Col­lege hoops roundup: Baylor beats OSU,

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WACO, TEXAS >> 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 6455 with 6:08 left.

Ok­la­homa State (11-12, 1-9) had four play­ers foul out, but also had five play­ers score in dou­ble fig­ures.

NO. 3 KANSAS 60, TCU 46 >> 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 (203, 9-1 Big 12) ahead to stay.

NO. 5 LOUISVILLE 80, VIR­GINIA 73 >> 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.

NO. 6 DAY­TON 71, SAINT LOUIS 65 >> 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.

NO. 7 DUKE 98, NORTH CAROLINA 96, OT >> Fresh­man Wen­dell Moore 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.

NO. 8 FLORIDA STATE 99, MI­AMI 81 >> 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.

NO. 12 SETON HALL 70, NO. 10 VILLANOVA 64 >> 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 Eastlead­ing Pi­rates (18-5, 10-1), who last won at Villanova on Feb. 26, 1994.

NO. 11 AUBURN 91, NO. 18 LSU 90, OT >> 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.

OK­LA­HOMA 69, NO. 13 WEST VIR­GINIA 59 >> 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.

NO. 15 KEN­TUCKY 77, TEN­NESSEE 64 >> 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.

MICHI­GAN 77, NO. 16 MICHI­GAN STATE 68 >> 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 reg­u­larsea­son se­ries against their in-state ri­val. Michi­gan also snapped a three-game home los­ing streak.

NO. 17 IOWA 96, NEBRASKA 72 >> 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.

NO. 21 CREIGHTON 94, ST. JOHN’S 82 >> Mar­cus Ze­garowski scored 23 points to lead six Creighton play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures.

Creighton shot a sea­sonbest 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 >> 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.

NO. 24 COLORADO 81, STANFORD 74 >> McKin­ley Wright IV scored 21 points, and Colorado over­came a cold start and a 16-point sec­ond­half 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.


Baylor coach Scott Drew re­acts to a call dur­ing the sec­ond half against Ok­la­homa State on Satur­day in Waco, Texas.

Ok­la­homa State guard Isaac Likekele, cen­ter, is guarded by Baylor’s Jared But­ler, left, Fred­die Gille­spie and Mark Vi­tal, right, dur­ing the first half on Satur­day in Waco, Texas.

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