Kansas runs mark to 8-0

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LAWRENCE, Kan. --- Darrell Arthur and Darnell Jackson dominated inside and No. 3 Kansas cruised to an easy 85-47 victory Wednesday night over undersized and outmanned Eastern Washington.

Eastern Washington (3-7) had only nine players at the start of the game and was reduced to eight with 16:40 remaining when guard Gary Gibson fouled out.

Kansas improved to 8-0 on the season.

NO. 5 GEORGETOWN 70, ALABAMA 60

In Birmingham, Ala., DaJuan Summers had 18 points and nine rebounds and Georgetown dominated down the stretch to beat Alabama in the first game of the SEC/Big East Invitational.

The Hoyas (6-0) went on a 14-1 run after the Crimson Tide (4-3) briefly took the lead in the final minutes, giving up only a free throw before allowing a last-second basket in the final four minutes.

Georgetown turned up the defensive heat against an Alabama team relying heavily on freshmen, forcing bad passes and tough shots.

NO. 4 TEXAS 88, NORTH TEXAS 72

In Austin, Texas, there was no letdown for the streaking Texas Longhorns.

D.J. Augustin had 29 points and 10 assists and Texas ran its record to 8-0 with a win over North Texas.

A..J. Abrams added 23 points for the Longhorns, who cruised to a big early lead, and then watched North Texas cut it under 10 in the second half before pulling away down the stretch.

Texas has started 8-0 twice in the past three seasons.

If the Longhorns get to 9-0 on Saturday night against Rice, it will be their best start since the 1981-82 season, when Texas won its first 14.

Damion James added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Texas. Josh White led North Texas (5-2) with 28 points, hitting six 3-pointers.

NO. 12 PITTSBURGH 73, DUQUESNE 68

In Pittsburgh, Levance Fields scored four consecutive points in the final minute and Pittsburgh held off a frantic rally by city rival Duquesne, winning to remain unbeaten.

Sam Young had 23 points and five rebounds to counter Shawn James' 20 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for Duquesne (6-2), which never led but closed to within one point several times after falling behind 14-0 in the opening 31/2 minutes.

NO. 21 XAVIER 79, CREIGHTON 66

In Cincinnati, Drew Lavender scored 17 points in a tone-setting first half, and Xavier used another balanced, blink-of-an-eye run to set up a victory over previously undefeated Creighton.

The Musketeers (7-1) won their sixth in a row behind Lavender, their 5-foot-7 point guard.


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