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Texas upsets No. 3 Oklahoma; No. 12 Miami edges No. 11 Louisville

Isaiah Taylor scored 18 points and No. 25 Texas overwhelmed No. 3 Oklahoma over the final seven minutes of a 76-63 victory on Saturday in Austin, Texas.

Connor Lammert and Javan Felix scored 14 points each for the Longhorns (19-10, 10-6 Big 12), who trailed 58-51 before Taylor converted a three-point play to start a 25-5 run down the stretch.

Buddy Hield scored 33 points for the Sooners (22-6, 10-6). He reached 30 points for the ninth time this season but faded badly like the rest of his teammates down the stretch.

Oklahoma went nearly seven minutes without scoring as the Texas run cranked up. The Sooners' scoring drought didn't end until Hield made a three-pointer in the final minute.

at No. 12 Miami 73, No. 11 Louisville 65: The Hurricanes (23-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold the Cardinals (22-7, 11-5) without a point for nearly five minutes down the stretch. Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit and scored 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine straight shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri. Angel Rodriguez had 17 points and seven assists for the Hurricanes, who completed a sweep of their nine ACC home games. Quentin Snider scored 14 for the Cardinals, who dropped behind Miami into third place.

No. 1 Villanova 89, at Marquette 79: Kris Jenkins scored 19 points and Josh Hart had 19 on seven-for-eight shooting to help the Wildcats (25-4, 14-2 Big East) rebound from a midweek loss at No. 5 Xavier to stay atop the conference, one game ahead of the Musketeers.

Playing in front of a raucous home crowd, Marquette (18-11, 7-9) got within 42-39 with 19:46 left. But the young Golden Eagles wilted against the Wildcats' pressure.

at No. 2 Kansas 67, Texas Tech 58: Svi Mykhailiuk came off the bench to score 17 points, Frank Mason III added 16 and the Jayhawks (25-4, 13-3) secured at least a share of their 12th consecutive Big 12 title, extending one of the most remarkable streaks in major college basketball.

The only school to win more consecutive conference championships was UCLA, which won 13 in a row during the 1960s and '70s. The Jayhawks can win their eighth outright title during their streak with a win Monday night at No. 25 Texas or in their regular-season finale against No. 17 Iowa State. Texas Tech is 18-10 and 8-8.

at No. 3 Virginia 79, No. 7 North Carolina 74: Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and Virginia used a 16-5 second-half run to break open a tie game and hold off North Carolina for its 19th consecutive home victory.

Anthony Gill added 15 points and London Perrantes had 12 for the Cavaliers (22-6, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), who moved within one game of the first-place Tar Heels in the conference standings with two regular-season games to play. Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels (23-6, 12-4) with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Marcus Paige added 13 points.

at No. 20 Purdue 83, No. 10 Maryland 79: A.J. Hammons scored 19 points and four teammates were double figures as the Boilermakers (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten) tied a school record with their 16th home victory this season. Sophomore guard Dakota Mathias added a career-best 17 points for Purdue (22-7, 10-6 Big Ten), Rapheal Davis and Vince Edwards each scored 11 and Caleb Swanigan had 10 in Purdue's second victory over a top 10 opponent in 18 days. The Boilermakers defeated No. 6 Michigan State on Feb. 9. Melo Trimble scored 19 points for the Terrapins (23-6, 11-5).

at Vanderbilt 74, No. 16 Kentucky 62: Matthew Fisher-Davis tied his career-high with 20 points, and the Commodores (18-11, 10-6) won their third straight to move closer to the top of the Southeastern Conference standings with two games left in the regular season. Vanderbilt came into this game tied with LSU for fourth place and is just a loss behind Kentucky for the league lead. Jamal Murray scored 33 points for the Wildcats (21-8, 11-5), whose coach, John Calipari, sent most of his bench to the locker room with 34 seconds left to avoid the court storming by Vanderbilt fans.

at Florida State 77, No. 23 Notre Dame 56: Dwayne Bacon scored 21 points and the Seminoles (17-12, 7-10 ACC) snapped a five-game losing streak. Demetrius Jackson had 13 points for the Fighting Irish (19-9, 10-6).

No. 21 Texas A&M 84, at Missouri 69: Jalen Jones had 20 points and six rebounds to help the Aggies (22-7, 11-5 SEC) win their fourth straight. Ryan Rosburg had 15 points and five rebounds for the Tigers (10-19, 3-13), who trailed by as many as 36 points.

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