KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brandon Rush drained his first three 3-pointers and helped Mario Chalmers spark a 19-0 run in the opening minutes, and No. 3 Kansas swamped Ohio 88-51 Saturday in its inaugural appearance in Kansas City's new Sprint Center.
Rush, who'd been coming off the bench and easing back into action following knee surgery, made his first start and cooled off after his hot start but still wound up with 13 points.
No. 2 Memphis 65, Middle Tennessee 41
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Joey Dorsey, Robert Dozier and Shawn Taggart scored 11 points apiece, and the Tigers shook off the rust from an 11-day break by beating Middle Tennessee.
With the victory, the Tigers improved to 8-0 and matched their best start since the 1995-96 season and their fourth such start since World War II.
The Tigers outshot (49 percent to 26) and outrebounded (35-23) Middle Tennessee in a game they never trailed and was tied only once at 16. Dorsey also had a team-high 12 rebounds.
No. 4 Texas 96, Texas State 81
AUSTIN, Texas - Connor Atchley scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Longhorns held off pesky Texas State to stay perfect through 10 games this season.
D.J. Augustin overcame a 1 of 7 shooting start to score 24 points for Texas, which ran its record to 80-7 against in-state opponents over the last 10 years. A.J. Abrams added 20 points.
No. 9 Michigan St. 79, IPFW 57
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Drew Neitzel scored 18 points, including three 3-pointers in the first half, to lead the struggling Spartans past IPFW.
Marquise Gray had a season-high 15 points and Raymar Morgan added 12 for Michigan State (9-1), which led by just four early in the second half in a tougher-than-expected tuneup for next Saturday's matchup with No. 4 Texas.
No. 10 Marquette 82, Sacramento St. 51
MILWAUKEE - Jerel McNeal had 13 points, Lazar Hayward added 12 points and seven rebounds and the Golden Eagles showed no letdown from an emotional victory over Wisconsin.
After a week off following the victory over the Badgers, Marquette (7-1) opened with a 14-0 run against the Hornets and were never seriously threatened.
Sacramento State (2-8) lost its 13th straight road game because it had no answer for Marquette's balanced scoring, which included 12 points each from Wesley Matthews and Ousmane Barro, and 10 points from Maurice Acker.
No. 11 Pittsburgh 85, Oklahoma State 68
PITTSBURGH - DeJuan Blair and Sam Young helped the Panthers open an 18-point lead at halftime, and Pitt held off a brief second-half comeback by Oklahoma State.
The Panthers are 10-0 for the fifth season in a row under coach Jamie Dixon after finally finding a way to handle the Cowboys, who kept them out of the NCAA regional finals four seasons ago and also beat them 95-89 in double overtime last season when Pitt was ranked No. 7.
Nebraska 88, No. 16 Oregon 79, OT
OMAHA, Neb. - Aleks Maric scored 23 points, including a putback that broke open the game in overtime, and the Cornhuskers overcame the Ducks' 3-point barrage to stage the upset.
Nebraska (8-2) led by as many as 13 points in the second half, but Oregon (8-2) kept coming back behind Tajuan Porter, who scored 29 points and made seven of the Ducks' season-high 14 3s.
Porter's last 3-pointer, with 9.1 seconds left, sent the game to overtime.
Arizona St. 77, No. 17 Xavier 55
TEMPE, Ariz. - Ty Abbott scored 19 points and the freshman-dominated Sun Devils routed Xavier to win their first home game against a non-conference opponent since Dec. 20, 1980.
Jerren Shipp scored 17 points, and James Harden added 16 for the Sun Devils, who started four freshmen - guards Harden, Abbott, Jamelle McMillan and forward Rihards Kuksiks.