College hoop roundup
No. 11 Louisville 68, Rutgers 48
Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried Louisville to a victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.
Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers to a season-low point total.
Eli Carter had 13 points and Myles Mack 12 to lead Rutgers (12-9, 3-7).
No. 12 Michigan St. 61, No. 18 Minnesota 50
Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half.
The Spartans (19-4 8-2 Big Ten) moved into a second-place tie with No. 3 Michigan, whom they host Tuesday night. They picked up their eighth win in nine games since losing the conference opener against the Golden Gophers (17-6, 5-5) on the road.
No. 14 Butler 77, St. Bonaventure 58
Rotnei Clarke scored 17 points for Butler.
Andrew Smith added 13 points and Khyle Marshall and Chase Stigall each scored 12 as the Bulldogs (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10).
No. 16 Creighton 76, Indiana St. 57
Jake Odum scored 22 points, topping the 1,000-point mark for his career and leading Indiana State.
Providence 54, No. 17 Cincinnati 50
Kadeem Batts scored 25 points and Providence narrowly won its second straight game after holding a late lead.
The Bearcats had cut their biggest deficit, 47-34 with 6:49 left, to 49-48 on two free throws by Cheikh Mbodj with 2:28 remaining. It was 52-50 when Batts missed two free throws with 13.4 seconds to go and Justin Jackson rebounded for Cincinnati. But Sean Kilpatrick, who led Cincinnati with 13 points, lost the ball on a backcourt violation with 2 seconds to play and Batts finished the scoring with two free throws.
Cincinnati (18-5, 6-4) lost for the second time in seven games.
No. 22 Oklahoma St. 69, Baylor 67 (OT)
Michael Cobbins blocked a shot then converted a fast-break layup with two-tenths of a second left in overtime, lifting Oklahoma State over Baylor.
Marcus Smart scored 14 points and Markel Brown added 13 for Oklahoma State (16-5, 6-3 Big 12 Conference), which blew a 14-point lead in the final 7:40 of regulation and twice trailed by three points in overtime before extending its winning streak to four games.
No. 24 Marquette 70, South Florida 47
Todd Mayo and Vander Blue both scored 13 points to help Marquette beat South Florida.
Mayo had all of his season-high 13 points in the first half for Marquette (16-5, 7-2 Big East).
South Florida (10-12, 1-9) got 14 points from Zach LeDay.
No. 1 Baylor 86, Kansas 45
Brittney Griner had 26 points and had 13 rebounds to help Baylor rout Kansas.
The 6-foot-8 senior moved into 10th all-time on the Division I scoring list passing Penn State great Kelly Mazzante. Griner has 2,929 points in her career.
Brooklyn Pope and Odyssey Sims each added 13 for Baylor (21-1, 11-0 Big 12) while Kimetria Hayden had 11 points.
Cece Harper had 11 points and Asia Boyd scored 10 for Kansas (14-7, 5-5).
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