TOP 25: Kansas Stuns No. 2 Baylor, 71-58
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas finally put a blemish on second-ranked Baylor’s perfect season.
David McCormack bruised his way to 20 points, Marcus Garrett added 14 on his senior night, and the No. 17 Jayhawks beat the Bears 71-58 on Saturday to leave top-ranked Gonzaga as the nation’s only unbeaten team.
They also made the sure Baylor would need to wait at least a few more days to clinch its first conference title since 1950.
NO. 5 ILLINOIS 74, NO. 23 WISCONSIN 69
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 19 points, and Illinois completed its first regular-season sweep of Wisconsin since 2005.
After Wisconsin trailed by 13 points with less than three minutes left, D’Mitrik Trice nearly brought the Badgers all the way back by scoring 19 points in the final 2:12.
NO. 6 ALABAMA 64, MISSISSIPPI STATE 59
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and Alabama clinched its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 2002.
OKLAHOMA STATE 94, NO. 7 OKLAHOMA 90
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Cade Cunningham scored 10 of his season-high 40 points in overtime, leading Oklahoma State to the victory.
Cunningham’s previous scoring high was 29 points. In his first Bedlam rivalry game, he made 12 of 21 field goals and 13 of 14 free throws.
He also finished with 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Oklahoma State (16-6, 9-6 Big 12) posted its fourth straight victory.
NORTH CAROLINA 78, NO. 11 FLA. STATE 70
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Walker Kessler scored a season-high 20 points, and North Carolina boosted its NCAA Tournament chances while giving coach Roy Williams his 900th career victory.
The 7-foot-1 freshman had 14 of his points after halftime in an huge performance off the bench, providing a game-changing spark for a team that was down 16 with 2 1/2 minutes before halftime.
NO. 13 CREIGHTON 69
CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Scruggs scored 23 points and Zach Freemantle added 17, helping Xavier bolster its NCAA Tournament hopes.
Freemantle also had 10 rebounds for Xavier (13-5, 6-5 Big East) for his fifth straight double-double. The Musketeers led by as many as 13 points and staved off a late comeback by Creighton.
NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 68, NO. 14 TEXAS 59
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung had 16 points to lead five Texas Tech players in double figures, and the Red Raiders snapped a three-game losing streak.
The game was tied at halftime, but Texas Tech (15-8, 7-7 Big 12) went ahead to stay when six different players scored in a 19-6 run to open the second half.
NO. 16 VA. TECH 84, WAKE FOREST 46
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 23 points and Tyrece Radford had 15, leading Virginia Tech to the runaway victory.
NO. 19 USC 61
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alphonso Plummer scored 19 points, Timmy Allen added 15 points and eight assists, and Utah pulled away late in the second half.
NO. 20 ARKANSAS 83, LSU 75
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Justin Smith had 19 points and 10 rebounds, helping Arkansas to its sixth straight win.
NO. 21 LOYOLA 65, SOUTH. ILLINOIS 58
CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig had 20 points and Loyola Chicago scored the last eight points in overtime.
NO. 22 SAN D. ST. 62, BOISE STATE 58
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Mitchell hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds left and fellow senior Jordan Schakel made four free throws in the final 8.7 seconds, leading San Diego State to its 10th straight victory.
NO. 25 TENNESSEE 72
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored a season-high 23 points and had seven rebounds, leading Auburn to the victory.