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Missouri Stuns Kansas In Double Ot

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Top-ranked Kansas ran out of great escapes Tuesday night at Columbia, Mo.

Corey Tate picked up a loose ball near the free-throw line and scored with 5.6 seconds to go in the second overtime - and 2 seconds left on the shot clock - as Missouri handed the Jayhawks their first loss, 96-94.

Kelly Thames had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Derek Grimm had 20 points for Missouri (12-10, 4-6 Big 12). Grimm fouled out in the first overtime and Thames fouled out with 1:15 to go in the second overtime.

It was the second consecutive overtime game for Kansas, which has struggled lately with starting center Scot Pollard sidelined with a broken foot. Kansas (22-1, 8-1) survived an OT scare from Nebraska on Saturday and had close calls against Texas Tech and Colorado before that.

(19) S.Carolina 84, (3) Ky. 79 (OT)

B.J. McKie scored eight of his 22 points in overtime and the Gamecocks (16-5, 10-0) won their 11th straight, beating the Wildcats (20-3, 8-2) at Columbia, S.C., to stay unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference.

(10) Clemson 69, Western Ky. 55

Greg Buckner scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half to help the Tigers (18-4) pull away from the Hilltoppers (10-10) at Clemson, S.C.

(16) Villanova 81, West Virginia 70

Alvin Williams, Tim Thomas and three teammates scored in double figures as the Wildcats (17-5, 8-4 Big East) used a 15-2 spurt at the start of the second half to beat the Mountaineers (13-6, 7-5) at Villanova, Pa.

(25) Iowa 75, (24) Indiana 67

At Iowa City, Iowa, Andre Woolridge scored 18 points to lead the Hawkeyes past the visiting Hoosiers, who have lost three games in a row for the first time since the 1989-90 season.

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