Advertisement

Our coronavirus coverage is free for the first 24 hours. Find the latest information at tampabay.com/coronavirus. Please consider subscribing or donating.

  1. Archive

Wild DePaul comeback throws water on Kansas

One week after beating defending national champion Florida, the Jayhawks stumbled against DePaul.

Sammy Mejia scored eight straight in the final three minutes to spark a 14-0 run, and DePaul rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to stun fifth-ranked Kansas 64-57 Saturday.

"Florida was good for us. But it wasn't the thing that fixed everything because you still have to come to work every day and practice and prepare," said coach Bill Self, whose Jayhawks (6-2) lost at home to Oral Roberts. "And we're not very good at that yet."

The Blue Demons (3-4) trailed 53-45 with 4:39 left. Mejia's 3-pointer tied it at 53 with 3:02 left, and after Brandon Rush missed a free throw, Mejia's 3 gave DePaul a 56-53 lead.

NO. 17 WICHITA ST. 64, NO. 15 SYRACUSE 61: The Shockers (6-0) held off a big rally by the Orange (7-1) to post their third road win over a Final Four team.

LOUISVILLE 99, SACRAMENTO ST. 69: The host Cardinals (2-1) scored 99 or more for the second time and never trailed.

SETON HALL 93, ST. MARY'S (CALIF.) 82 (OT): Jamar Nutter hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and Eugene Harvey scored seven in overtime for the host Pirates (4-1).

UAB 59, CINCINNATI 57: Paul Delaney scored eight in the final 31 seconds as the visiting Blazers erased a five-point deficit against the Bearcats (5-2).

RUTGERS 75, NEBRASKA 73: J.R. Inman put back a miss with 18 seconds left, and the host Scarlet Knights (2-5) beat a Division I foe for the first time.

PROVIDENCE 95, R.I. 66: Weyinmi Efejuku scored 20 for the host Friars (5-1), 65-52 in the state rivalry.

VILLANOVA 99, PENN 89: The visiting Wildcats (6-1) made their first 23 free throws.

ACC

NO. 7 UNC 75, KENTUCKY 63: Wayne Ellington had 17 points to lead the host Tar Heels (7-1) past the Wildcats (4-3).

NO. 11 DUKE 61, NO. 18 GEORGETOWN 52: The host Blue Devils (7-1) held the Hoyas (4-3) to two field goals in the final 11:28.

GEORGIA 87, WAKE 86: Five scored in double figures for the visiting Bulldogs (5-1), who held off a Demon Deacons (5-2) rally.

SEC

NO. 6 ALABAMA 78, TENN. ST. 60: Jermareo Davidson had 22 points for the host Crimson Tide (7-0).

NO. 10 LSU 74, TULANE 67: The visiting Tigers (4-1) rallied after trailing by as much as 11 in the first half.

CLEMSON 74, S.C. 53: James Mays scored 16 of his 21 in the second half to lead the visiting Tigers (9-0) past the Gamecocks (4-2).

ARKANSAS 71, UMKC 61: Reserve Darian Townes scored a season-high 19 for the host Razorbacks (7-1).

MISS. ST. 96, TEXAS A&M-C.C. 72: Freshman Ben Hansbrough had a career-high 23 points for the host Bulldogs (4-2).

Top 25

NO. 3 OHIO ST. 78, VALPARAISO 58: Greg Oden, a 7-foot freshman who hadn't played since surgery June 16 on a torn ligament in his right wrist, had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the host Buckeyes (7-1).

NO. 9 TEXAS A&M 74, PACIFIC 62: The host Aggies (7-0) avenged their only nonconference loss in two-plus years under coach Billy Gillispie.

NO. 14 MEMPHIS 77, MANHATTAN 59: Robert Dozier had 19 points, and the host Tigers (5-1) converted 26 turnovers into 33 points.

NO. 16 ARIZONA 84, ILLINOIS 72: Chase Budinger scored 22, and the host Wildcats (5-1) rallied from a 16-point deficit.

NO. 22 GONZAGA 87, TEXAS 77: Derek Raivio made seven 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (7-1) in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge in Phoenix.

State

NO. 12 WISCONSIN 79, FIU 63: Kammron Taylor hit three 3-pointers in a 17-2 run to open the second half to lift the host Badgers (7-1) over the Panthers (3-5).

TAMPA 80, ROLLINS 71: Chris King scored 21 to lead five players in double figures for the host Spartans (6-1).

FAU 77, NORFOLK ST.: 64: Carlos Monroe had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the host Owls (3-4).

BELMONT 76, JU 62: The host Bruins (5-2, 2-0 Atlantic Sun) converted 15 turnovers by the Dolphins (3-5, 0-2) into 24 points.

FAMU 83, B-CC 73: The visiting Rattlers (3-5) held the Wildcats (2-2) without a field goal for the final 5:49.

LIPSCOMB 68, N. FLA. 54: Trey Williams scored a career-high 27 to lead the host Bisons over the Ospreys (1-7, 0-2 A-Sun).

Nation

MINNESOTA 66, ARIZ. ST. 63: Jim Molinari won his debut as coach, and the host Golden Gophers (3-5) snapped a five-game skid.

MICHIGAN 83, WOFFORD 49: Courtney Sims scored 19 for the host Wolverines (8-1), who have held seven foes below 60 points.

Purdue 62, Delaware St. 40: The host Boilermakers (6-1) didn't allow a field goal for more than 10 minutes in the first half.

PENN ST. 80, MORGAN ST. 71: Jamelle Cornley scored 18, and the host Nittany Lions (5-2) broke it open in the final five minutes.

OKLAHOMA 63, TCU 35: The host Sooners (4-2) held the Horned Frogs to 12 second-half points.

OKLA. ST. 90, PEPPERDINE 74: Mario Boggan and JamesOn Curry scored 24, and the host Cowboys (9-0) pulled away late.

BAYLOR 89, TEXAS ST. 64: Kevin Rogers scored 18 for the host Bears (6-1), off to their best start since 2002.

COLO. ST. 84, KANSAS ST. 83: Cory Lewis scored 22 of his 30 in the second half as the host Rams (5-2) held off the Wildcats (4-3).

FRESNO ST. 74, OREGON ST. 67: Hector Hernandez had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulldogs beat the host Beavers (4-4).

Women

FSU 69, FAIRFIELD 54: Britany Miller scored 17 for the Seminoles (7-1) in an opener at the Pirates Invitational in Greenville, N.C.

NO. 1 MARYLAND 105, UCSB 44: Marissa Coleman had 15 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, the host Terrapins' (9-0) first triple double ever.

NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 72, TULSA 49: The Sooners (6-0) won their 11th straight road game.

NO. 9 PURDUE 69, GONZAGA 44: The host Boilermakers (7-1) broke it open with an early 25-3 run.

NO. 11 LSU 80, DETROIT 44: The host Tigers (9-1) held the Titans to 29 percent shooting.

NO. 21 GW 68, STONY BROOK 55: Four scored in double figures for the visiting Colonials (7-1).

HARTFORD 60, NO. 23 BYU 43: The visiting Cougars (4-3) lost their third in five games.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Advertisement
Advertisement