No. 9 Iowa State beats No. 7 Baylor 87-72
AMES, Iowa -- DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists and No. 9 Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor 87-72 on Tuesday night, setting a school record with its 14th consecutive win.
Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win against a fellow Big 12 title contender.
Kane had 17 points in the first half, helping his struggling teammates take a two-point lead. The rest of the Cyclones got untracked early in the second half and blew past the Bears with a 28-12 run.
Gary Franklin and Brady Heslip both had 15 points for Baylor (12-2, 0-1), which saw its win streak snapped at six games.
Fair's 17 lead No. 2 Orange past Hokies 72-52
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech 72-52 on Tuesday night.
Tyler Ennis added 13 points, Jerami Grant 12 points and 10 rebounds and Trevor Cooley scored 11 points for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were making their first visit to Cassell Coliseum since Jan. 30, 1978.
C.J. Barksdale led Virginia Tech (8-6, 1-1) with 12 points and Ben Emelogu and Adam Smith had nine each. The Hokies were outrebounded 41-25 and shot 36.7 percent (18 of 49) to the Orange's 46.7 percent (28 of 60)
Syracuse went on its run just after five consecutive points by the Hokies pulled them within 44-40, giving a sparse crowd on a frigid evening hope that Virginia Tech might have something big in store.
No. 5 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half.
The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.
Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I.
Aaron Craft's three-point play with 2:02 left in the second half and his layup, after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payne's backside, with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williams' putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.
Hood scores 27, No. 16 Duke beats Ga Tech 79-57
DURHAM, N.C. -- Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and No. 16 Duke beat Georgia Tech 79-57 on Tuesday night.
Quinn Cook added 13 points and slumping freshman Jabari Parker had 12 on 4 of 12 shooting for the Blue Devils (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Playing their first game outside the top 10 since November 2007, the Blue Devils spent half the night proving they deserved their drop before Hood helped them pull away for their 25th consecutive win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 18 points for the short-handed Yellow Jackets (9-6, 0-2), who shot 49 percent yet lost their second in a row.
No. 25 Kansas State beats TCU 65-47
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Thomas Gipson scored 19 points, Marcus Foster added 16 and No. 25 Kansas State ran its winning streak to 10 games with a 65-47 victory against TCU on Tuesday night.
The Wildcats (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), who made their way into the top 25 for the first time this season on Monday, played their first true road game of the season.
Amric Fields scored 14 points and Kyan Anderson added 12 for TCU (9-5, 0-2), which trailed 31-21 at halftime.
The Horned Frogs used a 10-2 run to get within 36-33 with 13:45 to play, but Kansas State responded with a 9-3 run - keyed by a wide-open 3-pointer by Shane Southwell - and the Wildcats' lead wouldn't dip below seven points for the rest of the game.
Foster, the reigning Big 12 newcomer of the week, hit two 3-pointers in a one-minute span late in the second half. The Wildcats hit 7 of 15 3-pointers overall.