures while keeping the Lobos in front in the Mountain West Conference race.

Bairstow, Alex Kirk and Tony Snell all scored 14 points while Hugh Greenwood had 13 and Kendall Williams 11.

New Mexico (20-3, 7-1 MWC) built a 13-point halftime lead, saw it cut to six early in the second half and then pulled away down the stretch.

Mike Fitzgerald and Michael Lyons both scored 16 points for Air Force (14-7, 5-3).
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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 15:17

COL BKB Mississippi 93 Miss State 75

OXFORD, Miss., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Marshall Henderson hit six 3-pointers and boosted No. 23 Mississippi to an overwhelming start Wednesday in a 93-75 victory over Mississippi State.

Mississippi opened the game on a 19-2 run and had no trouble putting away its in-state rival.

Henderson scored 31 points and Murphy Holloway had 24 for the Rebels (18-4, 7-2 SEC), who are a game behind first-place Florida in the Southeastern Conference chase.

Mississippi led by 19 at the half and shot 51 percent from the field.

Craig Sword scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs (7-14, 2-7).
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