- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 17 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat TCU 95-72 on Tuesday night.

Hield, the nation’s No. 2 scorer, was held well below his 26.2 average, but he shot an efficient 7 for 13 from the field and made 3 of 8 3-point attempts. Hield was coming off consecutive games with at least 30 points.

Jordan Woodard scored 14 points, Isaiah Cousins had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Sooners (19-2, 7-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight.

The Sooners shot 51 percent from the field and held TCU to 41 percent shooting.

Vladimir Brodziansky scored 17 points, Chris Washburn had 15 and Malique Trent added 12 for TCU (10-12, 1-8), which lost its sixth straight conference game.

DEPAUL 77, No. 11 PROVIDENCE 70

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Myke Henry had 27 points and 11 rebounds as DePaul got the surprising win.

The Blue Demons (8-14, 2-8 Big East) had lost eight of nine, but they outrebounded the Friars 48-24 on the way to just their second victory of the season against a Top 25 team. Billy Garrett Jr. added 16 points and Rashaun Stimage had nine points on 4-for-4 shooting.

Kris Dunn had 14 points and eight assists for Providence (18-5, 6-4), but was 5 for 20 from the field. The star guard was coming off a 26-point performance in a 73-69 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.

It was the Friars’ first road loss of the season.

No. 14 WEST VIRGINIA 81, No. 13 IOWA STATE 76

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Jaysean Paige scored 23 points, including a crucial 3 with 1:05 left, and West Virginia got its league-leading fourth Big 12 road win.

Devin Williams added 17 points and 18 rebounds for the Mountaineers (18-4, 7-2), who rallied from 15 points down for its third win in four games.

Paige shot 10 of 17 from the field, none bigger than the 3 that gave West Virginia a 75-74 lead. The Mountaineers outrebounded the Cyclones 43-26, and Tarik Phillips grabbed his own missed free throw to seal it with 19 seconds left.

Georges Niang scored 20 points and Abdel Nader had 19 for Iowa State (16-6, 5-4), which lost consecutive games for the second time this season.

TENNESSEE 84, No. 20 KENTUCKY 77

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Tennessee, which erased a 21-point deficit.

Tennessee’s comeback represented a stunning turn of events for a team that had lost its last two games despite leading by at least 14 points in the second half of each. The Volunteers (11-11, 4-5 Southeastern Conference) trailed 34-13 with less than 6 minutes left in the first half.

This marked the second straight defeat for Kentucky (16-6, 6-3). The Wildcats fell 90-84 in overtime Saturday at No. 7 Kansas, which was ranked fourth at the time.

The score was tied 70-all until Robert Hubbs III made a free throw with 5:04 left to start a 7-0 run that put Tennessee ahead for good. Kentucky couldn’t cut the margin below three points the rest of the way.

Jamal Murray scored 21 points and Tyler Ulis had 20 for Kentucky.

No. 22 INDIANA 80, MICHIGAN 67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Yogi Ferrell had 17 points and nine assists, and Indiana finished the first half with 25 straight points.

The Big Ten-leading Hoosiers (19-4, 9-1) struggled early on, missing eight straight shots and falling behind 10-2, but they were nearly flawless in the final minutes of the half. Indiana led 45-24 at halftime and went on to its most lopsided victory over the Wolverines (17-6, 7-3) in Ann Arbor since 2008.

Robert Johnson scored 16 points for the Hoosiers and O.G. Anunoby added 11.

Zak Irvin led Michigan with 16 points. The Wolverines were without Caris LeVert for a ninth straight game because of a lower left leg injury.

GEORGIA 69, No. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 56

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Yante Maten scored 18 points, Kenny Gaines had 17, and Georgia handed South Carolina its third loss.

Georgia led by 10 points at halftime and never trailed in the second half.

J.J. Frazier scored 13 points - all in the second half - and hit two 3-pointers in the closing minutes for Georgia (12-8, 5-4 Southeastern Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak.

South Carolina (19-3, 6-3) was denied its attempt to reach 20 wins for the first time since 2008-09, when the Gamecocks finished 21-10.

Sindarius Thornwell led South Carolina with 18 points.

Michael Carrera had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks, ending his streak of three straight games with 20 or more points.

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