Kansas State unfriendly again to No. 8 Kansas

Nigel Johnson scored a career-high 20 points, Nino Williams hit a clinching jumper in the final minute and Kansas State rallied to beat eighth-ranked Kansas 70-63 on Monday night in Manhattan, Kan. Williams finished with 15 points in his final regular-season game against the Jayhawks, and Thomas Gipson added 12 points as the Wildcats (14-15, 7-9 Big 12) overcame an eight-point, second-half deficit to beat their bitter rival for only the fifth time in the past 54 meetings. Perry Ellis had 24 points for the Jayhawks (22-6, 11-4), whose lead over Iowa State in the league race was whittled to a half-game.

•ACC SQUEAKER: Terry Rozier scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds remaining, helping No. 17 Louisville (22-6, 10-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) rally from a 13-point deficit for a 52-51 victory over Georgia Tech on Monday night in Atlanta.

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No. 2 Gamecocks claim SEC lead over Lady Vols

Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and No. 2 South Carolina outlasted No. 6 Tennessee 71-66 on Monday night in Columbia, S.C., to remain perfect in Southeastern Conference play. The Gamecocks (26-1, 14-0) led 67-57 with five minutes left and a raucous crowd yelling to end a run of home losses to the Lady Vols that stretched to 1980. But Tennessee (23-4, 13-1) rallied and closed within 67-66 on Bashaara Graves' basket with 20.2 seconds left. The Lady Vols hadn't lost in Columbia in nearly two generations since a 56-52 defeat on Jan. 23, 1980.

•12 AND COUNTING: Jewell Loyd scored 20 points for fourth-ranked Notre Dame, which took control with a 16-0 second-half run to beat No. 8 Louisville 68-52, the 12th straight victory for the host Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (26-2, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained alone in first-place in the league; the Cardinals (23-4, 11-3) fell to third.

•BIG TEN CHAMPS STAY PERFECT: No. 5 Maryland (25-2, 16-0 Big Ten) scored the first 10 points against Penn State and never trailed in a 65-34 home victory.


•Virginia point guard London Perrantes is listed as day to day after suffering a broken nose and a concussion in a collision with teammate Malcolm Brogdon on Sunday against Florida State. The second-ranked Cavaliers' next game is Wednesday at Wake Forest.

•A University of Louisville police report said former Cardinals guard Chris Jones sent a woman a text last Tuesday threatening to "smack" her, hours before he was suspended from the team. The Cardinals reinstated Jones, 23, following the one-game suspension, and then dismissed him from the team Sunday. No charges have been filed against Jones.

•Iowa said it has released sophomore point guard Trey Dickerson from his scholarship, after less than a year in Iowa City. Dickerson averaged 2.7 points in 15 games.