Top 25 roundup: Oklahoma State snaps Kansas’ streak at 18
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Markel Brown scored 28 points, Marcus Smart added 25 and Oklahoma State held on to upset No. 2 Kansas 85-80 Saturday, ending the Jayhawks’ nation-leading 18-game winning streak.
Smart had a pair of key putbacks in the closing minutes, helping the Cowboys (5-3 Big 12, 15-5) go on a 13-2 run that turned a 66-62 deficit into a 73-68 lead with just over a minute left.
The Jayhawks (7-1, 19-2) took advantage of a couple missed free throws, trimming Oklahoma State’s lead to 81-80 on a layup by Elijah Johnson with 18.8 seconds left.
But unflappable freshman Phil Forte, an 89 percent foul shooter, made both of his tries with 7.9 seconds to go, and Johnson turned the ball over before Kansas could try a tying 3-pointer.
Forte converted the turnover into a buzzer-beating layup, punctuating the Cowboys’ first road win over a top 5 team since beating then-No. 2 Kansas 52-50 in overtime Jan. 2, 1958.
No. 5 Duke 79, Florida State 60: Seth Curry scored 21 points, Quinn Cook added 18 and Duke cruised past defending ACC champion Florida State.
No. 9 Butler 75, Rhode Island 68: Rotnei Clarke scored 23 points and Roosevelt Jones added 18 to lead Butler past Rhode Island.
California 58, No. 10 Oregon 54: Justin Cobbs made an 18-foot jumper with 1:35 remaining and then added a pair of free throws as California hung on to hand Oregon its second straight loss to an unranked team this week.
No. 14 Miami, Fla. 79, No. 19 N.C. State 78: Reggie Johnson tipped in a missed shot with 0.8 seconds left to lift Miami over North Carolina State.
Northern Iowa 57, No. 15 Wichita State 52: Anthony James scored 16 points and Northern Iowa beat Wichita State, sending the Shockers to their first losing streak of the season.
No. 17 Missouri 91, Auburn 77: Keion Bell scored 24 points and Earnest Ross added 23, both season highs, as Missouri used another strong second half to beat Auburn.
No. 21 Creighton 75, Bradley 58: Doug McDermott scored 25 points, including nine during a decisive 12-0 run, and Creighton overcame poor 3-point shooting in the first half to defeat Bradley.
Air Force 70, No. 22 San Diego ST. 67: Michael Lyons scored 20 points and Air Force beat San Diego State, overcoming a 25-point performance by Aztecs star Jamaal Franklin.
No. 24 Cincinnati 65, Seton Hall 59: Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points, Cashmere Wright added 17 and Cincinnati held off Seton Hall after blowing nearly all of a 20-point lead.
Cincinnati (6-3 Big East, 18-4) was up 48-28 just five minutes into the second half but twice allowed the Pirates (13-9, 2-7) to get within four. The Bearcats, who entered 14th in the 15-team conference in free throw shooting at 64.9 percent, finished 21 of 27 (77.8 percent) from the line, making eight of their last nine.