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Top 25 roundup: Kevin McCullar carries No. 2 Kansas past Yale


Kevin McCullar scored nearly half of Kansas’ points as the No. 2 Jayhawks pulled away from Yale 75-60 on Friday night in Lawrence, Kan.

McCullar had 20 of his career-high 34 points in the second half after Kansas (11-1) trailed by a point at intermission. He was 11-of-18 from the field, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and went 8-of-8 from the line.

Kansas also got 13 points from Nicolas Timberlake and 10 from Dajuan Harris Jr. Hunter Dickinson had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks.

Yale (7-6) was led by 13 points apiece from Bez Mbeng and August Mahoney. Danny Wolf added 11 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs.

No. 6 Marquette 81, Georgetown 51

David Joplin bundled his season-high 20 points with nine rebounds as the Golden Eagles throttled the Hoyas in Milwaukee for their 18th straight home win.

Joplin shot 6-of-11 from the field and canned four of his seven 3-pointers for the Golden Eagles (10-3, 1-1 Big East). Tyler Kolek tallied 13 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, while Oso Ighodaro added 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting for Marquette, which led by as many as 38 points.

Jayden Epps tallied 14 points and Dontrez Styles added 12 as Georgetown (7-6, 0-2) finished with its fewest points in a game this season. Supreme Cook supplied seven points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds for the Hoyas. Drew Fielder chipped in nine points off the bench.

No. 10 Baylor 107, Mississippi Valley State 48

Ja’Kobe Walter poured in 26 points and the Bears bounced back from a pair of neutral court games against marquee teams with a dominating win over the Delta Devils in Waco, Texas.

Baylor (10-2) returned home after losses to Michigan State and Duke and put its stamp on Friday’s game with an overwhelming start, hitting six 3-pointers while building a 20-0 lead over the first six minutes. Jayden Nunn had three of those 3-pointers in the opening run and Walter had two.

Nunn and Langston Love totaled 15 points for Baylor. Reginald Reynolds led the Delta Devils (0-12) with 14 points, while Rayquan Brown had 13.

No. 13 Illinois 97, Missouri 73

Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Fighting Illini routed the Tigers in the annual Braggin’ Rights rivalry game in St. Louis.

Quincy Guerrier had 28 points and eight rebounds for Illinois (9-2). Coleman Hawkins had 15 points and seven rebounds and Marcus Domask had 10 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Sean East II scored 18 points, Trent Pierce scored 12 and Tamar Bates added 10 for the Tigers (7-5), who lost their third straight game. Missouri led only once, when Noah Carter scored the first basket of the game. After that, the Illini seized control of the game kept it.

No. 16 Colorado State 76, Loyola Marymount 67

Nique Clifford scored 23 points and the Rams led nearly wire-to-wire in a nonconference win over the Lions in Los Angeles.

Point guard Isaiah Stevens added 19 points and seven assists for the Rams (11-1), while Patrick Cartier chipped in 14 points. Colorado State played its usual efficient game on offense, converting 56.6 percent of its field goal attempts and collecting 21 assists while committing just nine turnovers.

Will Johnston pumped in a game-high 27 points for the Lions (7-6), going 8 of 12 from the 3-point line, and Keli Leaupepe added 13. Loyola Marymount canned 12 of 26 3-point attempts but made only 43.4 percent from the field. The Lions also committed 12 turnovers, which Colorado State converted into 16 points.

No. 17 BYU 101, Bellarmine 59

Spencer Johnson totaled 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals to lead the Cougars to a victory over the Knights in Provo, Utah.

Trevin Knell and Richie Saunders added 14 points apiece, Noah Waterman scored 13, Atiki Ally Atiki chipped in 12 and Dawson Baker 10 to help the Cougars (11-1) improve to 8-0 at the Marriott Center. BYU, one of the NCAA Division I leaders in 3-point shooting, hit 9 of 18 3-pointers in the second half and finished 16-for-39 beyond the arc.

Garrett Tipton scored a game-high 21 points with three 3-pointers to lead Bellarmine (4-10). Langdon Hatton contributed 11 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

No. 18 Clemson 109, Queens 79

PJ Hall scored 27 points, 20 of which came in the first half, to lead the Tigers’ romp over the visiting Royals.

RJ Godfrey added 19 points on 8-for-9 shooting from the field for Clemson (10-1), which scored 69 points in the first half. Joseph Girard III also tallied 19 for the Tigers.

BJ McLaurin and AJ McKee scored 18 points apiece for Queens (6-8), which never led in its third straight loss. The Royals are in their second season as a Division I member, and Friday marked their first game against a ranked opponent.

No. 19 Texas 71, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 55

Max Abmas scored 17 points and Dillon Mitchell added 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds as the Longhorns shrugged off some doldrums and beat the Islanders in Austin, Texas.

Dylan Disu and Tyrese Hunter scored 11 points each for the Longhorns (9-2), while Brock Cunningham had a season-high 10.

Ten players saw at least 10 minutes of court time for the Islanders (6-6) and all scored at least two points. Dian Wright-Forde led the way with 10 and was the only A&M-CC player in double figures.

No. 20 James Madison 89, Morgan State 75

Terrence Edwards Jr. matched his career high with 29 points as the Dukes benefited from a second-half surge to defeat the host Bears in a matinee in Baltimore.

Raekwon Horton came off the bench to record a career-high 16 points, including eight in a key five-minute stretch during the second half when the Dukes (12-0) regained control after squandering a 14-point lead. They

delivered coach Mark Byington his 200th career victory.

Will Thomas scored 20 points and Kamron Hobbs added 16 to lead Morgan State (4-10), which was without leading scorer Wynston Tabbs (hamstring) for the third straight game.

No. 24 Wisconsin 80, Chicago State 53

A.J. Storr led all scorers with 29 points to lead the Badgers to a home win over the Cougars in Madison, Wis.

Steven Crowl had 13 points and seven rebounds and Tyler Wahl added 11 points for Wisconsin (9-3), which has won two straight. Storr was hot all night, going 11-for-18 from the field overall and 3 of 5 from 3-point range.

Wesley Cardet scored 10 points for Chicago State (7-10), which saw a four-game winning streak snapped.

–Field Level Media

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