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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jared Butler scored 22 points and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 for its Big 12-record 23rd consecutive win. Baylor broke a tie with Kansas, which won 22 straight during the 1996-97 season. Mark Vital had 10 points and Freddie Gillespie grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bears. Baylor guard MaCio Teague, the team's leading scorer in Big 12 play, sat out for the second straight game with a wrist injury. Kristian Doolittle had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma. The Sooners hosted a No. 1 team for the first time in 23 years.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47, snapping a three-game losing streak. The win gave coach Bob Huggins his 879th career victory, tying North Carolina's Dean Smith for sixth all-time in Division I. Oklahoma State led 33-28 at halftime but was limited to 14 points in the second half. Cameron McGriff scored 19 for the Cowboys.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey became the fastest Division I men's or women's coach to 600 wins, reaching the milestone when Juicy Landrum scored 19 points to lift the No. 2 Lady Bears to a 77-62 victory over Texas Tech. The Lady Bears broke open a tie game by scoring the first seven points of the fourth quarter. Baylor extended a pair of Big 12 records with its 54th consecutive league win and 43rd straight road victory in conference play. Mulkey earned her 600th win in her 700th game, four games faster than Adolph Rupp with the Kentucky men.
UNDATED (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is set to reach 600 career wins in fewer games than any other Division I men's or women's coach. Mulkey takes a 599-100 record into the No. 2 Lady Bears' game at Texas Tech on Tuesday night. She has won three national championships in her 20 seasons. Adolph Rupp won 876 games overall with the Kentucky men from 1930-72. His 600th win came in his 704th game in 1959. That means Mulkey can beat Rupp's mark if the Lady Bears win one of their next four games. The defending national champs have won a record 53 consecutive Big 12 regular-season games.
UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is moving toward allowing all Division I athletes to transfer one time without sitting out a season of competition. A plan to change the waiver process is expected to be presented to the Division I Council in April. If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year. Currently, football, men's and women's basketball, men's hockey and baseball players must sit out one season after transferring. The NCAA adjusted waiver criteria two years ago to give more athletes the chance to become immediately eligible, but that has led to complaints about inconsistency in the process. If the plan is adopted, any athlete in good academic standing and not facing a disciplinary suspension will be allowed to transfer and play immediately for the new school.
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