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College Basketball: Butler takes out Ohio State

Gordon Hayward had 24 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Butler thumped No. 13 Ohio State, 74-66, yesterday in Indianapolis - the Bulldogs' first win over a ranked opponent in four tries this season.

Gordon Hayward had 24 points and eight rebounds as No. 22 Butler thumped No. 13 Ohio State, 74-66, yesterday in Indianapolis - the Bulldogs' first win over a ranked opponent in four tries this season.

Willie Veasley added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (7-3), who had lost to Minnesota, Clemson and Georgetown.

William Buford scored 20 points for the Buckeyes (7-2), who played for the first time without Evan Turner, who was averaging a double-double this season. He fractured his lower back when he fell on a dunk attempt on Dec. 5.

New Mexico 84, Texas A&M 81 - Roman Martinez scored 22 points, including two key free throws in the final seconds, as the Lobos (10-0) got by the No. 16 Aggies (8-2) in Houston.

Donald Sloan had 29 points for Texas A&M.

Texas A&M cut the lead to 82-81 on a three-pointer by Khris Middleton with 10 seconds remaining before Martinez made the two free throws to secure the win.

Kansas State 95, UNLV 80 - Jacob Pullen hit seven three-pointers and scored 28 points as the Wildcats (9-1) rolled to a win over the No. 18 Rebels (8-1) in Las Vegas.

The Wildcats shot 57 percent (28 of 49) while winning their sixth straight.

Tre'Von Willis led UNLV with 17 points.

Kentucky 90, Indiana 73 - Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points and Patrick Patterson had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the fourth-ranked Wildcats over the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind.

John Calipari matched Adolph Rupp's record start for a first-year Kentucky coach by improving to 10-0, and the Wildcats moved within two wins of becoming the first Division I men's basketball program with 2,000 wins.

Maurice Creek had 31 points for the Hoosiers (4-5).

Texas 87, Texas State 54 - Damion James got his 40th career double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds, and the second-ranked Longhorns (8-0) demolished the Bobcats (3-7) in Austin, Texas.

Avery Bradley added 15 points in a win that could be costly for Texas.

Freshman J'Covan Brown, who has started four games at guard for Texas this season, had to be helped off the court about six minutes into the second half and was favoring his left leg after a fall near the basket. Trainers wrapped the ankle and he left the court on crutches a few minutes later.

Georgetown 74, Washington 66 - Julian Vaughn scored a career-high 18 points, and the No 15 Hoyas (8-0) pulled away for the win over the No. 17 Huskies (6-2) in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

Purdue 73, Alabama 65 - Robbie Hummel had 23 as the No. 5 Boilermakers (9-0) ralliedy to defeat the Crimson Tide (6-3) in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

West Virginia 69, Coppin State 43 - Kevin Jones had 22 points as the No. 6 Mountaineers (7-0) overcame the absence of starters Devin Ebanks and Casey Mitchell to wallop the Eagles (5-4) in Morgantown, W.Va.

North Carolina 103, Presbyterian 64 - Ed Davis had 20 points as the No. 11 Tar Heels (8-2) routed the Blue Hose (2-8) in Chapel Hil, N.C.

Wisconsin 72, Marquette 63 - Jon Leuer scored 24 points as the No. 20 Badgers (7-2) topped the Golden Eagles (7-3) in Madison, Wis.

Gonzaga 103, Davidson 91 - Elias Harris had 27 points as the No. 21 Bulldogs (8-2) overcame the absence of leading scorer Matt Bouldin to beat the Wildcats (2-7) in Seattle.

Mississippi 83, McNeese State 67 - Eniel Polynice had all 12 points and four steals over the final 10 minutes of the game to rally the No. 25 Rebels (8-1) past the Cowboys (3-5) in Oxford, Miss.

Virginia Tech 66, Penn State 64 - Malcolm Delaney scored 11 of his 27 points during a key second-half stretch as the Hokies (8-1) benefited from poor foul-shooting by the Nittany Lions (6-4) in State College, Pa.

Ohio 86, Delaware 70 - Armon Bassett scored 27 points as the Bobcats (5-3) beat the Blue Hens (2-7) in Newark, Del.

Elsewhere: Jim Mower scored 25 points in a 77-63 victory for Lafayette over Long Island University in Easton, Pa. . . . Tony Taylor hit an 18-footer with 27 seconds left and Aaron Ware's layup with 1 second remaining sealed a 73-69 win for George Washington over host Towson. . . . Victor Rudd had 15 points as Arizona State overwhelmed Delaware State, 76-34, in Tempe, Ariz. . . . Josh Young sank two free throws with four seconds left to lift Drake to a 77-76 win over Binghamton in Des Moines, Iowa. . . . Tyson Hartnett had 18 points and nine rebounds as host Rowan won its own Heritage's Dairy Stores Classic in Glassboro, beating Delaware Valley, 92-80. James Jones had 30 points for the Aggies. . . . Will Kernan scored 15 points for host University of Sciences in a 48-46 loss to Wilmington University in West Philadelphia. . . . James Coleman scored nine points for Rutgers-Camden in a 78-46 loss to Keystone College in La Plume, Pa.

College Basketball: Today's Games

Men's Basketball

St. Francis (Pa.)

at Drexel, 1 p.m.

Radio: WNTP-AM (990).

Villanova at Temple,

3 p.m.

Radio: ESPN-AM (950).EndText