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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 9 Baylor with a strong second half

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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.

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.

NO. 8 TEXAS 72, no. 23 IOWA STATE 54

AUSTIN, Texas — Sir’Jabari Rice and Tyrese Hunter each scored 15 points as Texas ran away from Iowa State with a great first half to keep the Longhorns atop the Big 12.

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

Osun Ossunniyi scored 12 points as he led the Cyclones (17-10, 8-7), who beat Texas in their first meeting.


OMAHA, Neb. — 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 win 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

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Wade Taylor IV scored 25 points, including four free throws down the stretch, and Texas A&M extended its hitting streak to six games.

Julius Marble added 21 points and nine rebounds for the Aggies (21-7, 13-2 Southeastern Conference), who haven’t lost since January 21.

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.


BLACKSBURG, Va. – Norchad Omier had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Miami won its 7th straight.

Nigel Pack added 16 points for the Hurricanes (23-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who posted five players in double digits. Isaiah Wong finished with 13 points and Jordan Miller had 11 for Miami, who shot just 42.2% (27 of 64) after leading the ACC on 48.7% going into the game. The Hurricanes helped themselves with 14 offensive rebounds.

Sean Pedulla led Virginia Tech (16-12, 6-11) with 17 points. Hunter Cattoor finished with 15 points for the Hokies, who shot 46.7% (28 of 60).


CINCINNATI — Justin Moore scored 25 points to give Villanova 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 Xavier (20-8, 12-5) with 17 points. Jerome Hunter added 14 and Jack Nunge made 12.


EAST LANSING, Michigan — Tyson Walker shrugged off a slow start to score 23 points and relieved Michigan State in its first home game since last week’s campus shootings that killed three students and hospitalized five.

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

Michigan State’s AJ Hoggard had three turnovers to start the game, then didn’t have another turnover and finished with 22 points and five assists. Joey Hauser and Malik Hall each scored 10 points for the Spartans (17-10, 9-7 Big Ten), who have won three of their last four games.

Jalen Hood-Schifino had 16 points and Trey Galloway had 11 points for the Hoosiers.


SAN DIEGO — Jaedon LeDee had 14 points and Matt Bradley had 10 of his 13 in the first four minutes of the second half for San Diego State, who swept Colorado State for its fifth straight win.

SDSU’s leading scorer Bradley appeared to have injured a finger in his left hand and was substituted during a timeout with 7:47 left and the Aztecs leading 69–48. He came back with 4:55 to go but didn’t play for the last two minutes.

Micah Parrish added 12 and Lamont Butler and Darrion Trammell each had 11 for SDSU (22-5, 13-2 Mountain West), which solidified its lead in the conference race. The Aztecs have won nine of their last 10 games dating back to an 82-76 overtime win at Colorado State on Jan. 18.

John Tonje scored 18 and Isaiah Rivera 15 for the Rams (12-16, 4-11), who have lost seven of nine.

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