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PHILADELPHIA >> Temple coach Fran Dunphy was as surprised as anyone by just how thoroughly his team dominated No. 10 Kansas.

Led by 19 points from Will Cummings and 18 from Quenton DeCosey, the Owls stunned Kansas with a 77-52 rout Monday night that snapped the Jayhawks’ eight-game winning streak. 

Jesse Morgan added 17 points and keyed a dominant second-half performance from the Owls (8-4), who were swallowed up after the game by a sea of Temple fans rushing the court at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.

“I think we played about as well as we possibly could have,” Dunphy said. “It was our night.”

Frank Mason III scored 20 points for Kansas (9-2), which shot 32.1 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers. 

No one else on the Jayhawks hit double figures, and leading scorer Perry Ellis was held to five points on 1-for-10 shooting.

“We played tired,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “And we played like we were a half-step slow or even a full-step slow in my eyes.”

NO. 6 WISCONSIN 68, CALIFORNIA 56

BERKELEY, Calif. >> Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Badgers (11-1) beat the Golden Bears (10-2). 

NO. 13 WASHINGTON 66, TULANE 57

SEATTLE >> Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 16 points, Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 as the Huskies (11-0) downed the Green Wave (9-2). 

NO. 16 NOTRE DAME 91, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 66

SOUTH BEND, Ind. >> Pat Connaughton had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Fighting Irish (12-1) over the Huskies (4-5).

NO. 17 ST. JOHN’S 66, LONG BEACH STATE 49

NEW YORK >> Chris Obekpa had 16 points to lead the Red Storm (10-1) over the 49ers (5-8), who have lost four straight.

NO. 18 WEST VIRGINIA 77, WOFFORD 44

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. >> Juwan Staten had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers (11-1) over the Terriers (9-3).

NO. 19 OKLAHOMA 85, WEBER STATE 51

NORMAN, Okla. >> The Sooners (8-3) set an NCAA Division I record by scoring 39 straight points in a rout of the Wildcats (4-6).

Oklahoma’s run turned a 10-4 lead into a 49-4 margin.

NO. 21 OHIO STATE 93, MIAMI (OHIO) 55

COLUMBUS, Ohio >> Kam Williams scored 18 points and the Buckeyes (10-2) defeated the RedHawks (3-8).

NO. 22 BAYLOR 70, SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 66

WACO, Texas >> Rico Gathers had 16 points with 11 rebounds, and the Bears (10-1) beat the Jaguars (3-10).

Southern plays at Hawaii on Dec. 29.

NO. 24 COLORADO ST. 75, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 54

FORT COLLINS, Colo. >> Daniel Bejarano scored 15 points and the Rams (12-0) topped the Bucs (5-5).

NO. 25 TCU 80, GRAMBLING STATE 39

FORT WORTH, Texas >> Kyan Anderson scored 17 points and the Horned Frogs (12-0) beat the Tigers (2-8).

BIG WEST 

OREGON 82, UC SANTA BARBARA 78, OT

EUGENE, ore. >> Jalil Abdul-Bassitt scored the game’s last seven points to give the Ducks a victory over the Gauchos

Abdul-Bassitt finished with 20 points for Oregon

(9-3). Alan Williams led UCSB (5-6) with 26 points.

UC IRVINE 72, WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 70 

LAS VEGAS >> Alex Young scored six of his 18 points in the final minute, including the game-winner with 1.7 seconds left, as the Anteaters (6-5) beat the Phoenix (9-3).

UC DAVIS 73, NORTHERN COLORADO 63

GREELEY, Colo. >> Josh Ritchart came off the bench to score 20 points to lead the Aggies (9-1) over the Grizzlies (5-6).

SAN DIEGO ST. 61, UC RIVERSIDE 33

SAN DIEGO >> Dwayne Polee II collapsed during the first half of the Aztecs’ win over the Highlanders. 

Polee, the San Diego State forward, was completely responsive when he was wheeled off the court on a gurney.

Aqeel Quinn had 18 points for SDSU (9-3).

CAL STATE FULLERTON 82, TAMU-CORPUS CHRISTI 77

FULLERTON, CALIF. >> Alex Harris scored 22 points to lead the Titans (6-7) over the Islanders (4-7).

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