Late run propels No. 1 Kansas past Iowa State
LAWRENCE, Kan. It took Bill Self less than 17 full seasons to get to 400 wins. He doubts many coaches of his generation will stick around long enough to approach 800, the sort of numbers put up by giants like Bob Knight and Dean Smith.
"I think it's different now," Self said last night after his No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks used a second-half surge to beat Iowa State, 73-59.
"I don't think there's going to be a lot of guys who win 800 from this point forward. I think the business has changed enough where guys aren't going to coach for as many years as they had. And also, coaches are making more money now so you don't have to work as long to retire."
Self has also coached at Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois.
Marcus Morris and Cole Aldrich each had double-doubles for the Jayhawks (24-1, 10-0), and Xavier Henry and Tyshawn Taylor fueled a 14-0 run to raise Self's overall record to 400-146.
It was also consecutive home victory No. 56 for Kansas, the second longest in school history and just four shy of the record set during the Roy Williams era.
Self, who spent the week downplaying his milestone victory, was given the ball in a brief ceremony right after the game.
"He keeps saying it doesn't mean anything to him," said senior guard Sherron Collins. "But it means something to us, that we were a part of it."
Craig Brackins, who once scored 42 against Kansas, had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Iowa State (13-12, 2-9).
NO. 3 KENTUCKY 73, NO. 12 TENNESSEE 62
John Wall had 24 points one short of his career high and Eric Bledsoe added 16, helping the host Wildcats (24-1, 9-1 SEC), who used a 10-0 run for a 60-52 lead they never lost in turning back the Volunteers (18-6, 6-4).
NO. 4 VILLANOVA 92, PROVIDENCE 81
Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher scored 22 points each and the host Wildcats (22-2, 11-1) pulled away with eight minutes remaining to beat the Friars (12-13, 4-9) to move into a tie with Syracuse atop the Big East standings.
NO. 6 PURDUE 63, IOWA 40
JaJuan Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Boilermakers (21-3, 9-3 Big Ten) rolled past the Hawkeyes (9-17, 3-10), holding the team's leading scorer Matt Gatens to just three points on 1-of-10 shooting.
NO. 8 DUKE 77, MARYLAND 56
Jon Scheyer scored 22 points and the host Blue Devils (21-4, 9-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) marked coach Mike Krzyzewski's 1,000th game at the school with a rout of the Terrapins (16-7, 6-3). Krzyzewski is 781-219 in 30 seasons at Duke.
NO. 9 KANSAS STATE 68, COLORADO 51
Jacob Pullen had 15 points and 10 assists, and the host Wildcats (20-4, 7-3 Big 12) started the second half with a 23-8 run for a 51-34 lead in defeating the Buffaloes (11-13, 2-8) for the ninth straight time.
NO. 10 MICHIGAN STATE 65, PENN STATE 54
Kalin Lucas returned to the starting lineup after missing a game with a right ankle sprain and scored 24 points as the visiting Spartans (20-6, 10-3 Big Ten) beat the Nittany Lions (8-16, 0-12) to end a three-game losing streak.
NO. 11 WISCONSIN 83, INDIANA 55
Jason Bohannon had seven 3-pointers and 30 points, and Trevon Hughes added 16 points to help the host Badgers (19-6, 9-4 Big Ten) romp past the Hoosiers (9-15, 3-9), who committed 21 turnovers in losing their sixth straight.
NO. 14 TEXAS 91, NEBRASKA 51
Avery Bradley scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half when the host Longhorns (20-5, 6-4 Big 12) romped to a 53-26 lead against the Cornhuskers (13-12, 1-9) to reach 20 wins for the 11th straight season.
NO. 15 NEW MEXICO 68, UTAH 65
Roman Martinez scored 15 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer for a 65-62 lead with 1:26 left in overtime, leading the visiting Lobos (23-3, 9-2 Mountain West) over the Utes (11-13, 4-6) for their ninth straight victory.
NO. 16 GONZAGA 82, SAN DIEGO 65
Steven Gray scored 19 points, Matt Bouldin added 16 and the host Bulldogs (21-4, 9-1 WCC) jumped out to a 19-0 lead in the first five minutes and never let the Toreros (9-17, 2-9) get closer than 10 (35-25) thereafter.
NO. 17 BYU 91, AIR FORCE 48
Senior forward Jonathan Tavernari came off the bench to score 19 points and Jackson Emery added 18 to lead the host Cougars (23-3, 8-2) past the Falcons (9-15, 1-10) and into a first-place tie in the Mountain West with No. 15 New Mexico.
NO. 18 BUTLER 70, CLEVELAND STATE 59
Matt Howard had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Gordon Hayward had 19 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Bulldogs (23-4, 16-0 Horizon League) beat the Vikings (13-13, 9-5).
BRADLEY 68, NO. 19 NORTHERN IOWA 59
Andrew Warren scored 15 points as the host Braves (13-12, 8-7) rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to keep the Panthers (22-3, 13-2) from winning their first outright Missouri Valley Conference regular-season crown.
WAKE FOREST 75, NO. 20 GEORGIA TECH 64
Al-Farouq Aminu had 19 points and 10 rebounds, helping the host Demon Deacons (18-5, 8-3) beat the Yellow Jackets (17-6, 5-6) to move into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
NO. 21 TEMPLE 78, RHODE ISLAND 56
Micheal Eric, a 6-foot-11 sophomore forward from Nigeria, scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half and the host Owls (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) beat the Rams (19-5, 7-4).
NO. 22 VANDERBILT 77, LSU 69
Reserve Lance Goulbourne scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half and the host Commodores (19-5, 8-2) used a 9-2 run for a 68-61 lead with 4 minutes left to beat the Tigers (9-16, 0-11), who have lost 13 straight SEC regular-season games.
SAN DIEGO STATE 68, NO. 23 UNLV 58
Billy White scored 19 points and freshman Kawhi Leonard had 13 points and 14 rebounds his 12th double-double of the season to help the host Aztecs (18-7, 7-4 Mountain West Conference) upset the Rebels (19-6, 7-4).
NO. 24 BAYLOR 64, MISSOURI 62
Ekpe Udoh's tip-in off LaceDarius Dunn's missed free throw he made the first of two with 1.3 seconds left lifted the host Bears (10-5, 6-4 Big 12) over the Tigers (18-7, 6-4), who took a 62-61 lead with 47 seconds left.
IDAHO 68, FRESNO STATE 59
Mac Hopson had 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the visiting Vandals (12-12, 4-8 Western Athletic Conference) completed a two-game season sweep of the Bulldogs (13-13, 6-6).
Sylvester Seay led Fresno State with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Ladd added 13 points for the Bulldogs, who got six points from their bench compared to Idaho's 29.
NEVADA 88, BOISE STATE 80
Luke Babbitt scored 27 points and Armon Johnson added 24 and the host Wolf Pack (15-9, 7-4) used a 10-2 run for an 87-78 lead in overtime to beat the Broncos (11-14, 2-10).
Ike Okoye led Boise State with 32 points. Daequon Montreal added 18, including a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime tied at 73.
UTAH STATE 81, SAN JOSE STATE 65
Nate Bendall scored 18 points to lead four teammates in double-figures as the visiting Aggies (20-6, 10-2) extended their winning streak to 10 games with a rout of the Spartans (12-12, 5-7).
Adrian Oliver scored 28 points for the Spartans, who lost at home for only the second time this season.
PHILADELPHIA 81, BLOOMFIELD 77
Philadelphia University men's basketball coach Herb Magee won his 900th career game when the host Rams beat Bloomfield College yesterday. The Division II coach is just three victories away from passing Bobby Knight for first place on the NCAA career wins list. Knight's 902 victories are the most for coaches who spent their entire careers at the NCAA level. Northern State coach Don Meyer has 921 victories at the NAIA and NCAA divisions.