college basketball roundup
Hot-shooting Kansas beats Iowa State
LAWRENCE, KAN. – Four starters scored in double figures as No. 8 Kansas (19-3, 8-1 Big 12) defeated No. 11 Iowa State 89-76. Wayne Selden Jr. led the host Jayhawks, who shot 50.8 percent, with 20 points. He was 5-for-7 on three-pointers.
Perry Ellis had 17 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 16 for the Jayhawks, who have beaten Iowa State at home 10 straight times.
Georges Niang had 24 points for the Cyclones (16-5, 6-3) who dropped out of a second-place tie in the conference with West Virginia.
Selden, after missing all three of his shots and scoring only one point in the first half, made four of his first five three-pointers after intermission, often finding himself virtually unguarded on the right wing.
Leading 35-28 after a seesaw first half, the Jayhawks reeled off a 14-6 run the first 4 minutes, 45 seconds of the second half, with Selden scoring eight points, including two uncontested threes. Iowa State called timeout after Selden's second three-pointer put Kansas on top 49-34 but never got the lead under nine points.
The Jayhawks are 91-15 all-time at home against Iowa State.
•VIRGINIA REBOUNDS FROM DUKE LOSS: Malcolm Brogdon scored 17 points and No. 3 Virginia's defense got better in the second half as the Cavaliers beat No. 12 North Carolina 75-64 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Justin Anderson added 16 for the Cavaliers (20-1, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who lost Saturday to Duke. Virginia erased a 33-32 halftime deficit by shooting 50 percent while holding the Tar Heels (17-6, 7-3) in check while building an 18-point lead. UNC shot only 38 percent after halftime. Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels with 15 points.
PITT ESCAPES UPSET: Faced with the prospect of an entire week off in the middle of the season, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon opted to schedule unheralded Bryant. It nearly backfired. Jamel Artis scored a career-high 32 points, and the Panthers needed every one of them in a 72-67 win over the Bulldogs. "This game shouldn't have been close," Artis said. "We probably underestimated them."
DUKE WOMEN ROLL: Freshman Azura Stevens scored 17 points, and all five starters scored in double figures for No. 15 Duke (16-6, 7-2 ACC) in the host Blue Devils' 66-58 victory over No. 8 Louisville (19-3, 7-2). Elizabeth Williams of Duke scored all 11 of her points in the second half.
TWO HOME TEAMS WIN: Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 points to lead host Ohio State (15-7, 7-3 Big Ten) over Michigan State 76-62 in a women's game. Aerial Powers had 25 points and 13 rebounds for the Spartans (11-11, 3-8). … Indiana (13-8, 3-7) routed Purdue 72-55 behind Larryn Brooks' 22 points. Liza Clemons led the visiting Boilermakers (10-12, 3-8) with 14 points.
• Herb Magee, 73, will try for his 1,000 career win when Division II Philadelphia University plays Wilmington on Tuesday.
• Kentucky is a unanimous No. 1 again in the Associated Press' Top 25 poll.