February 9, 2014 in Sports

Top-25 basketball: SMU defeats seventh-ranked Cincinnati

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SMU forward Markus Kennedy helped the Mustangs end the Bearcats’ 15-game win streak.
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Coach Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs (19-5, 8-3 American Athletic Conference) stayed undefeated at home with a 76-55 victory Saturday over No. 7 Cincinnati (22-3, 11-1) at Dallas, ending the Bearcats’ 15-game winning streak.

SMU has already beaten three Top 25 opponents in seven games since moving into the renovated Moody Coliseum on campus five weeks ago.

Before that, the Mustangs hadn’t defeated a ranked opponent anywhere since December 2003. They hadn’t had multiple wins against Top 25 teams in the same season since 1984-85, their last time in the poll.

(3) Florida 78, Alabama 69: Scottie Wilbekin scored 16 points, leading all five starters in double figures, and the Gators (21-2, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) beat the Crimson Tide (9-14, 3-7), in Gainesville, Fla., for their 15th straight victory.

Florida handled Alabama for the second time in 16 days and extended a school record for consecutive home wins to 29.

(4) Wichita State 82, Northern Iowa 73: Tekele Cotton scored 18 points and the Shockers (25-0, 12-0 Missouri Valley Conference) beat the Panthers (11-13, 5-7) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, clearing perhaps its toughest remaining hurdle for an unbeaten regular season.

Cleanthony Early had all 16 of his points in the first half for Wichita State, which became the first team to open the season 25-0 since Derrick Rose helped Memphis win its first 26 games in 2007-08.

The Memphis team that the Shockers are a win from matching made it all the way to the national title game before a heartbreaking overtime loss to Kansas.

(17) Iowa 85, (10) Michigan 67: Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half to lead the Hawkeyes (18-6, 7-4 Big Ten) over the Wolverines (17-6, 9-2) in Iowa City, Iowa.

Aaron White added 11 points and eight rebounds for Iowa, who have beaten two Top 10 teams in the regular season for the first time since 1990-91.

Caris LeVert scored 22 points for Michigan, which has lost two of three after starting 8-0 in the Big Ten.

Kansas State 74, (15) Texas 57: Marcus Foster scored a career-high 34 points on 13-of-16 shooting to lead the Wildcats (16-7, 6-4 Big 12) over the Longhorns (18-5, 7-3) in Manhattan, Kansas, ending Texas’ seven-game winning streak.

Foster was the third true freshman to score 30 points for Kansas State, joining Michael Beasley and Mike Evans.

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