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Baylor ends Kentucky’s 54-game home winning streak

  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
  • Kentucky's Alex Poythress, middle is wrapped up between Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) and Rico Gathers (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky’s 54-game winning streak at Rupp Arena is over.

Pierre Jackson scored 17 points and Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton each added 11 as Baylor beat No. 8 Kentucky, 64-55, yesterday.

Brady Heslip and Cory Jefferson each added 10 points and Baylor (5-2) beat the Wildcats for the first time in eight tries.

Baylor shot 41 percent but held Kentucky (4-3) to 30 percent from the floor.

Archie Goodwin scored 17 points for Kentucky before fouling out with 1:44 remaining in the game. Alex Poythress added 13 and Nerlens Noel eight for the Wildcats.

Kentucky lost its second in a row. The Wildcats lost, 64-50, on Thursday night at Notre Dame, their lowest score under Coach John Calipari.

No. 1 Indiana 87, Coppin State 51

Victor Oladipo and Will Sheehey both scored 14 points to lead Indiana over Coppin State.

The top-ranked Hoosiers (8-0) overcame poor shooting at the start of the game and pulled away from the Eagles (1-6). Indiana missed its first nine shots and didn’t take the lead until Christian Watford’s 3-pointer with 9:25 left in the first half.

That gave Indiana a 14-11 lead, and the Hoosiers never trailed again. Watford and Remy Abell both added 10 points to the winning effort.

No. 2 Duke 88, Delaware 50

Ryan Kelly scored 15 of his 18 points in the decisive first half and Duke routed Delaware.

Mason Plumlee added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (8-0). They never trailed, shot 52 percent, led by 46 and enjoyed a rare breather after a challenging run of games against nationally ranked opponents.

Seth Curry, the other scholarship senior on the roster, missed the first game of his career at Duke with an injured ankle. Against the struggling Blue Hens (2-6), the Blue Devils certainly didn’t need him.

Devon Saddler had 23 points for Delaware, which was beaten soundly by the highest ranked opponent it had ever faced.

NO. 3 MICHIGAN 74, BRADLEY 66

Freshman Nik Stauskas scored 22 points in his first start and Michigan survived a late run to get the win.

Stauskas started for Matt Vogrich and had eight first-half points to help the Wolverines (7-0) to a narrow 34-30 lead at the break.

Walt Lemon Jr. led Bradley (5-2) on a late run to close to 70-65 in the final minute. But the Braves were forced to foul and the Wolverines held on to win.

NO. 4 OHIO STATE 70,
NORTHERN KENTUCKY 43

LaQuinton Ross scored a career-high 22 points to lead cold-shooting Ohio State past Northern Kentucky.

Ohio State (5-1) rebounded from a 73-68 loss to No. 2 Duke on Wednesday night in which the Buckeyes led most of the way but faded at the finish. They had another bad shooting game against the Norse (0-5), making only 38 percent of their shots.

Deshaun Thomas added 14 points, and Sam Thompson scored 10 for the Buckeyes, who opened an eight-game homestand.

Jalen Billups had 11 points for Northern Kentucky (0-5), in its first year in Division I.

Ohio State improved to 72-2 at home against non-conference opponents in coach Thad Matta’s nine seasons.

NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 69,
ILLINOIS STATE 66

Russ Smith scored 24 points and Peyton Siva added 20, including four 3-pointers, to lead Louisville to the win.

Down three, Illinois State’s Tyler Brown airballed a 3-pointer with eight seconds left that was saved by Bryant Allen to Jackie Carmichael. Carmichael found Brown for another chance at overtime, drawing considerable contact from Louisville’s Chane Behanan as the buzzer sounded. But no foul was called and the shot was off, giving Louisville (6-1) the win.

Up 67-66 with 43 seconds left, Behanan missed two free throws but made amends on the next defensive possession, pinning a Carmichael shot on the glass and grabbing the rebound. That set up Siva for two free throws for the game’s final margin.

NO. 11 CREIGHTON 80, SAINT JOSEPH’S 51

Doug McDermott scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half, helping Creighton to the easy win.

Gregory Echenique added 16 points and six rebounds for the Bluejays (7-1), who bounced back after being upset by Boise State on Wednesday.

Langston Galloway scored 10 points for the Hawks (4-2).

NO. 13 MICHIGAN STATE 84,
NICHOLLS STATE 39

Keith Appling scored 13 points and Michigan State used a big run in the first half to grab control in the victory.

Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half.

NO. 14 NORTH CAROLINA 102, UAB 84

Leslie McDonald scored a career-high 24 points in his first career start, powering North Carolina to the win.

James Michael McAdoo added 15 points and 12 rebounds as part of a balanced offensive showing for the Tar Heels (6-2).

North Carolina was coming off an ugly loss at No. 1 Indiana, but the Tar Heels regrouped despite playing without starting freshman point guard Marcus Paige due to a shoulder injury.

VIRGINIA TECH 81,
NO. 15 OKLAHOMA STATE 71

Erick Green scored 28 points and hit eight critical free throws in the final 76 seconds to help Virginia Tech remain unbeaten.

Robert Brown added 18 points and Jarell Eddie had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Hokies (7-0) and first-year Coach James Johnson.

NO. 16 MISSOURI 72,
APPALACHIAN STATE 56

Laurence Bowers matched his career high with 23 points despite taking just one shot in the second half, leading Missouri to the victory in its first game since embattled guard Michael Dixon announced he would transfer.

NO. 17 CINCINNATI 58, ALABAMA 56

Cashmere Wright’s fadeaway jumper at the buzzer gave Cincinnati the victory in a matchup of stingy unbeaten teams.

NO. 21 MINNESOTA 87, NORTH FLORIDA 59

Rodney Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds to power Minnesota to the win.

Austin Hollins added 12 points for the Gophers (8-1), winners of four straight. Trevor Mbakwe and Joe Coleman had 11 points each.

No. 24 UNLV 77, Hawaii 63

Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead UNLV past Hawaii.

NO. 25 NEW MEXICO 77,
INDIANA STATE 68, OT

Kendall Williams scored a season-high 24 points to help New Mexico beat Indiana State in overtime.

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