No. 11 West Virginia sinks No. 1 Kansas, 74-63

No. 11 West Virginia sinks No. 1 Kansas, 74-63
West Virginia forward Jonathan Holton celebrates after his team defeated Kansas, 74-63, during a game on Jan. 12. (Ray Thompson / Associated Press)

Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-ranked Kansas, 74-63, on Tuesday night at Morgantown, W. Va.

The Mountaineers (15-1, 4-0 Big 12 Conference) are off to their best start since 1982, when they started 24-1.


Perry Ellis scored 21 points for the Jayhawks (14-2, 3-1), who committed a season-high 22 turnovers, shot 42% from the field and were held to their lowest point total this season.

West Virginia led, 39-27, after the first half and never let the Jayhawks get closer than six points in the second half.

It was West Virginia's first victory over a top-ranked team in 33 years.

Michigan 70, at No. 3 Maryland 67: Zak Irvin scored 22 points and the Wolverines (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten Conference) held on when Rasheed Sulaimon missed a three-point shot in the final seconds.

The Terrapins (15-2, 4-1) had a winning streak ended at nine games. Diamond Stone had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Maryland.

at No. 7 Xavier 84, DePaul 64: Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 24 points, 19 in the first half, and the Musketeers (15-1, 3-1 Big East Conference) made a season-high 12 three-point baskets.

Bluiett tied his career high with five three-pointers in 11 tries.

Myke Henry scored 16 points for the Blue Demons (6-11, 0-5), who lost their fifth game in a row.

No. 12 Providence 50, at Creighton 48: Kris Dunn hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to help lift the Friars (15-2, 3-1 Big East), who shot a season-low 29.6% from field and made only four of 24 three-point shots. The Bluejays (12-6, 3-2) shot 25.8%.

Ben Bentil scored 13 points and had eight rebounds for Providence. Toby Hegner had 11 points for Creighton.

at No. 13 Virginia 66, No. 8 Miami 58: Malcolm Brogdon had 20 points and London Perrantes scored all 13 of his in the second half for the Cavaliers (13-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who used an 11-2 run to turn a 43-41 deficit into a 52-45 lead with 7 minutes 30 seconds to play and never trailed again.

Angel Rodriguez had 17 points for the Hurricanes (13-2, 2-1), whose winning streak ended at seven games.

at No. 14 Kentucky 80, Mississippi State 74: Jamal Murray scored 22 points for the Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference), who have won nine consecutive games against the Bulldogs (7-8, 0-3) and 12 consecutive league games at home.

Mississippi State rallied from a 20-point deficit in the second half and trailed, 74-71, with 1:14 remaining but the Wildcats made six free throws in the final 47 seconds to seal the victory.


The Bulldogs got 20 points from Craig Sword.

at No. 15 Texas A&M 71, Florida 68: Jalen Jones scored 26 points and Danuel House had 22 to help the Aggies (10-6, 2-2 SEC) win their seventh consecutive game.

The Gators (10-6, 2-2) never led after halftime but tied it twice.

Dorian Finney-Smith led the Gators with 17 points and Justin Leon had 16.

at Texas 94, No. 17 Iowa State 91 (OT): IsaiahTaylor scored 28 points, including five in overtime, to help lift the Longhorns (10-6, 2-2 Big 12), who made 13 three-point shots.

Georges Niang led the Cyclones (12-4, 1-3) with 27 points, including 19 in the second half.

Niang picked up his third foul with 16:10 remaining. He left the game with Iowa State trailing by 10 points and when he returned less than three minutes later, the Cyclones were down by 13. He scored nine points in the next six minutes to rally Iowa State.