LAWRENCE, Kan. - Ben McLemore scored 30 points on his 20th birthday, Jeff Withey dominated in the paint and No. 14 Kansas routed No. 10 Kansas State 83-62 on Monday night to snap a maddening three-game skid and forge a tie for first in the Big 12.
Withey had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, giving him 263 for his career, one shy of the conference's career mark held by Chris Mihm of Texas. Withey even had a couple of steals as he helped the Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3 Big 12) pull even with the Wildcats (19-5, 8-3) in the league race.
Two of Kansas State's losses have come against the Jayhawks.
Rodney McGruder had 20 points and Angel Rodriguez added 17 for the Wildcats. But they never seemed to be in the game, despite riding a four-game winning streak and coming into raucous Allen Fieldhouse as the higher ranked team for the first time since Feb. 20, 1982.
• No. 15 Georgetown 63, No. 18 Marquette 55: In Washington, Otto Porter scored 11 of his 21 points after a momentum-shifting technical foul on Marquette coach Buzz Williams, and No. 15 Georgetown won a stop-and-start game of turnovers and whistles, beating the 18th-ranked Golden Eagles to move into a tie for second in the Big East.
Porter scored Georgetown's next six points after Williams was whistled while arguing an out-of-bounds call along the baseline with 12:13 to play. The Golden Eagles had cut a 10-point halftime deficit to three, but the Hoyas went on an 8-1 run immediately after the technical, and Marquette didn't get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Georgetown scored 24 points off Marquette's 19 turnovers, and Markel Starks added 16 points for the Hoyas (18-4, 8-3 Big East), who won their sixth straight and avenged a 49-48 loss at Marquette on Jan. 5.
Jamil Wilson scored 13 points to lead the Golden Eagles (17-6, 8-3), who fell into a tie with Georgetown behind conference-leader Syracuse (8-2). Chris Otule scored eight of Marquette's first 11 points, but had only three the rest of the game.
• No. 5 Duke 71, No. 7 Maryland 56: In Durham, N.C., when the lead got away from No. 5 Duke, Chelsea Gray snatched it right back and helped her team keep it.
Gray scored a career-high 28 points, including seven in a row during a critical stretch of the Blue Devils' victory over seventh-ranked Maryland.
Tricia Liston had 17 points off the bench while Gray's big run came after the Blue Devils (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed for the only time.
• No. 2 Notre Dame 93, No. 10 Louisville 64: In South Bend, Ind., Natalie Achonwa had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Skylar Diggins added 21 points and seven assists and second-ranked Notre Dame beat No. 10 Louisville, the 18th straight victory for the Fighting Irish.
Louisville managed to cut Notre Dame's lead to seven points early in the second half, but the Irish quickly responded with a 10-0 run and the Cardinals didn't threaten again. Playing on the same court where the two schools' men's teams played a five overtime game two nights earlier, the women's game never came close to matching that intensity as the Irish dominated most of the way.