Texas upset No. 12 Michigan State, 67-55, Wednesday night to become the first nonconference team to win on the Spartans' home court since Duke's win of Dec. 3, 2003, a string of 52 games.

The Spartans (8-4) have failed to live up to their preseason billing as the second-ranked team in the country, with only one quality win - over then-No. 13 Washington in the Maui Invitational.

The 18th-ranked Longhorns (10-2) trailed only once in the first half and once just after halftime.

Kentucky 89, Winthrop 52 - Kentucky's Doron Lamb set a school record for most points in a game by a freshman, pouring in 32 as the 13th-ranked Wildcats (9-2) rolled past the visiting Eagles (5-7).

Elsewhere: Malcolm Grant scored 25 points to lead the 9-3 Miami Hurricanes over Rice, 73-67, in the third round of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. . . . Fourth-ranked Connecticut had no problem with visiting Harvard, winning, 81-52, to remain undefeated. . . . No. 15 Baylor beat San Diego, 83-50, in the opening round of Honolulu's Diamond Head Classic.

Lions' guard OK after injury. Tests on Penn State guard Talor Battle's bruised left thumb came back normal, and the Nittany Lions' leading scorer is expected to be ready for the Big Ten opener next week. Battle injured his hand the final minutes of Tuesday's 74-64 loss to Maine.


Michigan 68, Boston College 55 - Michigan handed No. 24 Boston College its first loss of the season in Ann Arbor. Rachel Sheffer scored 19 points to lead Michigan, while Carolyn Swords paced Boston College (11-1) with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Georgetown 73, Coppin State 52 - Sugar Rodgers scored 22 points, and notched a career-high seven assists as the 20th-ranked Hoyas (10-3) topped visiting Coppin State (2-8).

Local: La Salle (4-6) lost a tight game to host Seton Hall, 65-62. Both teams were tied at 31 at the half, but the Explorers could not keep up in the second half.