Damion James had 23 points and 13 rebounds, leading No. 2 Texas past No. 9 Michigan State, 79-68, last night in Austin, Texas, giving the Longhorns consecutive wins over top 10 teams.

As was the case with the victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday, James led this one.

He followed his 25 points and 15 rebounds against the Tar Heels with another big showing to rally the Longhorns (11-0) from an early deficit.

South Alabama 67, Florida 66 - Tim Williams scored 21 points, DeAndre Hersey had a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining, and the Jaguars (9-4) stunned the No. 18 Gators (8-3) in Gainesville, Fla.

Williams drove through the lane in the closing seconds, but his shot clanged off the rim. The Gators failed to block out Hersey, who grabbed the rebound and put it back up for the game-winner.

Kansas 84, California 69 - Sherron Collins keyed a late surge to finish with 17 points and the No. 1 Jayhawks overcame a rare quiet game from their bench to beat the Golden Bears in Lawrence, Kan.

Kansas (11-0) came into the game as one of the deepest teams in the country, with its reserves averaging 29.3 points per game and extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 49 games.

Syracuse 92, Oakland (Mich.) 60 - Freshman guard Brandon Triche had a season-high 27 points, Wes Johnson added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 5 Orange beat the Golden Grizzlies in Syracuse, N.Y.

Texas Tech 100, Stanford 87 - Mike Singletary scored 24 of his season-high 28 points in the second half to lift No. 23 Texas Tech past the Cardinal (5-6), keeping the Red Raiders (10-1) unbeaten at home in Lubbock.

Singletary, who got into foul trouble early and played just 7 minutes in the first half, didn't attempt a free throw before halftime, then hit 7 of 11. He was 9 of 12 from the field.

Elsewhere: Ed Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds, while fellow big man Tyler Zeller matched a career high with 18 points to lead No. 10 North Carolina past Marshall, 98-61, in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Jamarr Sanders scored 18 points and streaking UAB weathered a late comeback by cold-shooting Butler to upset the 20th-ranked Bulldogs, 67-57, in Birmingham, Ala. . . . JaJuan Johnson scored 16 points and E'Twaun Moore added 15, leading No. 4 Purdue (11-0) past SIU-Edwardsville, 90-63, in West Lafayette, Ind. . . . Jerome Dyson scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half when No. 11 Connecticut pulled away to a 71-54 victory over Maine in Hartford, Conn.

David Lighty scored a career-high 30 points against his hometown team, leading No. 17 Ohio State past Cleveland State, 72-59, in Columbus, Ohio. . . . Trevor Booker scored a season-high 31 points and his brother Devin added 10 to lead host Clemson, ranked 24th, to a 79-57 victory over Western Carolina. . . . Mike Rosario scored a career-high 28 points and tied a career-high with five assists as Rutgers defeated St. Peter's, 66-42, in Piscataway, N.J.

Russell Frederick scored 29 points as host Philadelphia University beat Pace, 65-60.