No. 17 Kansas hands No. 2 Baylor 1st loss with 71-58 victory

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas finally put a blemish on second-ranked Baylor’s perfect season.

David McCormack bruised his way to 20 points, Marcus Garrett added 14 on his senior night, and the No. 17 Jayhawks beat the Bears 71-58 on Saturday to leave top-ranked Gonzaga as the nation’s only unbeaten team.

They also made the sure Baylor would need to wait at least a few more days to clinch its first conference title since 1950.

Kansas (18-8, 12-6) improved to 17-5 against top-10 teams in Allen Fieldhouse under coach Bill Self.

Baylor (18-1, 11-1) led wire-to-wire when the teams met last month in Waco, Texas.

MaCio Teague scored 18 points and Davion Mitchell added 13 for the Bears.

NO. 1 GONZAGA 86, LOYOLA-MARYMOUNT 69

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert made six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, and Gonzaga remained the only unbeaten in the country with a win over Loyola Marymount.

The Bulldogs (24-0, 15-0 WCC) won their 51st straight home game to set a school record and finished off a perfect regular season. Gonzaga has won 28 straight games dating to last season and is the first team to finish the regular season unbeaten since Kentucky in 2014-15.

The Bulldogs are the only remaining unbeaten in Division I after No. 2 Baylor lost at Kansas earlier Saturday.

Drew Timme scored 16 points, Joel Ayayi 13, Jalen Suggs 12 and Anton Watson 11 for Gonzaga.

Eli Scott had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead Loyola Marymount (12-8, 7-5), and Mattias Markusson added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

NO. 3 MICHIGAN 73, INDIANA 57

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Franz Wagner scored 21 points and Isaiah Livers had 16 points and 10 rebounds, helping Michigan pull away for the win.

The Wolverines (18-1, 13-1) took another major step toward the Big Ten title by winning their seventh straight. They also improved to 5-0 since resuming play following a COVID-19 pause.

Aljami Durham led Indiana (12-12, 7-10) with 15 points, and Race Thompson finished with 11 points and six rebounds. The Hoosiers have lost three in a row and four of their last five.

Livers opened the second half with three straight 3s and the Wolverines sealed the victory with an 8-0 spurt that made it 59-42 with 11:23 to play.

NO. 5 ILLINOIS 74, NO. 23 WISCONSIN 69

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 19 points, and Illinois completed its first regular-season sweep of Wisconsin since 2005.

After Wisconsin trailed by 13 points with less than three minutes left, D’Mitrik Trice nearly brought the Badgers all the way back by scoring 19 points in the final 2:12. Trice’s 3-pointer cut Illinois’ lead to 70-69 with 6.7 seconds left.

After Illinois’ Trent Frazier sank two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining, Illinois fouled Trevor Anderson before Wisconsin could attempt a tying 3. Then an exchange of words near the Wisconsin bench followed resulted in offsetting technicals.

Trice had 29 points for Wisconsin (16-9, 10-8).

Illinois (18-6, 15-4) played without All-American candidate Ayo Dosunmu, who missed a second straight game after breaking his nose Tuesday in an 81-72 loss at Michigan State.

NO. 6 ALABAMA 64, MISSISSIPPI STATE 59

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and Alabama clinched its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 2002.

The Crimson Tide (19-6, 14-2) led by double digits for much of the game, but the Bulldogs (13-12, 7-9) closed to 56-53 on Iverson Molinar’s layup with 4:17 left. Mississippi State had a chance to draw even closer over the next three minutes, but Alabama came up with a couple big stops and James Rojas drained a 3 from the right corner to make it 59-53 with 43 seconds remaining.

Jahvon Quinerly had 19 points for Alabama, and Herbert Jones grabbed 14 rebounds.

D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 15 points for the Bulldogs, who had won their past two games. Deivon Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds.

OKLAHOMA STATE 94, NO. 7 OKLAHOMA 90

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Cade Cunningham scored 10 of his season-high 40 points in overtime, leading Oklahoma State to the victory.

Cunningham’s previous scoring high was 29 points. In his first Bedlam rivalry game, he made 12 of 21 field goals and 13 of 14 free throws. He also finished with 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Oklahoma State (16-6, 9-6 Big 12) posted its fourth straight victory.

De’Vion Harmon matched a career high with 23 points for Oklahoma (15-7, 8-7).

The teams will meet again on Monday at Oklahoma State.

NO. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 65, KANSAS STATE 43

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Sean McNeil scored 16 points and West Virginia used two big second-half runs to beat Kansas State.

Derek Culver added 11 points for West Virginia (17-6, 10-4 Big 12).

Davion Bradford scored 11 points for Kansas State (7-19, 3-14). The Wildcats were held to their second-lowest points total of the season.

West Virginia scored the first seven points of the second half. Jordan McCabe, who started the game in place of leading scorer Miles McBride, then scored all seven of his points during a 17-0 run that gave the Mountaineers their largest lead at 59-34 with 5:14 remaining.

NORTH CAROLINA 78, NO. 11 FLORIDA STATE 70

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Walker Kessler scored a season-high 20 points, and North Carolina boosted its NCAA Tournament chances while giving coach Roy Williams his 900th career victory.

The 7-foot-1 freshman had 14 of his points after halftime in an huge performance off the bench, providing a game-changing spark for a team that was down 16 with 2 1/2 minutes before halftime.

Kerwin Walton added 13 points for North Carolina (15-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which made all 10 of its free throws in the final 2:15 to stay in control.

RaiQuan Gray scored 17 points for the Seminoles (14-4, 10-3), who went from being in firm control to watching it slip away amid a mistake-filled second half.

XAVIER 77, NO. 13 CREIGHTON 69

CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Scruggs scored 23 points and Zach Freemantle added 17, helping Xavier bolster its NCAA Tournament hopes.

Freemantle also had 10 rebounds for Xavier (13-5, 6-5 Big East) for his fifth straight double-double. The Musketeers led by as many as 13 points and staved off a late comeback by Creighton.

Damien Jefferson led Creighton (17-6, 13-5) with 19 points, and Marcus Zegarowski had 15. The Bluejays had won four in a row.

NO. 18 TEXAS TECH 68, NO. 14 TEXAS 59

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Mac McClung had 16 points to lead five Texas Tech players in double figures, and the Red Raiders snapped a three-game losing streak.

The game was tied at halftime, but Texas Tech (15-8, 7-7 Big 12) went ahead to stay when six different players scored in a 19-6 run to open the second half.

Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 11 points for the Red Raiders, and Marcus Santos-Silva had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Jericho Sims had 11 points for Texas (14-7, 8-6), which played the first of four consecutive road games to end the regular season.

NO. 16 VIRGINIA TECH 84, WAKE FOREST 46

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 23 points and Tyrece Radford had 15, leading Virginia Tech to the runaway victory.

Virginia Tech (15-5, 9-4) recorded its largest margin of victory for an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The previous record for the Hokies was a 94-65 win over Wake Forest in 2011.

Aluma hit 9 of 11 from the floor, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Nahiem Alleyne added three 3s and finished with 13 points.

Jonah Antonio led the Demon Deacons (6-13, 3-13) with 12 points. Wake Forest has lost five straight games.

UTAH 71, NO. 19 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 61

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alphonso Plummer scored 19 points, Timmy Allen added 15 points and eight assists, and Utah pulled away late in the second half.

Plummer made five 3-pointers to help the Utes (10-11, 7-10 Pac-12) beat a Top 25 opponent for the first time this season.

Drew Peterson scored 19 points for suddenly struggling USC (19-6, 13-5), which shot 37% from the field and lost for the third time in four games.

NO. 20 ARKANSAS 83, LSU 75

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Justin Smith had 19 points and 10 rebounds, helping Arkansas to its sixth straight win.

The Razorbacks (19-5, 11-4 Southeastern Conference) had four players score in double figures. Moses Moody had 18 points on 3-for-14 shooting, and reserve J.D. Notae also scored 18.

Arkansas grabbed control with a 16-2 run in the second half. Jalen Tate made two foul shots, Davonte Davis scored and Moody capped the surge with a layup, making it 72-55 with 7:04 left.

Cameron Thomas scored 25 points for LSU (14-8, 9-6). Trendon Watford had 16 points and seven rebounds.

NO. 21 LOYOLA CHICAGO 65, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 58, OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameron Krutwig had 20 points and Loyola Chicago scored the last eight points in overtime.

The Ramblers (21-4, 16-2) closed the regular season by winning 14 of 15 games. They won the Missouri Valley Conference title outright after Bradley beat Drake about 45 minutes after the game ended. Loyola has won at least a share of the conference title in three of the last four years.

Lucas Williamson scored 13 points as the Ramblers extended their home winning streak to 22 games.

Lance Jones led Southern Illinois (11-13, 5-13) with 30 points on 11-for-17 shooting, including 5 for 8 from 3-point range.

NO. 22 SAN DIEGO STATE 62, BOISE STATE 58

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Mitchell hit two free throws with 3.3 seconds left and fellow senior Jordan Schakel made four free throws in the final 8.7 seconds, leading San Diego State to its 10th straight victory.

Schakel finished with 17 points, and Mitchell had eight points, eight rebounds and four steals.

Sweeping the two-game series against the Broncos means the Aztecs (19-4, 13-3 Mountain West) can repeat as regular-season conference champions if they win at UNLV on Wednesday night.

Devonaire Doutrive and Marcus Shaver Jr. each scored 13 points for Boise State (18-6, 14-5). Mladen Armus had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

AUBURN 77, NO. 25 TENNESSEE 72

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Allen Flanigan scored a season-high 23 points and had seven rebounds, leading Auburn to the victory.

The Tigers (12-13, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak while playing without freshman point guard Sharife Cooper, out for the second straight game with a left ankle injury.

Keon Johnson scored 23 points for the Volunteers (16-7, 9-7). Jared Springer had 20.

Devan Cambridge matched his season high with 15 points for the Tigers.

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