Printed on: November 26, 2013

BYU's Haws drops 23 in second half vs. Texas


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tyler Haws felt like he was getting good shots. They simply weren't falling.

BYU's sharpshooter never hung his head, though. His teammates were hanging tough with Texas in the first half and that gave Haws the confidence that things would eventually start to click.

Haws scored all but two of his 25 points over the second half, Matt Carlino added 20 points and BYU squeaked out an 86-82 win over the Longhorns on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. BYU will play the winner of No. 12 Wichita State and DePaul in tonight's title game.

Around the Top 25

NO. 3 KENTUCKY 68, CLEVELAND STATE 61: At Lexington, Ky., Andrew Harrison's three-point play broke a 57-all tie before twin brother Aaron followed with a 3-pointer with 1:20 remaining, helping No. 3 Kentucky escape stubborn Cleveland State.

Trailing 54-44 with 7:41 remaining and needing a breakthrough against the Vikings, the brothers helped the Wildcats close with a 24-7 run.

No. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE 93, SOUTH FLORIDA 67: At Tampa, Fla., Marcus Smart and Markel Brown scored 25 points apiece, leading Oklahoma State to a victory over South Florida.

John Egbunu led USF with 15 points and eight rebounds. Victor Rudd had 14 points and Chris Perry finished with 10.

No. 7 OHIO STATE 65, WYOMING 50: At Columbus, Ohio, Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 20 points and Aaron Craft had all 10 of his points in a second-half surge to lead Ohio State past Wyoming.

Craft was scoreless and having a forgettable game until he began driving and scored 10 of the Buckeyes' 13 points during a 13-4 run that turned the tide.

No. 8 SYRACUSE 75, MINNESOTA 67: At Lahaina, Hawaii, C.J. Fair scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds as Syracuse held off Minnesota in the first round of the Maui Invitational.

The Orange (5-0) pushed through a late run by the Golden Gophers, who pulled within 67-65 with little more than two minutes left.

No. 12 WICHITA STATE 90, DEPAUL 72: At Kansas City, Mo., Ron Baker scored 21 points, Tekele Cotton added 17 and No. 12 Wichita State seized control against DePaul with a big first-half run before cruising to a victory in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

Cleanthony Early added 15 points for the Shockers (6-0), who knocked off the Blue Demons last year during a tournament in Cancun before marching all the way to the Final Four.

No. 15 FLORIDA 86, JACKSONVILLE 60: At Jacksonville, Fla., Casey Prather scored 27 points, Michael Frazier II added 17 and Florida handled Jacksonville.

The Gators (5-1) won their fourth consecutive game following a loss at 10th-ranked Wisconsin two weeks ago. The latest victory was a final tuneup before the team's toughest stretch of the season -- games against Florida State, Connecticut, Kansas and Memphis.

No. 17 IOWA STATE 110, UMKC 51: At Ames, Iowa, DeAndre Kane had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Iowa State trounced Missouri-Kansas City for its fifth straight win.

Sherron Dorsey-Walker added 17 points for the Cyclones (5-0), who used a 27-0 run midway through the first half to put away the Kangaroos.

No. 18 BAYLOR 93, CHAMINADE 77: At Lahaina, Hawaii, Gary Franklin scored 22 points and Baylor easily beat Division II Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.

The Bears overcame 42 points from Chaminade's Christophe Varidel, who fell one point shy of the tournament record set by Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in a triple-overtime game in 2005.

ARIZONA STATE 79, No. 25 MARQUETTE 77: At Tempe, Ariz., Jahii Carson scored 23 points and Jordan Bachynski swatted Derrick Wilson's runner at the buzzer for his seventh block, helping Arizona State knock off Marquette to remain undefeated.