No. 7 Oklahoma 109, Oklahoma St. 89
Trae Young fell one rebound short of a triple-double to help No. 7 Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State. Young, the nation’s leader in scoring and assists, finished with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Freshman forward Brady Manek scored a season-high 28 points and Kameron McGusty added 15 for Oklahoma (12-1, 2-0 Big 12), which won its 10th straight. Thomas Dziagwa scored a career-high 19 points and Jeffrey Carroll added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State (10-4, 0-2). Tavarius Shine scored 16 points for Oklahoma State, but he fouled out with 13:29 remaining. Young had 10 points and seven assists in the first half to help Oklahoma lead 50-42.
No. 8 Virginia 78, Virginia Tech 52
De’Andre Hunter scored 14 points and No. 8 Virginia put the defensive clamps on Virginia Tech in a victory. Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy added 13 points each and Devon Hall had 12 for the Cavaliers (13-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended a two-game losing streak in Cassell Coliseum. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 14 points to lead the Hokies (11-4, 0-2). Scoring leaders Ahmed Hill (15.6 ppg) and Justin Bibbs (14.6) finished with a combined eight points on 3-for-14 shooting. Virginia led 37-25 at halftime and expanded its lead throughout the second half.
No. 24 Florida State 81, No. 12 North Carolina 80
Braian Angola scored 20 points and C.J. Walker added 18 as 24th-ranked Florida State held off No. 12 North Carolina for a victory. The Seminoles (12-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) led most of the game but almost squandered it as they didn’t make a field goal in the last 2:57 and missed their last four free throws.
No. 13 Purdue 82, Rutgers 51
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND.
Isaac Haas scored 14 points and Dakota Mathias finished with 13 to help No. 13 Purdue pull away from Rutgers. The Boilermakers (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) have won 10 straight overall and 17 consecutive home games. Geo Baker had 11 points to lead the Scarlet Knights (10-6, 0-3), who have lost three straight. Mike Williams added 10.
Georgia Tech 64, No. 15 Miami 54
Josh Okogie scored a season-high 30 points, Jose Alvarado added 12 points and Georgia Tech upset No. 15 Miami. Dewan Huell, with 13 points, was the only player to score in double figures for Miami (12-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Anthony Lawrence and Bruce Brown each had nine points as the Hurricanes snapped a two-game winning streak.
No. 17 Kentucky 74, LSU 71
BATON ROUGE, LA.
P.J. Washington scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 17 Kentucky held off feisty LSU. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander capped his 18-point night with two free throws with 16 seconds left, and Kevin Knox had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), who survived their first true road test this season. Duop Reath had 24 points and 11 rebounds for LSU (9-4, 0-1), which missed two 3-point attempts that could have tied it in the final seconds. Tremont Waters had 18 points and 11 rebounds, but his attempt to tie the game with a late 3 was off-balance and way off-target.
No. 25 Clemson 74, Boston College 70
Donte Grantham scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Marcquise Reed hit two key free throws to help No. 25 Clemson beat Boston College in its first game in the national rankings in nearly eight years. Reed finished with 17 points for the Tigers (13-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Clemson’s last time in the AP Poll came on Jan. 23, 2010. Jerome Robinson led Boston College (10-5, 1-2) with 28 points, scoring 26 in the second half. Ky Bowman had 19 with nine rebounds and six assists.
No. 1 Connecticut 96, East Carolina 35
Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and No. 1 Connecticut routed East Carolina. Gabby Williams added 18 points, Napheesa Collier had 14 points and Azura Stevens matched a season high with 16 rebounds for the Huskies (12-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference). They shot 53 percent and scored 31 points off the Pirates’ 20 turnovers while extending their Division I record road winning streak to 42 and winning their 142nd in a row against unranked opponents. Alex Frazier and Destiny Campbell had eight points apiece to lead East Carolina (8-7, 0-2). Megan Walker and Crystal Dangerfield each had 10 points for UConn.
No. 6 Baylor 89, Iowa State 49
Natalie Chou had 17 points and hit five of Baylor’s 12 3-pointers, Kalani Brown had another double-double and the No. 6 Lady Bears overwhelmed Iowa State. Six players scored in double figures for Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12), which started the game with a 10-0 run and won its 10th straight. The Lady Bears led by 18 points after the first quarter and had their largest halftime lead ever in a Big 12 game at 52-16. Brown had 13 points and 11 rebounds for her seventh double-double this season. Dekeiya Cohen and Lauren Cox each scored 14 points, while Juicy Landrum and Alexis Morris had 10. Bridget Carleton led Iowa State (7-7, 1-2) with 15 points and five rebounds. Emily Durr had 10 points.
No. 8 Texas 84, No. 20 Oklahoma State 79
LaShann Higgs scored a career-high 30 points and Brooke McCarty added 21 to help No. 8 Texas rally late to beat No. 20 Oklahoma State. Braxtin Miller scored 23 points for Oklahoma State (11-3, 2-1 Big 12), and Loryn Goodwin and Kaylee Jensen each had 20 points. Texas (12-1, 3-0) shot 56 percent and went 12 of 13 from the free throw after not getting to the line until there were less than three minutes left in the third quarter.
Kansas State 60, No. 12 West Virginia 52
Peyton Williams scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, Kaylee Page scored seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter and Kansas State handed No. 12 West Virginia its second straight loss. Page tied it at 33 seconds into the fourth quarter, and after a Kayla Goth free throw put Kansas State up for good, Page hit a 3 to make it 48-44. Goth finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Muldrow had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers.