MANHATTAN, Kan. - Michael Beasley scored 25 points and Bill Walker had 19 and No. 22 Kansas State ended a 24-year, home-court losing streak against archrival Kansas with an 84-75 victory Wednesday night against the previously unbeaten No. 2 Jayhawks.
Always double- and sometimes triple-teamed when he touched the ball inside, the 6-foot-10 Beasley was held to eight points in the first half but scored six in a row in the first few minutes after intermission and Kansas never caught up.
Beasley, the nation's leading rebounder and No. 4 scorer, was 4-for-4 from behind the 3-point arc as the Wildcats (15-4, 5-0 Big 12) took over first place in a Big 12 Conference they've never competed in, let alone won. Kansas (20-1, 5-1) was two victories short of matching its best start.
MEMPHIS 89, HOUSTON 77: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 30 points and Joey Dorsey grabbed 22 rebounds, matching a career high, as top-ranked Memphis (20-0, 6-0 Conference USA) equaled the best start in school history.
GEORGETOWN 74, ST. JOHN'S 42: Sophomore reserve Vernon Macklin scored a career-high 18 points and No. 6 Georgetown (17-2, 7-1 Big East) handed St. John's (7-12, 1-7) its worst Big East loss ever.
MICHIGAN ST. 51, ILLINOIS 41: Drew Neitzel scored nine of his 15 points during a key stretch in the second half and Michigan State improved to 19-2 for the first time in school history.
DRAKE 75, CREIGHTON 65: Josh Young tied a career-high with 24 points and 16th-ranked Drake (19-1, 10-0 MVC) beat Creighton (14-6, 5-5) to push its school-record winning streak to 18 games.
PITT 69, VILLANOVA 57: Sam Young and Tyrell Biggs led a game-changing rally in which No. 18 Pittsburgh (17-4, 5-3 Big East) turned a one-point deficit in the second half into an 18-point lead.
OLE MISS 74, VANDY 58: Chris Warren scored 20 points and Eniel Polynice added 18 as No. 24 Mississippi (16-3, 3-3 SEC) beat No. 19 Vanderbilt (17-4, 2-4).
CINCINNATI TOPS HUGGINS: Deonta Vaughn scored 18 points and Cincinnati held West Virginia to the worst shooting night in school history, beating the Mountaineers 62-39 in Morgantown, W.Va., and spoiling the first game for Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins against his former school.
Top 25 Women
BAYLOR 61, TEXAS 60: Angela Tisdale scored 19 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 19 seconds left, and No. 6 Baylor (19-1, 7-0 Big 12) beat No. 25 Texas (15-6, 3-4).
TEXAS A&M 80, TEXAS 63: Josh Carter scored 19 points and No. 23 Texas A&M (17-4, 3-3) cruised to an easy win over No. 10 Texas (16-4, 3-2).
OKLAHOMA 67, KANSAS 51: Nyeshia Stevenson scored 15 points, Courtney Paris extended her double-double streak to 79 games and No. 11 Oklahoma (14-4, 4-2 Big 12) routed Kansas (12-8, 1-6).
PITT 72, VILLANOVA 63: Marcedes Walker scored 23 points and Mallorie Winn added 18 as No. 14 Pittsburgh (17-3, 7-0 Big East) withstood a tough second-half challenge and extended its winning streak to 11 games.
UTAH 60, WYOMING 59: Morgan Warburton scored 18 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 3 seconds remaining, to lead Utah (17-3, 6-0 Mountain West) to a victory over No. 15 Wyoming (18-2, 6-1), ending the Cowgirls' 12-game winning streak.
KANSAS ST. 77, NEBRASKA 75: Ashley Sweat hit a baseline drive with 7 seconds left and No. 18 Kansas State (14-5, 7-0 Big East) withstood a flurry at the other end just before the final buzzer to beat Nebraska.
NOTRE DAME 85, PROVIDENCE 54: Lindsay Schrader had 15 points and nine rebounds and No. 20 Notre Dame (16-5, 4-3 Big East) forced 29 turnovers.