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WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half, and top-ranked Baylor never trailed while tying the longest winning streak in Big 12 history at 22 games with a 70-59 victory over No. 14 West Virginia. The Bears led by 19 in the first half and answered a scoreless stretch of nearly four minutes before halftime by starting the second half on a 20-3 run. Taz Sherman scored a season-high 20 points for the Mountaineers. West Virginia tied a season high with 22 turnovers and shot 35% in a third consecutive loss.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett scored a career-high 24 points, Devon Dotson added 19 and third-ranked Kansas rolled to an 87-70 victory over Oklahoma. The Jayhawks kept pace with No. 1 Baylor in a two-team race toward the Big 12 title. Garrett hit a career-best six 3-pointers while adding seven assists, five rebounds and four steals. Udoka Azubuike added 15 points and 17 rebounds and Ochai Agbaji scored 10 points. The Jayhawks won their 10th straight since falling to the Bears at Allen Fieldhouse in early January. Kristian Doolittle had 27 points and 12 boards to lead the Sooners.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Jonathan Laurent and Kalib Boone each scored 16 points to help Oklahoma State beat No. 24 Texas Tech 73-70 for its first win over a ranked opponent this season. Isaac Likekele added 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State has won three of four after dropping its first eight conference games. Kevin McCullar and Davide Moretti each scored 15 points for Texas Tech. The Red Raiders had won their previous three games. The Cowboys scored the first eight points and held the Red Raiders scoreless for more than four minutes at the start.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Te’a Cooper scored 15 points and had eight rebounds to help lead No. 2 Baylor to a dominating 69-42 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday night. It was the 16th straight triumph for Baylor (23-1, 12-0 Big 12). Juicy Landrum added 12 points and five assists while Queen Egbo contributed 10 points and five rebounds for the Bears. Vivian Gray scored 19 points to lead Oklahoma State (14-11, 5-8. Natasha Mack scored seven points, all in the second half, and had 15 rebounds for the Cowgirls.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 17 points and TCU stopped a six-game losing streak with a 68-57 win over Kansas State. Bane scored all 12 of his second-half points from 3-point range and finished 5 of 10 from beyond the arc. That included the go-ahead shot with 6:30 remaining to start a 17-5 run to end the game. Xavier Sneed had 15 points for Kansas State. The Wildcats lost their fifth consecutive game and clinched a fourth losing Big 12 record in the past six years under coach Bruce Weber.

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