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West Virginia upsets Kansas

Juwan Staten made a layup with 4 seconds left to lift No. 23 West Virginia to a 62-61 home victory over No. 8 Kansas on Monday night. After Staten spun to the basket for a lefthanded layup, the Jayhawks' Perry Ellis caught a long pass but missed a layup between two defenders just before the final buzzer. Ellis scored 19 for Kansas (21-5, 10-3 Big 12). The Mountaineers (20-6, 8-5) posted their first 20-win season in four years.

• NO PROBLEM FOR 'NOVA: Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points as No. 6 Villanova cruised to an 80-54 victory over visiting Seton Hall. Villanova (24-2, 11-2 Big East) won its seventh consecutive game. Isaiah Whitehead scored 15 points for Seton Hall (15-11, 5-9). The Pirates' Sterling Gibbs was ejected for a flagrant foul for a forearm to the head.

•CAVS DO JUST ENOUGH: No. 2 Virginia used a late 8-0 run to pull away from visiting Pittsburgh to win 61-49. The Cavaliers (24-1, 12-1 ACC) matched the best start in program history.

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•FIRST-PLACE MARYLAND ESCAPES: Brionna Jones scored 17 points, and No. 5 Maryland escaped with a 75-69 win at Michigan State, the 17th consecutive victory for the Terrapins (23-2, 14-0 Big Ten). Aerial Powers scored 18 points for the Spartans (12-14, 4-11).

NOTES

Senior center Isabelle Harrison, the leading scorer and rebounder for sixth-ranked Tennessee, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee Sunday during the Lady Vols' 72-58 victory over Kentucky and is expected to miss the rest of the season. Harrison hurt her knee while battling for a rebound and left the court in a wheelchair. The 6-3 Harrison, who was averaging 12.8 points and 9.1 rebounds this season, earned first-team all-SEC honors last season for the Lady Vols (22-3, 12-0 SEC), who are tied with No. 2 South Carolina for the conference lead.

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