Missouri wins its seventh in a row

Missouri 71, Texas A&M 62

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kim English scored 21 points and Marcus Denmon had a key 3-pointer late to lift No. 3 Missouri to its seventh consecutive win, 71-62 over Texas A&M on Saturday.

It was the 12th Big 12 win for Missouri (25-2, 12-2), which ties a school record for most in a season.

Khris Middleton, in his third game back after missing five in a row with a knee injury, had 15 points to lead Texas A&M (13-13, 4-10).

NO. 4 KANSAS 83,  TEXAS TECH 50

In Lawrence, Kan., Thomas Robinson had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced attack for Kansas, which emptied its bench early in a rout of overmatched Texas Tech.

Travis Releford added 12 points and six others scored at least nine for the Jayhawks (22-5, 12-2 Big 12).

NO. 17 MICHIGAN 56, NO. 6 OHIO STATE 51

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Jordan Morgan had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Michigan beat Ohio State to remain unbeaten at home.

Trey Burke scored 17 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 for the Wolverines (20-7, 10-4 Big Ten), who improved to 15-0 at the Crisler Center.

Deshaun Thomas had 25 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio State (22-5, 10-4).

KANSAS STATE 57, NO. 9 BAYLOR 56

In Waco, Texas, Angel Rodriguez had 15 points and six assists and Kansas State held off Baylor.

Rodney McGruder also had 15 points for the Wildcats (18-8, 7-7), who had lost their previous two games.

Quincy Acy led Baylor (22-5, 9-5) with 14 points.

NO. 10 GEORGETOWN 63, PROVIDENCE 53

In Providence, R.I., Hollis Thompson and Jason Clark scored 13 points each and Georgetown (20-5, 10-4 Big East) shut down Providence’s shooters for the second time this season.

The Friars (13-15, 2-13) made just 14 of 54 field goals (25.9 percent).

NEW MEXICO 65, NO. 11 NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 45

In Albuquerque, N.M., Drew Gordon scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead New Mexico (22-4, 8-2 Mountain West) to its seventh consecutive victory.

Anthony Marshall had 18 to points lead UNLV (22-6, 6-4), which lost for the third time in four games.

NO. 12 MARQUETTE 79, CONNECTICUT 64

In Hartford, Conn., Jae Crowder had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead Marquette over Connecticut and keep the Golden Eagles in position for a double bye in next month’s Big East Tournament.

Darius Johnson-Odom added 24 points for Marquette (22-5, 11-3 Big East).

Jeremy Lamb had 19 points to lead Connecticut (16-10, 6-8), which fell to 2-3 in the five games coach Jim Calhoun has missed with back problems.

AIR FORCE 58,  NO. 13 SAN DIEGO STATE 56

In Air Force Academy, Colo., Michael Lyons scored 27 points and Air Force (13-11, 3-7 Mountain West) beat San Diego State (20-6, 6-4) when Xavier Thames’ off-balance 3-pointer fell short at the buzzer.

NO. 16 MURRAY STATE 65,  NO. 21 SAINT MARY’S 51

In Murray, Ky., Isaiah Canaan scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and senior Donte Poole added 11 as Murray State (26-1) beat Saint Mary’s (23-5) for its most convincing win to date over a nationally recognized opponent.

NO. 19 LOUISVILLE 90, DEPAUL 82 (OT)

In Rosemont, Ill., Russ Smith hit back-to-back baskets in overtime and Louisville rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat DePaul, the Cardinals’ seventh win in eight games.

Kyle Kuric scored 25 points to lead the Cardinals (21-6, 9-5 Big East).

DePaul (11-15, 2-12) has now lost 36 consecutive games to ranked opponents.

NO. 24 WICHITA STATE 91, DAVIDSON 79

In Davidson, N.C., Joe Ragland scored 30 points and Wichita State (24-4) shot a blazing 80 percent from the field in the second half to break open a tight game and beat Davidson (20-7).

SAN FRANCISCO 66, NO. 24 GONZAGA 65

In San Francisco, Rashad Green scored on a short leaner with 3.3 seconds left to lift San Francisco (18-11, 8-7 West Coast Conference) over Gonzaga (21-5, 11-3).


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