College Sports

Gonzaga's rally falls short, 62-58

Antonio Barton scored 17 points, including his team's final four points, as Memphis beat Gonzaga, 62-58, on Saturday in Spokane.

Barton’s jumper with 38 seconds remaining gave Memphis a 60-58 lead. After a missed jumper, offensive rebound and turnover by Gonzaga, Barton was quickly fouled with 1 second left and made both free throws to secure the victory.

Charles Carmouche had 13 points for Memphis (17-6), and Will Barton added 12. The Tigers led by as many as 13 points in the second half and hung on to break a two-game losing streak.

Steven Gray led Gonzaga (15-9) with 12 points, and Kelly Olynyk had 10. The Bulldogs shot just 36 percent, were 6-of-20 from 3-point range, and have lost three games in Spokane this season.


At No. 2 Kansas 86, Nebraska 66: Brady Morningstar scored a season-high 19 points and made five of the Jayhawks’ season-best 13 3-pointers in the win over the Cornhuskers.

The Jayhawks (22-1, 7-1 Big 12) played without Josh Selby, their most accurate 3-point shooter, who sat out with an injured right foot. But it made little difference as Markieff Morris made a career-high three 3s and Tyrel Reed added three more.

Morris had 17 points, Marcus Morris added 16 and Tyrel Reed finished with 14 for Kansas.

Brandon Richardson scored 16 points for the Huskers (15-7, 3-5).

At No. 3 Texas 76, Texas Tech 60: Jordan Hamilton and Gary Johnson each scored 16 points, and the Longhorns (20-3, 8-0) remained unbeaten in the Big 12 with a win over the Red Raiders (11-13, 3-6).

No. 6 Connecticut 61, at Seton Hall 59: Kemba Walker scored 19 points, and the Huskies stopped a two-game losing streak by rallying from a 10-point deficit against the Pirates.

Walker, the Big East’s leading scorer, hit a 3-pointer with 2:32 to play that capped a 12-1 run and gave the Huskies (18-4, 6-4 Big East) their first lead of the second half.

UConn freshman Roscoe Smith made two free throws with 19 seconds left for a three-point lead, and Alex Oriakhi added one of two free throws with 3.7 seconds left before Seton Hall (10-14, 4-8) scored its only field goal of the final 8 minutes.

At No. 12 Villanova 66, No. 25 West Virginia 50: Maalik Wayns scored 17 points, Corey Fisher had 16, and the Wildcats (19-4, 7-3 Big East) used a 19-3 run to pull away from the Mountaineers (15-7, 6-4) in the closing minutes. Wayns, Fisher and Corey Stokes all hit 3s during the spurt. Fisher and Wayns shot a combined 12-of-19 out of the backcourt and had nine assists.

Kevin Jones scored 16 points and John Flowers had 15 for West Virginia.

At No. 13 Georgetown 83, Providence 81: The Hoyas (18-5, 7-4 Big East) nearly blew an 18-point second-half lead and overcame a 43-point performance by Marshon Brooks to beat the Friars (14-10, 3-8) and win their sixth straight game. Brooks’ career-high game was the most points scored by a Big East player this season and the fifth highest total ever in a Big East game.

Baylor 76, at No. 16 Texas A&M 74 (OT): Anthony Jones scored on a layup with 3.1 seconds left in overtime, and A.J. Walton stole the ball from Khris Middleton to preserve the win for the Bears (15-7, 5-4 Big 12) over the Aggies (17-5, 4-4).

Perry Jones, who led Baylor with a season-high 27 points, gave the Bears a 74-73 lead with his 3-point play with just over a minute left in overtime. B.J. Holmes made one of two free throw attempts to tie it at 74 for Texas A&M.