GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — MaCio Teague and Devonte Bandoo scored 16 points apiece and No. 1 Baylor extended its winning steak to 16 with a 72-61 victory over Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Bears improved to 6-1 in the annual inter-conference series and assured themselves another week atop The Associated Press poll. Baylor's victory also gave the Big 12 an even split (5-5) in the daylong series. Keyontae Johnson led Florida with 20 points. Andrew Nembhard added 16 points and eight assists for the Gators. But he missed more shots than he made.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Nick Richards scored seven of his 25 points in overtime and had 14 rebounds as No. 15 Kentucky beat No. 18 Texas Tech 76-74 in the only Big 12/SEC Challenge game featuring two ranked teams. Richards' two free throws with 10 seconds left were the difference. Immanuel Quickley had 21 points for Kentucky, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from half court for a 36-34 halftime lead. Texas Tech had won 54 consecutive non-conference games since December 2013. Kyler Edwards had 17 points, and Davide Moretti 15 for the Red Raiders.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and the No. 2 Baylor women extended their Big 12 record to 47 consecutive regular-season conference wins. The Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79. It was also their 50th home win in a row over the past three years. The game was tied five times and there were 10 lead changes in the first quarter Saturday. But Landrum hit a 3-pointer to end the first and another to start the second quarter in a 14-2 run that put Baylor ahead to stay. Brittany Brewer had 24 points and nine rebounds for Texas Tech.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jermaine Haley had 15 points and nine rebounds, Miles McBride scored 15 points and No. 14 West Virginia beat Missouri 74-51 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. West Virginia’s Bob Huggins earned his 876th win to tie Adolph Rupp for seventh place all-time on the NCAA Division I coaching list. Oscar Tshiebwe added 14 pounds and eight rebounds, Gabe Osabuohien grabbed 12 rebounds and Derek Culver had 11 rebounds for the Mountaineers. Torrence Watson scored 19 points to lead Missouri. The Tigers were held to 28% shooting from the field.