No. 2 West Virginia 57, Baylor 54
Jevon Carter sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.5 seconds left and No. 2 West Virginia escaped with a victory over Baylor. West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) struggled to make shots the entire game but extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 15, the Mountaineers’ best since winning 22 straight in 1988-89. Lamont West and Daxter Miles Jr. led West Virginia with 12 points apiece. Baylor’s Manu Lecomte scored 13 points and Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. had 11 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. West Virginia, which had little inside success on offense against the taller Bears (11-5, 1-3), shot 31.1 percent (19 of 61) from the floor and was held to its lowest point total of the season.
No. 3 Virginia 68, Syracuse 61
Kyle Guy scored 22 points, De’Andre Hunter added 15 and No. 3 Virginia beat Syracuse. Guy made five 3-pointers for Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Cavaliers attempted a season-high 27 3s and made nine. Devon Hall added 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Virginia. Frank Howard scored 18 points to lead the Orange (12-5, 1-3). Oshae Brissett added 16 points and Paschal Chukwu scored nine points and grabbed 16 rebounds, but the Orange shot under 40 percent against the nation’s top scoring defense and managed just three assists on 23 baskets. Virginia led 29-26 at halftime and pushed the lead to 44-35 when Ty Jerome made three 3-pointers in a span of two minutes and Guy made his fourth with 12:17 left.
No. 5 Purdue 70, Michigan 69
ANN ARBOR, MICH.
Isaac Haas made a tiebreaking free throw with four seconds remaining and No. 5 Purdue remained unbeaten in the Big Ten with a victory over Michigan. The Boilermakers (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) have won 12 in a row, while the Wolverines had their seven-game winning streak snapped. Purdue is 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1989-90. A tight, back-and-forth second half came to a standstill in the final seconds when Michigan’s Charles Matthews had the ball knocked away while driving to the basket. The ball was originally awarded to the Wolverines (14-4, 3-2) but after a long replay review, officials changed the call and gave possession to Purdue with 6.2 seconds left. Michigan had a foul to give and used it with 4.8 seconds to play, and the Boilermakers, who were out of timeouts, inbounded from the sideline near their bench. The ball went to Haas in the post, and Michigan’s Moe Wagner reached around from behind and knocked it away. The whistle blew, a foul was called on Wagner, and Haas made the front end of a one-and-one to give Purdue the lead. He missed the second free throw, Michigan rushed the ball up the court and Matthews took a desperation shot just after crossing midcourt that hit the rim but missed.
No. 9 Oklahoma 75, No. 8 Texas Tech 65
Trae Young scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half to help No. 9 Oklahoma beat No. 8 Texas Tech. Young, a freshman point guard who leads the nation in scoring and assists, made just 1 of 12 shots in the first half. He drained 6 of 11 in the second to help the Sooners bounce back from a loss to No. 2 West Virginia on Saturday. Young also had nine assists and four steals for Oklahoma (13-2, 3-1 Big 12), which won its 11th straight at home. Christian James had 15 points and Khadeem Lattin added 11 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Sooners.
No. 12 Kansas 83, Iowa State 78
Malik Newman scored a career-high 27 points, Svi Mykhailiuk added 23 and No. 12 Kansas staved off an upset bid by Iowa State, pulling away in the closing minutes. Devonte Graham added 11 points for the Jayhawks (13-3, 3-1 Big 12), most of those coming in crunch time, when he shook off a 1-for-11 start from the field to knock down three big jumpers. Lindell Wigginton had 27 points and Donovan Jackson scored 20 for the Cyclones (9-6, 0-4), whose four straight losses — including back-to-back overtime defeats — have come on the heels of nine straight wins. Cameron Lard added 15 points and 10 rebounds, though he also had seven of the Cyclones’ 17 turnovers.
No. 20 North Carolina 96, Boston College 66
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
Luke Maye had career highs of 32 points and 18 rebounds while No. 20 North Carolina’s small lineup got off to a fast start in a win against Boston College. Cameron Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (13-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who were trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since January 2014. Maye became the first North Carolina player with at least 30 points and 15 rebounds at home since Antawn Jamison in 1997-98, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
No. 21 Kentucky 74, Texas A&M 73
PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox’s go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help No. 21 Kentucky rally past Texas A&M. Trailing 59-53 with 8:43 remaining, the Wildcats clawed back to tie the game three times before Washington stole a high pass and fed Knox for a 69-67 lead. Washington added a layup between two free throws for a 73-69 edge.
The Aggies weren’t done, taking advantage of missed Kentucky free throws to get within a point with four seconds left on Robert Williams’ tip-in. Two Washington misses at the line set up a final chance for Texas A&M, but a long pass sailed out of bounds as time expired. Hamidou Diallo had 18 points, Washington and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 16 each and Knox got 15 as Kentucky (13-3, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) bounced back from last weekend’s loss at No. 24 Tennessee.
No. 25 Creighton 85, Butler 74
Marcus Foster scored 21 of his 23 points in the first half, Martin Krampelj had 14 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double and No. 25 Creighton beat Butler. The Bluejays (14-3, 4-1 Big East) won for the ninth time in 10 games and improved to 11-0 at home. The Bulldogs (12-6, 2-3) lost their third straight since upsetting then-No. 1 Villanova on Dec. 30. Foster was coming off a season-low nine points on 3-of-14 shooting at Georgetown on Saturday. He bounced back quite nicely, leading the way during a run that broke open the game midway through the first half and scoring eight of the Bluejays’ last 10 points before the break. Foster took on the role of playmaker in the second half, passing for six of his season-high eight assists, including a couple big ones after Butler pulled within six points late.