As an assistant coach at Memphis last season, Derek Kellogg watched Kansas guard Mario Chalmers take a handoff on the wing and hit a three-pointer that sent the national championship game into overtime.
Faced with a similar situation, this time as Massachusetts' head coach, Kellogg knew what was coming - and his team defended it perfectly in Kansas City, Mo.
Tony Gaffney got a piece of Sherron Collins' final shot and Massachusetts (3-6) survived a mad scramble in the closing seconds, holding off No. 25 Kansas (7-2) for a 61-60 victory yesterday.
Kansas, back in the top 25 after being knocked out last week, saw its 30-game home winning streak end.
Georgetown 79, Memphis 70 -
Chris Wright made a spin move at halfcourt late in overtime, then finished his drive with a layup in heavy traffic to cap a game-long swarm of intense, physical basketball as the 19th-ranked Hoyas (7-1) downed the No. 17 Tigers (5-2) in Washington.
Chester's Tyreke Evans scored 20 points for Memphis.
North Carolina 100, Oral Roberts 84 -
Tyler Hansbrough had 26 points and nine rebounds to help the top-ranked Tar Heels (9-0) defeat the Golden Eagles (2-7) in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Sam Young had 19 points and No. 3
improved to 10-0 for the sixth consecutive season with a 91-56 rout of
in Pittsburgh. . . . Austin Johnson scored 14 points and fifth-ranked
overcame Blake Griffin's early foul trouble to beat
by 70-52 in Norman, Okla. . . . A.J. Abrams scored 30 points, giving No. 6
the cushion it needed down the stretch, and the Longhorns pulled away late for an 81-73 victory over
in Austin. . . . Preston Knowles scored a career-high 21 points, including 12 during a decisive run in the second half, and No. 9
, 94-74, in Louisville, Ky. . . . Derrick Brown had 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out on a technical, and No. 10
remained unbeaten with the roughest one of them all, a 76-66 victory over host
that featured six technicals. . . . Arinze Onuaku had 17 points, Eric Devendorf added 13 points and five assists, and No. 13
Long Beach State
by 79-55 in Syracuse, N.Y.
Luke Harangody had 23 points and 15 rebounds and No. 12
finished with a 10-1 run to beat
by 74-67, extending its home winning streak to 41 games in South Bend, Ind. . . . Robbie Hummel scored 20 of his career-high 25 points in the second half, and No. 14
by 76-62 in West Lafayette, Ind.
Evan Turner scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket, to lead 21st-ranked
to a 54-51 victory in Columbus, Ohio, handing
its first loss of the season. . . . Josh Shipp and Jrue Holiday scored 14 points each and No. 16
by 72-54 in the John R. Wooden Classic doubleheader in Anaheim, Calif., giving coach Ben Howland his 300th career victory. . . . Chris Allen had 20 points and Kalin Lucas added 16 to lead No. 18
to an easy 118-60 victory over
in East Lansing, Mich.
Stephen Curry scored 41 points to help No. 23
, 100-95, in the Southern Conference opener for both teams in Davidson, N.C. . . . Henry Dugat scored eight consecutive points in just over a minute midway through the first half to finally push No. 22
, 90-63, in Waco, Texas. . . . Jerel McNeal went on a second-half scoring spree, powering No. 24
to a 69-50 victory over
in Milwaukee. . . . Josh Harrellson scored 15 points off the bench as
in a 72-54 victory in Lexington, Ky. . . . Talor Battle scored 26 points and host
overcame another sluggish performance to hold off a feisty
Mount St. Mary's
squad by 61-56.
Matt Johnson and Jon Crabtree each scored 17 points to lead host
to a 101-76 win over
, which got 20 points from Chris Clahar. . . . Curtis Fitch scored 17 points for host
University of the Sciences
in a 55-48 loss to
. . . . Charles Jones scored 22 points for host
in an 80-75 win over
. . . . Host
got 23 points from Jawan Carter in a 75-66 victory over
. . . . Jeremy Hazell scored 14 points and
overcame a poor three-point shooting performance in posting a 60-46 victory against
in Jersey City, N.J.