Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, and No. 14 Kansas routed No. 10 Kansas State, 83-62, on Monday night to snap a maddening three-game skid and forge a tie for first in the Big 12.
Jeff Withey had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 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.
Georgetown 63, Marquette 55 — Otto Porter scored 11 of his 21 points after a momentum-shifting technical foul on Marquette coach Buzz Williams, and the No. 15 Hoyas won a stop-and-start game of turnovers and whistles, beating the 18th-ranked Golden Eagles in Washington to move into a tie for second in the Big East.
Porter scored Georgetown’s next 6 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 3, but the Hoyas (18-4, 8-3) went on an 8-1 run after the technical, and Marquette (17-6, 8-3) didn’t get closer than 8 points the rest of the way.
Northeastern 68, William & Mary 64 — Joel Smith posted his 10th straight game in double figures with 17 points as the Huskies defeated the Tribe (9-14, 3-9) for the visitors’ first-ever win in Williamsburg, Va.
Jonathan Lee and Quincy Ford scored 12 apiece and Demetrius Pollard came off the bench to sink three treys for NU (17-8, 12-1), off to its best CAA start in program history.
Notre Dame 93, Louisville 64 — Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and the second-ranked Irish routed the 10th-ranked Cardinals, the hosts’ 18th straight victory.
Notre Dame (23-1, 11-0 Big East) improved to 7-1 against ranked teams, its only loss coming against No. 1 Baylor. The loss ended a six-game win streak for Louisville (20-5, 8-3).
Duke 71, Maryland 56 — Chelsea Gray scored a career-high 28 points to lead the No. 5 Blue Devils (22-1, 12-0 ACC) past the seventh-ranked Terrapins in Durham, N.C.
Alyssa Thomas had 14 points and 12 boards for Maryland (19-4, 10-2).
Fairfield 55, Manhattan 50 — Akexys Vazquez dropped 20 points to power the Stags (14-9, 8-4 MAAC) past the host Jaspers (6-17, 3-9).
Newbury 64, Lesley 47 — In Brookline, Catherine O’Connell scored 32 points and grabbed 32 rebounds as the host Nighthawks (13-10, 11-5 NECC) beat the Lynx (3-19, 2-14).
The Division 3 women’s record for rebounds in a contest is 38.
UConn 9, Bentley 0 — Brant Harris (two goals) led the host Huskies (13-12-3, 10-9-2 Atlantic Hockey), who handed the Falcons (11-15-1, 9-11-1) their worst defeat since 2008.
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Last weekend’s storm continued to force scheduling changes Monday. In men’s basketball, Sacred Heart vs. Bryant was postponed until Feb. 25, and Manhattan vs. Fairfield until Tuesday night. In women’s basketball, the date for the Quinnipiac-Central Conn. game has yet to be announced.
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