WASHINGTON — Otto Porter scored 11 of his 21 points after a momentum-shifting technical foul on Marquette coach Buzz Williams, and No. 15 Georgetown won a stop-and-start game of turnovers and whistles Monday night, beating the 18th-ranked Golden Eagles 63-55 to move into a tie for second in the Big East.
Porter scored Georgetown’s next six points after Williams was whistled while arguing an out-of-bounds call along the baseline with 12:13 to play. The Golden Eagles had cut a 10-point halftime deficit to three, but the Hoyas went on an 8-1 run immediately after the technical, and Marquette didn’t get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Georgetown scored 24 points off Marquette’s 19 turnovers, and Markel Starks added 16 points for the Hoyas (18-4, 8-3 Big East).
Jamil Wilson scored 13 points to lead the Golden Eagles (17-6, 8-3).
NO. 14 KANSAS 83, NO. 10 KANSAS STATE 62
In Lawrence, Kan., Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, Jeff Withey dominated in the paint and Kansas routed Kansas State to snap a maddening three-game skid and forge a tie for first in the Big 12.
Withey had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, giving him 263 for his career, one shy of the conference’s career mark held by Chris Mihm of Texas. Withey even had a couple of steals as he helped the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3 Big 12) pull even with the Wildcats (19-5, 8-3) in the league race.
Two of Kansas State’s losses have come against the Jayhawks.
Rodney McGruder had 20 points and Angel Rodriguez added 17 for the Wildcats. But they never seemed to be in the game, despite riding a four-game winning streak and coming into raucous Allen Fieldhouse as the higher ranked team for the first time since Feb. 20, 1982.
AP POLL: Indiana remains at No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 despite losing a game this week, surviving a week of upsets to become the first team in over a month to hold onto the top ranking.
The Hoosiers (21-3) lost to Illinois on a last-second basket Thursday but rebounded with a win at Ohio State on Sunday.
In a week when four of the top five teams and six of the top 10 lost, it was enough to keep the No. 1 ranking.
It ends a stretch of five consecutive weeks with a new No. 1, two weeks short of the longest such stretch in 1993-94. Duke started the run followed by Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.