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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 three-game losing streak and forge a tie for first place 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.
The Jayhawks (20-4, 8-3 Big 12) pulled 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, who was on a four-game winning streak and entered raucous Allen Fieldhouse as the higher ranked team for the first time since Feb. 20, 1982.
The Jayhawks used two big runs to take a 47-29 halftime lead and went on to their 11th win in the last 12 games between the in-state rivals, and for the 46th time in their last 49 meetings.
No. 15 GEORGETOWN 63, No. 18 MARQUETTE 55
WASHINGTON -- Otto Porter scored 11 of his 21 points after a momentum-shifting technical foul on Marquette coach Buzz Williams, and Georgetown moved 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.
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).
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