Jayhawks feel at home in Manhattan

first_imgA basket by Rush and two free throws by Collins gave Kansas its first double-digit lead of the contest, 59-47, with 5:39 to go. Kansas State got to 68-62 on Clent Stewart’s layup with 46.9 seconds remaining. No. 10 Pittsburgh 71, at Seton Hall 68 Levance Fields scored seven of his 15 points in the final 2 minutes to help the short-handed Panthers hold off the Pirates. Levon Kendall had 14 points and eight rebounds and Sam Young added 11 points for Pittsburgh (24-4, 11-2 Big East), which was without injured 7-foot center Aaron Gray. The victory was the 100th for Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon (100-26), who reached the milestone faster than any coach in school history. No. 15 Butler 68, at Wisconsin-Green Bay 58 A.J. Graves had 20 points and Brandon Crone added 17 to as the Bulldogs posted the road triumph. Butler (25-4, 12-2 Horizon League) battled through a physical game after it had lost two of its previous three in the past nine days. Green Bay (16-13, 7-8) had won four of its previous five, but lost its 11th consecutive game against a Top 25 opponent after hitting just one field goal in the final 5:44. At No. 16 Marquette 80, Villanova 67 Freshman Lazar Hayward collected a career-high 18 points to lead the Golden Eagles. Hayward, who entered the game averaging six points per game, had 13 in the first half. Wesley Matthews added 16 points for the Golden Eagles (22-7, 9-5 Big East), who snapped a three-game losing streak. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MANHATTAN, Kan. – Freshman reserve Sherron Collins scored 20 points and led a key second-half run, and No. 6 Kansas beat Kansas State 71-62 Monday night to extend its winning streak in Manhattan to 24 games. Mario Chalmers added 17 points, Darrell Arthur had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Brandon Rush finished with 11 points for Kansas (24-4, 11-2 Big 12 Conference), which has not lost in Bramlage Coliseum since it opened for the 1988-89 season. The Jayhawks’ last loss in Manhattan was a 58-57 defeat on Jan. 29, 1983, in Ahearn Fieldhouse. center_img Kansas trailed by one at the break and didn’t take control until the midpoint of the second half. Two 3-pointers by Cartier Martin and another by Lance Harris pulled the Wildcats (19-9, 8-5) even at 43-all with 11:12 to go. But Collins answered with a 3-pointer that ignited a 16-4 Jayhawks run. last_img read more

Mancuso holds steady in chase

first_imgTARVISIO, Italy – Julia Mancuso is holding steady in the race for the overall World Cup trophy while her Austrian rivals continue to clinch discipline titles. Mancuso finished second in a super-combi race Friday for her eighth top-three result of the season. Austrian Nicole Hosp won the race and teammate Marlies Schild clinched the season’s super-combi title. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mancuso, who finished second after the downhill, was pleasantly surprised with her form in the slalom. “I was a little bit scared going into the slalom, but it turned out good,” she said of her weakest discipline. Hosp skied one shortened downhill leg and one slalom run in a combined time of 2 minutes, 10.15 seconds on the Prampero course. Mancuso was next, 0.32 seconds behind. Schild was 0.33 back in third. Two more races are scheduled for the Prampero course, with a downhill today and a super-G Sunday. There are only two more stops left on the World Cup circuit – next weekend in Zwiesel, Germany, and the following weekend in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. center_img Schild leads the overall standings with 1,112 points, Hosp is second with 1,089, Mancuso moved into third with 1,039 and Renate Goetschl – who sat out to rest her injured knees – dropped to fourth at 1,019. Mancuso is attempting to become the first American woman to win the World Cup overall title since Tamara McKinney in 1983. last_img read more