No. 8 Texas Tech edges No. 2 West Vir­ginia 72-71

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Keenan Evans scored 20 points, Bran­done Fran­cis had a ca­reer-high 17 and No. 8 Texas Tech won the first-ever Top 10 matchup on its home court, beat­ing sec­ond-ranked West Vir­ginia 72-71 on Satur­day.

Evans hit a lean-in jumper to give the Red Raiders

(15-2, 4-1 Big 12) a four-point lead in the fi­nal minute and send the first sell­out crowd of the sea­son into a frenzy. The Moun­taineers had their na­tion-lead­ing 15-game win­ning streak stopped.

Jevon Carter scored 28 points — one off his ca­reer high — for West Vir­ginia (15-2, 4-1). Esa Ah­mad added 18 in his sea­son de­but fol­low­ing an NCAA aca­demic sus­pen­sion.

MICHI­GAN 82, No. 4 MICHI­GAN STATE 72

EAST LANS­ING, MICH.

— Moritz Wag­ner scored a ca­reer-high 27 points for Michi­gan.

The Wolver­ines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of nine games over­all and two straight against their ri­vals.

The Spar­tans (16-3, 4-2) have lost two of three games with an over­time win over Rut­gers in be­tween the set­backs.

No. 5 PUR­DUE 81, MIN­NESOTA 47

MIN­NEAPO­LIS — Vin­cent Ed­wards scored 25 points in 29 min­utes on 9-for-14 shoot­ing for Pur­due in its 13th con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

No. 7 DUKE 89, WAKE FOR­EST 71

DURHAM, N.C. — Marvin Ba­gley III had 30 points and 11 re­bounds for Duke, which was without Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski due to a virus.

With former OU head coach Jeff Capel in charge, the short-handed and ill­ness-rav­aged Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) won their sec­ond straight and moved their con­fer­ence record over .500 for the first time this sea­son.

No. 10 XAVIER 92, No. 25 CREIGHTON 70

CINCINNATI — Trevon Blui­ett emerged from his shoot­ing slump with 24 points and Kaiser Gates re­sponded to get­ting dropped from the start­ing lineup by scor­ing

16, as Xavier re­cov­ered from back-to-back road losses.

No. 11 ARI­ZONA STATE 77, ORE­GON STATE 75

TEMPE, ARIZ. — Shan­non Evans scored seven of his 22 points in a late 10-0 run for Ari­zona State.

Cody Jus­tice added 14 points, in­clud­ing four 3-point­ers, for the Sun Devils (14-3, 2-3 Pac-12).

No. 12 KANSAS 73, KANSAS STATE 72

LAWRENCE, KAN. — Devonte Gra­ham had 23 points, and Ma­lik New­man hit the goa­head foul shots with 15 sec­onds left for Kansas.

Udoka Azubuike added 18 points and eight re­bounds for the Jay­hawks (14-3, 4-1 Big 12), who beat their In­ter­state 70 ri­val for the sixth straight time and 12th in a row at Allen Field­house.

No. 13 SE­TON HALL 74, GE­ORGE­TOWN 61

NE­WARK, N.J. — Desi Ro­driguez and Myles Pow­ell each scored 19 points to lead Se­ton Hall.

No. 17 ARI­ZONA 90, ORE­GON 83

TUC­SON, ARIZ. — Al­lonzo Trier scored 25 points and Dean­dre Ay­ton added 24 for Ari­zona.

No. 19 CLEM­SON 72, No. 18 MI­AMI 63

CLEM­SON, S.C. — Donte Gran­tham had 18 points, in­clud­ing four 3-point­ers, and Mark Don­nal had 12 points, in­clud­ing two crit­i­cal sec­ond­half 3s, for Clem­son.

The Tigers (15-2, 4-1 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) con­tin­ued their best start in nine sea­sons and bounced back from their first ACC de­feat that snapped a 10-game win streak at North Carolina State on Thurs­day night.

No. 20 NORTH CAROLINA 69, NOTRE DAME 68

SOUTH BEND, IND. — Joel Berry II hit two free throws with 7.1 sec­onds left as North Carolina earned its first At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence road vic­tory of the sea­son.

No. 21 KEN­TUCKY 74, VAN­DER­BILT 67

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Kevin Knox scored five straight points to put Ken­tucky ahead to stay.

With the score tied at 59, Knox hit a jumper with 3:48 left and hit the free throw that put Ken­tucky ahead for good. He added a layup on the next pos­ses­sion for the Wild­cats (14-3, 4-1 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence). Wenyon Gabriel added a tip-in, and Ha­madou Diallo knocked down a 3-pointer for a 10-2 run clinch­ing the vic­tory.

No. 22 AUBURN 76, MIS­SIS­SIPPI STATE 68

STARKVILLE, MISS. — Bryce Brown scored 23 points and Mustapha Heron and De­sean Mur­ray both added 14 for Auburn.

Auburn (16-1, 4-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) won its 14th straight game de­spite trail­ing by 13 points early in the sec­ond half. It's the pro­gram's long­est win­ning streak since the 1999-2000 sea­son, when the Tigers also won 14 in a row.

No. 23 FLORIDA STATE 101, SYRA­CUSE 90, 2OT

TALLA­HASSEE, FLA. — Bri­ain An­gola scored 24 points, in­clud­ing five in the sec­ond over­time, and Christ Koumadje added a ca­reer-high 23 for Florida State.

— Jor­dan

scored 15 points as Ten­nessee handed Texas A&M its fifth con­sec­u­tive loss.

Kyle Alexander had 14 points, Ad­mi­ral Schofield

scored 12 and Jor­dan Bone

added 10 as Ten­nessee (12-4, 3-2 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) won its third straight in Vol­un­teers coach Rick Barnes'

1,000th ca­reer game. Barnes im­proved his head coach­ing record to 647-353.

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