Third-ranked Kansas suspended guard Mario Little indefinitely Thursday after he was arrested on charges of battery, criminal damage, and criminal trespassing following a predawn fight with his girlfriend and others.

Coach Bill Self announced the suspension of the 6-foot-6 guard, who apologized and said he felt "awful" about the incident.

"Mario remains a member of our team while we work through this process," Self said. "But we have suspended him indefinitely from competition while we gather the facts of this incident. Mario exercised very poor judgment in his handling of a situation. We're disappointed in his behavior; it's unfortunate that our university, our program, and his teammates all have to deal with this negative issue."

Missouri 81, Oral Roberts 62 - Laurence Bowers scored 17 points and No. 13 Missouri avenged last season's defeat to Oral Roberts with the victory in Columbia, Mo.

Marcus Denmon added 16 points for the Tigers (9-1), who used an 18-2 run in taking a 13-point halftime lead. Missouri held Oral Roberts to 26 percent shooting from the field.

Memphis 70, Austin Peay 68 - Chris Crawford scored six of his 18 points in overtime, Charles Carmouche had 16 points and keyed a second-half rally and No. 18 Memphis beat Austin Peay in Memphis, Tenn.

Austin Peay had the ball out of bounds with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, but couldn't get off a shot, although the Governors' bench was calling for a foul on the play.

TyShwan Edmondson led the Governors (6-6) with 22 points.

Transfer can suit up for N.M. Forward Drew Gordon, a transfer from UCLA, will make his debut for New Mexico on Sunday against the Citadel.

New Mexico had submitted a waiver to NCAA officials, seeking to have Gordon declared eligible in time for Friday's game against Longwood. The NCAA requires any transfer athlete to sit out a calendar year.

Calipari nominated. University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been nominated for the inaugural United Nations Nongovernment Organization Positive Peace Awards in the coach category.

The group Celebrate Positive said that Calipari was nominated by a charity called Samaritan's Feet that provides shoes to the needy around the world. Calipari helped bring shoes to children in Haiti and Detroit.


Keisha Hampton scored 23 of her 27 points in the second, Felicia Chester had a career-high 24 and No. 22 DePaul routed No. 3 Stanford (6-1), 91-71, denying Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer her 800th career victory in Chicago.

VanDerveer - 799-196 in her 32d season as a head coach - had hoped to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt, C. Vivian Stringer and Sylvia Hatchell as women's college coaches with 800 wins. That milestone will have to wait and her next try will be a challenge when the Cardinal play against Summitt and Tennessee on Sunday.

After leading by only two at the half, DePaul broke away in the second with a 17-2 run and by hitting seven three-pointers. The Blue Demons (13-1) have won 10 straight.