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Jan 14, 2024 4:00 am

Top 25 roundup: TCU scores in closing seconds to edge No. 2 Houston

Emanuel Miller scored with six seconds remaining and host TCU handed No. 2 Houston its second straight loss in a 68-67 thriller on Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.

With less than 10 seconds left, TCU’s Avery Anderson III dribbled atop the key before finding Miller cutting toward the basket. Miller caught the pass in stride and laid it off the glass, putting the Horned Frogs in front.

TCU (13-3, 2-1 Big 12) negated Houston’s opportunity to win at the buzzer, as Micah Peavy came up with a steal on the defensive end to seal the victory.

Miller led TCU with 13 points and five assists. Anderson finished with a team-best six assists and 11 points as TCU defeated its second straight Top 10 opponent. J’wan Roberts led Houston (14-2, 1-2) with 20 points.

No. 1 Purdue 95, Penn State 78

Center Zach Edey collected 30 points and 20 rebounds as the Boilermakers avoided back-to-back losses by beating the visiting Nittany Lions.

Purdue (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) shot 58.2 percent from the field (32 of 55) and made 11 of 24 3-point attempts, but missed nine of its 29 free throws. The Boilermakers outrebounded the Nittany Lions, 43-24.

Nick Kern Jr. made 7 of his 9 field-goal attempts and led Penn State (8-9, 2-4) with a career-high 18 points. Kanye Clary added 16 points, Jameel Brown finished with 13, and Ace Baldwin had seven points and 13 assists.

No. 3 Kansas 78, No. 9 Oklahoma 66

Hunter Dickinson had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Kevin McCullar Jr. added 21 points as the Jayhawks beat the Sooners in Lawrence, Kan.

McCullar scored 10 points during a 21-9 run early in the second half, then added five more during a 9-0 run that put Kansas (14-2, 2-1 Big 12) up by 16 with 5:01 left.

The win was the Jayhawks’ 23rd consecutive over Oklahoma at Allen Fieldhouse. The Sooners’ last win at the venue came in 1993. Javian McCollum led Oklahoma (13-3, 1-2) with 17 points, while Milos Uzan added 15 and Otega Oweh chipped in 12.

No. 5 Tennessee 85, Georgia 79

Dalton Knecht scored 36 points, one off his career high, and the Volunteers rallied from an eight-point deficit with a game-ending 15-1 run to defeat the Bulldogs in Athens, Ga.

Knecht put the Volunteers (12-4, 2-1 SEC) ahead for good in the second half with a 3-pointer at the 1:56 mark for an 81-79 edge, then added two foul shots with 40 seconds remaining. Zakai Zeigler finished things off by making two free throws with 16 seconds left. Zeigler added 18 points and five assists, while Jonas Aidoo starred inside with 10 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Jabri Abdur-Rahim hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs (12-4, 2-1), whose 10-game winning streak, their longest in 76 years, came to an end.

Texas A&M 97, No. 6 Kentucky 92

Wade Taylor IV scored 31 points, Tyrece Radford added 28 and the Aggies held on for an overtime win against the Wildcats in a Southeastern Conference matchup in College Station, Texas.

Taylor added six rebounds, five assists and two steals for Texas A&M (10-6, 1-2 SEC). Radford finished with nine rebounds, which matched Solomon Washington for a team high.

Antonio Reeves scored 22 points and made a handful of 3-pointers for Kentucky (12-3, 2-1). D.J. Wagner finished with 18 points and Rob Dillingham scored 15 for the Wildcats, whose six-game winning streak ended.

No. 7 North Carolina 103, Syracuse 67

RJ Davis racked up 22 points and the Tar Heels rolled again, routing the visiting Orange. Armando Bacot posted 16 points and 11 rebounds and Harrison Ingram provided 11 points and 10 rebounds for first-place North Carolina (13-3, 5-0 ACC).

North Carolina, which was coming off three straight road triumphs, has won six games in a row overall. It was the most points for the Tar Heels in an ACC game since 113 in February 2019 against North Carolina State.

Judah Minz tallied 21 points, Quadir Copeland had 16 points off the bench and Chris Bell finished with 13 points for Syracuse (11-5, 2-3), which shot 36.5 percent from the field and committed 17 turnovers.

Washington State 73, No. 8 Arizona 70

Isaac Jones had 24 points and 13 rebounds and the Cougars made their final six shots to upset the Wildcats in their Pac-12 matchup in Pullman, Wash.

Washington State (12-5, 3-3 Pac-12) ended an 11-game home losing streak to Arizona by getting hot at just the right time. They had missed seven consecutive shots before that, allowing Arizona (12-4, 3-2) to rally from down 11. Myles Rice added 18 points for the Cougars.

Arizona got 28 points from Caleb Love, who hit five 3-pointers but missed a potential game-tying trey with six seconds left. Oumar Ballo added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildcats, who shot a season-low 34.7 percent.

No. 11 Duke 84, Georgia Tech 79

Kyle Filipowski churned out 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Blue Devils avenged a loss from last month, rallying from a 10-point, second-half deficit to beat the Yellow Jackets in Durham, N.C.

Jeremy Roach had 18 points and Tyrese Proctor posted 17 for Duke (13-3, 4-1 ACC), which received key contributions off the bench, including Ryan Young’s 10 points and nine rebounds. The Blue Devils, who have won eight games in a row since losing 72-68 to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, scored five straight points for an 83-77 edge.

Georgia Tech (8-8, 1-4) was in position to pull off a second upset of Duke, leading 53-43 with 14 1/2 minutes to play after six consecutive points from Baye Ndongo. Naithan George ended up with 17 points, and Ndongo and Miles Kelly both finished with 16 points. Kelly had 11 rebounds.

No. 14 Baylor 62, Cincinnati 59

Langston Love and Ja’Kobe Walter scored 14 points apiece as the Bears held on to beat the Bearcats in Big 12 play at Waco, Texas.

RayJ Dennis recorded 11 points, nine assists and two steals as Baylor (14-2, 3-0 Big 12) won its fifth consecutive game. Dan Skillings Jr. scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half for Cincinnati (12-4, 1-2). Day Day Thomas added 15 points for the Bearcats.

Cincinnati missed five shots in the final 51 seconds — including two 3-pointers inside the last five seconds — while falling short of the upset.

No. 15 Wisconsin 71, Northwestern 63

Max Klesmit had a season-high 24 points and the Badgers scored the final eight points to hold off the visiting Wildcats in a showdown between Big Ten leaders.

The Badgers (13-3, 5-0 Big Ten) closed it out with four consecutive free throws over the final 29 seconds as the Wildcats missed their last five shots over the final 4:16. Wisconsin extended its overall winning streak to six games and is 5-0 to open Big Ten play for the first time since 2007-08.

Klesmit hit 9 of 13 shots, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. AJ Storr added 14 points and Tyler Wahl had 11. Boo Buie had 22 points and Brooks Barnhizer added 13 for Northwestern (12-4, 3-2), which trimmed a 12-point deficit to 32-25 at the half.

No. 16 Auburn 93, LSU 78

Chad Baker-Mazara scored 19 points, Johni Broome had 18 and host Auburn withstood a late second-half comeback attempt by defeating LSU in an SEC matchup of Tigers teams.

Aden Holloway added 13 points, Tre Donaldson had 10 and Auburn (14-2, 3-0 SEC) won its ninth consecutive game.

Trae Hannibal and Jordan Wright scored 18 points each, Will Baker had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Tyrell Ward scored 12 to lead LSU (10-6, 2-1). It had won its last four games and started 2-0 in SEC play for the first time in four years.

No. 18 BYU 63, UCF 58

Aly Khalifa scored 17 points to lead the visiting Cougars past the Knights in Orlando, Fla.

Trevin Knell added 14 points and Spencer Johnson chipped in 12 for the Cougars (13-3, 1-2 Big 12), who earned their first victory in the Big 12 Conference. It was also the 100th victory for Mark Pope since becoming the Cougars’ head coach.

Darius Johnson led UCF with 18 points. Ibrahim Diallo collected a game-high 19 rebounds to go with 11 points, and Jaylin Sellers added 13 points for the Knights. UCF (10-5, 1-2) finished with a 44-38 edge on rebounds but missed out on a second straight victory over a Top 25 opponent after shooting 29.3 percent from the field.

New Mexico 88, No. 19 San Diego State 70

Jaelen House scored 26 points to lead the Lobos past the Aztecs in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. overcame a slow start to finish with 19 points for New Mexico (14-3, 2-2 Mountain West), which was playing in front of its largest home crowd in 15 years.

Jaedon LeDee, who came in leading the conference at 22 points a game, was held to 15 points by the Lobos. Miles Byrd scored 13 points and fellow reserve Darrion Trammell contributed 12 points for San Diego State (14-3, 3-1), which had won seven straight.

No. 20 Utah State 87, UNLV 86

The Aggies came from behind to extend the nation’s best winning streak to 15 with a hard-fought victory over the host Rebels in Las Vegas.

Utah State is now 16-1 overall and 4-0 in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV (8-7, 1-2) had won three of its last four games against ranked opponents dating to last season. Utah State’s Great Osobor and Ian Martinez each scored 24 points to lead all scorers. Brown added 10 for the Aggies.

For UNLV, Luis Rodriguez had a career-high 23 points while Kalib Boone added 18. Rob Whaley Jr. had 11 for the Rebels, who got 10 apiece from Keynan Boone and Dedan Thomas Jr.

No. 21 Clemson 89, Boston College 78

PJ Hall and Joe Girard III each scored 26 points to help the Tigers past the visiting Eagles in their ACC matchup.

RJ Godfrey added 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting for the Tigers (12-4, 2-3 ACC), who snapped a three-game skid. They shot 54.2 percent (32-for-59) from the field.

Boston College (10-6, 1-4) was led by Jaeden Zackery, who finished with 18 points. Claudell Harris Jr. added 17 points and Mason Madsen and Elijah Strong 14 apiece for the Eagles, who have lost three of their last four.

No. 22 Creighton 66, St. John’s 65

Trey Alexander sank a pair of free throws with 12.3 seconds remaining to lift the host Bluejays over the Red Storm in Omaha, Neb.

Creighton (13-4, 4-2 Big East) trailed by nine with just under 9 1/2 minutes left before using a 12-2 burst to grab a 59-58 lead. Neither team led by more than two the rest of the way.

Joel Soriano’s layup put St. John’s (12-5, 4-2) back in front at 65-64 with 2:02 to play, but the visitors did not score again. Daniss Jenkins and Jordan Dingle each missed potential game-winning jumpers in the final seconds.

West Virginia 76, No. 25 Texas 73

Pat Suemnick scored a season-high 16 points and the Mountaineers hit six free throws in the final 26 seconds to outlast the Longhorns in a Big 12 Conference clash in Morgantown, W.Va.

Kerr Kriisa and RaeQuan Battle scored 14 points apiece for West Virginia (6-10, 1-2 Big 12), while Quinn Slazinski added 13.

Max Abmas led all scorers with 32 points while hitting seven 3-pointers for Texas. Dylan Disu added 18 points, 15 of them in the second half, for Texas (12-4, 1-2) before fouling out with 2:16 to play. Brock Cunningham also fouled out for the Longhorns, who committed a season-high 22 turnovers.

–Field Level Media

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