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Huskers stalk the Cowboys at home

AMERICAN BASKETBALL Oklahoma State is now in a tie with Kansas atop the Big 12 standings following a loss to Nebraska in Lincoln. LSU upset No. 16 Alabama


Kennedy Winston paced the Crimson Tide with 22 points. Jean Felix added 12 while Chuck Davis netted 10 for Alabama (21-5, 10-3 SEC), which had its four-game winning streak snapped and could have captured the SEC West division with a win.

No. 22 Oklahoma 71,

No. 8 Kansas 63

Terrell Everett scored a game-high 19 points and David Godbold added a career-high 15 to lead No. 22 Oklahoma over No. 8 Kansas, 71-63, at the Noble Center on Monday.

Johnnie Gilbert contributed 12 for the Sooners (20-6, 9-4 Big 12), who have won three straight.

Wayne Simien scored 17 for Kansas (20-4, 10-3), which lost its third straight game for the first time in 11 years. Keith Langford had 16 in the loss.

The Sooners led by as many as 19 in the opening half and were on top, 37-22 at the break. Kansas, though, was within four, 45-41, eight minutes into the second half.

A three-pointer by J.R. Giddens cut the Sooners' lead to one, 47-46, with 9:36 left. The game would remain close, but Oklahoma would not relinquish the lead.

New Mexico 65, No. 13 Utah 54

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mark Walters scored a season-high 22 points to lift New Mexico to a 65-54 win over Utah at the Pit.

Walters sparked a late second-half surge with five straight points, ending 7-of-11 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range, for the Lobos (20-6, 7-4 Mountain West), who have won three straight and six of seven.

Danny Granger, who missed New Mexico's 69-58 loss to Utah earlier this season, added 15 points and nine boards for New Mexico, which has beaten a ranked Utah team six of the last seven times at the Pit.

Andrew Bogut had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Utes (23-4, 11-1), who had an 18-game winning streak halted. Marc Jackson added 12 points for Utah, which failed in its attempts to become the first MWC team in history to finish the season undefeated in conference play.

New Mexico scored 13 of the first 17 points of the game to get started. Utah responded with a 13-2 run to take a 17-15 lead on a Tim Drisdom three-pointer with 7:46 left in the half.

Utah shot just 37 percent from the floor, including 4-of-21 from three.

New Mexico shot 46 percent from the floor, including 7-of-17 from behind the arc.

No. 17 Connecticut 88,

Notre Dame 74

In Hartford, Connecticut, Charlie Villanueva had a career-high tying 25 points and Marcus Williams fell one assist short of a triple-double, as 17th-ranked Connecticut downed Notre Dame 88-74 at the Hartford Civic Center.

Williams ended with 17 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Huskies (18-6, 10-3 Big East), who won their third straight game and avenged a setback earlier this season at Notre Dame.

Denham Brown tallied 18 points for UConn, which has won six of seven heading into Saturday's rematch at No. 18 Pittsburgh. The Panthers beat the Huskies earlier this season in Connecticut.

Colin Falls hit 6-of-10 three-pointers on his way to a 19-point night for the Irish (16-8, 8-6), who had a two-game win streak halted. Chris Thomas ended with 16 points and Torin Francis had 15 for Notre Dame, which has dropped five of its last nine contests.

The sight of his old team made Vince Carter look like the player the Toronto Raptors wanted to get rid of.

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