A-State women add game Monday

JONESBORO — After having its Sun Belt Conference opening series with Louisiana-Monroe postponed, Arkansas State women’s basketball has added a non-conference foe for Monday, hosting Central Baptist College at 6 p.m.

Following its tilt versus the Mustangs, ASU will open conference play on Friday, hosting Texas State at 6 p.m. The Red Wolves will wrap up the two-game series versus the Bobcats at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Sun Belt Conference announced earlier in the week that the ASU-ULM series has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the Warhawk program. The conference plans to reschedule the two-game series later in the season.

Blytheville rolls after quick start

BLYTHEVILLE — Blytheville opened a 17-point lead in the first quarter Thursday night and went on to defeat Osceola 62-33 in senior boys’ basketball.

The Chickasaws (12-2) led 21-4 after the first quarter. Blytheville led 34-16 at halftime and 55-27 after the third quarter.

Lamont Jackson sank four 3-pointers in the first quarter, including one at the buzzer, and finished with 21 points to lead the Chickasaws. Brian Jones scored 14 points, followed by Johnny Anderson with nine and Kylan Wells with eight for Blytheville, which resumes 4A-3 conference play Monday at Valley View.

Daylin Love led Osceola with 12 points.

No. 8 Texas blows out No. 3 Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Courtney Ramey scored 18 points to lead five Texas players in double figures, and the No. 8 Longhorns routed third-ranked Kansas 84-59 on Saturday to match the most lopsided win by an opponent in the history of Allen Fieldhouse.

Andrew Jones added 14 points, Matt Coleman III had 13 and Jericho Sims had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns (8-1, 2-0 Big 12), who turned an eight-point halftime lead into a blowout in startling fashion.

The margin of victory was the most by an opponent in the Phog since Missouri’s 91-66 victory on Feb. 1, 1989.

Jalen Wilson scored 20 points and Ochai Agbaji had 11 for the Jayhawks (8-2, 1-1), who shot 31 percent from the field and went just 3 of 23 from beyond the arc in losing their first game since their opener against top-ranked Gonzaga.