College basketball roundup: Mountaineers take down No. 1 Baylor
Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia blew out No. 1 Baylor, 89-68, Tuesday night at Morgantown, W.Va., in the Bears’ first game as the top-ranked team in program history.
Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) committed a season-high 29 turnovers and never led in its second true road game of the season. The loss means No. 5 Gonzaga is the only undefeated team left in Division I.
West Virginia (14-2, 3-1) led by as many as 26 points down the stretch, and fans rushed the court after the Mountaineers toppled a top-ranked Big 12 opponent at home for the second consecutive season. A year ago this week, West Virginia beat Kansas when the Jayhawks were No. 1.
at No. 9 Florida State 88, No. 7 Duke 72: Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half for the Seminoles (16-1), who broke a 47-year-old school record with their 12th straight win and are 4-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time. Luke Kennard led the Blue Devils (14-3, 2-2) with 23 points.
at No. 3 Villanova 79, No. 15 Xavier 54: Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each scored 20 points and the Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) rode a dominant second half to an impressive win in their first game since their five-week run at No. 1 ended with a loss last week at Butler.
No. 6 Kentucky 87, at Vanderbilt 81: Malik Monk scored six points in the final 32 seconds, and the Wildcats (14-2, 4-0) held off the Commodores (8-8, 2-2) to stay unbeaten in the Southeastern Conference. Kentucky had won its first three SEC games by at least 23 points, a first for the program since the 1953-54 season.
No. 2 Kansas 81, at Oklahoma 70: Frank Mason III scored 28 points, and the Jayhawks (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) won their 15th in a row and positioned themselves to take over the No. 1 ranking.
at Texas Tech 66, No. 25 Kansas State 65: Keenan Evans’ go-ahead layup with 15 seconds left helped the Red Raiders (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) edge the Wildcats (13-3, 2-2) and improve to 11-0 at home.
No. 23 Florida 80, at Alabama 67: Keith Stone had 14 points and the Gators (13-3, 4-0 SEC) surged past the Crimson Tide (9-6, 2-1) in the second half after blowing an 18-point lead.
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