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Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2010

No. 1 Texas hangs on


Associated Press

AMES, Iowa Freshman Avery Bradley scored 24 points, including 16 in the second half, and top-ranked Texas survived its first Big 12 road test of the season by beating Iowa State, 90-83, last night.

"I just feel like I'm getting more comfortable playing with my teammates. I'm just learning the game in college," Bradley said. "It's more my teammates trusting me and believing in me and them getting me the ball when I'm open. And when they did, I just made the shot."

Damion James added 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Longhorns (16-0, 2-0), who opened the second half with a 16-4 run and never trailed again.

Marquis Gilstrap had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Iowa State (11-5, 0-1), which lost its 16th straight to ranked opponents since 2006.

NO. 3 KANSAS 84, NEBRASKA 72

Sherron Collins scored 22 points and the visiting Jayhawks (15-1, 1-0 Big 12) took the lead for good with 13 minutes left to turn back the Cornhuskers (12-5, 0-2).

NO. 5 SYRACUSE 81, RUTGERS 65

Andy Rautins had 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the host Orange (16-1, 3-1 Big East) beat the Scarlet Knights (9-7, 0-4) for the 10th straight time.

NO. 7 MICHIGAN STATE 60, MINNESOTA 53

Kalin Lucas scored 11 of his 14 in the second half, helping the host Spartans (14-3, 4-0 Big Ten) hold off the Golden Gophers (12-5, 3-2).

NO. 8 DUKE 79, BOSTON COLLEGE 59

Nolan Smith scored 24 points, Kyle Singler added 15, and the host Blue Devils (14-2, 2-1 ACC) opened the second half with 19-1 run in beating the Eagles (10-7, 1-2).

NO. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 69, SOUTH FLORIDA 50

Devin Ebanks scored 17 points and the visiting Mountaineers (13-2, 4-1 Big East) opened the second half with an 11-0 run to beat the Bulls (10-6, 0-4).

WAC MEN

UTAH STATE 79, NEVADA 72

Jared Quayle scored 21 points and Tyler Newbold hit a 3-pointer to start overtime for a 72-69 lead and the visiting Aggies (12-6, 2-2 Western Athletic) never trailed again in beating the Wolf Pack (10-7, 2-2).

Nevada led 65-55 with 7 minutes to go in regulation, but Utah State rallied to send the game into overtime tied 69-69.

RANKED WOMEN

NO. 1 CONNECTICUT 68, MARQUETTE 43

Tina Charles had 23 points and 11 rebounds, powering the visiting Huskies (16-0, 4-0 Big East) over the Golden Eagles (11-6, 2-2) for their 55th straight victory.