Men's basketball | Big Ten / Top 25: Kansas routed at Baylor, shares Big 12 title

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Iowa’s Eric May, left, and Nebraska’s Dylan Talley fight for a loose ball. The Hawkeyes won at home.

 

Baylor 81, No. 4 Kansas 58: Pierre Jackson had 28 points and 10 assists, and host Baylor upset Kansas yesterday, keeping the Jayhawks from winning an outright Big 12 regular-season title.

Cory Jefferson added 25 points for Baylor (18-13, 9-9), the 6-foot-9 junior forward combining his usual powerful dunks with his first three career three-pointers.

Even after its worst loss in seven years, Kansas (26-5, 14-4) will be the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament in Kansas City, and now has at least a share of the past nine Big 12 regular-season titles, sharing this one with rival Kansas State.

Ben McLemore had 23 points for Kansas, whose only lead came when the freshman made a layup 5 seconds into the game.

 

No. 5 Georgetown 61,

No. 17 Syracuse 39: Georgetown won a share of the Big East regular-season title by holding visiting Syracuse to the lowest scoring output of its time in the conference.

Otto Porter Jr. didn’t make a field goal until the second half but finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Hoyas (24-5, 14-4). They are the No. 1 seed in the Big East tournament in New York. Syracuse (23-8, 11-7) lost its shot at a double bye.

MEN’S HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

No. 13 Oklahoma State 76, No. 9 Kansas State 70: Le’Bryan Nash scored 24 points and Marcus Smart 21 for host Oklahoma State.

Kansas State (25-6, 14-4 Big 12) led by as much as nine in the second half. The Cowboys (23-7, 13-5) hit 13 straight free throws late in the game to come away with the win.

 

No. 15 Marquette 69, St. John’s 67, OT: Vander Blue’s driving shot fell in as time expired in overtime, giving Marquette a win at Madison Square Garden and a share of the Big East regular-season title, its first since joining the conference in 2005.

Blue had 16 points for the Golden Eagles (23-7, 14-4), who were picked seventh in the preseason conference poll. St. John’s (16-14, 8-10) closed regulation on a 12-2 run.

 

Utah 72, No. 19 Oregon 62: Jason Washburn had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Jarred DuBois added 15 points and several key baskets down the stretch to seal the upset for host Utah (13-17, 5-13) in a Pacific-12 game. E.J. Singler had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Oregon (23-8, 12-6).

BIG TEN

 

 

Purdue 89, Minnesota 73: D.J. Byrd and Rapheal Davis each scored 18 points for host Purdue (15-16, 8-10). Forward Trevor Mbakwe got into early foul trouble for Minnesota (20-11, 8-10).

 

Iowa 74, Nebraska 60: Aaron White led a balanced effort with 19 points for host Iowa (20-11, 9-9), which finished at .500 in the Big Ten for the first time in six years and reached 20 wins for the first time since the 2005-06 season. Nebraska is 14-17, 5-13.

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS

Florida Gulf Coast (Atlantic Sun tournament), Belmont (Ohio Valley tournament) and Harvard (Ivy League regular season) claimed the first spots in the NCAA Tournament yesterday.

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