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Big 12 doormat stuns Jayhawks

From left, Garlon Green, Clyde Smith and Nate Butler Lind lead a celebration of TCU’s first Big 12 victory.

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From left, Garlon Green, Clyde Smith and Nate Butler Lind lead a celebration of TCU’s first Big 12 victory.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Garlon Green had 20 points and TCU held on for a 62-55 upset of fifth-ranked Kansas on Wednesday night for the Horned Frogs' first Big 12 victory.

The Jayhawks (19-3, 7-2), coming off a loss four days earlier to Oklahoma State, have their first skid in more than seven years. They had played 264 games since January 2006 without consecutive losses, Division I's longest active streak.

TCU never trailed in the game, which marked the midpoint of its first Big 12 season, also the first season for new coach Trent Johnson.

Kansas, which has won or shared 12 of the 16 regular-season Big 12 titles since the league started, didn't score until more than 7 minutes in. The Jayhawks finished with their fewest points in nearly six years.

Kansas trailed by as many as 16 points before going on a 17-4 run that got it within 44-40 on Jeff Withey's dunk with 6:49 left. Naadir Tharpe scored nine in 2 minutes with a 3-pointer then six free throws.

Tharpe had a chance to get it closer but missed a 3-pointer on a break after rebounding a TCU miss. Adrick McKinney then slung a pass inside to Green for layup.

NO. 7 ARIZONA 73, STANFORD 66: Mark Lyons had a season-high 25 points for the Wildcats (20-2, 9-2 Pac-12) on the 40th anniversary of the first game at the McKale Center.

NO. 11 LOUISVILLE 68, RUTGERS 48: Wayne Blackshear had a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 second-half run for the visiting Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East).

NO. 12 MICH. ST. 61, NO. 18 MINN. 50: The host Spartans (19-4, 8-2 Big Ten) avenged a conference-opening loss to the Golden Gophers (17-6, 5-5) despite losing Keith Appling to a right shoulder injury.

NO. 14 BUTLER 77, ST. BONAVENTURE 58: Rotnei Clarke had 17 points for the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10), who improved to 12-0 at home.

NO. 15 NEW MEXICO 81, AIR FORCE 58: Jamal Fenton scored all five of his points in a late 14-1 surge that lifted the host Lobos (20-3, 7-1 MWC).

INDIANA ST. 76, NO. 16 CREIGHTON 57: Jake Odum had 22 points to top 1,000 for his career for the Sycamores, who held the Bluejays (20-4, 9-3 MVC), the nation's top shooting team, to 41.7 percent.

PROVIDENCE 54, NO. 17 UC 50: The host Friars for the second straight game narrowly won after holding a late lead. With the Bearcats (18-5, 6-4 Big East) down 52-50, Sean Kilpatrick lost the ball on a backcourt violation with 2 seconds left.

NO. 22 OKLA. ST., 69, BAYLOR 67, OT: Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then converted a fastbreak layup with 0.2 seconds left in overtime, lifting the host Cowboys (16-5, 6-3 Big 12).

UCF 60, SO. MISS. 58: Isaiah Sykes hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to lift the host Knights (16-6, 6-2 C-USA) to a fifth win in six games.

ECKERD 63, NOVA SE 59: Alex Bodney had 18 points for the visiting Tritons (13-5, 6-4 Sunshine State), who pulled away early in the second half.

TAMPA 70, ROLLINS 66: Anthony Griffis had 20 of his 25 points in the second half and hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 28 seconds for the visiting Spartans (16-6, 3-6 SSC).

SAINT LEO 75, LYNN 56: Jerrel Harris made 7 of 9 3-pointers for 21 points for the visiting Lions (16-4, 8-2 SSC), who used a 17-0 run midway through the second half to rally.

IOWA ST.: Point guard Maurice Jones, who averaged 13 points and 3.5 assists as a sophomore last season, won't play next season after the team lost an appeal with the NCAA over his academic eligibility.

NEW MEXICO ST.: Suspended senior forward Tyrone P. Watson was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm in the beating of a 19-year-old man.

N.C. STATE: Point guard Lorenzo Brown, who has missed two games with a sprained left ankle, may not be ready to play tonight at Duke.

SOUTH CAROLINA ST.: Coach Tim Carter resigned after six seasons. Associate head coach Murray Garvin was named interim coach.


NO. 1 BAYLOR 86, KANSAS 45: Brittney Griner had 26 points and 13 rebounds, moving into 10th in Division I history with 2,929 points for the host Bears (21-1, 11-0 Big 12).

NO. 23 OKLA. 74, KANSAS ST. 68: Aaryn Ellenberg had 18 points, and all five starters finished in double figures for the visiting Sooners (17-5, 7-3 Big 12).

NO. 25 IOWA ST. 67, TEXAS 48: Anna Prins had 19 points for the visiting Cyclones (16-5, 7-4 Big 12), who made 10 of 24 3-pointers.

ECKERD 63, NOVA SE 61: Taylor Bestry hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the wing to help the visiting Tritons (9-9, 5-5 Sunshine State) rally.

ROLLINS 51, TAMPA 41: The host Tars avenged a loss to the Spartans (13-6, 3-6 SSC) by hitting eight 3-pointers and forcing 16 turnovers.

LYNN 68, SAINT LEO 58: Kira Harvey had 17 points as the host Fighting Knights held off a rally by the Lions (10-10, 5-5 SSC).

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