College basketball roundup: Marquette stops Syracuse
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MILWAUKEE — Davante Gardner scored a career-high 26 points, and No. 22 Marquette beat No. 12 Syracuse, 74-71, on Monday night in a game that further tightened things at the top of the Big East.
Gardner played only 11 minutes in Marquette's 60-56 loss at Villanova on Saturday, with coach Buzz Williams saying he benched the junior center because “he played really bad.”
Gardner was the exact opposite against the Orange, making all seven of his shots and converting 12 of 13 free throws in 33 minutes to pull Marquette (20-7, 11-4 Big East) into second place, a half game behind Georgetown.
C.J. Fair had 20 points for Syracuse (22-6, 10-5), which has lost three of five and dropped into a tie for fourth with Notre Dame.
Junior Cadougan and Jamil Wilson both scored 12 points for Marquette, which extended its home winning streak to 24 games.
No. 6 Kansas 108, Iowa St. 96 (OT) — Ames, Iowa, Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 39 points — 12 in overtime — and Kansas rallied to beat Iowa State for coach Bill Self's 500th career win.
No. 13 Kansas State 75, Texas Tech 55 — In Manhattan, Kan., Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and Kansas State reached 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years.
The 12 league wins are the most ever for a first-year coach at Kansas State (23-5, 12-3 Big 12) and more importantly for Bruce Weber and his team is that win keeps the Wildcats on top of the Big 12 standings.
Dusty Hannahs scored 14 points for the Red Raiders (9-17, 2-13), and Jaye Crockett added 13.
Monmouth 60, Robert Morris 48— At Sewall Center, Robert Morris forward Artemis Spanou scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Colonials lost their fourth straight.
Ashley Ravelli added 12 points for Robert Morris (7-20, 6-10 Northeast Conference).
Gabby Singer scored 21 points to lead Monmouth (13-14, 10-6).
Point Park 76, IU Southeast 51 — In New Albany, Ind., April Austin scored 23 points, Ja'Nia McPhatter added 18 points and 10 rebounds and Emily Scharter had 13 points to lead Point Park into the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.
The top-seeded Pioneers (24-6, 11-4), who set a team record for wins in a season, advance to face No. 3 seed Asbury (23-9, 10-5) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
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