Teague scores 24 as No. 1 Baylor beats Oklahoma State 78-70
WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 24 points to lead five players in double figures for No. 1 Baylor, which stretched its winning streak to 20 games with a 78-70 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Teague hit six consecutive free throws in the final 14 seconds, including four after frustrated Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton Jr. was assessed two consecutive technical fouls and ejected from the game.
Jared Butler added 15 points, including consecutive 3-pointers that put Baylor (21-1, 10-0 Big 12) up 64-55 with 6:08 left.
Oklahoma State (11-12, 1-9) had four players foul out, but also had five players score in double figures. Cameron McGriff and Isaac Likekele each had 11 points.
NO. 2 GONZAGA 90, SAINT MARY’S 60
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Drew Timme scored 20 points and Gonzaga made 14 of its first 15 shots to send Saint Mary’s to its worst home loss in 19 years.
The Bulldogs (25-1, 11-0 WCC) turned the highly anticipated showdown between the fierce rivals into a laugher by taking a 20-point lead midway through the first half and never really letting up after that.
This was the first meeting between the teams since the Gaels shocked the top-ranked Bulldogs 60-47 in the conference tournament final last March.
Jordan Ford scored 23 points for Saint Mary’s (20-6, 7-4).
NO. 3 KANSAS 60, TCU 46
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Udoka Azubuike had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and 3 Kansas matched an NCAA record with its 31st consecutive 20-win season, beating day for coach Bill Self’s 700th career victory.
Azubuike had five dunks in a 13-3 run in the first half that put the Jayhawks (20-3, 9-1 Big 12) ahead to stay.
Devon Dotson added 18 points and 11 assists as Kansas joined North Carolina (1971-2001) as the only teams to win 20 games in 31 consecutive seasons.
Desmond Bane had 20 points for TCU (13-10, 4-6), which has lost five in a row. RJ Nembhard had 11 points.
Six weeks after his 57th birthday, Self became the second-youngest coach in NCAA history to reach 700 wins. Bobby Knight was 56 when he got his 700th win.
NO. 4 SAN DIEGO STATE 89, AIR FORCE 74
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 21 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and San Diego State remained the nation’s lone unbeaten team.
Jordan Schakel had 18 points for San Diego State (24-0, 13-0), which is off to the nation’s best season-opening run since the 2016-17 Gonzaga team began the year 29-0.
The Aztecs’ 13-0 conference opening is also the best start to a season in Mountain West history.
Chris Joyce scored 23 points for Air Force (9-15, 3-9), which fell to 4-86 against ranked opponents.
NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 80, VIRGINIA 73
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steven Enoch scored 13 points, including two key free throws with 2:47 remaining, and Louisville earned its 10th consecutive victory.
The Cardinals (21-3, 12-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led most of the way before the Cavaliers stormed back to go ahead 70-68 on Kihei Clark’s two technical free throws with 3:25 left. David Johnson’s jumper tied it before Enoch’s two free throws put Louisville ahead for good.
Jordan Nwora had 22 points for Louisville, which finished shooting 51% despite hitting just 37% in the second half.
Tomas Woldetensae had 20 of his 27 points in the second half for Virginia (15-7, 7-5).
NO. 6 DAYTON 71, SAINT LOUIS 65
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored 17 points and Jalen Crutcher led a second-half rally that kept Dayton unbeaten atop the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Dayton (21-2, 10-0) has won 12 straight, vaulting to its highest ranking in 53 years. The Billikens (17-7, 6-5) have given the Flyers their two closest calls.
Crutcher’s last-second 3-pointer in overtime rallied the Flyers to a 78-76 victory on Jan. 17 on the Billikens’ court. He scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half as Dayton broke open a tight game.
Jordan Goodwin led Saint Louis with 22 points. Hasahn French had 15 points and eight rebounds before fouling out with 5:12 to go.
NO. 7 DUKE 98, NORTH CAROLINA 96, OT
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Wendell Moore Jr. scored on a putback as time expired to help Duke rally for the wild victory.
Moore’s follow of Tre Jones’ missed off-balance jumper finally ended this one, a game that saw Duke rally from 13 down in the final 4½ minutes of regulation. Jones forced overtime, hitting a contested jumper at the regulation horn after corralling his own intentionally missed free throw.
Jones had 28 points for the Blue Devils (20-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Cole Anthony scored 24 points for the Tar Heels (10-13, 3-9).
NO. 8 FLORIDA STATE 99, MIAMI 81
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — M.J. Walker and Patrick Williams each scored 14 points to lead Florida State to the victory.
Devin Vassell had 13 points for the Seminoles (20-3, 10-2 ACC). Florida State connected on 13 of 26 3-point attempts.
Isaiah Wong had a career-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting for Miami (11-12, 3-10). Sam Waardenburg added 15 points.
Anthony Polite had eight rebounds for Florida State, which outrebounded Miami 46-24.
NO. 12 SETON HALL 70, NO. 10 VILLANOVA 64
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Myles Powell had 19 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and Seton Hall snapped a 17-game road losing streak to Villanova.
Quincy McKnight added 14 points for the Big East-leading Pirates (18-5, 10-1), who last won at Villanova on Feb. 26, 1994.
Saddiq Bey scored 22 points and Collin Gillespie added 12 for Villanova (17-6, 7-4), which has lost three in a row.
NO. 11 AUBURN 91, NO. 18 LSU 90, OT
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — J’Von McCormick hit a floater with 0.1 seconds left in overtime, lifting Auburn to the victory.
Auburn (21-2, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half and moved into a tie with LSU (17-6, 8-2) for the league lead. It’s Auburn’s third overtime win in the last four games and this one took 18 3-pointers.
McCormick drove toward the basket in the final moments for the game-winner. It came after Skylar Mays and Emmitt Williams led an LSU comeback from a quick seven-point deficit in the extra period.
Samir Doughty led Auburn with 26 points. McCormick had 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
Mays led all scorers with 30 points while also collecting eight assists and seven rebounds. He scored nine in overtime.
OKLAHOMA 69, NO. 13 WEST VIRGINIA 59
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma’s Kristian Doolittle scored 27 points and played a critical role in helping overcome West Virginia’s defensive pressure.
Though the Sooners finished with 19 turnovers, much of West Virginia’s defensive success happened late, after Oklahoma (15-8, 5-5 Big 12) had already built an 18-point lead.
Doolittle also grabbed 12 rebounds. Brady Manek added 11 points and eight boards.
Jermaine Haley led the Mountaineers (18-5, 6-4) with 15 points. Oscar Tshiebwe had 12 points and nine rebounds.
OREGON STATE 63, NO. 14 OREGON 53
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Zach Reichle hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch and Oregon State overcame a 10-point deficit in the second half.
It was the third consecutive win for Oregon State in the 353rd edition of the Civil War, which is the most contested rivalry in college basketball.
Oregon State (14-9, 4-7 Pac-12) hit six consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
Ethan Thompson, whose dunk in the final seconds punctuated the victory before a sellout crowd at Gill Coliseum, led the Beavers with 15 points.
Payton Pritchard led the Ducks (18-6, 7-4) with 16 points, but he was only 7 of 21 from the field.
NO. 15 KENTUCKY 77, TENNESSEE 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley scored 18 points, and Kentucky won for the sixth time in seven games.
The Wildcats (18-5, 8-2 SEC) beat Tennessee in Knoxville for the first time in Rick Barnes’ five-season tenure as the Volunteers’ coach.
Tennessee (13-10, 5-5) had won its last four home games with Kentucky, including two instances when the unranked Vols beat a ranked Wildcats squad. Kentucky had been the higher-ranked team in each of those four matchups.
Quickley was one of five Kentucky players to score in double figures. Tyrese Maxey and Nick Richards each had 15 points.
Santiago Vescovi scored 18 points for Tennessee, which lost for the fourth time in its last five games.
MICHIGAN 77, NO. 16 MICHIGAN STATE 68
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Isaiah Livers scored 14 points in his return to the lineup, leading Michigan to the victory.
Livers injured his groin Dec. 21 and missed nine of the next 10 games, but he was in the starting lineup and helped the Wolverines (14-9, 5-7 Big Ten) salvage a split of the regular-season series against their in-state rival. Michigan also snapped a three-game home losing streak.
Cassius Winston, who scored 32 points in Michigan State’s 87-69 win over the Wolverines last month, scored 20 in the rematch, but shot just 5 of 18 from the field.
Michigan’s recent home woes have been largely because of poor outside shooting. That changed in a big way Saturday. The Wolverines went 11 of 28 from 3-point range while Michigan State (16-8, 8-5) was only 6 of 23.
NO. 17 IOWA 96, NEBRASKA 72
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Joe Wieskamp scored a career-high 30 points and Luka Garza added 22, helping Iowa bounce back from its worst loss of the season.
Wieskamp’s previous career high was 26 in Iowa’s 67-49 win over Maryland on Jan. 10. It was the ninth consecutive Big Ten game of 20 or more points for Garza, who leads the conference in scoring.
Iowa (17-7, 8-5) was coming off a 104-68 loss at Purdue on Wednesday.
Jervay Green scored 18 points for Nebraska (7-16, 2-10), and Cam Mack had 13.
NO. 21 CREIGHTON 94, ST. JOHN’S 82
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Zegarowski scored 23 points to lead six Creighton players in double figures.
Creighton shot a season-best 60% from the field and matched its season high with 13 3-pointers. Denzel Mahoney scored 18 points for the Bluejays (18-6, 7-4 Big East), and Ty-Shon Alexander and Damien Jefferson added 16 apiece.
Marcellus Earlington scored a career-high 25 points for the Red Storm (13-11, 2-9).
NO. 22 PENN STATE 83, MINNESOTA 77
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored a career-high 33 points, powering Penn State to its sixth straight win.
Izaiah Brockington added 10 points for the Nittany Lions (18-5, 8-4 Big Ten) who snapped a five-game losing streak to Minnesota.
Daniel Oturu had a career-high 32 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (12-11, 6-7), who lost their second straight. Mike Carr added 20 points.
UCLA 65, NO. 23 ARIZONA 52
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Smith had 15 points, and UCLA shut down Arizona for the victory.
The Bruins (13-12, 6-5 Pac-12) bounced back from an ugly loss to Arizona State with a superb defensive game and 9-of-17 shooting from 3-point range.
UCLA shot 51% overall and used a big second half run to pull away, handing Arizona its second loss in 12 games at McKale Center this season.
Arizona (16-7, 6-4) hung in with 3-point shooting in the first half, but missed all 12 of its attempts in the second. The Wildcats shot 25% and went 6 of 29 in the second half
Zeke Nnaji had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Arizona, but shot 2 of 8. He made all 10 of his free throws.
NO. 24 COLORADO 81, STANFORD 74
BOULDER, Colorado (AP) — McKinley Wright IV scored 21 points, and Colorado overcame a cold start and a 16-point second-half deficit on their way to the win.
All of Tyler Bey’s 11 points and nine of his dozen boards came in the second half when the Buffaloes shot 70% from the floor, 100% from behind the arc and 85% from the stripe.
D’Shawn Schwartz had 20 points for Colorado (19-5, 8-3 Pac-12).
Stanford (16-7, 5-5) lost leading scorer Oscar Da Silva to a head laceration on a scary collision early in the second half. He finished with three points.
Jaiden Delaire scored 19 for the Cardinal.
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