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LSU takes out No. 6 Texas A&M

Glen Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds as No. 9 LSU beat No. 6 Texas A&M 64-52 on Tuesday.

The Aggies (7-1) played their first ranked opponent this season. Texas A&M had not lost since being eliminated by LSU in the second round of last season's NCAA Tournament.

Tack Minor's layup on a baseline drive put LSU up 56-41 with 5:52 left, and Texas A&M's attempt to rally fell short.

Tasmin Mitchell had 15 points and nine rebounds for LSU (5-1).

Antanas Kavaliauskas led the Aggies with 18 points.

KENTUCKY 79, CHARLESTON 63: Ramel Bradley had a career-high 23 points, making six of the Wildcats' (5-3) season-high 13 3-pointers at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

UGA 96, GARDNER-WEBB 67: The host Bulldogs (6-1) made nine 3-pointers in the first half. Levi Stukes was 6-for-6 on 3-pointers and scored 20.

SOUTH CAROLINA 67, CHARLESTON 55: Brandon Wallace had a career-high 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks for the host Gamecocks (5-2).

ARKANSAS 75, CENTRAL MICH. 59: The host Razorbacks (7-1) forced 20 turnovers.

VANDY 104, E. TENN. ST. 62: Shan Foster scored 20 in the first half and finished with 29 for the host Commodores (3-3).

Big East

NO. 17 MARQUETTE 65, DELAWARE ST. 48: Four starters scored in double digits for the host Golden Eagles (9-1) in coach Tom Crean's 150th career victory. Delaware State hung close well into the second half as Marquette struggled to score.

GEORGETOWN 89, J. MADISON 53: The host Hoyas (5-3) tied a school record with 16 3-pointers.

ST. JOHN'S 59, ST. FRANCIS, NY 42: Lamont Hamilton had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Red Storm (5-3).


CLEMSON 90, WOFFORD 66: The host Tigers (10-0), leading by nine with 15 minutes left, turned to an inside game to go on a 15-5 run.

Top 25

NO. 22 OKLA. ST. 72, NO. 21 SYRACUSE 68: The Cowboys (10-0) blew almost all of a 13-point lead over the final 3:45 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Freshman Paul Harris led the rally by the Orange (7-2), scoring nine of his 11 over the final 3:45. JamesOn Curry's 3-pointer with 22 seconds left ended Syracuse's 12-0 run.

NO. 24 XAVIER 88, DETROIT 55: Josh Duncan scored a career-high 25 for the Musketeers (7-1), off to their best start in 10 years.


FIU 72, FLA. TECH 59: Host Florida International (4-5) rallied from nine down in the second half.


NORTHERN IOWA 57, IOWA 55: Travis Brown scored with 33 seconds left as the visiting Panthers (7-1), who had been 0-21 on the road against the Hawkeyes (4-5), rallied from 13 down.

Late Monday

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Brandon Rush had another rough night from the field.

The Kansas sophomore swingman also had the admiration of Jayhawks coach Bill Self, for his willingness to keep shooting and to defend Southern California's top scorer.

Rush scored 13 and helped hold Nick Young to eight points - less than half his average of 16.5 - and the 12th-ranked Jayhawks rebounded from their second loss of the season with a 72-62 victory.

"I think that's one of the best games he's played this year," Self said. "He was aggressive, and look at his defense of Young. That's the leading returning scorer in the Pac-10. Brandon did a lot of good things."

Mario Chalmers also had 13 points for the Jayhawks (7-2), who were coming off a 64-57 loss at DePaul on Saturday. Kansas won despite shooting 38 percent (24-for-63) from the field, including a 3-for-14 performance from Rush, who was held to three points against DePaul.

USC (5-2) has held its first seven opponents under 40 percent shooting.

"I was shooting, and it looked like they were good," Rush said. "But they kept falling short, going long, off the backboard. It wasn't my night."

That made Rush's willingness to take shots even more impressive, Self said.

"You can look in his face and see that he's worried about it," Self said. "But the good thing tonight is, he didn't back out of shots. He got off 14 looks when they were face guarding him. I'll take my chances with him shooting the ball."

Sherron Collins and Darnell Jackson added 11 points each and Julian Wright finished with 10 for Kansas.


ILLINOIS 80, FLORIDA 57: Sha Brooks scored a career-high 27 but the visiting Gators (4-5) shot a season-low 29 percent (20-for-69), including 2-for-22 on 3-pointers.

NO. 6 TENN. 85, TENN.-MARTIN 29: Candace Parker airballed her first free throw but had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the host Vols (7-1).

MINN. 74, NO. 25 NEBRASKA 65: Brittany McCoy made tie-breaking free throws with 1:44 left and the visiting Gophers (8-2) held the Cornhuskers (6-2) without a field goal for the last 3:52.

UCONN: Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and the school's eight other first-team All-Americans will be inducted into a new Huskies of Honor display Dec. 21. The others: Kerry Bascom, Kara Wolters, Jennifer Rizzotti, Rebecca Lobo, Swin Cash, Svetlana Abrosimova, Shea Ralph and Nykesha Sales.