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Johnson powers #14 Kansas State with #9 Baylor 75-65

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Keyontae Johnson had 25 points, Markquis Nowell added 14 points and 10 assists, and No. 14 Kansas State followed up a long slump in the first half with a big run in the second to beat ninth-ranked Baylor 75-65 on Tuesday Night. Plus more AP Top 25 action from Tuesday.

Cam Carter added 10 points for the Wildcats (21-7, 9-6 Big 12), who trailed 34-31 at halftime before their 18-4 run gave them control. They went from there to a school-record seventh win over a ranked team this season.

Keyonte George hit six 3-pointers and had 23 points for Baylor (20-8, 9-6), which had won seven of its last eight against the Wildcats and three straight in Manhattan. LJ Cryer added four 3s and finished with 16 points.

The game was a rematch for Bears head coach Scott Drew and Kansas State counterpart Jerome Tang, who spent 19 years on Drew’s bench. And it was just as insane as the Wildcats’ 97-95 win in early January.

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Baylor was coming off an 87-71 loss at Kansas on Saturday in which the Bears were phenomenal in the first half, building a 17-point lead, and terrible in the second, when they were outscored 55-26 while looking listless and lost.

NO. 8 TEXAS 72, no. 23 IOWA ST. 54: Sir’Jabari Rice and Tyrese Hunter each scored 15 points and Texas escaped visiting Iowa State with a strong first half.

Texas (22-6, 11-4) is tied with No. 3 Kansas for first place in the Big 12 with three games left in the regular season. The Longhorns have not won a share of the championship crown since 2008.

Texas made nine 3-pointers in the first half and led by 19 at halftime. Osun Ossunniyi had 12 points as he led Iowa State (17-10, 8-7).

NO. 10 MARQUETTE 73, NO. 19 CREIGHTON 71: Tyler Kolek’s short jump shot gave Marquette the lead with 29 seconds left, and the Golden Eagles took a huge step closer to the Big East regular season title with a road victory over Creighton.

The Golden Eagles (22-6, 14-3) saw a 10-point lead fade with eight minutes left before Kolek came on big during a wild finish in front of a sellout crowd at CHI Health Center.

Kam Jones led Marquette with 19 points and Kolek and Oso Ighodaro each added 18.

Baylor Scheierman had 18 points to lead the Bluejays (18-10, 12-5). Ryan Nembhard added 16.

NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 68, NO. 11 TENESSEE 63: Wade Taylor IV scored 25 points, including four free throws down the stretch, and host Texas A&M extended his streak to six games with a win over Tennessee.

The Aggies (21-7, 13-2 Southeastern Conference) are off to the best start since joining the SEC in the 2012-13 season.

It’s the fourth loss in five games for the Volunteers (20-8, 9-6), with their only win in this stretch coming in a 68-59 win over then-No. 1 Alabama on Wednesday.

Santiago Vescovi and Zakai Zeigler each had 14 points for Tennessee.

NO. 13 MIAMI 76, VIRGINIA TECH 70: Norchad Omier had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Miami won at Virginia Tech for its seventh straight win.

Nigel Pack added 16 points for the Hurricanes (23-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who posted five players in double digits.

Sean Pedulla led Virginia Tech (16-12, 6-11) with 17 points.

Miami, which trailed by as many as nine in the first half, led the entire second half and built a 10-point lead with 9:58 remaining.

VILLANOVA 64, No. 16 SALVATORE 63: Justin Moore scored 25 points to give Villanova a road victory over Xavier for its biggest win under first year head coach Kyle Neptune.

Cam Whitmore added 11 points as the Wildcats (14-14, 8-9 Big East) dealt a major blow to the Musketeers’ Big East title hopes.

Souley Boum led the Musketeers (20-8, 12-5) with 17 points.

The Musketeers beat Villanova 88-80 on January 7. It was their first real away win in the series since the 1955-56 season, but they failed to win the series at home.

MICHIGAN ST. 80, no. 17 INDIANA 65: Tyson Walker shrugged off a slow start by scoring 23 points and leading Michigan State to a victory over Indiana in its first home game since last week’s campus shootings that killed three students and hospitalized five.

The Spartans (17-10, 9-7 Big Ten) took the lead at halftime after Walker started shooting 3-pointers after an 0-of-4 start from the field and led by double digits for much of the of the second half.

The Hoosiers (19-9, 10-7) relied heavily on Trayce Jackson-Davis, who had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

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