Top 25 Men’s College Basketball



NO. 2 AUBURN 80, NO. 12 KENTUCKY 71

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler scored 19 points and K.D. Johnson added 17, helping No. 2 Auburn keep its hot streak alive with an 80-71 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Saturday.

The Tigers (18-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit to win their 15th straight in likely the biggest home game since Auburn Arena opened in 2010. It was big enough that the traditional football school had students set up tents Friday morning, camping out to make sure they got in.

NO. 5 BAYLOR 65, OKLAHOMA 51

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Adam Flagler scored 16 points and No. 5 Baylor won its 14th straight game away from home.

LJ Cryer added 14 points and Matthew Mayer had 12 for the Bears (17-2, 5-2 Big 12). The defending national champions bounced back to win both games this week after losing at home to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State the previous week.

NO. 6 DUKE 79, SYRACUSE 59

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — AJ Griffin hit five 3-pointers — the most by a Duke player this season — as the sixth-ranked Blue Devils bolted to an early lead and never trailed.

Griffin was one of four players for Duke (15-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 15 points, joining Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore Jr. and Mark Williams. Banchero had 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. Joey Baker added 11 points and Jeremy Roach dished out a career-high nine assists for Duke.

NO. 7 KANSAS 78, KANSAS STATE 75

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Ochai Agbaji hit a baseline jumper with 9 seconds left as No. 7 Kansas snapped Kansas State’s two-game winning streak against ranked foes. Agbaji’s shot gave Kansas its first lead since early in the first half. He finished with 29 points.

NO. 10 HOUSTON 79, EAST CAROLINA 36

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyler Edwards had 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as No. 10 Houston won its ninth game in a row and 36thth straight at home.

Edwards scored 17 first-half points as the Cougars (17-2, 6-0 American) built a 44-14 halftime lead. Josh Carlton added 14 points and nine rebounds for Houston.

NO. 11 VILLANOVA 85, GEORGETOWN 74

WASHINGTON (AP) – Collin Gillespie scored 28 points and Justin Moore added 19 as No. 11 Villanova beat the Hoyas for the 17th time in 20 meetings.

Gillespie connected on 6 of 9 3-pointers, including four in the second half for the Wildcats (14-5, 7-2 Big East).

NO. 24 TENNESSEE 64, NO. 13 LSU 50

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Santiago Vescovi scored 16 points as No. 24 Tennessee handed No. 13 LSU its third straight loss. Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) opened with a 14-0 run spanning more than six minutes.

TCU 59, NO. 15 IOWA STATE 44

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Damion Baugh scored 23 points on 11-of-17 shooting as Texas Christian held the No. 15 Cyclones to their lowest point total in the 50-year history of Hilton Coliseum.

The previous low was 45 points against Tennessee in 2018.

NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 78, WEST VIRGINIA 65

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Terrence Shannon scored a season-high 23 points with a go-ahead three-point play as No. 18 Texas Tech remained undefeated in 12 games at home.

MISSOURI STATE 79, NO. 22 LOYOLA CHICAGO 69

CHICAGO (AP) – Isiaih Mosley scored 40 points on 14-of-22 shooting as the Bears ended No. 22 Loyola Chicago’s 30-game home winning streak.

Donovan Clay added 16 points and Gaige Prim 11 for the Bears, who last beat an AP top-25 team Dec. 28, 2011, when it defeated No. 21 Creighton.

NO. 23 TEXAS 56, OKLAHOMA STATE 51

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 14 points and made two free throws with five seconds remaining as No. 23 Texas snapped a two-game losing streak.



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