- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points and sparked a flurry of first-half 3-pointers for No. 24 Texas as the Longhorns held off a late rally to beat No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 on Tuesday night.

Davis made four 3-pointers in the first half and Texas (17-9, 8-5 Big 12) had 10 in the game in capping a regular-season sweep of the Mountaineers. Texas broke a two-game losing streak.

Texas coach Shaka Smart had implored his team to show more emotion heading in a tough, late-season gauntlet against four ranked opponents in six games. Davis responded with arguably his best half of the season after scoring seven total points in the previous four games.

Isaiah Taylor led Texas with 23 points and seven assists.

Tarik Phillip scored 19 points for West Virginia (20-6, 9-4), which dropped one game behind No. 2 Kansas in the Big 12.

Jaysean Paige, the Mountaineers’ leading scorer at 14.0 points per game, injured an ankle in the first half and never returned.

No. 25 BAYLOR 100, No. 13 IOWA ST. 91, OT

WACO, Texas (AP) - Johnathan Motley scored seven of his 27 points in overtime and Baylor ended a three-game home losing streak.

There were 14 ties and 14 lead changes in the game that began with both teams having identical records.

The final lead change came with 3:19 left in overtime when Lester Medford hit a 3-poitner from the left wing to put Baylor (19-7, 8-5 Big 12) up 87-84. After Deonte Burton missed badly on a 3-pointer, Taurean Prince had a bounce pass to Motley for an emphatic two-handed dunk.

Terry Maston had 15 points for Baylor, while Medford, Prince and Al Freeman all had 14. Motley, who scored 27 points in the teams’ first meeting, had 10 rebounds.

The Cyclones (18-8, 7-6) had three 20-point scorers: Abdel Nader with 26, Georges Niang with 24 and Monte Morris with 20.

No. 17 PURDUE 71, NORTHWESTERN 61

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A.J. Hammons had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Johnny Hill added a season-high 15 points for Purdue.

The Boilermakers (21-6, 9-5 Big Ten) have not lost consecutive games this season.

Northwestern (17-10, 5-9) was led by Tre Demps with 16 points and Bryant McIntosh, who had 14 points and four assists. The Wildcats have lost seven of nine overall and five straight on the road.

Northwestern got as close as 39-35 in the second half, but Purdue got consecutive 3-pointers from Ryan Cline and Hill to spur a 10-2 run that made it 64-50 with 4:39 left. After that, Northwestern couldn’t get closer than seven.

Purdue shot 38.3 percent from the field and was 4 of 13 from 3-point range. Northwestern shot 56 percent in the second half to improve its overall shooting percentage to 44.6 and was 6 of 27 from beyond the arc.

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