LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sir’Jabari Rice scored 20 of his season-high 24 points in the second half and overtime, and No. 6 Texas held off Oklahoma 85-83 on Saturday.
Rice’s fourth three-pointer of the game gave Texas an 84–77 lead with 2:26 left in overtime.
Oklahoma, however, had a chance to tie or win when Texas’ Tyrese Hunter missed one of two free throws with 6.8 seconds left. But Sam Godwin missed a shot from near the rim, and Texas extended its streak against Oklahoma to five games.
Marcus Carr added 17 points for Texas (21-6, 10-4 Big 12) and Timmy Allen had 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Grant Sherfield led Oklahoma (13-14, 3-11) with 18 points, including a 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime. Milos Uzan scored 15 goals for the Sooners.
NO. 1 ALABAMA 108, GEORGIA 59
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Brandon Miller had 21 points, Nick Pringle had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Mark Sears hit five 3-pointers in the first half to lead Alabama.
The Crimson Tide (23-4, 13-1 Southeastern Conference) rebounded from their first SEC loss to run to a 54-25 halftime lead and a season-high. Alabama was coming off a 68-59 loss at No. 10 Tennessee Wednesday night after climbing to No. 1 for only the second time in program history and first in 20 years.
Justin Hill led Georgia (16-11, 6-8) with 17 points. Terry Roberts scored 11 points and Braelen Bridges 10.
NO. 5 KANSAS 87, No. 9 BAYLOR 71
LAWRENCE, Kan. — DaJuan Harris scored all 14 points in the second half as Kansas rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit.
The Jayhawks (22-5, 10-4 Big 12) outscored the Bears 55-26 in the second half. Jalen Wilson led Kansas with 21 points and 13 rebounds. KJ Adams added 17 points and Gradey Dick had 16.
The Jayhawks are tied with Texas for first place in the Big 12 Conference.
Baylor (20-7, 9-5) got nearly all of its scoring from its three-guard combination of Adam Flagler (22 points) Keyonte George (20 points) and LJ Cryer (15 points).
NO. 7 VIRGINIA 57, NOTRE DAME 55
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Kihei Clark scored 15 points, including a pair of critical free throws with 22.6 seconds left, and became Virginia’s career assists leader in a narrow win over Notre Dame.
With Notre Dame trailing at 55-54, Clark converted both ends one-for-one. Trey Wertz fronted one and one with 3.9 seconds left for the Fighting Irish, but missed second after a timeout. The ball was thrown to Dane Goodwin for a potential game-winning triple, but his shot ricocheted off the rim.
Armaan Franklin added 12 points and Reece Beekman had 11 for Virginia (21-4, 13-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Nate Laszewski led Notre Dame (10-17, 2-14) with 18 points and Goodwin with 12.
NO. 8 ARIZONA 78, COLORADO 68
TUCSON, Arizona — Oumar Ballo had 18 points and 16 rebounds, Cedric Henderson Jr. added 15 points, and Arizona dominated on the inside to beat Colorado.
The Wildcats (24-4, 13-4 Pac-12) opened with a wave of turnovers, falling to an early 12-point hole. Arizona quickly squared off with a big run and went through a slow second half shutting down the Buffaloes.
Tristan da Silva had 18 points for the Buffaloes (15-13, 7-10), who shot 38%.
KENTUCKY 66, NO. 10 TENESSEE 54
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Cason Wallace and Oscar Tshiebwe each scored 16 points and Kentucky rushed to a big lead and beat Tennessee.
The Volunteers (20-7, 9-5 SEC) trailed by 20 points at halftime and lost in their first game since upsetting No. 1 Alabama.
The Wildcats (18-9, 9-5) earned their first win at Tennessee since the 2011-12 season. Kentucky defeated the Volunteers 63-56 on January 14 in Knoxville.
Wallace had nine points in the Wildcats’ previous two games. Chris Livingston added 12 points and Jacob Toppin had 11.
NO. 12 KANSAS STATE 61, NO. 19 IOWA STATE 55
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Markquis Nowell hit a 3-pointer from near midfield with 2:42 remaining to help Kansas State over Iowa State.
Nowell finished with 20 points. Keyontae Johnson had 15 points for the Wildcats (20-7, 8-6 Big 12).
Aljaž Kunc led Iowa State (17-9, 8-6) with 15 points. Without their 3-point leader Caleb Grill in the lineup, the Cyclones worked within the paint. They had 24 points inside and were relying on a tight score line led by Kunc.
NO. 13 GONZAGA 97, PEPPER 88
MALIBU, Calif. — Drew Timme scored 22 of his 34 points in the second half and Julian Strawther added 28 points to help Gonzaga extend his hitting streak over the Waves to 45 games.
The Bulldogs (23-5, 12-2 West Coast Conference), who haven’t lost to Pepperdine (9-10, 2-12) since January 18, 2002 and have a 20-game hitting streak on the road against the Waves.
Timme passes Bill Cartwright, who scored 2,116 points for San Francisco (1975-79), in eighth place on the West Coast Conference career scoring list with 2,117.
Houston Mallette led the waves with 22 points. Jevon Porter and Maxwell Lewis each added 20 points.
NO. 14 INDIANA 71, ILLINOIS 68
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trayce Jackson-Davis had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Jalen Hood Schifino hit two free throws with 30.7 seconds left, and Indiana rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to beat the Illinois.
Hood-Schifino had 13 points for the Hoosiers (19-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who have won nine of 11 overall and 15 straight at home.
Matthew Mayer scored 24 points to lead the Fighting Illini (17-9, 8-7), which was without injured scorer Terrence Shannon.
NO. 15 MIAMI 96, WAKE FOREST 87
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Isaiah Wong had 27 points and Nijel Pack had 24 in Miami’s win over Wake Forest.
Norchard Omier had 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting while Jordan Miller added 14 points for the Hurricanes (22-5, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the sixth straight and improved to 15-0 at home .
Tyree Appleby had 15 points and Damari Monsanto and Cameron Hildreth each had 14 for the Demon Deacons (17-10, 9-7). Andrew Carr and Mathew Marsh finished with 12 points each.
NO. 16 SALVATORE 82, DEPAUL 68
CINCINNATI — Jack Nunge had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Xavier rallied from a pair of narrow losses to beat DePaul.
The Musketeers (20-7, 12-4 Big East) reached the 20-win mark for the 34th time in school history, 32 of them since the 1982-83 season. For Nunge it was the 17th brace of his career, the eighth this season. Adam Kunkel had 16 points and tied a career high with eight assists for Xavier.
Umoja Gibson had 17 points and De’Sean Nelson had 16 for DePaul (9-18, 3-13), who lost for the eighth straight.
NO. 18 CREIGHTON 77, ST. JOHN 67
NEW YORK — Arthur Kaluma hit three consecutive 3-pointers down the stretch and Creighton overcame a second-half goal drought to walk away from St. John’s.
Creighton (18-9, 12-4) remained tied three-way for second place in the Big East after Providence and Xavier won earlier in the day. Marquette holds a one-game lead in the conference standings.
Ryan Nembhard scored 16 points for the Bluejays. Kaluma finished with 13 points and Ryan Kalkbrenner added 12 as Creighton won for the ninth time in 10 games.
Joel Soriano led St. John’s with 15 points and eight rebounds. David Jones added 14 points off the bench but the Red Storm (16-12, 6-11) fell short of their third straight win.
NO. 20 UCONN 64, SETON HALL 55
STORRS, Conn. — Jordan Hawkins scored 20 points and UConn used a big second-half run to beat Seton Hall.
Andre Jackson had a career-high 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for UConn (20-7, 9-7 Big East).
Al-Amir Dawes and Tyrese Samuel each had 16 points for Seton Hall (16-12, 9-8), who trailed by 16 points with six minutes to play before a delay that fell short.
NO. 22 TCU 100, OKLAHOMA STATE 75
FORT WORTH, Texas — Mike Miles Jr. had 15 points in his first game in three weeks, five other TCU players also scored in double figures, and the Horned Frogs snapped a four-game losing streak to beat Oklahoma State.
Emanuel Miller had 18 points to lead TCU (18-9, 7-7 Big 12), who had a staggering season-high 68.4% (39-of-57) from the field. Damion Baugh had 16 points with 11 assists. Shahada Wells had 15 points, Chuck O’Bannon 12 and Micah Peavy 10.
Bryce Thompson had 18 points and John-Michael White 15 for the Cowboys (16-11, 7-7).
NO. 24 PROVIDENZA 85, VILLANOVA 72
PROVIDENCE, RI — Ed Croswell scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Providence earned its 20th win of the season.
Bryce Hopkins added 19 points and 12 rebounds. Noah Locked finished with 16 points. Croswell connected on two late free throws to score the 1,000th point of his career.
The Friars (20-7, 12-4 Big East) have recorded 20 or more victories in seven of coach Ed Cooley’s 12 seasons. They improved to 15-0 at home, including 8-0 in conference play.
Eric Dixon had 18 points and eight rebounds and Justin Moore added 17 points for the Wildcats (13-14, 7-9)
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