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Men’s Top 25

Warsaw’s Moore keys SMU win

– Before SMU returned to its campus home in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum, it had been 10 years since the Mustangs defeated a Top 25 opponent.

Now Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown’s team has beaten two ranked teams in less than a month.

Markus Kennedy had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Warsaw product Nic Moore had 14 points with 10 assists, while also keying a game-turning run to start the second half, as the Mustangs stayed undefeated at home with an 87-72 victory over No. 22 Memphis (16-5, 6-3 American Athletic) on Saturday.

“This is the type of game we want all the time,” said Sterling Brown, who had 15 points. SMU (17-5, 6-3) has already won two more games than in Brown’s debut on The Hilltop last season.

Moore had an assist on Kennedy’s tiebreaking layup right after halftime. Moore then added 3-pointers in the 10-2 spurt in just over 2 minutes that put SMU in full control.

“We got punched in the mouth at the start of the second half and we didn’t recover,” said Memphis coach Josh Pastner.

No. 3 FLORIDA 69, TEXAS A&M 36: In Gainesville, Fla., Michael Frazier II scored 21 points, and the Gators (19-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) pushed their winning streak to 13 games.

No. 4 WICHITA STATE 81, EVANSVILLE 67: In Wichita, Kan., Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker scored 14 points apiece for the Shockers (23-0, 10-0 Missouri Valley).

No. 5 SAN DIEGO ST. 65, COLORADO ST. 56: In San Diego, Xavier Thames scored 24 points as coach Steve Fisher won his 300th game for the Aztecs (19-1, 8-0 Mountain West).

No. 25 TEXAS 81 , No. 6 KANSAS 69: In Austin, Texas, Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points, Jonathan Holmes had 22 and the Longhorns (17-4, 6-2 Big 12) rolled over the Jayhawks (16-5, 7-1).

BAYLOR 76, No. 8 OKLAHOMA STATE 70: In Stillwater, Okla., Brady Heslip scored a season-high 20 points to help the Bears (14-7, 2-6 Big 12) end a five-game losing streak.

No. 9 VILLANOVA 90, TEMPLE 74: In Philadelphia, James Bell had 19 points to lead the Wildcats (19-2) to their 22nd Big 5 title.

No. 11 KENTUCKY 84, MISSOURI 79: In Columbia, Mo., Aaron Harrison scored 21 points and James Young added 20 to lead the Wildcats (16-5, 6-2 Southeastern Conference).

No. 12 LOUISVILLE 87, UCF 70: In Louisville Ky., Russ Smith scored 27 points and Luke Hancock added 16 to help the Cardinals (18-4, 7-2 American Athletic Conference).

No. 16 IOWA STATE 81, No. 23 OKLAHOMA 75: In Ames, Iowa, Georges Niang scored a career-high 27 points and the Cyclones (16-4, 4-4 Big 12) held off the Sooners (17-5, 6-3).

No. 19 SAINT LOUIS 87, GEORGE MASON 81, OT: In St. Louis, Rob Loe scored 10 of his career high 23 points in overtime to help extend the Billikens’ (20-2, 7-0 Atlantic 10) winning streak to 14 games.

SAINT JOSEPH’S 73, No. 21 UMASS 68: In Philadelphia, Halil Kanacevic scored 18 points to lead the Hawks (15-6, 5-2 Atlantic 10).