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POSTED January 22, 2014 12:58 a.m.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.

The Spartans (18-1, 7-0) have won 11 straight games, extending their best one-loss start in a season in school history.

The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4) have lost two straight and four of six.

Michigan State went on a 10-2 run to take a 62-52 lead with 4:29 left, but led by just four points after Yogi Ferrell made a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left. Keith Appling made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession and Stanford Robinson’s runner pulled the Hoosiers within three points.

No. 14 KENTUCKY 68, TEXAS A&M 51

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points for Kentucky.

Poythress and 7-foot freshman Dakari Johnson eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Stein limited by foul trouble. Poythress worked inside for baskets and got to the free throw line, hitting five straight during his 7-0 run that put the Wildcats up 44-33 with 14½ minutes remaining.

No. 20 PITTSBURGH 76, CLEMSON 43

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Talib Zanna scored 22 points on near flawless shooting for Pittsburgh.

Zanna connected on 9 of 10 shots, most of them dunks or layups, as the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) bounced back from a loss to No. 2 Syracuse.

Lamar Patterson added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists for Pitt, which ended Clemson’s three-game winning streak.

TEXAS 67,
No. 22 KANSAS ST. 64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Holmes made a catch-and-shoot 3 pointer at the buzzer to send Texas to its fourth straight victory in the Big 12 and second in a row over a ranked team.

Texas had almost blown its chance for the game-winner when it nearly botched an inbounds pass with 3 seconds left. But after a quick timeout, Isaiah Taylor zipped the ball to the Holmes in the left corner and he put up the shot over two defenders. The ball swished through the basket at the buzzer and Holmes was mobbed by his teammates.

Women’s

Schimmel helps No. 5 Louisville women
 rout Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Shoni Schimmel had 25 points and eight rebounds as No. 5 Louisville pulled away in the second half for a 93-52 win over Houston on Tuesday night to extend the Cardinals’ win streak to 12 games.

Schimmel was 9 of 14 shooting, including 7 of 11 from behind the 3-point line as the Cardinals (19-1, 7-0 American) shot 54 percent from the field, including hitting 11 of 21 from behind the arc.

OKLAHOMA 75, No. 20 IOWA STATE 54

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Aaryn Ellenberg drained a 3-pointer to start a 15-2 run in the second half that broke open a tight game and sent Oklahoma to its first win in Ames since 2008, pounding Iowa State.

The win avenged an overtime loss to the then 14th-ranked Cyclones Jan. 5 at Oklahoma.

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