WACO, TX (AP) – James Akinjo tied his career record with 27 points, Adam Flagler scored 22 and Baylor the top ranked…
WACO, TX (AP) – James Akinjo tied his career record with 27 points, Adam Flagler scored 22 and top Baylor extended their best domestic winning streak to 20 games with an 84-74 victory over the Oklahoma Tuesday night.
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua added 12 points to the Bears (14-0, 2-0 Big 12), whose winning streak began with their six wins in last season’s NCAA tournament en route to their first National Championship.
After the Sooners (11-3, 1-1) closed 77-72 in the last minute on a quick layup from Umoja Gibson, LJ Cryer experienced a backcourt turnaround.
The Bears sealed the game with seven of eight free throws in the final 40 seconds.
Tanner Groves had 13 points to lead four in double digits for first-year coach Porter Moser and the Sooners. Jalen Hill and Gibson each had 12 points and Ethan Chargois 10.
NO. 9 AUBURN 81, SOUTH CAROLINA 66
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – Wendell Green Jr. scored 22 points, a season record, and Auburn beat South Carolina for their 10th straight win.
Walker Kessler finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for the Tigers (13-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), whose winning streak is the longest since winning 12 in a row. in 2018-19.
Erik Stevenson tied his season high with 25 points for South Carolina (9-4, 0-1).
NO. 14 TEXAS 70, STATE OF KANSAS 57
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Marcus Carr scored 19 points, Timmy Allen had 17 and Texas rallied in the second half to beat Kansas State.
Courtney Ramey added 14 points and Dylan Disu had 10 for Texas (12-2, 2-0), who won six in a row.
Kansas State led 35-29 at the half, but the Longhorns opened the second half with a score of 18-2.
Nijel Pack scored 21 points, 15 in the first half, and Selton Miguel finished with 13 points for the Wildcats (8-5, 0-2), who were missing seven players and coach Bruce Weber due to COVID protocols. -19.
NO. 21 LSU 65, NO. 16 KENTUCKY 50
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) – Tari Eason capped his 13-point performance with a dunk following a Kentucky turnaround with 13 seconds left, and LSU held off the Wildcats.
Xavier Pinson added 11 points for LSU (13-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference), topped by a blazing dunk in the dying seconds after Kentucky’s 15th and final turn-over.
Darius Day’s third of the game and Eason’s inside basket gave LSU a 61-52 lead with 2:35 remaining, but Kentucky (11-3, 1-1) almost came up all the way. .
Davion Mintz led Kentucky with 16 points after playmaker Sahvir Wheeler was injured early in the game.
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