STILLWATER, Okla. — Freshman Jawun Evans continued his leadership role this season by collecting 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds to help Oklahoma State upset No. 3 Kansas 86-67 in a college basketball game on Tuesday night. Box score
Evans shot 7-of-11 from the field and had two steals as well for the Cowboys (10-8, 2-4 Big 12) who were beating the Jayhawks at the Gallagher-Iba Arena for the third straight time and for the fifth time in seven seasons.
“I think you can talk about other freshmen in the country and I think he’s right up there, he’s great,” Kansas coach Bill Self said about Evans after the game.
The talented guard got vital contributions from Jeff Newberry, who scored 13 points and Jeffrey Carroll, who hit 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range in adding 11 for Oklahoma State, which snapped a four-game losing streak with the win Tuesday night.
Frank Mason III led Kansas (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) with 14 points and five rebounds and Perry Ellis added 13 in the defeat.
Devonte’ Graham finished with 10 points and five assists for the Jayhawks, who were losing two of its last three games.
The travelers shot 42.1 percent from the floor, but was only 6-of-22 from 3-point range.
Oklahoma State, in the meantime, shot 50 percent from the field and 52.4 percent from 3-point range, this after going 11-of-21 from long-range.
The Cowboys were also securing their first win over an AP college basketball top 5 team since March 1, 2014.
No. 8 SMU 77, HOUSTON 73
DALLAS — No. 8 SMU remains the only NCAA Division I college basketball team this season after rallying to pick up a 77-73 win over Houston on Tuesday night.
Nic Moore scored 23 points and Markus Kennedy collected a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Mustangs (18-0, 7-0 AAC) who trailed 26-18 in the first half before scoring eight straight points to close out the half and knotted the scores at 34-34 at halftime.
Sterling Brown scored 15 points and Ben Moore finished with 10 points and six rebounds for SMU, which continues to be motivated to win, despite being ineligible for postseason competitions.
Damyean Dotson led Houston (13-5, 3-3) with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Danrad Knowles added 14 points and eight rebounds and Galen Robinson Jr. finished with 11 for the Cougars, who lost their third straight.
There were 12 ties in Tuesday night’s game, but the final one came with 5:34 left in the game when the scores were at 57-57.
Kennedy, who had tipped home to draw the scores level with 6:40 remaining – made a pair of free throws to put the Mustangs ahead and the hosts never surrendered that lead.
College Basketball Scores
Tuesday, January 19
OKLAHOMA STATE, No. 3 KANSAS
GEORGETOWN 81, No. 5 XAVIER 72
No. 7 MARYLAND 62, NORTHWESTERN 56, OT
No. 8 SMU 77, HOUSTON 73
No. 10 TEXAS A&M 71, LSU 57
No. 13 VIRGINIA 69, CLEMSON 62
No. 16 PROVIDENCE 71, No. 18 BUTLER 68
No. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA 77, MISSISSIPPI 74, OT
No. 25 INDIANA 103, ILLINOIS 69