Brown’s big spurt sends No. 14 Auburn past Texas A&M, 85-66

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              Auburn guard Bryce Brown (2) puts up a shot in front of Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night to hand the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss.

The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) stopped a two-game slide following a 17-point win over No. 7 Kansas that gave them a 2-0 start in conference play. Iowa State matched its win total from last season, the school’s lowest in 16 years.

The Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1) were the last team without a conference loss and missed on a chance for their first 5-0 start in the Big 12, going back to 1996-97. The Red Raiders, whose only other loss was to No. 1 Duke, and Jayhawks are tied for the Big 12 lead.

Nick Weiler-Babb and Lindell Wigginton scored 11 points apiece, including a bucket for each after the Red Raiders pulled even at 61-all with less than two minutes remaining.

Weiler-Babb hit a tiebreaking jumper, and Wigginton added an alley-oop layup from Tyrese Haliburton after Jacobson blocked Jarrett Culver’s layup attempt.

Culver had 20 points and 16 rebounds.

No. 14 AUBURN 85, TEXAS A&M 66

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Bryce Brown scored all but two of his 22 points in the first half and Auburn routed Texas A&M.

The Tigers (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) won on the road for the first time in league play this season. They dominated the Aggies (7-8, 1-3) from the start and never looked back.

Brown scored 18 consecutive points for the Tigers — and outscored the Aggies 18-10 by himself during that span — late in the first half to stake Auburn to a double-digit lead it didn’t relinquish. Brown began the stretch with a three-point play, and his next 15 points came on 3-point shots.

Jared Harper had 17 points, six assists and three steals for Auburn. Anfernee McLemore added 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.

Savion Flagg and Wendell Mitchell each had 22 points to lead the Aggies.

KANSAS STATE 74, No. 20 OKLAHOMA 61

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Barry Brown scored 25 points and Dean Wade added 20 to help Kansas State beat Oklahoma.

It was Kansas State’s second straight road win over a ranked team — the Wildcats won at Iowa State last Saturday. It was also Wade’s second game back since missing six in a row with a torn tendon in his right foot.

Kansas State (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) shot 50 percent from the field against an Oklahoma squad that was holding opponents to 37.7 percent, good for ninth nationally.

Christian James scored 20 points and Rashard Odomes had a season-high 17 for Oklahoma (13-4, 2-3). It was the Sooners‘ first home defeat and their first loss to an unranked team this season.

No. 21 HOUSTON 69, SMU 58

DALLAS (AP) — Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points and Armoni Brooks added 19 with five 3-pointers as Houston led throughout at SMU.

Davis hit a 3-pointer for the game’s first points, and the Cougars (17-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 12-4 lead after Brooks made three early 3s. Houston led 31-22 at halftime after Brooks buried a long straightaway 3 just before the break.

Jimmy Whitt Jr. had 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting for SMU (11-6, 3-2), which played most of the game without senior guard Jarrey Foster (sprained left knee).

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson got his 600th career win in 30 seasons, and his 100th victory in five seasons with the Cougars. Sampson, who has a 600-319 overall record, previously coached at Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington State and Montana Tech.

Davis scored 15 points in the second half, when Houston built a 17-point lead.

No. 23 IOWA 89, PENN STATE 82

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Luka Garza matched a season high with 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Iowa shook off Penn State.

Jordan Bohannon added 19 points and Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth consecutive game and ninth in 10.

Josh Reaves and Rasir Bolton scored 16 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (7-11, 0-7), who led for most of the second half but lost their fifth straight.

After the teams swapped the lead five times in the final six minutes, Garza put Iowa ahead for good with a free throw that made it 83-82 with 1:36 to play. Bohannon added a 3-pointer moments later to put the game out of reach.