Spartans survive challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.

The Spartans (18-1, 7-0) have won 11 straight games, extending their best one-loss start in a season in school history.

The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4) have lost two straight and four of six.

No. 14 Kentucky 68,Texas A&M 51

At Lexington, Ky., Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points for Kentucky.

Poythress and 7-foot freshman Dakari Johnson eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Stein limited by foul trouble.

No. 20 Pittsburgh 76,Clemson 43

At Pittsburgh, Talib Zanna scored 22 points on near flawless shooting for Pittsburgh.

Zanna connected on 9 of 10 shots, most of them dunks or layups, as the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) bounced back from a loss to No. 2 Syracuse.

Texas 67, No. 22 Kansas St. 64

At Austin, Texas, Jonathan Holmes made a catch-and-shoot 3 pointer at the buzzer to send Texas to its fourth straight victory in the Big 12 and second in a row over a ranked team.

Thomas Gipson scored 24 points for Kansas State (14-5, 4-2), which had tied the game at 64 on Shane Southwell's twisting, off-balance layup with 5 seconds to play after Javan Felix had missed two free throws.


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