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