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.
NO. 2 GONZAGA 90, SAINT MARY’S 60
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).
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.
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.
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.
NO. 6 DAYTON 71, SAINT LOUIS 65
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.
NO. 7 DUKE 98, NORTH CAROLINA 96, OT
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).
NO. 8 FLORIDA STATE 99, MIAMI 81
Anthony Polite had eight rebounds for Florida State, which outrebounded Miami 46-24.
NO. 12 SETON HALL 70, NO. 10 VILLANOVA 64
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NO. 21 CREIGHTON 94, ST. JOHN’S 82
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.
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.
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.
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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