Saturday's college basketball: No. 10 Baylor beats No. 20 Texas 80-63

Associated Press

Waco, Texas — Adam Flagler had 20 points with four 3-pointers and 10th-ranked Baylor, after losing big man Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua to a gruesome left knee injury, went on to beat No. 20 Texas 80-63 on Saturday.

Flagler made his first five shots, including three 3s, while scoring 13 points in the first half when Baylor (21-4, 9-3 Big 12) had two huge spurts — first a 12-0 run, and later a stretch of 13 consecutive points.

Baylor guard James Akinjo, right, controls the ball in front of Texas guard Devin Askew (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 80-63. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

James Akinjo added 15 points with seven assists and six rebounds for the Bears. Flo Thamba, the 6-foot-10 forward forced into extended minutes with Tchamwa Tchatchoua hurt, had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes. Kendall Brown had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Andrew Jones had 11 points for the Longhorns (18-7, 7-4), their most lopsided loss in coach Chris Beard’s first season coming five days after a home win over eighth-ranked Kansas. Five other Texas players finished with eight points as the Longhorns shot only 32.8% (20 of 61).

Tchamwa Tchatchoua, the 6-foot-8 forward from Cameroon, was going down the court after a missed shot by the Bears when he got hurt. His left leg turned awkwardly and he crumbled to the floor near midcourt with just under 12 minutes left in the first half and is out indefinitely.

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No. 1 Auburn 75, Texas A&M 58: Walker Kessler had a triple-double with 12 blocked shots, 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 Auburn bounced back from a loss.

The 7-foot-1 North Carolina transfer is the fifth Southeastern Conference player with multiple career double-doubles and the only one nationally this season with two.

Kessler rejected four of the Aggies’ first seven shots and delivered Auburn’s third triple-double and his second of the season.

The Tigers (22-3, 11-1 SEC) had their 19-game winning streak stopped by Arkansas in overtime earlier in the week.

Auburn forward Jabari Smith (10) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The Aggies (15-10, 4-8) dropped their eighth straight game and had one of their worst offensive performances of the season.

Allen Flanigan scored 16 points for Auburn. Henry Coleman III had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Texas A&M.

No. 4 Arizona 92, Washington 68: Bennedict Mathurin scored 25 points and Azuolas Tubelis added 21 points and 10 rebounds as Arizona won its sixth straight game.

The Wildcats (22-2, 12-1 Pac-12) erased an early 14-point deficit and dominated the final 30 minutes. Dalen Terry added 12 points and Oumar Ballo scored 10 off the bench as Arizona shot 57% and eight different players scored.

Terrell Brown Jr. had 29 points for the Huskies (13-10, 8-5).

No. 5 Kentucky 78, Florida 57: Oscar Tshiebwe scored 27 points and had 19 rebounds for his nation-leading 18th double-double of the season and 11th in a row to lead Kentucky.

The Wildcats (21-4, 10-2 Southeastern Conference) have won six straight.

Kellan Grady had 15 points and TyTy Washington had 10 before leaving the game with 12:51 remaining with a lower left leg injury. He didn’t return.

The Gators (16-9, 6-6) saw their four-game winning streak snapped. Colin Castelton led Florida with 18 points.

Memphis 69, No. 6 Houston 59: Landers Nolley II scored 20 points and Jalen Duren had 14 points and 11 rebounds as Memphis snapped the Cougars’ 37-game home winning streak.

Houston also lost its second straight after a 12-game winning streak. It’s the first time the Cougars have lost consecutive games since January 2017, when they lost three in a row.

DeAndre Williams and Lester Quinones each scored 13 points as the Tigers (14-8, 8-4 American) won their fifth straight.

Fabian White Jr. and Taze Moore each had 15 points, and Jamal Shead added 12 points for Houston (20-4, 9-2).

No. 7 Duke 72, Boston College 61: Paolo Banchero had 16 points and 14 rebounds as Duke pulled away midway into the second half and beat BC for the 19th time in their last 21 meetings.

Wendell Moore Jr. added 14 points, Trevor Keels had 13, and AJ Griffin and Mark Williams each had 10 for the Blue Devils (21-4, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Duke's Jeremy Roach (3) passes off the ball in front of Boston College's Makai Ashton-Langford (11).

James Karnik led BC (9-14, 4-9) with 21 points and nine boards, while DeMarr Langford had 16 points.

Duke opened its first double-digit lead of the game early in the second half and pushed it to 51-36 when Moore nailed a 3-pointer in front of his team’s bench.

No. 8 Kansas 71, Oklahoma 69: Jalen Wilson had 22 points as Kansas used a late run to hold on.

The Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) scored 11 straight points during a 15-2 burst to take the lead in the final minutes.

The Sooners closed to 70-69 before Wilson hit a free throw. Jordan Goldwire’s jumper in the last seconds caromed away for Oklahoma (14-11, 4-8).

Christian Braun had 18 points for Kansas. Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack each added 11.

Goldwire had 20 and Tanner Groves 19 for the Sooners. Elijah Harless had 12 points and Jalen Hill had 10.

No. 9 Texas Tech 82, TCU 69: Terrence Shannon scored 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting as Texas Tech overcame a 13-point deficit to remain undefeated in 15 home games.

The Red Raiders (19-6, 8-4) ended the first half with a 15-5 run, then went ahead to stay by scoring the first nine points after the break.

Kevin McCullar made a 3-pointer with 5:06 left in the first half to start that decisive 24-5 spurt, his shot coming only a minute before he suffered a left ankle injury after stepping on the foot of TCU coach Jamie Dixon. A three-point play by Bryson Williams in the opening minute of the second half put Tech in front.

Williams added 16 points for Texas Tech. Mike Miles, who missed the previous two games with a wrist injury, had 16 points to lead TCU (16-6, 5-5).

No. 11 Providence 76, DePaul 73, (OT): Jared Bynum scored 26 points off the bench and Al Durham and Nate Watson finished with 16 points apiece as Providence won its eighth straight game.

Durham went 12 for 12 at the free-throw line for the Big East-leading Friars (21-2, 11-1 Big East), the last four coming inside the final 10 seconds to help secure the victory.

DePaul’s David Jones finished with a team-high 19 points.

DePaul (12-11, 3-10) only scored one basket over the final 5:12 of the second half, but it was a timely one. Nick Ongenda hit a game-tying turnaround jumper with 20.3 seconds remaining to tie the game at 60-all and force the overtime.

No. 15 Villanova 73, Seton Hall 67: Justin Moore scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as the Wildcats rallied from a seven-point deficit.

Jermaine Samuels added 16 points while Brandon Slater had 10 points, including the go ahead layup with 1:26 left to play for the Wildcats (19-6, 12-3 Big East). Collin Gillespie and Eric Dixon each scored 10.

Kadary Richmond and Tray Jackson had 16 points apiece for Seton Hall (15-8, 6-7). Myles Cale added 11 and Alex Yetna had 15 rebonds for the Pirates in the see-saw game that was last tied at 67 before Slater’s basket.

Butler 85, No. 18 Marquette 79: Bryce Golden scored a career-high 22 points and Bo Hodges added 11 points and 11 rebounds to help Butler hold on for a surprising victory.

The Bulldogs (12-13, 5-9 Big East) never trailed and snapped a three-game losing streak.

Butler's Simas Lukosius (41) reacts after hitting a basket.

Justin Lewis led Marquette with 27 points and nine rebounds. Tyler Kolek had 17 points as the Golden Eagles (16-9, 8-6) lost for the second time in five days.

The Bulldogs took advantage quickly, making six of their first eight from behind the arc to jump to a 26-11 lead. A 7-0 run helped Butler extend the margin to as much as 21 in the first half before the Golden Eagles started fighting back.

No. 19 Tennessee 73, Vanderbilt 64: Zakai Zeigler came off the bench to score 16 points to lead Tennessee.

Josiah-Jordan James had 14 points for the Volunteers (18-6, 9-3 Southeastern Conference), John Fulkerson had 12, and Santiago Vescovi 10.

The Commodores (13-11, 5-7) were led by Scotty Pippen, Jr. with 23 points. Myles Stute scored 17 and Rodney Chatman had 11.

Tennessee boosted its 12-point halftime to 16 early in the second half before Vanderbilt made a move.

Pippen scored six straight points to narrow the lead to one with 11:34 to play, but Fulkerson had a three-point play and the Commodores then went more than four minutes without scoring.

No. 23 Murray State 57, Morehead State 53: Tevin Brown made a go-ahead layup with 16 seconds remaining and KJ Williams added two free throws 12 seconds later as No. 23 Murray State rallied for its 14th consecutive victory.

The Racers (24-2, 14-0 Ohio Valley Conference) trailed 50-42 with 4:24 left before clawing back to lead 53-50 with 1:01 left as Williams made baskets less than a minute apart. Tray Hollowell’s 3-pointer with 36 seconds left tied the game before Brown drove inside for the go-ahead basket and Williams rebounded Ta’Lon Cooper’s missed layup with four seconds remaining.

Williams was fouled and knocked down both free throws before making a steal to seal the tense road victory. He made 8 of 14 shots to for 21 points with 12 rebounds.

Johni Broome had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Morehead State (19-8, 11-3) which had its 20-game home winning streak stopped.