LAWRENCE, Kan. – Heralded Kansas freshman Josh Selby made his debut in stunning fashion Saturday, hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to lift the third-ranked Jayhawks to a 70-68 victory over Southern California.

Selby, a 6-foot-2 guard ranked by most recruiting services as the nation’s No. 1 prospect, spent the first nine games on the bench while serving an NCAA-ordered suspension for accepting impermissible benefits. He finished with a game-high 21 points.

The Jayhawks (10-0) led by 10 early in the first half before Donte Smith led the Trojans (6-5) on an 11-0 run.

After Jio Fontan hit two free throws to put USC on top 68-66 with 1:36 left, Marcus Morris found Selby for the go-ahead 3-pointer.

“There was no way he was passing that last one,” Kansas Coach Bill Self said. “That ball was going up.”

(2) OHIO STATE 79, SOUTH CAROLINA 57: Freshman Jared Sullinger had 30 points and 19 rebounds to lead Ohio State (10-0) past South Carolina (7-2) at Columbus, Ohio.

(5) SYRACUSE 83, IONA 77: Kris Joseph scored 21 points to help Syracuse extend its perfect start to 11 games with a win over Iona (7-4).

FLORIDA 57, (6) KANSAS STATE 44: Kenny Boynton scored 15 points and Florida (8-2) held Kansas State (9-2) to 27 percent shooting for a victory in the Orange Bowl Classic at Sunrise, Fla.

(8) PITTSBURGH 97, MARYLAND-EASTERN SHORE 64: Gilbert Brown missed only two shots while scoring 28 points, leading the Panthers (11-1) past the visiting Hawks (2-8).

GONZAGA 68, (9) BAYLOR 64: Kelly Olynyk put Gonzaga (6-5) ahead to stay with a 3-pointer right after Baylor (7-1) scored four points on one possession, and the Bulldogs, at Dallas, handed the Bears their first loss.

(10) VILLANOVA 78, DELAWARE 59: Corey Fisher scored 21 points and Maalik Wayns had 14 to lead Villanova (9-1) over Delaware (5-3) at Philadelphia.

ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 57, (12) ILLINOIS 54: Darrin Williams scored five points in the final 1:10 and Illinois-Chicago (5-7) rallied from an eight-point, second-half deficit to beat Illinois (10-2) at Chicago.

(15) GEORGETOWN 99, LOYOLA, MD. 75: Austin Freeman had 14 points and Georgetown (10-1) shot 78 percent in the first half to ease past Loyola (4-6) at Washington.

UCLA 86, (16) BYU 79: Reeves Nelson scored 23 points and UCLA (6-4) defeated Brigham Young (10-1) in the John R. Wooden Classic at Anaheim, Calif.

NAVY PREP 95, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 84: Randall Laing had 15 points and Josh Mackie scored 14 for the Seawolves in a loss at South Portland.


NAVY PREP 73, SOUTHERN MAINE CC 39: Christina Ricci had 11 points and Alisa Sweet scored 10 for the Seawolves in a loss at South Portland.

(7) WEST VIRGINIA 83, ST. FRANCIS, PA. 55: Madina Ali scored 18 points, Asya Bussie had 17 and West Virginia (11-0) beat visiting St. Francis (5-5).

(13) KENTUCKY 84, ALABAMA A&M 58: Victoria Dunlap scored 22 points as Kentucky (8-1) coasted past Alabama A&M (4-4) at Lexington, Ky.

(14) MICHIGAN STATE 88, DARTMOUTH 33: Taylor Alton scored 14 points to lead Michigan (11-1) past Dartmouth (3-7) at East Lansing, Mich.

YALE 91, (15) FLORIDA STATE 85: Megan Vasquez had 25 points and Yale (2-7) finished on a 13-3 run to beat Florida State (10-1) at New Haven, Conn.