AMES, Iowa — DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as No. 9 Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor 87-72 on Tuesday night, setting a school record with its 14th straight win.
Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win over a fellow Big 12 title contender.
Kane had 17 points in the first half, helping his struggling teammates take a two-point lead. The rest of the Cyclones got untracked early in the second half and blew past the Bears with a 28-12 run.
Gary Franklin and Brady Heslip both had 15 points for Baylor (12-2, 0-1), which saw its win streak snapped at six games.
No. 16 Duke 79, Georgia Tech 57
DURHAM, N.C. — Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and No. 16 Duke beat Georgia Tech.
Quinn Cook added 13 points and slumping freshman Jabari Parker had 12 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Blue Devils (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 18 points for the short-handed Yellow Jackets (9-6, 0-2), who shot 49 percent yet lost their second straight.
UTEP: 3 basketball players involved in betting
EL PASO, Texas — UTEP kicked three players off the men’s basketball team Tuesday, saying they had bet on at least one sporting event.
The players were not believed to have bet on UTEP games or participated in point-shaving to influence the outcome for bettors, said Richard Adauto, the university’s executive vice president. He said university officials did not suspect anyone else on the team of gambling.
The three players are McKenzie Moore, Justin Crosgile and Jalen Ragland. They are not expected back on campus for any reason, including classes, Adauto said.