WACO, Texas (AP) - Buddy Hield scored 14 of his 19 points after halftime, including consecutive 3-pointers that put No. 1 Oklahoma ahead to stay in an 82-72 victory over No. 13 Baylor on Saturday.
Hield, the Big 12 scoring leader at 26 points a game, missed the final 9 minutes of the first half with two fouls.
Jordan Woodard hit five 3s and scored 20 for the Sooners (16-2, 5-2).
Johnathan Motley and Taurean Prince each had 15 for Baylor (15-4, 5-2), which had won 15 in a row at home.
No. 3 KANSAS 76, TEXAS 67
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Perry Ellis had 26 points, Wayne Selden Jr. added 19 and Kansas won its 34th straight home game.
The Jayhawks (16-3, 4-3 Big 12) had played poorly in a two-week stretch since beating No. 1 Oklahoma. Along with losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma State, they struggled to beat TCU.
Connor Lammert had a career-high 15 points before fouling out for Texas (12-7, 4-3).
No. 5 XAVIER 84, SETON HALL 76
CINCINNATI (AP) - James Farr scored a career-high 24 points as part of his fourth double-double of the season for Xavier.
Farr had 15 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and a career-high four assists to lead the Musketeers (17-2, 5-2 Big East).
Desi Rodriguez scored a career-high 21 points on 10-of-14 shooting for Seton Hall (13-6, 3-4).
No. 6 WEST VIRGINIA 80, TEXAS TECH 76
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Tarik Phillip scored the final eight points in a closing surge for West Virginia.
The Mountaineers (16-3, 5-2 Big 12) ended the game on a 10-2 run. Phillip finished with 20 points and Jaysean Paige had 22.
Zach Smith scored a career-high 18 for Texas Tech (12-6, 2-5).
No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 74, No. 7 MARYLAND 65
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Bryn Forbes scored 25 points and Denzel Valentine had 19 points and 14 rebounds to help Michigan State end a three-game losing streak.
Matt Costello had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (17-4, 4-4 Big Ten). When he left the game, the enthused senior forward lifted Tom Izzo off the ground and twirled him around before setting the coach down.
Melo Trimble had 24 points for Maryland (17-3, 6-2).
No. 10 TEXAS A&M 66, MISSOURI 53
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Jalen Jones scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Texas A&M to its 10th win in a row.
The Aggies (17-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) have their longest victory string since a 13-game run ended in January 2011.
Missouri (8-11, 1-5) lost its fourth straight.
CALIFORNIA 74, No. 12 ARIZONA 73
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California held on when Arizona’s Gabe York dribbled off his foot, then drove to the basket and missed a contested shot in the waning seconds.
Jordan Mathews scored 28 points for the Golden Bears (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12), who improved to 13-0 at home. Jaylen Brown hit the second of two free throws with 18.4 seconds for the final point.
York had 15 points for the Wildcats (16-4, 4-3).
No. 15 MIAMI 77, WAKE FOREST 63
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Reserve Ja’Quan Newton scored 18 points and Miami overcame poor shooting in the paint.
The Hurricanes (15-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) missed 11 layups and two dunks.
Wake Forest (10-9, 1-6) lost its fourth straight.
No. 17 LOUISVILLE 75, GEORGIA TECH 71
ATLANTA (AP) - Damion Lee scored 17 points, Anas Mahmoud added 15 and Louisville held on.
The Cardinals (16-3, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won three in a row.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 23 for Georgia Tech (11-8, 1-5), which has lost its five ACC games by a total of 26 points.
CREIGHTON 72, No. 18 BUTLER 64
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Maurice Watson scored 20 points as Creighton stopped an 11-game losing streak against Top 25 opponents.
Isaiah Zierden added 13 for the Bluejays (14-6, 5-2 Big East).
Reserve Kelan Martin 22 scored for Butler (13-6, 2-5).
No. 19 IOWA STATE 73, TCU 60
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Monte Morris had 18 points and six assists to lead Iowa State.
The Cyclones (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) started slowly five days after knocking off No. 1 Oklahoma. Morris’ steal and layup key an 11-0 run late in the first half.
Chauncey Collins scored 14 points for TCU (9-10, 1-6).
No. 20 DUKE 88, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 78
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Grayson Allen scored 28 points and Duke took control with a second-half flurry to end a three-game losing streak.
Freshman Brandon Ingram added 25 points for the Blue Devils (15-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). The reigning national champions stopped their longest skid since the 2006-07 season.
Anthony “Cat” Barber scored 19 points for North Carolina State (11-9, 1-6).
No. 23 KENTUCKY 76, VANDERBILT 57
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Tyler Ulis scored 21 points, Jamal Murray added 18 and Kentucky shot 55 percent from the field.
Ulis made 9 of 13 to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference).
Vanderbilt (11-8, 3-4) had won three in a row.
TENNESSEE 78, No. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA 69
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter Jr. scored a career-high 36 points to boost Tennessee.
The Volunteers (10-9, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) made their first seven 3-point shots in the second half, with Punter connecting on four.
South Carolina (17-2, 4-2) has lost 16 of the last 17 in the series.
No. 25 INDIANA 89, NORTHWESTERN 57
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 17 points and Max Bielfeldt added 13 for Indiana.
The Hoosiers (17-3, 7-0 Big Ten) won their 12th straight, matching the longest winning streak since coach Tom Crean was hired in 2008.
Alex Olah scored 19 for Northwestern (15-6, 3-5).
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