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Mizzou drops SEC opener at home to LSU 88-77

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Antonio Blakeney hit 3 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points for the second consecutive game as LSU beat Missouri 88-77 on Wednesday night. Aaron Epps and Jalyn Patterson added

Missouri State loses in OT at Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — MiKyle McIntosh scored 21 points, Deontae Hawkins had 20, Paris Lee had a double-double and Illinois State edged Missouri State 74-71 in overtime on Wednesday night. After Jarrid Rhodes’ 3-pointer gave Missouri State

Kansas women fall at home to No. 15 Texas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 15 points and Ariel Atkins and Joyner Holmes combined for 14 in the pivotal third quarter to lead No. 15 Texas over Kansas 66-54 on Wednesday night. Kansas (6-8, 0-3