Top 25 roundup

  • Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:19 a.m.

No. 25 Notre Dame 51, No. 20 Pittsburgh 42

PITTSBURGH — Jerian Grant and Jack Cooley scored 13 points each and No. 25 Notre Dame overcome a horrendous shooting start and beat No. 20 Pittsburgh 51-42 on Monday night.

Eric Atkins added 10 points and seven assists for Notre Dame (21-6, 9-5 Big East), which has won five in a row over Pittsburgh (20-7, 8-6).

No. 15 Kansas St. 71, West Virginia 61

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Will Spradling scored 19 points and Kansas State used a big first-half run to beat West Virginia 71-61 on Monday night, ruining the return of Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins to the school he helped rebuild.

Nino Williams had 13 points, and Angel Rodriguez added 11 points and seven assists for the Wildcats (21-5, 10-3). Deniz Kilicli had 14 points for the Mountaineers (13-13, 6-7).

Huggins received a warm reception in his first trip back to Bramlage Coliseum, where he went 23-12 as coach of the Wildcats during the 2006-07 season. Huggins led the program to the NIT, its first postseason appearance in eight years, before leaving for his alma mater.

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