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Iowa State 68, No. 8 Texas Tech 64
Texas Tech had pulled even when Iowa State guard Nick Weiler-Babb pulled up from just above the free throw line and put the Cyclones back in front.
Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Weiler-Babb knocked down the go-ahead jumper inside two minutes as the Cyclones handed the Red Raiders their first Big 12 loss with a victory Wednesday night.
The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) stopped a two-game losing streak coming off a 17-point win over No. 7 Kansas that gave them a 2-0 start in conference. Iowa State matched its win total from last season, the school's lowest in 16 years.
"We played with a sense of urgency and played together," said Shayok, who was almost right on his Big 12-leading scoring average of 19.8 points. "Nobody cared who got the shots or who scored. We just played good defensively also and it was a great team effort."
The Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1) were the last team without a conference loss and missed on a chance for their first 5-0 start in the Big 12, going back to 1996-97. The Red Raiders, whose only other loss was to No. 1 Duke, and Jayhawks are tied for the Big 12 lead.
"I told the guys all week in preparation for this one they are one of the best teams in the Big 12 and I'll stand by that," Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. "They had a game plan, they executed and really won the game in the first half."
Weiler-Babb and Lindell Wigginton scored 11 points apiece, including a bucket for each after the Red Raiders had pulled even at 61-all on Jarrett Culver's driving layup with less than two minutes remaining.
After Weiler-Babb's tiebreaking jumper, Wigginton scored on an alley-oop layup from Tyrese Haliburton after Jacobson blocked Culver's layup attempt. Jacobson had two blocked shots to go with his third double-double of the season, and Haliburton had three blocks.
Culver had 20 points and 16 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Davide Moretti scored 10 points.
Shayok scored 15 points in the first half, which ended with a 16-4 Iowa State run for a 41-33 lead. While Shayok was just 1 of 7 in the second half, he hit two free throws for a four-point lead with six seconds left.
"We made big-time shots and (Shayok) made those last two free throws to kind of seal the deal," Weiler-Babb said. "But I think it just came down to being the tougher team tonight and we got stops when it mattered."
The Cyclones were just the second team this season to outshoot the Red Raiders, who came in leading the nation in field goal defense at 33.8 percent. Iowa State matched the season high against Texas Tech, shooting 44 percent to 41 percent for the Red Raiders. The highest-scoring offense in the Big 12 overcame 23 percent shooting (5 of 22) from 3-point range.
The Red Raiders were down 10 early in the second half and still behind by seven with 4:14 to go before a 7-0 run capped by Culver's layup pulled them even. Texas Tech had the ball down three after Kyler Edwards' offensive rebound on Tariq Owens' missed three throw at 65-62, but Culver missed another layup. The Red Raiders were 6 of 15 from the line.
Texas Tech's Khavon Moore, a heralded freshman from Georgia, entered to a loud ovation in his debut after missing most of his senior season in high school with a broken leg. He played two minutes in the first half without recording a stat.
"I wish it would have been done in a victory, but this is life in the Big 12," Beard said.
Kansas State 74, No. 20 Oklahoma 61
Barry Brown scored 25 points and Dean Wade added 20 to help Kansas State beat Oklahoma.
It was Kansas State's second straight road win over a ranked team — the Wildcats won at Iowa State last Saturday. It was also Wade's second game back since missing six in a row with a torn tendon in his right foot.
Kansas State (13-4, 3-2 Big 12) shot 50 percent from the field against an Oklahoma squad that was holding opponents to 37.7 percent, good for ninth nationally.
Christian James scored 20 points and Rashard Odomes had a season-high 17 for Oklahoma (13-4, 2-3). It was the Sooners' first home defeat and their first loss to an unranked team this season.
No. 14 Auburn 85, Texas A&M 66
Bryce Brown scored all but two of his 22 points in the first half and Auburn routed Texas A&M.
The Tigers (13-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) won on the road for the first time in league play this season. They dominated the Aggies (7-8, 1-3) from the start and never looked back.
Brown scored 18 consecutive points for the Tigers — and outscored the Aggies 18-10 by himself during that span — late in the first half to stake Auburn to a double-digit lead it didn't relinquish. Brown began the stretch with a three-point play, and his next 15 points came on 3-point shots.
Jared Harper had 17 points, six assists and three steals for Auburn. Anfernee McLemore added 13 points and six rebounds off the bench.
Savion Flagg and Wendell Mitchell each had 22 points to lead the Aggies.
No. 21 Houston 69, SMU 58
Corey Davis Jr. scored 20 points and Armoni Brooks added 19 with five 3-pointers as Houston led throughout at SMU.
Davis hit a 3-pointer for the game's first points, and the Cougars (17-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) jumped out to a 12-4 lead after Brooks made three early 3s. Houston led 31-22 at halftime after Brooks buried a long straightaway 3 just before the break.
Jimmy Whitt Jr. had 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting for SMU (11-6, 3-2), which played most of the game without senior guard Jarrey Foster (sprained left knee).
Houston coach Kelvin Sampson got his 600th career win in 30 seasons, and his 100th victory in five seasons with the Cougars. Sampson, who has a 600-319 overall record, previously coached at Indiana, Oklahoma, Washington State and Montana Tech.
Davis scored 15 points in the second half, when Houston built a 17-point lead.
No. 23 Iowa 89, Penn State 82
Luka Garza matched a season high with 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Iowa shook off Penn State.
Jordan Bohannon added 19 points and Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth consecutive game and ninth in 10.
Josh Reaves and Rasir Bolton scored 16 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (7-11, 0-7), who led for most of the second half but lost their fifth straight.
After the teams swapped the lead five times in the final six minutes, Garza put Iowa ahead for good with a free throw that made it 83-82 with 1:36 to play. Bohannon added a 3-pointer moments later to put the game out of reach.
No. 1 Notre Dame 80, Virginia Tech 51
Jessica Shepard had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Notre Dame took command with a 24-1 run in the second quarter to beat Virginia Tech.
Arike Ogunbowale added 19 points for the Fighting Irish (17-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Irish trailed 24-18 before Marina Mabrey sparked the run with her third 3-pointer of the first half. The burst took just six minutes and ended with Notre Dame ahead 42-25.
Virginia Tech (13-4, 0-4) responded by scoring nine straight points to bring the crowd back into it, but it was 44-34 at the half. Notre Dame pulled away thereafter, winning its 10th in a row and dropping the Hokies to 1-47 in program history against teams in the top five.
Taylor Emery had 15 points and Trinity Baptiste had 11 points and 15 rebounds for Virginia Tech.
No. 2 Baylor 94, Kansas 68
Chloe Jackson scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting and had eight assists, seven rebounds and two steals to lead Baylor to a win over Kansas.
Kalani Brown added 15 points, DiDi Richards 14 and Lauren Cox and NaLyssa Smith had 13 apiece for the Bears (14-1, 4-0 Big 12). With Texas losing at Kansas State, Baylor took over sole possession of first place in the Big 12.
Baylor was 13 of 16 from the field in the first quarter, racing to a 29-15 lead, and was 9 of 13 in the second to make it 53-36 at the half. With Jackson, Richards and Smith combining to go 15 for 15 from the field for 32 points, the Bears set a record for the most points at the half of a conference game. Richards scored 10 of the first 15 points on five backdoor layups.
Kansas kept it relatively close through three quarters by going 13 of 22 from 3-point range but the Jayhawks (11-4, 1-3) cooled off to go 1 of 6 in the fourth quarter.
Jessica Washington tied a school record with six 3-pointers for 18 points.
Kansas State 87, No. 11 Texas 69
Kayla Goth had 20 points and tied her career-high with 12 assists and Kansas State used a big first half to defeat Texas.
Christianna Carr added 19 on points 7-of-10 shooting, including four 3-pointers, for the Wildcats (11-6, 2-3 Big 12). Peyton Williams had 18 points with eight rebounds. Goth's 12 assists were a conference high this season.
Sug Sutton had 22 points for Texas (14-3, 4-1), which had won seven straight and seven straight over KSU. Danni Williams added 18.
West Virginia 73, No. 18 Iowa State 64
Lucky Rudd and Tynice Martin combined for 42 points, 16 in the fourth quarter when they made 12 of 14 free throws, and West Virginia pulled away for a win over Iowa State.
Rudd had 22 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, 7 of 8 in the fourth quarter when she had her three steals. Martin had 20 points, nine in the fourth quarter when she was 5 of 6 from the line, and grabbed 11 rebounds. Naomi Davenport added 15 points for the Mountaineers (12-4, 3-2 Big 12), who have won three straight.
Bridget Carleton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Iowa State (13-4, 3-2).
Northwestern 75, No. 25 Indiana 69
Lindsey Pulliam scored a season-high 27 points, Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah had the 30th double-double of her career and Northwestern defeated Indiana.
Veronica Burton hit five 3-pointers and contributed a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (10-7, 3-3 Big Ten) and Kunaiyi-Akpanah had 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Burton had 16 points in the first half, hitting four 3s, to surpass her previous career high and stake Northwestern to a 37-26 lead. The Wildcats were 15 of 32 and the Hoosiers 9 of 30.
Ali Patberg had 22 for the Hoosiers (15-3, 4-2), who fell to 8-1 at home.
No. 20 Rutgers 65, Purdue 63 (OT)
Stasha Carey made three free throws in the final nine seconds of overtime as Rutgers survived blowing a 14-point late in regulation to beat Purdue and stay alone atop the Big Ten.
The Scarlet Knights (14-3, 6-0) won their ninth straight game and are 9-0 at home but almost lost their first game since making their AP Top 25 season debut this week. Their 6-0 Big Ten record is their best since joining the conference in 2014-15.
Rutgers used a 10-0 run to lead 54-40 with just under five minutes left when Purdue responded with a period-ending 14-0 run, tying the game on an Ae'rianna Harris basket underneath with 17 seconds left.
Karissa McLaughlin scored 18 points for the Boilermakers (13-6, 4-2).
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