Bryson Williams scored 13 points, including a contested jumper with 46 seconds remaining, and Davion Warren canned two clutch free throws in the closing seconds as No. 19 Texas Tech took down No. 1 Baylor 65-62 on Tuesday in a Big 12 Conference slugfest in Waco, Texas.
Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) was the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I. The Red Raiders (12-3, 2-1) snapped Baylor’s nation-leading 21-game winning streak and earned their second victory over a top-six team in the past four days. They beat Kansas at home on Saturday.
Adonis Arms led the Red Raiders with 14 points while Kevin Obanor had 13, McCullar added 12 and Clarence Nadolny scored 11.
Flagler and Akinjo paced the Bears with 17 points each.
No. 4 Auburn 81, No. 24 Alabama 77
Freshman Jabari Smith scored a career-high 25 points and Allen Flanigan hit four free throws in the final minute as the Tigers remained undefeated in Southeastern Conference play by holding off the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Walker Kessler, Auburn’s leading rebounder, was held to just 12 playing minutes due to the foul trouble, but his teammates stepped up. Smith, the team’s leading scorer, went 8 of 14, and Wendell Green Jr. scored 19 points on 7-of-20 shooting (3 of 10 from 3-point range) for Auburn (15-1, 4-0 SEC).
Jahvon Quinerly and Jaden Shackelford were held to a combined 8-of-33 shooting (24.2 percent) for Alabama (11-5, 2-2). Quinerly finished with 14 points, Shackelford with 13.
Stanford 75, No. 5 Southern California 69
Harrison Ingram and Spencer Jones each scored 21 points, and the host Cardinal handed the Trojans their first loss of the season.
Stanford (9-4, 2-1 Pac-12) shot more efficiently than any of the Trojans’ prior opponents thus far in the campaign at 25-of-57 from the floor. That included 10-of-24 shooting from the 3-point line, including three apiece from Ingram and Jones.
Ingram also grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and shot 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Isaiah Mobley led USC with 16 points, capping a strong all-around game that included seven rebounds and five assists.
No. 9 Kansas 62, No. 15 Iowa State 61
Dajuan Harris scored the game-winning layup with 7.1 seconds remaining as the Jayhawks overcame a slow start and nipped the Cyclones in Lawrence, Kan.
Ochai Agbaji — the game’s leading scorer with 22 points, including four 3-pointers — made two free throws to put Kansas (13-2, 2-1 Big 12) up 60-59, but Izaiah Brockington countered with a step-back jumper at the :16 mark. Brockington led Iowa State (13-3, 1-3) with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Harris, who scored 12 points, then converted his drive. Christian Braun added 13 points for Kansas, who overcame a turnover inside the final minute when David McCormack set an illegal screen for Agbaji.
No. 18 Kentucky 78, Vanderbilt 66
Oscar Tshiebwe scored a career-high 30 points while grabbing 13 rebounds as the Wildcats earned their first true road win of the season, dumping the Commodores in Nashville.
Tshiebwe’s previous career high was 29, set Saturday night in a 92-77 win over Georgia. The West Virginia transfer shot 11 of 16 from the field and 8 of 10 at the foul line in his 12th double-double of the season.
TyTy Washington Jr. added 15 points and four assists for the Wildcats (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference). Scotty Pippen Jr. poured in a game-high 32 points and dished out four assists for Vanderbilt (9-6, 1-2), while Trey Thomas added 14 points.
No. 21 Texas 66, Oklahoma 52
Andrew Jones had a season-high 22 points to lead the Longhorns to a blowout of the Sooners in Austin, Texas.
Texas (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) took control with an 11-0 run over six minutes in the first half to go ahead 17-6. Oklahoma (12-4, 2-2) was never closer than seven the rest of the way. Oklahoma was just 1 of 13 from behind the 3-point line, missing all five shots from beyond the arc in the second half.
Courtney Ramey, Timmy Allen and Christian Bishop scored 10 points each for the Longhorns. Jalen Hill led the Sooners with 13 points, and Jacob Groves added 10.
No. 22 Tennessee 66, South Carolina 46
Santiago Vescovi notched 14 points, five assists and two steals as the Volunteers handled the visiting Gamecocks in an SEC contest in Knoxville, Tenn.
Zakai Zeigler (game-best four steals) and Josiah-Jordan James (game-high 12 rebounds) each netted 11 points for Tennessee (11-4, 2-2 SEC), who remained unbeaten at home this season.
The Gamecocks (10-5, 1-2) got a game-high 15 points from James Reese V but failed to win consecutive SEC road games since January of the 2017-18 season.
No. 25 Illinois 81, Nebraska 71
Trent Frazier logged a season-high 29 points and Kofi Cockburn recorded his eighth consecutive double-double as the Illini held off the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Neb.
Frazier scored 20 points in the second half as the Fighting Illini (12-3, 5-0 Big Ten) won their fifth in a row overall and ninth straight in conference play. Cockburn had 16 points and 13 rebounds, but the 7-footer sat nearly the final four minutes due to foul trouble.
Bruce McGowens (6-11, 0-6) led the Cornhuskers with 19 points while Alonzo Verge Jr. and Derrick Walker had 14 apiece. Verge added nine assists.
–Field Level Media