Top 25 roundup: BYU halts No. 7 Kansas’ 19-game home win streak

By Thomson Reuters Feb 28, 2024 | 9:47 AM

Dallin Hall had 13 of his 18 points in the second half as BYU defeated No. 7 Kansas 76-68 on Tuesday night.

Kansas had won 19 straight home games dating to last season, which was tied for the third-longest active streak in the country. The Jayhawks had won 71 straight when leading at halftime.

It was BYU’s first win ever in Lawrence, Kan. The Cougars (20-8, 8-7 Big 12) came into the game third in Division I with 11.4 3-pointers per game, and second with 32.4 3-point attempts per game. BYU finished 13 of 34 from long range, including 7 of 15 after halftime. Jaxson Robinson also had 18 points for the Cougars.

The Jayhawks (21-7, 9-6) were led by Hunter Dickinson with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Dajuan Harris Jr. added 12 points, KJ Adams Jr. had 11 and Johnny Furphy had 10.

No. 1 Houston 67, Cincinnati 59

LJ Cryer produced his ninth 20-point game of the season as the Cougars earned a wire-to-wire victory over the visiting Bearcats.

Cryer scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the first half to steady Houston (25-3, 12-3 Big 12). Teammate Jamal Shead scored all nine of his points after the intermission. Shead missed 9 of 11 shots but finished with 11 assists and four steals.

Viktor Lakhin and Simas Lukosius scored 11 points apiece for Cincinnati (16-12, 5-10), which has dropped three straight and five of six. Dan Skillings Jr. had eight points and eight rebounds for Cincinnati.

No. 16 Kentucky 91, Mississippi State 89

Reed Sheppard capped his stellar night with a 15-foot runner with 0.5 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats over the Bulldogs in Starkville, Miss.

Sheppard scored a career-best 32 points on 11-of-14 shooting as Kentucky (20-8, 10-5 SEC) recovered from a 13-point second-half deficit en route to beating Mississippi State for the 19th time in the past 20 meetings. Sheppard made four 3-pointers and also had seven assists, five rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals for Kentucky.

Josh Hubbard established career highs of 34 points and seven 3-pointers for the Bulldogs (19-9, 8-7), who had a five-game winning streak halted. Tolu Smith III had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Shakeel Moore added 10 points.

No. 20 San Diego State 72, San Jose State 64

Jaedon LeDee had 27 points and 11 rebounds and the Aztecs held off the visiting Spartans.

Elijah Saunders was the other scorer in double figures with 10 points off the bench for San Diego State (22-7, 11-5 Mountain West), which extended its home winning streak to 20 games and stayed a half-game behind No. 22 Utah State and Boise State for first place in the conference.

Myron Amey Jr. had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Trey Anderson scored 14 points and Latrell Davis contributed 13 points off the bench for San Jose State (9-20, 2-14), which cut a 17-point deficit to five with 5:21 to go but couldn’t get any closer than four down the stretch.

No. 21 Dayton 80, Davidson 66

Koby Brea scored a team-high 17 points off the bench to help lift the Flyers to a win over the visiting Wildcats in Atlantic 10 Conference action.

Brea hit five 3-pointers while Enoch Cheeks added 15 points for the Flyers (22-5, 12-3 Atlantic 10), who rebounded from last Wednesday’s loss at George Mason. DaRon Holmes II had 14 points, Kobe Elvis chipped in 11 and Javon Bennett and Nate Santos each finished with 10 for Dayton.

Connor Kochera led Davidson (15-13, 5-10) with 18 points. Reed Bailey supplied 12 for the Wildcats, who lost their second straight game.

No. 22 Utah State 77, Fresno State 73 (OT)

Great Osobor had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Aggies to an overtime win over the host Bulldogs.

Utah State’s Darius Brown II, whose 3-pointer at the end of regulation pushed the game into overtime, made another shot from beyond the arc with 34 seconds left in OT to break a tie.

The Aggies (23-5, 11-4 Mountain West) remain tied for first in the conference after winning for the fourth time in the past five games. The Bulldogs (11-17, 4-11), who got 21 points from Isaiah Pope, took their fourth consecutive loss.

–Field Level Media