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College Hoops: No. 2 Kansas Wins Game, Loses Center

  • Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) drives to the basket past Wofford center Matthew Pegram, back, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)



Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Lawrence, Kan. — Dedric Lawson had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 2 Kansas beat Wofford, 72-47, on Tuesday night after center Udoka Azubuike left with a right high-ankle sprain.

Azubuike was injured after landing awkwardly on a block attempt midway through the first half, and coach Bill Self said the 7-footer will be out indefinitely.

The Jayhawks (7-0) once again started sluggish and led by three at halftime. A second-half push kept their undefeated season alive, as they outscored the Terriers 43-21 after the break and 26-6 in the final 10 minutes.

Devon Dotson had 16 points for Kansas.

No. 8 Auburn 67, UNC Asheville 41

Auburn, Ala. — Austin Wiley scored 14 points, Samir Doughty added 13 and Auburn had a season low in points but managed an easy victory.

The Tigers (7-1) forced 25 turnovers and blocked 12 shots to overcome their offensive struggles.

No. 22 Mississippi State 90 McNeese State 77

Starkville, Miss. — Lamar Peters scored 27 points, Reggie Perry added 15 and Mississippi State pulled away in the second half.

Mississippi State (7-1) needed a 19-0 run early in the second half to finally take control of a game that was much more competitive than anticipated. Peters shot 9 of 16 from the field, including 8 for 13 from 3-point range.

No. 25 Furman 98, Elon 77

Elon, n.c. — Alex Hunter scored all of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 25 Furman won its first game since the program’s debut in the AP top 25.

Matt Rafferty also scored 18 points and Clay Mounce added 17 for the Paladins (9-0), who cracked the rankings this week thanks to an early-season resume that includes road victories over defending national champion Villanova and Loyola-Chicago, which made the Final Four last season.

Seton Hall 77, New Hampshire 57

Newark, n.j. — Quincy McKnight scored 18 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Seton Hall (5-3) beat New Hampshire (2-7) for the program’s 1,500th win.

Women

No. 1 UConn 98, Saint Louis 42

St. Louis — Napheesa Collier had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Katie Lou Samuelson scored 20 points and top-ranked UConn beat Saint Louis.

The Huskies (8-0) have won 123 consecutive regular season games. Crystal Dangerfield added 18 points, and Christyn Williams had 17.

No. 5 Louisville 102, UT Martin 62

Louisville, Ky. — Asia Durr scored 25 points, Arica Carter had 16 and Louisville’s defense stifled UT Martin.

No. 21 Drake 91, Clarke 43

Des Moines, Iowa — Becca Hittner scored 23 points to lead Drake.