AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jaren Holmes matched his season-high with 23 points as No. 12 Iowa State held on to beat No. 5 Kansas State 80-76 Tuesday night.
The Cyclones (15-4, 6-2 Big 12) advanced to a three-way tie at the top of the conference standings with the Wildcats and Texas.
Gabe Kalscheur added 19 points for Iowa State. Osun Osunniyi finished with 16.
Markquis Nowell led Kansas State (17-3, 6-2) with 23 points.
Free throws by Osunniyi, Caleb Grill and Holmes sealed the victory in the final 24 seconds.
NO. 10 TEXAS 89, STATE OF OKLAHOMA 75
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 21 points and Texas completed a regular season sweep of Oklahoma State.
Timmy Allen had 17 points and Brock Cunningham had 15 for Texas (17-3, 6-2 Big 12), which improved to 10-2 under interim head coach Rodney Terry. He took over the team in mid-December when Chris Beard was suspended and then sacked three weeks later. That wave has the Longhorns in the midst of the Big 12 title hunt.
Kalib Boone and John-Michael Wright each scored 18 points to lead Oklahoma State (11-9, 3-5).
NO. 11 TCU 79, OKLAHOMA 52
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Mike Miles Jr. had 23 points and TCU led in the entire game against Oklahoma.
The Horned Frogs followed up their 23-point victory at then-No. 2 Kansas scoring the first 11 points of the game.
Damion Baugh and Micah Peavy each added 13 points for TCU (16-4, 5-3 Big 12). Emanuel Miller grabbed 10 rebounds while Eddie Lampkin Jr., the team’s leading rebounder, sat on the bench with a protective boot on his left foot after spraining his ankle in a win over the defending national champion Jayhawks three days earlier.
CJ Noland scored 11 points for the Sooners (11-9, 2-6), as they lost their third straight game.
NO. 20 MIAMI 86, STATE OF FLORIDA 63
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nijel Pack and Isaiah Wong each scored 18 points as Miami edged past Florida State.
Norchad Omier had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Hurricanes (16-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), as they ended a nine-game slide against the Seminoles.
Caleb Mills had 12 points, the 12th straight game to score 10 or more points for Florida State (7-14, 5-5).
NO. 24 CLEMSON 72, GEORGIA TECH 51
CLEMSON, SC (AP) — PJ Hall scored 17 points and Brevin Galloway added 14 as Clemson beat Georgia Tech, continuing their surprising start in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Tigers (17-4 overall) are 9-1 and in first place at the ACC midseason. They stayed that way by quickly dispatching the struggling Yellow Jackets (8-12, 1-9), who have lost their last six games.
Ja’von Franklin had 12 points to lead Georgia Tech. Miles Kelly, the Jackets’ leading scorer with 13.6 points per game, finished with nine points on 4-of-12 shooting.